Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office, Edition 19

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For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you:

  • 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.
Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.
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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. Dave 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). San Francisco Bay Area

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Publisher
Nolo
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Published on
Aug 13, 2018
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Pages
672
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ISBN
9781413325409
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Small Business
Law / Intellectual Property / General
Law / Intellectual Property / Patent
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Inventor? Find out if you're the first to file a patent, online and in the library

In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia -- or hire a lawyer to do a patent search for $500 and up. The cost and inconvenience of these searches often meant that good ideas were left to rot on the vine.

In Patent Searching Made Easy, find the plain-English information you need to:
verify the patent status of an idea search Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries use online patent search services
A physicist, engineer, and patent searching expert, author David Hitchcock gives you the vocabulary, instructions and strategies you need to search for a patent quickly and easily. He explains how the PTO classifies different types of inventions, so that you can assign your idea to the right class, compare it to related ideas, and then determine if it's novel enough to qualify for a patent.

Patent Searching Made Easy shows you how do patent searches yourself, on the Internet, at little or no cost. Plus, you'll learn how to:
prepare for online searches with the right hardware, software and computer skills access online patent searching resources narrow online searches with keywords and Boolean logic perform database searches at Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDLs) do microfiche searches at PTDLs search fee-based patent databases on the Internet search international patent offices, and do advanced searches at the PTO and PTDL.
Written for both inventors and business owners interested in expanding their product line through the license, distribution or manufacture of other people's ideas, Patent Searching Made Easy is the easiest way for you to determine the answer to that all-important question, "Am I the first?"
ESSENTIALS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in intellectual property.

"Alexander Poltorak and Paul Lerner have written the definitive primer on intellectual property for business professionals. Thorough in its coverage and understandable in its delivery, Essentials of Intellectual Property provides not only an outstanding summary of intellectual property basics, but a useful and sensible strategy for using intellectual property to the best needs of a business. Poltorak and Lerner have combined their in-depth knowledge of patent law with their savvy business skills to yield an indispensable reference for the business professional."
—Jeffrey L. Brandt, Patent Attorney, Former Senior Vice President and Intellectual Property & Licensing Counsel, priceline.com

"Alex Poltorak and Paul Lerner have pulled off a mighty feat with Essentials of Intellectual Property. They have crafted a work that is clear for the beginning practitioner while nuanced and sophisticated for the savvy tech transfer and IP management veteran. Lively and often witty writing is a treat not often found in tomes on what can be a dry subject. With Essentials of Intellectual Property, the practitioner has a new literary tool for tying IP strategy to the business reality of tomorrow."
—Edward Kahn, Founder and President, EKMS, Inc., Cambridge, MA

"This critically important new volume of work not only provides the professional with a greater knowledge of this vast subject, but also the novice with a better understanding and appreciation for the results of their creative abilities."
—Lawrence J. Udell, Executive Director, California Invention Center, Professor of New Ventures and Entrepreneurship

The Wiley Essentials Series—because the business world is always changing...and so should you.

Invention and patents continues to be an important issue in technology and our global economy. Invention and Patenting provides a clear picture of how to be a prolific inventor, to understand patents, and the patent process. It provides an illuminating insight into the writing of invention disclosures to patents from the submission process to final drafts. The book shows how to communicate effectively with patent lawyers and patent examiners, teaching the language of “legalese.”

This book is unique in covering both the early invention process to final patent drafting to provide high quality patents in technologies.

Key features include:

How to become an inventor, how to invent, to what is invention; How to write an invention disclosure to writing a patent; Examples of utility, design, and plant patents; How to prepare the background section, brief listing of figures, detailed description of the invention, claims, abstract to artwork; Using patent search engines; Writing independent and dependent claims; Analyzing office actions of the US and European patent offices; How to write an office action response and amending claims; and, Examples of Office Action responses, preliminary amendments, to notice of allowance response;

Invention and Patenting is the first book by an engineer and inventor from a technologist’s point of view. It is an essential reference for engineers and inventors. It is also useful for graduate and undergraduate students in technology and the sciences.

The Nature of Sympathy explores, at different levels, the social emotions of fellow-feeling, the sense of identity, love and hatred, and traces their relationship to one another and to the values with which they are associated. Scheler criticizes other writers, from Adam Smith to Freud, who have argued that the sympathetic emotions derive from self-interested feelings or instincts. He reviews the evaluations of love and sympathy current in different historical periods and in different social and religious environments, and concludes by outlining a theory of fellow-feeling as the primary source of our knowledge of one another.

A prolific writer and a stimulating thinker, Max Scheler ranks second only to Husserl as a leading member of the German phenomenological school. Scheler's work lies mostly in the fields of ethics, politics, sociology, and religion. He looked to the emotions, believing them capable, in their own quality, of revealing the nature of the objects, and more especially the values, to which they are in principle directed.

"Scheler's book is in many ways important and great. The questions raised and the method followed are important: modern British thought with its crude use and abuse of the "emotive theory" could do well with a systematic study of the emotions which might show them up as complex intentional structures, and which might rely as much on the phenomenological insights of a Scheler, as on the behaviouristic flair of Gilbert Ryle."--J.N. Findlay, Mind

Max Scheler (1874-1928) was a professor of philosophy and sociology at the University of Cologne and was best known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology.

Peter Heath (1920-2002) was a professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia and was former president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.

Werner Stark (1910-1985) was professor of sociology at Fordham University. He is recognized for his work in sociology of religion, social theory, and sociology of knowledge.

Graham McAleer is professor of philosophy and co-chair of the Catholic Social Thought Committee at Loyola College in Maryland.

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