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Inventor's Notebook: A Patent It Yourself Companion [Paperback]

Fred Grissom , David Pressman Attorney
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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June 1, 2008 1413306446 978-1413306446 5
The best way to protect your invention is to keep good records. Let The Inventor's Notebook track -- and prompt you to take care of -- every important step in the process. Use it to document the development of your invention, make refinements while building and testing, assess the commercial potential of your invention, calculate how much capital you are likely to need, organize your search for funds to build, test, manufacture and distribute your invention and create a record of contacts who know of your invention and have signed confidentiality agreements. The perfect companion to Nolo's bestselling Patent It Yourself, this book includes worksheets, forms, sample agreements, instructions, references to relevant areas of patent law, a bibliography of legal and non-legal aids and more! The Inventor's Notebook also includes up-to-date agreements, a glossary of patent terms and a section on using the Internet to develop and promote your invention.

Editorial Reviews


Handy to speed up any legal help you might need. (The Washington Post 2009-01-01)

Forces the inventor to go beyond the creative act and addresses issues such as costs, the market, and competition. (Donald L. Sexton Baylor University 2009-01-01)

Describes the invention process and how to keep records of it for legal protection, marketing, and financing. (Book News 2009-01-01)

Can help you organize and document your development activities -- something you'll be glad you did when it comes time to patent your invention. (IEEE MICRO 2009-01-01)

An excellent tool to assist the private inventor in assembling the necessary records and documentation required for the successful award of a patent. (Jack A. Kinzler NASA 2009-01-01)

Offers an organized way to document an invention's progress from first glimmer to the marketplace. (NASA Tech Briefs 2009-01-01)

Designed to help you document the key steps of the invention process.... Use this valuable book to record, track and document every step along the way. (Small Business Opportunities 2009-01-01)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: NOLO; 5 edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413306446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413306446
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have learned so much. December 15, 2010
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I knew nothing about patents before this book. I have already done very important things to ensure I receive my patent which I learned from this book. This purchase is very worth it! The book is very easy to understand & I had the librarians at the houston patent library recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful Tool July 30, 2012
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The Inventor's Notebook is a useful tool for someone wanting to invent and patent a new idea. Understand that it is just a tool, and you will still need professional advice if you are going through the patent process. However, this is definitely a good place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LadyE! February 21, 2011
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So far So good! All the advice, pointers, and insider information was great! I look forward to putting the tools to use.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Notebook with Guidelines April 2, 2014
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If you have an idea and need help with the patent process, even if you're working with a patent attorney, this notebook provides simple guidelines to ensure you're thinking your idea through and document the necessary details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative! November 9, 2013
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The series of Nolo books are very informative and easy to follow as well as understand for the average person.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A guide for the inventor in me. September 7, 2013
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This is a great tool for the person who needs to know the ins and outs of how to try to accomplish his or her dream goals.
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