What do all of these famous inventions have in common: air conditioning, airbags, bandages, barbed wire, blow dryers, can openers, cement, chewing gum, computers, credit cards, doughnuts, jeans, microwave ovens, paper towels, Play-Doh, Post-it Notes, potato chips, roller coasters, safety pins, Scotch tape, skateboards, staplers, straws, sunscreen, typewriters, Viagra, zippers? They were all invented in the United States by American inventors, and they all went on to make fortunes for the inventors and those companies licensing the ideas. Do notbe left out, and do not spend thousands in unnecessary legal fees; you can file your own patent with the step-by-step guidance in this new book.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the number of patents filed in the U.S. increased from 186,507 in 1992 to 406,302 in 2005. Approximately one out of five patents is filed by the prospective owner/inventor. You will find that only minimal assistance, if any, is needed from an attorney or agent in securing your patent.
This book offers a simple, straightforward introduction to patent law written in layman’s terms. This book is written for inventors not attorneys, and for those that want to save thousands on legal fees protecting their ideas and inventions.
A patent protects an invention and gives an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention. A patent is in essence a contract between the United States government and the holder of an invention. This new book will explain how to secure a patent on your own without expensive attorney fees. If you think you have a great invention, you need this extremely detailed and comprehensive guide to the process of getting a patent.
The book covers everything needed and easily explained, from the initial patent search to filing a successful and hopefully financially lucrative application. Even if you ultimately decide to use the services of a patent attorney, which in some cases is recommended, this book will get the process started and still save you considerable legal fees. The book is, in fact, good reading even for the inventor who plans to hire patent counsel; it helps the inventor be a more knowledgeable client. The companion CD-ROM contains all the necessary forms and checklists you will need to file your patent.