This step-by-step guide to the patent process answers all your questions:
* What is a patent? * What can be patented? * Who may apply for a patent? * What specifications, models, or exhibits must accompany a patent application? * How long does a patent application take? * How can denied applications be appealed? * What rights are granted by a patent? * and many others. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I feel comfortable now to move on to reading other books about the patent process.
It provides the key steps, requirements, and definitions in very plain terms (almost in the same style of language as the IRS's 1040EZ instructions).
Applying that information right now as I type this into working with an IP attorney to obtain a utility patent..
So long ago I can not remember, but need to know books are great and I am sure this one met my temporary need to give explanation to others.Published 2 months ago by Betty J Besson Stulc
A terrific book to walk laypersons through the U.S. Patent office including how to proceed in case you first try doesn't pan out. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Claudia Strasbaugh
They got something right... This small pamphlet (87 pages) can be read in a weekend. I did it. A lot of good stuff in here. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dwight
Explains in detail whats required to get a patent, but doesn't explain how to get large companies interested in building/manufacturing your product.Published 15 months ago by Larry
This book gets right to the point and doesnt waste your time. It takes you there fast and now all you do is reap the benifitsPublished 17 months ago by Bruce Flint
This book has started me on a path to understanding patents and patent law, albeit to a somewhat basic extent. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Nick
This is a small and basic handbook. No details and step-by-step instructions.Probably something you can do without.
This little booklet provides the most basic information about patents. I bought it thinking that it would be a good thing to supply new employees at my company. Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by Michael S