- Paperback: 282 pages
- Publisher: American Bar Association (December 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1634251679
- ISBN-13: 978-1634251679
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patents Demystified: An Insider’s Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions
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I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who works in the field of IP or in an innovation-centered discipline. It's a great resource - chock full of pragmatic guidelines and insights - for folks of all experience and knowledge levels.
As good fortune would have it, Dylan’s book was recommended to me by a neighbor who had purchased the book and then subsequently hired Dylan for her patent work. At the time I was in the early stages of developing a product for the biking industry and my knowledge of patents was rudimentary- “ugh… patent good, must protect invention!”
In retrospect, after having worked through the first major phase of the patenting process by filing both a provisional Utility Patent and a Design Patent, I can confidently say that without Patents Demystified as a companion reference by my side, it would have been a much more difficult, stressful, and expensive path taken.
Each chapter leads like an experienced tour guide and shares information in an honest, practical, and non-uppity tone. Explanations for the novice, from the very basics of intellectual property to the value of patent protection, to step by step insights into the subtleties of each phase of the process serve to empower any inventor.
With the knowledge gained I was able to confidently:
-Evaluate my product’s potential for patenting using information learned about patent and prior art searching
-See the true benefits for having patent protection for my invention
-Talk with and interview potential patent attorneys, while standing on a level play field, by asking informed questions
-Draft a thorough invention disclosure and create my own patent drawings
-Understand the many intricacies, steps and timelines involved in the entire USPTO process
-Work in partnership with a Patent attorney to keep my costs manageable.
For me, the simple take away theme of Patents Demystified is to save everyone involved in the process (from the inventor to the patent attorney to the USPTO examiner, -and your significant other)—time, money and stress. Thanks again Dylan, for all the helpful tips!
Kevin W. Hethcote Raven’s Trail LLC