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A Guide for Implementing a Patent Strategy: How Inventors, Engineers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Independent Innovators Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

A Guide for Implementing a Patent Strategy: How Inventors, Engineers, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Independent Innovators Can Protect Their Intellectual Property

Donald S. Rimai

ISBN: 978-1-119-40713-3 November 2018 318 Pages

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$100.99

Description

This book is 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.  The book 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.

1 Background for Developing and Implementing a Patent Strategy 1

2 The Structure of a Patent 17

3 The Path to Obtaining Patents 37

4 Identifying Patentable Inventions 47

5 Identifying What Has Yet to Be Invented 63

6 Prioritizing the Inventions 77

7 Prioritizing Your Patent Applications 91

8 Proposing and Writing Claims 107

9 Conducting Prior Art Searches 131

10 The Mindsets of Innovators and Attorneys and other Cautionary Notes 145

11 Reviewing Your Proposed Patent Applications 157

12 Writing Your Patent Applications 169

13 The Next Step: Prosecution of Your Patent Application 199

14 What Next? 221

15 Final Thoughts 245

Appendix 1 Electrophotography: Building a Patent Portfolio in a Mature but Evolving Field 255