This book offers an affirmative case for the many economic benefits of the patent system and shows how patents provide incentives for invention, innovation, and technological change. The discussion highlights the many contributions of patents to economic growth and development. The book helps restore balance to public policy debates by recognizing the important contributions of the patent system.
Chapter 11 -- Patents versus Trade Secrets
A patent grants an inventor exclusive right to make, use, sell, and import an invention for a 20-year period (on June 8, 1995, the new term took effect in the US), in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention, and its practical application. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem, which may be a product or a process.
Written for inventors in lay terms that they can relate to or easily follow. 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.
Aimed at the innovators who drive the advances from which we all benefit. This includes scientists, engineers, technicians, managers, and entrepreneurs who want to financially benefit from their innovations. Describes how to build patent portfolios that will properly protect your technology and be of financial benefit. The tools that innovators need to have to generate patents are presented in detail.
Overview of the patenting process tailored specifically to the needs of scientists and engineers. Straightforward clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview, patenting, and technology commercialization. Commercializing inventions and the importance of innovation. Chemists, physicists, biologists, polymer scientists, and engineers in industry are regularly involved in potentially patentable work however are often under-prepared to take this all-important step.
Covers: Principles of patenting, Patent systems of G8 countries, European & Japanese patent systems, IP Australia patents (p. 237-244), the WIPO administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), national and multi-national patent information sources, exploring citation links between patents and scholarly literature, alerting searches, patentability and freedom-to-operate searches, portfolio and legal proceedings searching.
From patent searches to patent applications, and protecting against infringement, this primer covers what every first-time inventor needs to know about patent law. Packed with detailed information and concise discussion, this all-in-one guide explains how a patent can protect your invention, when and how to file for a patent, and how to make sure your work is protected every step of the way.
Protect and profit from your invention. With downloadable essential forms, including a Nondisclosure Agreement, Patent Searcher's Worksheet, and Design Patent Application. 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 licence your invention. Covers the latest patent filing rule changes, including the most recent implications of the America Invents Act first-to-file rules.
Provides researchers and students with an understanding of the aspects of patent law necessary to work with patent professionals and enhance patent coverage. Each chapter supports the issues discussed with fact patterns that emphasize the steps necessary to protect patent rights. The book describes actual scenarios encountered by scientists and engineers, highlighting the protection of latent patent rights that may exist within an invention or technical solution.
How to assess the novelty of an idea and do patent searches at little or no cost, under the first-to-file rules that operate in the United States. There's no sense paying thousands of dollars to file a US patent application if someone else has beaten you to the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Authoritative volume focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law with particular emphasis on patent laws enabling the reader to avoid such pitfalls as a loss of rights, and establish valid rights in inventions, trademarks, and writings
What would our world today be like without inventions like tarmac, aspirin, liquid crystals, and barbed wire? This guide shows how patents and the inventions they describe have shaped the 21st century. It gives us insights into the inventions, big and small, that have had huge impacts, many unexpected, on multiple spheres of our lives, from popular culture and entertainment, to global health, to transportation, to the waging of war.
Essential field guide to more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over. Patents by Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Ettore Sottsass, Raymond Loewy, and George Nelson sit alongside everyday designs for tape dispensers, pencil sharpeners, food processors, desk fans, and drink bottles to create an valuable reference that's also an irresistible browse.