Packed with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions, Nolo's Patent for Beginners clearly defines what a patent is and why an inventor needs one. The book shows readers:
-- how to document an invention for maximum protection
-- how to tackle the patent-searching and patent-application processes
-- who owns a patent
-- how to avoid patent infringement
-- and more
The 2nd edition provides the latest information on patent applications, the publication of patents after 18 months, changes in international rules and more.
David Pressman has over 40 years of experience in the patent profession -- as a patent attorney, an examiner for the U.S. Patent Office and a university instructor Rich Stim is an intellectual property and licensing attorney