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Books on Patents: protecting your intellectual property...
Joy L. Bryant, Protecting Your Ideas Joy L. Bryant, Protecting Your Ideas: The Inventor's Guide to Patents (1999), Academic Press, ISBN: 0121384101— Protecting your Ideas is a succinct, straightforward guide to the patent system. This guide presents the steps involved in obtaining patent protection for inventions. It is easy to read and brimming with essential information and advice compounded from FAQs posed by the author's academic and industrial clientele. It includes tips, warnings, and examples that guide the reader through the invention process so patent rights are not jeopardized. Checklists and other helpful information are provided to assist the inventor who is preparing to enter the patent process. The author has included valuable resource information and business guidance to protect the inventor from consumer fraud associated with patenting inventions. What you'll like about Bryant's Protecting Your Ideas: * Simple, easy-to-read format demystifies the patent process. * Numerous example patents help to illustrate the issues involved. * Provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection. * Incorporates up-to-date information about U.S. patent laws. * Advises inventors about the do's and don'ts of patenting. * Includes useful resources for helping inventors safeguard their ideas. This book is a must read for every engineer, scientist, or amateur inventor. Avg. Review (5): 4 stars
Elias & McGrath, Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business Stephen Elias & Kate McGrath, Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name, 4th Ed. (1999), Nolo Press, ISBN: 087337519X— With the advent of cyberspace and e-commerce, small business owners and innovators need to be more careful than ever in choosing and protecting their names, logos, trademarks, packaging and slogans. In this updated 4th edition of their popular book, attorneys Kate McGrath and Stephen Elias explain, step by step, how to: choose a distinctive name that competitors can't copy; conduct a trademark search; register the trademark; protect and maintain the trademark; handle trademark disputes outside the courtroom; understand the trademark issues affecting domain names and the Internet. Contains all the official forms with step-by-step instructions for registering a federal trademark or servicemark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Legal Publishing Preview's comment: “There is no other text on the market to compare.” Learn how to choose, use and protect the names and symbols that identify your services and products with this book. Avg. Review (1): 4 stars
Hitchcock, Patricia Gima, Stephen Elias, Patent Searching Made Easy

David Hitchcock,
Patricia Gima, Stephen Elias
Patent Searching Made Easy (1999)
ISBN: 0873374762
Avg. Review (1): 3 stars

Thomas E. Mosley, Marketing Your Invention

Thomas E. Mosley
Marketing Your Invention

Upstart Publishing (1997)
ISBN: 1574100726
Avg. Review (10): 4.5 stars

David Pressman, Patent It Yourself

David Pressman
Patent It Yourself (7th Ed) (1999)
ISBN: 087337469X
Avg. Review (8): 4.5 stars

Harvey Reese, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea

Harvey Reese
How to License Your
Million Dollar Idea

Wiley & Sons, (1993)
ISBN: 0471580503
Avg. Review (3): 4.5 stars

Lloyd J. Jassin, Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook

Lloyd J. Jassin
The Copyright Permission
and Libel Handbook

Wiley & Sons (1998)
ISBN: 0471146544
Avg. Review (3): 5 stars

Richard C. Levy, Inventor's Desktop Companion

Richard C. Levy
The Inventor's
Desktop Companion

Visible Ink Press (1995)
ISBN: 0787604909
Avg. Review (2): 4.5 stars

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