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Understanding Patent Law: A Beginners Guide Linda A. Tancs

Understanding Patent Law: A Beginners Guide

Linda A. Tancs

Published April 14th 2010
ISBN : 9780199730230
Hardcover
289 pages
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In fiscal year 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) received 456,321 utility patent applications. Understanding Patent Law: A Beginners Guide explores the mechanics of the patent application process. Linda A. Tancs provides readers withMoreIn fiscal year 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) received 456,321 utility patent applications. Understanding Patent Law: A Beginners Guide explores the mechanics of the patent application process. Linda A. Tancs provides readers with an introduction to the nature and function of intellectual property law as it relates to patents and offers step-by-step guidance on how to register a patent with the PTO. In addition, the readers will gain an understanding of: the types of property that may be patented- how to protect and use patented property- the process for filing a utility patent application- pre- and post-issuance procedures- how to monetize patents- and infringement issues.The appendices, together with the bibliography and recommended reading section, provide readers of this Almanac with relevant statutes and other information to further the readers knowledge of the matters discussed in this book. The glossary contains a summary of key terms defined throughout the book. This user-friendly resource is essential for anyone seeking an introduction to patent law.