Provides a strategic framework for cost efficient engineering of patent portfolios that protect investments in research and development and that extend their market advantages. Introduces the concept of a patent engineer whose role it is to organize input from legal, business and technical communities and organize portfolios and patents using the problem centric framework.
Bridges the gap between the realistic needs and questions of scientists and engineers and the legal skills of professionals in the patent field at a level accessible to those with no legal training, this book lays out the new features of patent law introduced by the America Invents Act of 2012. Explains the differences between the first-to-invent and first-to-file rules and why the two rules will coexist. Focuses on the growth of new technologies in industry versus the laws protecting them.
Helps you conduct a patent search the right way evaluate your idea's commercial potential file a provisional patent application to get "patent pending" status prepare a patent application focus on your patent application's claims respond to patent examiners get your drawings done right protect your rights in foreign countries deal with infringers, and market and license your invention. This 19th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.
This primer covers patent law basics, including current patent regulations, filing rules, and caselaw resulting from the America Invents Act. 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. Includes patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms.
This book analyses the relationship between patent protection, green innovation and diffusion of green technology against the backdrop of climate change and severe climate crisis. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to align patent law and green technology with the Sustainable Development Goals, it examines the effects of patent protection, technology transfer and compulsory licensing on the diffusion of green technologies while offering a systematic analysis of the relationship between patent protection, green innovation and diffusion of green technology from a global perspective.
Understand the value of fostering awareness of patent generation among the engineering staff. Help engineering departments learn their responsibilities in terms of patent generation and design. Learn how to educate engineering staff in how to read patents. Understand how to design and implement an engineering patent plan.
Provides an overview of the protections available and offers guidance on preserving and maximizing one's rights under the different protection schemes. Discusses utility patents, design patents, copyrightable designs for useful articles, and trademark rights for product design.
The world-famous Coca-Cola formula has been kept as a trade secret asset since 1889 because competitors cannot reverse engineer the exact Coca-Cola formula. If the inventor had patented the famous composition (and disclosed the ingredients and their exact proportions), then all intellectual property protection would have been lost forever upon the expiration of the patent. Interestingly, in May 2006, a Coke employee and two others were charged with stealing and trying to sell guarded Coke secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi quickly notified Coke of the breach and the FBI was called to investigate.
Your ability to read a patent improves with practice. The more you read, the easier they become to comprehend. Reminds you that many patents have been translated into English and how well that patent was translated affects its readability. Discusses the structure (anatomy) of patent and takes a particular focus on the different categories of claims found in different patents. The complete book is shelved on level five of V block library at 346.0486 20/2
Reviewing patent claims instead of full patent documents can mitigate fixation. Fixation on physical features is easier to mitigate than fixation on function. A better understanding of the patent system can increase fixation and distraction. Design distraction can occur without design fixation.
The historical origin of the draft application, an explanation of what patent claims are, different types of claims, and most importantly, a short guide on how to read and understand the claims your patent attorney has drafted to cover your invention.