Patents are explained in this clear guide to every step of the patenting process.
Do you have a great idea for a product? Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab day by day in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking?
Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information and concise explanations, Nolo's Patents for Beginners defines what a patent is and what it can do for you. Step by step, it explains how to:
* use basic patent principles
* document an invention
* conduct a patent search
* acquire patent rights
* "read" an application
* determine patent ownership
* analyze disputes
* find patent information
* interpret international patent law
Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides sample forms and letters, resources and a glossary of terms. The 6th edition is completely revised to cover all changes in patent case law and updated regulations for inventors applying for a patent.
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June 21, 2009
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