"Recommended." —Library Journal Coming up with a million-dollar idea is only the first step in what might seem like a long and difficult process. In The Patent Guide, Second Edition, experienced patent attorneys Carl W. Battle and Andrea D. Small deliver basic and comprehensive advice that is easy to understand and will allow you to protect, promote, and profit from your ideas. Chapters discuss such topics as:
How to commercialize your invention
Where to find sources of information and assistance
What guidelines you should follow when obtaining a patent
How to obtain foreign patent rights
How to maintain confidentiality of your ideas
When to use patent attorneys and agents
How to deal with invention brokers and promotion firms
How to enforce your patent against infringement
Fully updated and revised, this new edition includes information on inventor notebooks and records, updates to the patent filing process in the United States and abroad, the latest USPTO forms and templates, and changes to electronic filing and submission procedures. With easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions, The Patent Guide is an indispensable tool to help minimize costs and maximize profits of your ideas and inventions.
Carl W. Battle is senior vice president and chief patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company. He has served as president of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and as a director with the American Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship Fund. He has written several self-help legal and business books, including the bestselling Legal Forms for Everyone (Allworth Press). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.