- Series: Patent Pending in 24 Hours
- Paperback: 472 pages
- Publisher: NOLO; Seventh edition (November 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1413322018
- ISBN-13: 978-1413322019
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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Based on my experience, and my understanding of how important it is to do a patent application right whether its just a provisional or not, I dont 100% agree with the book saying in just 24 hrs of your time you can write a patent (and I'm sure they mean that 24 hrs can be spilt across a few days). You need to take your time. The book gives you almost everything you need to write and submit your provisional.
However, I would suggest that they go into more detail on how to file online simply because I had hell with a PDF font error that kept coming up after I uploaded my Specification file. The illustration/drawings went through fine but the full text document was a pain. The book simoly says if you get any errors go back and fix them. That's not good enough. Between my husband and myself, we had to search the internet to figure out how to resolve the problem.
To save you the trouble, i will tell you how to fix the Font embedded error that the USPTO website gives you. The website will tell you your font isnt embedded if you save your PDF file the default way. If you just save the document with the settings MS Word already put there you may run into to trouble.
What you have to do is click save as, save the file type as PDF, click on minimum size, click options, select under PDF options "ISO 19005-1 compliant (PDF/A)". Hit ok. Then save.
Once your specifaction is saved this way, the USPTO website will accept the upload and you will be able to continue.
They also didnt make the part about the Application data sheet clear enough. They dont refer to actual document name which i had to figure out for myself. I used the PTO/SB/16 form which is the cover sheet required for the provisional application. If i didnt decide to improve my claims and send a second provisional i would not have noticed that I needed to submit that form just going based off the book. Yes I did not use Nolo's system to apply because you dont have to. They also let you know you can choose if to use their system or not. I guess thats why they didnt give you solid details on all the info needed for the uspto website, maybe hoping you'd use theirs. Thats a huge assumption on my end though.
Anyway, I also did alot of online research before buying this book and probably half the things in the book i already knew but it still was a lifesaver in many other areas.
I like how they have examples of patents in the book. It is so helpful. Overall, the book helps you out and it is written to help you skip chapters as needed so you can just get the info you want as quickly as possible. They didnt just assume you will want to read the whole book. I also like that they are sample of agreements in there too.
The book is good but could be better. It should provide assistance with the challenges that occur with the online application process. I'd give 3.5 stars if i could. But thats it.
Also, this book wont help you write a provisional patent application you can later convert into a non provisional patent application. It says so itself, so if thats what youre looking for something that will help you write a patent based on the standard requirements this book is not for you.
Remember the provisional doesn't have to be like the standard and official non provisional. So it you want to write a provisional that can be used as a non provisional try a book for the non provisional.