"Recommended." —Library Journal Coming up with a million-dollar idea is only the first step in what might seem like a long and difficult process. In The Patent Guide, Second Edition, experienced patent attorneys Carl W. Battle and Andrea D. Small deliver basic and comprehensive advice that is easy to understand and will allow you to protect, promote, and profit from your ideas. Chapters discuss such topics as:
How to commercialize your invention
Where to find sources of information and assistance
What guidelines you should follow when obtaining a patent
How to obtain foreign patent rights
How to maintain confidentiality of your ideas
When to use patent attorneys and agents
How to deal with invention brokers and promotion firms
How to enforce your patent against infringement
Fully updated and revised, this new edition includes information on inventor notebooks and records, updates to the patent filing process in the United States and abroad, the latest USPTO forms and templates, and changes to electronic filing and submission procedures. With easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions, The Patent Guide is an indispensable tool to help minimize costs and maximize profits of your ideas and inventions.
About the Author
Carl W. Battle is an attorney and author of several books, including Legal Forms for Everyone, Sixth Edition, Smart Maneuvers: Taking Control of Your Career and Personal Success in the Information Age, and The Retirement Handbook: How to Maximize Your Assets and Protect Your Quality of Life. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Andrea D. Small is a registered US patent attorney and division patent counsel at FMC Corporation, a global specialty chemical company. She has served as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and she is a contributing author for The Pocket Legal Companion to Patents. She is a guest lecturer on intellectual property and the Hatch-Waxman Act at Temple University. She lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, with her husband and four children.