Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

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Protect and profit from your invention ASAP!

For almost 40 years, this all-in-one guide has been helping inventors anticipate and overcome hurdles to patentability, write a clear patent application, prepare patent drawings of inventions, and complete all forms required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Completely updated to include the latest filing rules, Patent It Yourself also shows you how to protect your rights in foreign countries, deal with infringers, and market and license your invention.

  • conduct a patent search the right way
  • evaluate your idea’s commercial potential
  • file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status
  • prepare a patent application
  • focus on your patent application’s claims
  • respond to patent examiners
  • get your drawings done right
  • protect your rights in foreign countries
  • deal with infringers, and
  • market and license your invention.

With downloadable forms: All essential forms, including a Nondisclosure Agreement, Patent Searcher’s Worksheet, and Design Patent Application are included in the book and are available for download (details inside).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413329971
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 11/29/2022
Edition description: Twenty first Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 344,668
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

San Francisco Patent Attorney David Pressman is a graduate of Penn State University (BSEE) and George Washington University Law School (JD) where he was on the Law Review. He has over 40 years of experience in the patent profession — as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office, a patent attorney in corporate and private practice, a university instructor, a columnist, and as author of the Patent and Trademark entries to the World Book Encyclopedia. His books have charted the path for over 300,000 inventors. He is also co-author of How to Make Patent Drawings (with Jack Lo), Patent Pending In 24 Hours (with Rich Stim), and Patents For Beginners (with Rich Stim).

David E. Blau is a patent attorney at Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee in Canton, Massachusetts, and is a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Massachusetts bars. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, with majors in both Mathematics and Engineering & Applied Science. Prior to law school, he worked for the government as a mathematician, for a number of private companies writing software to perform scalable content storage and distribution and back-office online commerce functions, and co-founded a web design business. He received his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property, and has practiced patent law in the Boston area ever since. Outside the practice of law, Dave is a scuba diver and a licensed private pilot who hopes to get his instrument rating someday.

Table of Contents

How to Use Patent It Yourself 1. Introduction to Patents and Other Intellectual Property 2. The Science and Magic of Inventing 3. Documentation and the PPA 4. Will Your Invention Sell 5. Is It Patentable 6. Search and You May Find 7. What Should I Do Next 8. How to Draft the Specification and Initial Drawings 9. Now for the Legalese—The Claims 10. Finaling and Mailing Your Application 11. How to Market Your Invention 12. Going Abroad 13. Getting the PTO to Deliver 14. Your Application Can Have Children 15. After Your Patent Issues: Use, Maintenance, and Infringement 16. Ownership, Assignment, and Licensing of Inventions Appendixes 1. Abbreviations Used in Patent It Yourself 2. Resources: Government Publications, Patent Websites, and Books of Use and Interest 3. Glossaries 4. Fee Schedule 5. Mail, Telephone, Fax, and Email Communications With the PTO 6. Quick-Reference Timing Chart 7. Forms 8. Forms Available at the PTO Website Index
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