Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists

Author: Howard B. Rockman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471697398
Format: PDF, ePub
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An excellent text for clients to read before meeting with attorneysso they'll understand the fundamentals of patent, copyright, tradesecret, trademark, mask work, and unfair competition laws. This is not a "do-it-yourself" manual but rather a readyreference tool for inventors or creators that will generate maximumefficiencies in obtaining, preserving and enforcing theirintellectual property rights. It explains why they need to securethe services of IPR attorneys. Coverage includes employment contracts, including the ability ofengineers to take confidential and secret knowledge to a new job,shop rights and information to help an entrepreneur establish anon-conflicting enterprise when leaving their prior employment. Sample forms of contracts, contract clauses, and points toconsider before signing employment agreements are included. Coverage of copyright, software protection, and the DigitalMillennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as well as the procedural variancesin international intellectual property laws and procedures.

Patent Laws for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Avery N. Goldstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142002857X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although many texts attempt to explain intellectual property law to scientists and engineers, they are ineffective because they fail to present the subject within the proper scope; they are either too expansive or too detailed for the needs of researchers and inventors. Instead of giving a mile-high view of all types of intellectual property or, at the other extreme, turning readers into pseudo-patent attorneys, Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers provides researchers and students with an understanding of the aspects of patent law necessary to work with patent professionals and enhance patent coverage. The editor has structured the text so it can be easily integrated into a reader's research routine. Each chapter supports the issues discussed with fact patterns that emphasize the steps necessary to protect patent rights. The book describes actual scenarios encountered by scientists and engineers, highlighting the protection of latent patent rights that may exist within an invention or technical solution.

Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers Third Edition

Author: Thomas T. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466509449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent laws in decades occurred with the recent passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Understanding the law that dictates what a patent is and how a patent is obtained and enforced, and the recent changes through statute or case law litigation presents unique challenges. This third edition of Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers examines the new Act and provides an overview of the patent system for the independent inventor as well as for members of the scientific and business community—whether a scientist, engineer, supervisor, or manager. In addition to a new chapter dedicated to the America Invents Act, the third edition includes annotations of the recent law changes, updates in all chapters, new figures, and new case studies. The authors discuss patent filing outside of the United States and also dedicate a chapter specifically to the Canadian patent system. They describe the key topics that anyone involved in the patent process needs to know, including what makes an invention patentable, the art of patent searching, and the crucial role of record keeping. The text also includes an indispensable glossary of patent terminology, as well as an appendix with sample U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) forms. This book provides a valuable guide to assist inventors in dealing with the USPTO, as well as with patent professionals. The text describes the patent process from conception to application filing and is a must-have reference for scientists and businesspeople alike. Since the role of patent professionals is to obtain the maximum protection for inventors, both the inventor and businessperson would be well advised to understand and participate in all the steps involved. This book offers an excellent insight into the patent process.

First to File

Author: M. Henry Heines
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118933176
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bridges the gap between the realistic needs and questions ofscientists and engineers and the legal skills of professionals inthe patent field at a level accessible to those with no legaltraining • Written for inventors in lay terms that they canrelate to or easily follow • Lays out the new features of patent law introduced bythe America Invents Act of 2012 • Explains the differences between the first-to-inventand first-to-file rules and why the two rules will coexist • Focuses on the growth of new technologies in industryversus the laws protecting them

Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Thomas T. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032697
Format: PDF, Kindle
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International in scope, Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition provides a clear explanation of the patent system and patent principles. Designed for non-lawyers, this book includes information on the patenting process, obtaining patent protection, and how to recognize patentable inventions and avoid legal problems of infringement. New in the Second Edition: Techniques for searching the Internet Internet addresses for patent information and references A new chapter providing the forms required to file a patent Expanded coverage of international patents The nontechnical style of this book makes it easy to read and understand. By providing a basic working knowledge of patents, Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition enables non-specialists to make well-informed decisions affecting new and patentable products. It is an ideal book for anyone without prior legal knowledge who needs to understand the patent system, including scientists, engineers, inventors, researchers, business managers, entrepreneurs, and patent liaison workers.

Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers 2nd Edition

Author: Ma Matthew Y
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814452556
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive book is the first of its kind to take scientists and engineers beyond simply getting a patent granted. Through the author's extensive technical background and experience in intellectual property licensing, it ties the many technical, legal and business aspects of patent enforcement to the innovation and patenting stage in the patent value chain, with the objective of helping inventors to create valuable patents that can be capitalized.In easy-to-understand language, this book covers various aspects, including basic concepts of patent laws and rules, innovation protection, patenting, patents post-granting and patent licensing. With over 40 tables, 70 figures, nearly 100 cases and examples, and a comprehensive index table, it serves as a practical handbook for inventors and patent practitioners.This second edition incorporates the latest changes in the America Invents Act (AIA), with additional case studies and illustrations throughout the book. For inventors who want to file patents by themselves, this new edition provides guidelines and step-by-step instructions on preparing and filing a US provisional patent application, while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur in do-it-yourself patenting.

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention

Author: Joseph P. Kennedy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118410092
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A straightforward guide to inventing, patenting, and technology commercialization for scientists and engineers Although chemists, physicists, biologists, polymer scientists, and engineers in industry are involved in potentially patentable work, they are often under-prepared for this all-important field. This book provides a clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview of the patenting process tailored specifically to the needs of scientists and engineers, including: Requirements for a patentable invention How to invent New laws created by President Obama's 2011 America Invents Act The process of applying for and obtaining a patent in the U.S. and in foreign countries Commercializing inventions and the importance of innovation Based on lecture notes refined over twenty-five years at The University of Akron, How to Invent and Protect Your Invention contains practical advice, colorful examples, and a wealth of personal experience from the authors.

Patent Law Essentials

Author: Alan L. Durham
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Previous edition, 1st, published in 1999.