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Patent pending in 24 hours

Author: Richard Stim; David Pressman
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Take the first step to protecting your invention!. Ready to stamp ''patent pending'' on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your hard work. With a PPA, you'll have time to figure out whether you can make a profit from your creation before you invest more time and money. With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you have all the forms and information you  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stim, Richard.
Patent pending in 24 hours.
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2006
(DLC) 2006046638
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stim; David Pressman
ISBN: 9781413305111 1413305113 9781413306859 1413306853
OCLC Number: 124039447
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations, forms
Contents: Table of Contents; 1. The Provisional Patent Application; How a Provisional Patent Application Works; Advantages of Filing a Provisional Patent Application; Potential Disadvantages of Filing a Provisional Application; Preparing Your Provisional Patent Application; Drinking Beer and Listening to the Car Radio: Two Provisional Patent Applications; 2. Deciding Whether to File a Provisional Application: The Seven Hurdles; Hurdle #1: Is It Commercial?; Hurdle #2: Did You Invent It?; Hurdle #3: Do You Own It?; Hurdle #4: Is It Useful?; Hurdle #5: Does It Fit in One of the Patent Classes? Hurdle #6: Is It New?Hurdle #7: Is It Obvious?; Patent Hurdles; 3. Finding Previous Inventions; Internet Patent-Searching Tips; Searching the USPTO Website; How to Read a Patent; Finding Prior Art That Isn't Currently Patented; After the Preliminary Search; 4. Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part 1-Drawing Your Invention; Basic Patent Drafting Principles; Getting Started; Tips for Inventors Who Have a Prototype but Can't Draw; Tips for Inventors Who Don't Have a Prototype and Can't Draw; Drawings for Software, Business Methods, Electrical Inventions, and Chemical Compounds. 5. Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part II-Describing Your InventionWhat Do You Call Your Invention?; What Are the Names and Addresses of the Inventors?; What Are the Advantages of Your Invention Over the Prior Art?; What Drawing Figures Have You Included?; What Are the Components of Your Invention and How Do They Interact?; How Does the Invention Achieve Its Result?; What Are Alternative Ways That Your Invention Can Achieve Its Result?; Putting It All Together; 6. Filing and Beyond; How to File Your Provisional Patent Application; Filing a Regular Patent Application. Marking Your Invention "Patent Pending"What Happens If You Modify Your Invention?; International Rules to Remember; Appendix A: Provisional Patent Applications; Pasteurization; The Telephone; Car Radio; Fly Mask; Convertible Tent; Non-Fogging Shower Mirror; Three-Wheeled Scooter; Musical Condom; Fashion Business Method; Watch With Speed Adjustment During Travel for Reducing Jet Lag (Mitchell Electrical Patent); Pre-Monopoly Board Game; Advertising System for Airport; Mashed Potato Machine; Method of Viewing Panoramic Images; Puppet Construction Kit; Ergonomic Mouse; Talking Stick Horse. Appendix B: AgreementsNondisclosure Agreement; Joint Ownership Agreement for Inventors; Agreement for Creation of Prototype or Patent Drawings; Invention Assignment; Appendix C: Glossaries; Glossary of Useful Technical Terms; Glossary of Patent Terms; Appendix D: The Inventor's Notebook; Appendix E: Attorneys; Finding an Attorney; Keeping Fees Down; Appendix F: Resources; Inventor Resources; Internet Patent-Searching Resources; Assessing Foreign Patent Potential; Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries; Index; Related Products.
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Take the first step to protecting your invention!. Ready to stamp ''patent pending'' on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your hard work. With a PPA, you'll have time to figure out whether you can make a profit from your creation before you invest more time and money. With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you have all the forms and information you need to get the job done!

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