Best Patent Law Books
Here you will get Best Patent Law Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office
Author: by David Pressman Attorney
Published at: NOLO; Twentieth edition (October 27, 2020)
Protect and profit from your invention For 35 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and David E. Blau provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: 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 license your invention.
The 20th edition covers the latest patent filing rule changes, including the most recent implications of the America Invents Act first-to-file rules. With downloadable forms: All essential forms, including a Nondisclosure Agreement, Patent Searcher’s Worksheet, and Design Patent Application are included in the book and are available for download (details inside).
2. Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies
Author: by Henri J. A. Charmasson
Published at: For Dummies; 2nd edition (August 11, 2008)
Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how helping you to evaluate your idea’s commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws.
Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type! Discover how to: Avoid application blunders Register trademarks and copyrights Meet patent requirements Navigate complex legal issues Protect your rights abroad The entire body of U.S. Patent laws Example office actions and amendments Sample forms Trademark registration certificates Application worksheets See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
3. Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age 2020 Vol. I Perspectives, Trade Secrets and Patents: Vol I Perspectives, Trade Secrets and Patents
Author: by Peter S Menell
Published at: Clause 8 Publishing (July 9, 2020)
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age provides an in-depth survey of the rapidly evolving field of intellectual property law. Volume I covers philosophical perspectives, trade secret law, and patent law. Volume II covers copyright law, trademark law, and state intellectual property law protections.
The 2020 Edition reflects the following principal developments: Trade Secret Law: Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, one of the most momentous changes in the history of trade secret protection. The new law opens up the federal courts to trade secret cases, provides for ex parte seizures of misappropriated trade secrets in extraordinary circumstances, and establishes immunity for whistleblowers.
Patent Law: The past several years have witnessed some of the most significant developments in U.S. Patent historyfrom the establishment of the new administrative review proceedings at the Patent Office to important shifts in patent-eligibility, claim indefiniteness, enhanced damages, and equitable remedies at the Supreme Court and means-plus-function claim interpretation and infringement doctrine at the Federal Circuit.
4. Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, and the Rights of Mother Earth
Author: by Vandana Shiva
Published at: Synergetic Press (July 14, 2020)
Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, and the Rights of Mother Earth lays out the scientific, legal, political, and cultural struggle to defend the sovereignty of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. Corporate war on nature and people through patents and corporate Intellectual Property Rights has unleashed an epidemic of biopiracy resulting in important legal battles fighting efforts to patent the rights to many plants, including basmati, neem, and wheat.
The author presents details of the specific attempts made by corporations to secure these patents and the legal actions taken to fight them. The book goes beyond the legal struggle to position the necessary solutions to corporate control including the exploring the Rights of Nature and proposing a framework for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.
It is the first detailed legal history of the international and national laws related to biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights.
5. How to Make Patent Drawings: Save Thousands of Dollars and Do It With a Camera and Computer!
Author: by Jack Lo
Published at: NOLO; Eighth edition (June 28, 2019)
Save money: draw it yourself This step-by-step guide shows you how to complete a crucial step in the patenting processcreating formal patent drawings that comply with the strict rules of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Plus, it’s packed with insider information and practical advice to help you get your drawings done the right way.
Whether you’re applying for a utility or design patent, with How to Make Patent Drawings, you can: pick the best approach for your drawings choose (and use) the right tools, from pens to software put together effective and compliant drawings respond to Patent Office objections and actions correct rejected drawings The 8th edition is completely updated to cover the latest changes to patent law and the newest advances in technical drawing.
6. Patent Pending in 24 Hours
Author: by Richard Stim Attorney
Published at: NOLO; Eighth edition (November 30, 2018)
Everything you need to protect your invention now The provisional patent application (PPA) is a quick, inexpensive and legal way to claim your inventionand buy yourself time to determine whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a regular patent. Patent Pending in 24 Hours shows you how to: conduct a patent search online complete all the necessary forms evaluate potential hurdles to patentability prepare informal drawings file your application, and file a new PPA to reflect modifications The 8th edition covers the latest implications of the America Invents Act, as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations.
Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully.You can too! Includes key PPA-related forms: nondisclosure agreement, patent assignment, prototype-maker agreement, and joint-ownership agreement.
7. The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent
Author: by Richard W. Goldstein
Published at: American Bar Association (November 7, 2016)
Before you do invest in a patent, it pays to invest a little time, learn about the process, and how the patent system works. Reading this book will help you understand: 1) how to work the patent system to your advantage, and 2) how to work effectively with the patent attorney who will represent you.
This book will not teach you all of the detailed rules about patents. Instead, it will give you a framework and an understanding of the resources you will need, so that you can begin to think like a patent lawyeror better yet, think like an entrepreneur who is “patent savvy.”
8. The Generic Challenge: Understanding Patents, FDA and Pharmaceutical Life-Cycle Management (Sixth Edition)
Author: by Martin A. Voet
Published at: Brown Walker Press (March 18, 2020)
This Sixth Edition of The Generic Challenge provides important new updates on current regulatory, legal and commercial issues affecting brand and generic pharmaceutical products, including new laws establishing generics for biologics, and changes brought about by the recently enacted America Invents Act.
It explains clearly and understandably the roles of patents, FDA regulation of drugs and the Hatch Waxman Act in commercial drug development in light of generic challenges and how improvements in innovative drug products provide benefits to patients while extending the commercial lives of the drugs.
There is simply no other book of its kind on this important subject.
9. The Patent Game: Basics & Strategies for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Business Leaders
Author: by Vance V VanDrake III
Published at: Legal Technology Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2019)
Revolutionary ideas are often just that ideas. To realize your vision of bringing an innovation to life you’ll need the knowledge and confidence to protect those ideas from infancy to realization. This game has the highest of stakes and you need an unfair advantage to give you the best possible chance to win.
From Shark Tank to Fortune 500 companies, patents play an integral role in value creation, securing venture capital, and acquisition. If you are trying to bring something new into this world, whether you are an entrepreneur or the CEO of a multi-national corporation, your ability to play the patent game could be the difference between success and failure.
You need information, but you don’t want to go to law school, read a dry textbook, or pay a patent attorney hundreds of dollars an hour to learn what you need to make smart decisions. The Patent Game will give you this critical information efficiently and effectively.
The first half of the book covers the basics of patents, often with game-related analogies, to help you define winning for your company or innovation. The second half will help guide you to one of eighteen different patent strategies that might be the ideal approach for your innovation.
10. Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself–And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future
Author: by Harriet A. Washington
Published at: Anchor; Reprint edition (November 13, 2012)
From the award-winning author of Medical Apartheid, an expos of the rush to own and exploit the raw materials of lifeincluding yours. Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish?Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling the most basic processes of human life, and more are pending.
If you undergo surgery in many hospitals you must sign away ownership rights to your excised tissues, even if they turn out to have medical and fiscal value. Life itself is rapidly becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the medical-industrial complex.
Deadly Monopolies is a powerful, disturbing, and deeply researched book that illuminates this life patent gold rush and its harmful, and even lethal, consequences for public health. Like the bestselling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, it reveals in shocking detail just how far the profit motive has encroached in colonizing human life and compromising medical ethics.
11. The Independent Inventor's Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff
Author: by Louis Foreman
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Original edition (July 1, 2009)
How do you actually turn a million-dollar idea into a million dollars? From scribble-on-the-napkin to product-on-the market, The Independent Inventor’s Handbook explains everything a potential inventor needs to know and the tools he or she needs to use to take a raw concept and turn it into reality.Written by Louis J.
Foreman, creator of the PBS series Everyday Edisons and a holder of multiple patents, together with patent attorney Jill Gilbert Welytok, here’s a book that speaks directly to the inventive Americanthe entrepreneur, the tinkerer, the dreamer, the basement scientist, the stay-at-home mom who figures out how to do it better.
(over one million of them file patents each year. Here is everything a future inventor needs: Understanding the difference between a good idea and a marketable idea. Why investing too much money at the outset can sink you. The downside of design patents, and how best to file an application for a utility patent.
Surveys, online test runs, and other strategies for market research on a tight budget. Plus the effective pitch (hint: never say your target audience is “everyone”), questions to ask a prospective manufacturer, 14 licensing land mines to avoid, “looks-like” versus “works-like” prototypes, Ten Things Not to Tell a Venture Capitalist, and how to protect your invention once it’s on the market.
12. Nolo's Patents for Beginners: Quick & Legal
Author: by David Pressman Attorney
Published at: NOLO; Nineth edition (June 29, 2018)
A brilliantly clear and up-to-date patent guide This bestselling primer is packed with everything inventors need to know about patent law basics, including the latest implications of the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries.
Nolo’s Patents for Beginners helps inventors: read and write patents understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership acquire patent rights understand the basics of patent infringement get international patent protection, and decide whether to file a provisional patent.
You’ll also find patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. The 9th edition is completely updated to cover all the latest changes in patent law and regulations, including the new first to file rules.
13. Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer's Guide
Author: by Ronald D. Slusky
Published at: American Bar Association; Second edition (October 7, 2013)
Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer’s Guide, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims. A central theme is the importance of using the problem-solution paradigm to identify the “inventive concept” before the claim-drafting begins.
The book’s teachings are grounded in “old school” principles of patent practice that, before now, have been learned only on the job from supervisors and mentors. Questions at the end of each chapter have been added to:Confirm the understanding of the principles presented;Explore the jurisprudential and practical implications of those principles; andTry out the invention analysis and claim drafting skills taught in the chapter.
14. Profit From Your Idea: How to Make Smart Licensing Deals
Author: by Richard Stim Attorney
Published at: NOLO; Tenth edition (August 25, 2020)
All you need to protect and profit from your invention You’ve got a great idea and you’re ready to strike it rich. Now, you need to find a company or partner you can trust, hash out a fair licensing deal, and get your idea to the marketplace.
Profit From Your Idea will help you negotiate and draft a licensing agreement that protects your interests and maximizes your chances of earning a profit. With this all-in-one guide you’ll understand how to: navigate the licensing landscape protect your intellectual property rights sort out ownership rights work with licensing agents protect confidential information find and solicit potential licensees license overseas reveal your invention safely, and negotiate and update an agreement.
The 10th edition is completely updated with the latest developments in licensing law and patent filing rules, and covers industry-standard Fair, Reasonable, and Nondiscriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms. With Downloadable Forms: download forms including license agreements, assignments, joint ownership agreements, and many more (details inside).