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A plain-English guide to intellectual property law Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, understanding the laws that govern your work is critical to success. But given the convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn't easy. Enter Patent, Copyright & Trademark, which explains: what legal rights apply to your creations, products, or inventions different types of patents for inventions from machines to plant clones the scope of copyright protection how trademark law works, and what trade-secret law protects. Here, you'll find readily understandable definitions of intellectual property law terms, straightforward explanations of how intellectual property law affects online content, and much more. The 16th edition is completely updated to provide the latest laws, court decisions, and sample application and other forms.
A brilliantly clear and up-to-date patent guide This bestselling primer is packed with everything inventors need to know about patent law basics, including current patent regulations, filing rules, and caselaw resulting from the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries. Nolo's Patents for Beginners helps inventors: document an invention "read and write" patents understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership acquire patent rights understand the basics of patent infringement get international patent protection, and decide whether to file a provisional patent. You'll also find patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. This new edition is completely updated to cover all the latest changes in patent law and regulations.
Save money: draw it yourself This step-by-step guide shows you how to complete a crucial step in the patenting process--creating formal patent drawings that comply with the strict rules of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Plus, it's packed with insider information and practical advice to help you get your drawings done the right way. Whether you're applying for a utility or design patent, with How to Make Patent Drawings, you can: pick the best approach for your drawings choose (and use) the right tools, from pens to software put together effective and compliant drawings respond to Patent Office objections and actions correct rejected drawings The 8th edition is completely updated to cover the latest changes to patent law and the newest advances in technical drawing.
Patent Searching: An indispensable tool for inventors Patent Searching Made Easy explains how to assess the novelty of an idea and do patent searches at little or no cost, under the recently-adopted first-to-file rules. There's no sense paying thousands of dollars to file a patent application if someone else has beaten you to the Patent and Trademark Office. Now you can avoid expensive patent-searching fees with this step-by-step guide that explains the process, online and off. Patent Searching Made Easy, shows you how to to: quickly research any new idea to see whether anyone has already patented it come up with the best keywords to describe your invention and target your search classify your invention based on the U.S. Patent Classification System figure out whether your idea is new enough to qualify for a patent verify the patent status of ideas submitted to you (if you're a developer), and use the latest federal and international search-related resources.
This second edition provides a systematic introduction to the work and views of the emerging patent-search research and innovation communities as well as an overview of what has been achieved and, perhaps even more importantly, of what remains to be achieved. It revises many of the contributions of the first edition and adds a significant number of new ones. The first part "Introduction to Patent Searching" includes two overview chapters on the peculiarities of patent searching and on contemporary search technology respectively, and thus sets the scene for the subsequent parts. The second part on "Evaluating Patent Retrieval" then begins with two chapters dedicated to patent evaluation campaigns, followed by two chapters discussing complementary issues from the perspective of patent searchers and from the perspective of related domains, notably legal search. "High Recall Search" includes four completely new chapters dealing with the issue of finding only the relevant documents in a reasonable time span. The last (and with six papers the largest) part on "Special Topics in Patent Information Retrieval" covers a large spectrum of research in the patent field, from classification and image processing to translation. Lastly, the book is completed by an outlook on open issues and future research. Several of the chapters have been jointly written by intellectual property and information retrieval experts. However, members of both communities with a background different to that of the primary author have reviewed the chapters, making the book accessible to both the patent search community and to the information retrieval research community. It also not only offers the latest findings for academic researchers, but is also a valuable resource for IP professionals wanting to learn about current IR approaches in the patent domain.
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The Online Book Page at the University of Pennsylvania is a record of a major serial archive for The Electrical Experimenter. It links to websites with selected full-text issues spanning from 1915-1920 and links to the list for Science and Invention issues.
Ingenious Patents tells the fascinating history of the inventors and their creations that have changed our world. Ingenious Patents presents each device along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application.
What would our world today be like without inventions like tarmac, aspirin, liquid crystals, and barbed wire? This guide shows how patents and the inventions they describe have shaped the 21st century. It gives us insights into the inventions, big and small, that have had huge impacts, many unexpected, on multiple spheres of our lives, from popular culture and entertainment, to global health, to transportation, to the waging of war. It features patent documents that date from the mid-19th century to the present. Patents discussed include Morse code, the diode, triode, transistors, television, frozen foods, ring-pull for soft drink cans, board games such as Monopoly, gene editing, metamaterials, MRI, computerised tomography, insulin, and monoclonal antibodies such as Herceptin. The text is illustrated with drawings adapted from the original patent documents. Patent numbers are included to allow interested readers to trace the documents. Inventions described in the patents are placed in historical perspective. For example, the book discusses the role of the cavity magnetron and radar in World War II, and the influence of the diode on the development of broadcasting at the beginning of the 20th century.
Practically everything we use incorporates one or more patented inventions, and recent years have witnessed epic disputes over such matters as the patenting of human genes, the control of smartphone design and technology, the marketing of patented drugs, and the conduct of "patent trolls" accused of generating revenue from nuisance litigation. But what exactly is a patent? Why do governments grant them? Can patents simultaneously encourage new invention, while limiting monopoly and other abuses?Cotter offers an examination of the current state of patent law, showing how patents affect everything from the food we eat to the cars we drive to the devices that entertain and inform us. Beginning with a general overview of patent law and litigation, the book addresses such issues as the patentability of genes, medical procedures, software, and business methods; the impact of drug patents and international treaties on the price of health care; trolls; and the smartphone wars. Taking into account both the benefits and costs that patents impose on society, Cotter highlights the key issues in current debates and explores what still remains unknown about the effect of patents on innovation. An essential one-volume analysis of the topic, Patent Wars explains why patent laws exist in the first place and how we can make the system better.