Laser is the fascinating, true story of Gordon Gould's successful 30-year struggle to assert himself as the right inventor of the laser, and a myth-shattering, behind-the-scenes account of the American patent process. of photos.
This is a vastly expanded successor to Dr. Pearson s earlier Guide to American Brace Patents 1829 1910. Not only are many newly discovered patents included, but these are now cross-indexed and illustrated and, for the first time, the author provides an indication of their rarity. Over 500 brace patents are listed alphabetically by patentee name and chronologically by date and patent number. There is a third index that lists patents by type of brace in four major categories: brace ratchet patents, corner brace patents, brace wrench patents, and brace combination tool patents. An invaluable reference for anyone having an interest in these fascinating examples of American ingenuity.
This book provides a better understanding of how intellectual property can improve economic and business performance. It focuses on three particular issues: the valuation of patents, the transfer of knowledge, and the management of innovation and intellectual property. Scholars from leading worldwide institutions use quantitative methods and advanced survey techniques to explore the complex relationship between patents, innovation, venture capital and scientific research. The book focuses on three broad issues: the valuation of patents, the transfer of knowledge, and the management of innovation and intellectual property.
Edited by IP communications expert Bruce Berman, and with contributions from the top names in IP management, investment and consulting, From Assets to Profits: Competing for IP Value and Return provides a real-world look at patents, copyrights, and trademarks, how intellectual property assets work and the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which they are used for competitive advantage. Authoritative and insightful, From Assets to Profits reveals the most relevant ways to generate return on innovation, with advice and essential guidance from battle tested IP pros.
This step-by-step guide shows you how to complete a crucial step in the patenting process--creating 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.
This book examines the development of the English patent system and its relationship with technical change during the period between 1660 and 1800, when the patent system evolved from an instrument of royal patronage into one of commercial competition among the inventors and manufacturers of the Industrial Revolution. It analyses the legal and political framework within which patenting took place and gives an account of the motivations and fortunes of patentees, who obtained patents for a variety of purposes beyond the simple protection of an invention. It includes the first in-depth attempt to gauge the reliability of the patent statistics as a measure of inventive activity and technical change in the early part of the Industrial Revolution, and suggests that the distribution of patents is a better guide to the advance of capitalism than to the centres of inventive activity. It also queries the common assumption that the chief goal of inventors was to save labour, and examines contemporary criticism of the patent system in the light of the changing conceptualisation of invention among natural scientists and political economists.
Whether you're an individual inventor or an innovator inside a small to medium business or large enterprise, you need a deep, business-focused understanding of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and the entire invention process. In this book, Craig Fellenstein teaches his own critical techniques that have helped him to have over 65 patent applications filed. Drawing on his expertise in mentoring invention and patent teams, Fellenstein introduces best practices for managing the entire process of creating and protecting intellectual property. This is the complete guide to intellectual property: thinking concepts for discovering it, creating it, protecting it, and profiting from it.
Florian Jell empirically investigates the objectives that companies pursue with their patenting activities and presents empirical insights into how patent management is organized within industrial companies. The book concludes with a case study of how a company reacted to its competitor's patenting - which led to a patent arms race.
- 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