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Author: Joseph Paul Kennedy; Wayne H Watkins; Elyse N Ball
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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While almost all chemists and polymer scientists in industry are involved with potentially patentable work, American graduate students are under-exposed to and unprepared for this all-important field. They are unaware of the importance of U.S. Patent Law and patent practices in shaping their daily industrial existence and future. This book provides a clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview of the patent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Patents
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kennedy, Joseph P.
How to Invent and Protect Your Invention : A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Paul Kennedy; Wayne H Watkins; Elyse N Ball
ISBN: 9781118410066 1118410068 9781118410097 1118410092
OCLC Number: 804664476
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: HOW TO INVENTAND PROTECTYOUR INVENTION; CONTENTS; PREFACE: HOWTHIS BOOK CAME TO BE AND FORWHOM IT IS WRITTEN; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. THE U.S. PATENT SYSTEM; 1.1. What is a Patent?; 1.2. Why Should You File A Patent?; 2. ORIGINS OF U.S. PATENT LAW; 2.1. A Brief History of Patent Law; 2.2. The Fountainhead: The Constitution and the U.S. Patent System; 2.3. Are Patents a Monopoly?; 3. HOW TO INVENT: INTELLECTUAL ASPECTS OF INVENTING; 3.1. On the Definition of Creativity; 3.2. A Flaw in Patent Law; 3.3. Patentable Creativity; 3.4. Intellectual Requirements of Inventing. 3.5. The Process and Product of Inventing3.6. Pioneering versus Mediocre Inventions: The Touch of the Expert; 3.7. The Importance of Industrial Experience; 3.8. The Ultimate Goal: Innovation; 4. A SHORT SUMMARY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; 4.1. Patents; 4.2. Trade Secrets; 4.3. Copyrights; 4.4. Trademarks and Servicemarks; 4.5. Other Types of Intellectual Property; 5. REQUIREMENTS OF PATENTABILITY; 5.1. What is Patentable?; 5.2. Patentable and NonPatentable Subject Matter; 5.3. The Three Classes of Patents; 5.4. The First Law of Inventing; 5.4.1. Utility; 5.4.2. Novelty. 5.4.2.1. The One-Year Rule5.4.2.2. Derivation Proceedings; 5.4.2.3. Anticipation; 5.4.3. Unobviousness; 5.4.3.1. Aggregates and Composites; 5.4.3.2. The Teaching-Suggestion-Motivation Test; 5.4.3.3. Secondary Factors Suggesting Unobviousness; 5.4.3.4. The Doctrine of Inherency; 5.4.3.5. Combination of References; 5.4.3.6. New Compounds by Purification; 5.4.3.7. Differences Between Novelty and Unobviousness; 5.4.3.8. Why We Need Unobviousness; 5.4.3.9. Summary of the Invention Content Law; 5.5. The Second Law of Inventing; 5.5.1. Conception; 5.5.2. Reduction to Practice. 5.5.3. The Prophetic Patent5.6. The Structure of the Patent Document; 5.6.1. The Cover Sheet; 5.6.2. Specification; 5.6.3. Claims; 6. HOW DOES THE PATENT PROCESS WORK?; 6.1. The Notebook; 6.2. The Provisional Patent Application; 6.3. The (Regular or Nonprovisional) Patent Application; 6.4. Prosecution: Convincing the Patent Examiner; 6.4.1. Starting the Prosecution Process; 6.4.2. The First Office Action; 6.4.3. Allowances and Rejections by the PTO; 6.4.4. The Duty of Candor; 6.5. Continuation, Continuation-in-Part, and Divisional Applications; 6.5.1. Continuation Applications. 6.5.1.1. Differences Between Priority Dates and Filing Dates6.5.1.2. Requirements for a Continuation Application; 6.5.2. Continuation-in-Part Applications; 6.5.3. Divisional Applications; 6.6. Allowance and Issuance; 6.7. Loss of Patent Rights; 6.8. Challenges and Changes to Issued Patents; 6.8.1. Post-Grant Review; 6.8.2. Inter Partes Review; 6.8.3. Reissue Application and Reissue Patents; 6.8.4. Supplemental Examination; 6.8.5. Summary of Post-Grant Proceedings; 6.9. Summary of Chapters 5 and 6; 7. INFRINGEMENT AND FREEDOM TO OPERATE; 7.1. The Parable of the Knife;7.1.1. The Story of Chlorobutyl Rubber.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Kennedy and Wayne H. Watkins ; with Elyse N. Ball.

Abstract:

While almost all chemists and polymer scientists in industry are involved with potentially patentable work, American graduate students are under-exposed to and unprepared for this all-important field. They are unaware of the importance of U.S. Patent Law and patent practices in shaping their daily industrial existence and future. This book provides a clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview of the patent application process. The chapters included discuss how to invent, how to get inventions patented, and how market inventions after securing a patent.

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