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Patent fundamentals for scientists and engineers [electronic resource] / Thomas T. Gordon ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Gordon, Thomas T.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2013Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xii, 198 p. : ill., ports.ISBN: 9781466509450 (ebook : PDF).Subject(s): Patents | Patents -- United States | Patent laws and legislation | InventionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition.
Contents:
ch. 1. Patents as intellectual property -- ch. 2. Patents : history, philosophy, and purpose -- ch. 3. The U.S. patent system -- ch. 4. The Canadian patent system -- ch. 5. The patentable invention -- ch. 6. The evolution of a patent -- ch. 7. The patent document as technical literature -- ch. 8. The basic principles of patent searching -- ch. 9. Patent searching in the 21st century -- ch. 10. Patents as legal documents -- ch. 11. Patent information from the Internet -- ch. 12. Importance of record keeping -- ch. 13. Patents around the world -- ch. 14. America Invents Act.
Summary: "Ideal for anyone without prior legal knowledge who needs to understand the patent system, this book enables nonspecialists to make well-informed decisions affecting new and patentable products. The third edition covers the new patent law, the America Invents Act, which was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. This is the first major change to the patent law in almost 60 years and is receiving a great deal of attention. The text provides a detailed analysis and description of the new patent law and how it will affect engineers. All chapters have been updated and include new sidebar case studies. A supporting website features videos and interviews that further explain the patent process"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

ch. 1. Patents as intellectual property -- ch. 2. Patents : history, philosophy, and purpose -- ch. 3. The U.S. patent system -- ch. 4. The Canadian patent system -- ch. 5. The patentable invention -- ch. 6. The evolution of a patent -- ch. 7. The patent document as technical literature -- ch. 8. The basic principles of patent searching -- ch. 9. Patent searching in the 21st century -- ch. 10. Patents as legal documents -- ch. 11. Patent information from the Internet -- ch. 12. Importance of record keeping -- ch. 13. Patents around the world -- ch. 14. America Invents Act.

"Ideal for anyone without prior legal knowledge who needs to understand the patent system, this book enables nonspecialists to make well-informed decisions affecting new and patentable products. The third edition covers the new patent law, the America Invents Act, which was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. This is the first major change to the patent law in almost 60 years and is receiving a great deal of attention. The text provides a detailed analysis and description of the new patent law and how it will affect engineers. All chapters have been updated and include new sidebar case studies. A supporting website features videos and interviews that further explain the patent process"-- Provided by publisher.

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