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Intellectual Property Book, Patent it Yourself

Whether you're new at the inventing game or a grizzled veteran, Patent It Yourself, 13th Edition will save you grief, time and money.

Attorney David Pressman takes you through the entire patent process, providing scrupulously updated information and clear instructions to help you.

Thoroughly updated, the13th edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. It covers how to file a patent electronically with the USPTO, details about combination inventions, marked changes in the EFS electronic patent filing system, and other changes to technical filing rules. More information...


Intellectual Property books range from the do-it-yourself (DIY) to the academic texts used for Masters or Doctorate level studies. We've collated a list of the most popular intellectual property books (and related products) in the market and sorted them by categories so that you can find just the right book for you..


IP Books: Do-It-Yourself

Say that you've come up with a really nifty idea for a gizmo that would improve the lives of every human being on Earth and probably turn you into a gadzillionaire, too! Before you get too far into the fantasy, you need this extremely detailed and comprehensive guide to the process of getting a patent. This is not a small book, but it contains everything you need to know, including a lot of things you probably don't KNOW you need to know. Very detailed, with examples of forms you'll need, addresses and marketing advice, this is the complete guide you'll need to navigate this complex process from square one to gadzillionaire-ness! The world's bestselling guide to patenting your creation! More information...

The Mom Inventors Handbook. gives practical step-by- step advice for putting inspiration into action. The book takes inventors from idea development to marketing and sales covering everything from market research to prototype development, manufacturing and licensing and debunks some common myths. It simplifies the invention process; even providing stories from real mom inventors sharing their 'aha' moments and lessons learned. More information...

The Official Intellectual Property Suite provides everything needed to legally file a copyright for your valuable original works, and a trademark to protect your company name, product trademark, logo, Web site domain name, or service mark. With Official Copyright you can protect works such as written works, screenplays, novels, books, music, photography, paintings, software, and Web sites. With Official Trademark, you can protect your company name, product name, or other identifying mark. Intellectual Property Suite is fully automated and has many timesaving features, including a step-by-step interview that extracts information from legal publications. It also provides unlimited interactive forms, points of contact, a glossary of terms, and an account section to track, manage, and organize your registrations and more to make sure your work stays your own. More information...


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.

The book also provides useful tips and step-by-step guidance from patent filing to issue to license. Discover how to:

  • Avoid application blunders
  • Register trademarks and copyrights
  • Meet patent requirements
  • Navigate complex legal issues
  • Protect your rights abroad

This is one of the best for patents, copyright and trademarks all in one book. More information....


Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law, third edition is a thorough guide to the four fields of intellectual property law; trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. The comprehensive overviews of each field are complemented by sample agreements, checklists, and other practical guides throughout the book. Each chapter contains updated case studies, and engaging trivia to engage students and provide real world insight into the field of intellectual property law. The third edition now features invaluable resources that students will refer to throughout their careers, such as useful Intellectual Property websites, internet research questions, information on emerging issues in the field, and an "Ethics Edge" section that relates to ethical issues raised in the chapter. More information...

Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to; 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

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For fifteen years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Now in its sixth edition, it has been completely revised and updated with crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry's major changes in response to today's rapid technological advances and uncertain economy. Veteran music lawyer Donald Passman is in the thick of this transformation and understands that anyone involved in the music business is feeling the deep, far-reaching effects of it. This latest edition of what the Los Angeles Times called "the industry bible" will lead novices and experts alike through the fundamental practices as well as the new, uncharted territory of one of this country's most dynamic industries.
In the music business, the key to success lies in knowing how to protect yourself. To do that, you need the best and most up-to-date advice available. More information...

Here's the classic "bible" of forms and checklists for every situation a professional photographer may face. Thoroughly expanded and updated to cover the Internet, this brand-new Third Edition contains 31 forms, each ready-to-use as is, or easily tailored to fit any situation. Photographers will find contracts for wedding, portrait, and assignment photography; property and model releases, assignment estimates, confirmations, and invoices; delivery memos; license for Web usage; nondisclosure agreements; and much, much more. An accompanying CD-ROM provides electronic versions of these forms, ready to use on both Macs and PCs. More information...


Make sure your work or creation stays your own by filing with the U.S. Copyright Office. Official Copyright Software features an easy, step-by-step interview process that simplifies choices, such as what form to select, how to file a collection, and what to send for a published or unpublished work. Forms are fully automated and can be easily edited. In addition, a free account section is provided to track registrations and manage your registrations for the life of your copyright. There are answers to frequently asked questions, professional resources, and more.
Whether you're a writer, poet, musician, filmmaker, photographer, software developer, Web site designer, or owner of "thought property" work, Official Copyright is the only intellectual property resource you will need to make sure your work stays your own.More information...



This surprising book may appear to be about the simple things of life--forks, paper clips, zippers--but in fact it is a far-flung historical adventure on the evolution of common culture. To trace the fork's history, Duke University professor of civil engineering Henry Petroski travels from prehistoric times to Texas barbecue to Cardinal Richelieu to England's Industrial Revolution to the American Civil War--and beyond. Each item described offers a cultural history lesson, plus there's plenty of engineering detail for those so inclined.Petroski tells fascinating stories about the arduous processes that resulted in paper clips, Post-its, Phillips-head screwdrivers, Scotch tape, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. "Petroski . . . an examines the simplest . . . tools in our lives with an appraising eye."--Washington Post Book World. 45 illus.More information...

In the early-1990s, Greg Kinnear was just another amiable talk show host. After As Good As It Gets, however, Kinnear confirmed he could act. If Flash of Genius isn't as harrowing as the Bob Crane biopic Auto-Focus, Kinnear digs just as deep to play a man possessed, in this case taking on Bob Kearns, a Detroit physics professor who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Supported by his wife (Lauren Graham) and best friend (Dermot Mulroney, making the most of an underwritten part), Kearns aims to align himself with a Motor City auto maker to manufacture his device. Ford expresses interest, so Kearns secures a warehouse, but it all falls apart when they abruptly pull the plug. Then he finds out that they've added automatic wipers to their latest line. Though he patented his invention, the company denies they're using his blueprint, so Kearns takes them to court, a process that drags on for three decades. Meanwhile, his support system starts ...More information...

Do-It-Yourself Patent Course(tm) is an 11-hour instructional DVD set taught by Andrew Knight, J.D., Registered Patent Agent. Andrew Knight is a graduate of MIT and Georgetown Law, a university instructor, and the inventor of 13 issued U.S. patents and 15 pending patent applications. Do-It-Yourself Patent Course(tm) covers everything you need to know to draft your own patent application, including:
* Drafting a provisional patent application for a quick filing date
* Drafting a complete nonprovisional utility patent application
* Drafting claims - the most important part of a nonprovisional application
* Creating drawings and figures
* Writing a thorough specification that will satisfy the U.S. Patent Office
* Filling out the necessary forms and paperwork
* Do-It-Yourself Patent Course(tm) will also cover:
* Aspects of U.S. Patent Law that dictate how you draft a patent application
* What is and what is not patentable.

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Take the first step to protecting your invention!

Ready to stamp "patent pending" on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your hard work. With a PPA, you'll have time to figure out whether you can make a profit from your creation before you invest more time and money. With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you have all the forms and information you need to get the job done! Find out how to:
* evaluate hurdles to patentability
* write a clear PPA
* prepare informal drawings of your invention
* conduct a patent search online
* understand basic patent law
* complete all forms required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
* file your application
* modify your invention after filing

The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or sell. More information...

Registered Design (Design Patent)

With the PatentEase DESIGN program, you can draft your own design patent application and file it in the United States Patent and Trademark Office without the aid of a patent attorney or patent agent. More information...


In a densely crowded marketplace, corporations, organizations, and even individuals look for ways to differentiate themselves. That is the job of branding.

Whether your goal is to express a new brand or to revitalize an existing one, here is a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity is an essential reference for the entire process.

Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world- class brands from Herman Miller and General Electric to the Obama '08 election campaign, this Third Edition offers new insights into emerging trends such as sustainability and social networks. .More information...

This casebook presents the basic principles of Trademark and Unfair Competition law and procedure, including expert legal analysis. It devotes separate chapters to acquisition of trademark rights; registration of trademarks; loss of trademark rights; infringement of trademarks, including a distinct section on defenses to infringement. The materials on 43(a) highlight both trade dress cases and false advertising cases. The Fourth Edition also amplifies the materials on the relationship of trademarks and freedom of expression. The Fourth Edition brings this casebook up-to-date, including recent cases and legislation, such as the 2006 Trademark Dilution Revision Act. Several chapters have been reorganized, among other things, to take into account the impact of the Internet on almost every aspect of trademark law. The Fourth Edition also emphasizes the international dimension of trademarks by interweaving throughout the book cases and materials addressing problems of extraterritoriality.More information...

IP Strategy

Chapter 1 of Information Rules begins with a description of the change brought on by technology at the close of the century--but the century described is not this one, it's the late 1800s. One hundred years ago, it was an emerging telephone and electrical network that was transforming business. Today it's the Internet. The point? While the circumstances of a particular era may be unique, the underlying principles that describe the exchange of goods in a free-market economy are the same. And the authors, Carl Shapiro and Hal Varian, should know. Shapiro is Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has also served as chief economist at the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. Varian is the Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley. Together they offer a deep knowledge of how economic systems work coupled with first-hand experience of today's network economy. More information...y

This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to creation, protection and cashing of all types of intellectual property. It defines and delineates various aspects of intellectual property, the relationship between patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights, ten requirements for patentability as well as non- requirements for patentability. It presents three strategies of international intellectual property protection including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and their relationship to each other as applied to cutting edge technologies in Info-Tech, Bio-Tech, Energy-Tech and Nano-Tech. The three strategies are designed for maximum a) Economy, b) Efficiency and c) Effectiveness, respectively notwithstanding it is not possible to achieve all three concurrently. The paper also discusses how to avoid the expensive risks of deep litigation pit by reliance on negotiations, mediation, arbitration and related alternative dispute prevention and resolution techniques.More information...

How to turn intellectual property into an indispensable source of competitive advantag. Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt have consulted for companies that are highly efficient, full of hard workers and smart managers?yet barely able to eke out a profit. They?ve also worked in undisciplined, mismanaged companies that generate huge margins year after year. The key to sustainable profits, they realized, was intellectual property. Yet most managers are unable to see the power of IP because they were trained to focus on more tangible factors.

This book is about turning invisible assets into an unbeatable edge. With the right IP and the right strategies, companies can command premium prices, increase market share, sustain lower costs, and even generate income directly. Without it, their products are undifferentiated and they can compete only on price.

The authors teach readers a new way to see their invisible assets, analyze them, and build a business around them. More information...

All inventors require a basic understanding of the patenting system if they are to develop successful applications to protect their inventions.
Patent Strategies, Second Edition, introduces researchers to patent applications and patent portfolios. With minimum use of ''legal jargon', it provides the technical professional with the help and advice they require to understand the legal complexities that they may encounter before and during a patent application. It also discusses the responsibilities of the researcher after patent applications have been filed and the role the researcher can play in the maintenance of a global patent estate.

Over the last five years intellectual property has taken centre stage around the world as countries realise the value of having a consistent and enforceable patent business. The increase in patent activity has resulted in a number of new laws being created. To reflect these changes this Second Edition of Patent Strategy. More information...

Intellectual Property Licensing

We all have great ideas, and every day, ordinary people turn their simple, clever ideas into products or services that earn them millions in royalties. So what separates those who earn money exploiting their ideas from those who dont? The answer is in your hands; this book gives you all the information and all the motivation you need to turn your ideas into money without investment or financial risk.

In How to License Your Million Dollar Idea, Harvey Reese, a successful new product developer, consultant, and licensing agent, reveals his system for creating commercially profitable ideas and his secrets for turning them into lucrative licensing agreements. Not only will you find nuts-and-bolts information on the licensing process, you'll also learn how to formulate an idea and find the motivation to grow that idea into a fortune. Totally revised and updated.

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The most complete guide to licensing your idea available!

Like most inventors, you dream of striking it rich -- finding a company you can trust, hashing out a fair licensing deal, watching your idea hit the marketplace and then raking in the profits.

But where do you find the right company? And how do you draft an agreement that protects your interests? Turn to Profit From Your Idea.

This book provides the practical advice and the legal licensing language you need to turn your brainchild into a moneymaker. It helps you understand the licensing process, determine your rights as well as:

  • work with agents effectively
  • find potential licensees
  • license overseas
  • show your invention while protecting your work
  • negotiate a fair licensing deal
  • draft your own licensing agreement
  • understand, review and negotiate changes

The 6th edition is completely updated with current law. More information...

Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in licensing intellectual property. More information...



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