A patent granted by a
government confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell
that invention for a set period of time.
by Gregory A. Stobbs / Hardcover (February 15, 2002) / Aspen Publishers, Inc.
This single-volume book provides an in-depth discussion of how to apply for, obtain
and exploit patents on business methods. The book examines the U.S. Patent Offices
regulations and guidelines that are applied to business method patents.
Strategies for Software, e-Commerce, the Internet, Telecom Services,
Financial Services, and Business Methods
by Stephen C. Glazier / Leather Bound - 224 pages (2000) / LBI Law & Business
This book has chapters about e-Patents, i-Patents, and service patents, including new
rules to invent software and Internet applications (and to patent the result), current
legal developments, intellectual property audits, related forecasts of trends in
technology and business, and case studies of the finance of technology businesses.
From Patent to
Profit: Secrets & Strategies for the Successful Inventor
by Bob Dematteis / Paperback - 300 pages /
Square One Publishers, 3rd edition (JSeptember,
Creating a product and bringing it to the market can cost a bundle. With this
complete inventor's guide, anyone with a creative streak can avoid potential problems and
set a course for a successful launch.
The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next
by Tamara Monosoff / Paperback: 256 pages / McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (July
This book gives practical step-by- step advice for putting inspiration
into action. The book takes inventors from idea development to marketing
and sales covering everything from market research to prototype
development, manufacturing and licensing and debunks some common myths.
It simplifies the invention process; even providing stories from real
mom inventors sharing their 'aha' moments and lessons learned.
Patent Guide: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Patents
by Carl W. Battle / Paperback - 192 pages (November 1997) / Watson-Guptill Pubns
Geared toward the businessperson and individual inventor, this overview takes the
reader from inception to patent drafting, follows an application through the Patent
Office, shows how to select legal representation if needed, and concludes with information
on infringement procedures, foreign protection options, and licensing and marketing an
Patent It Yourself
by David Pressman /
Paperback: 512 pages / NOLO; 11th edition (May 31, 2005)
attorney David Pressman offers this definitive guide to patenting an
invention. Completely revised and updated, contains new Patent and
Trademark Office guidelines for software patents, important new
information on provisional patent applications and design patents for
computer icons, and detailed information on fees and foreign patent
treaty memberships. ...
Patents and How
to Get One: A Practical Handbook
by U. S. Department of Commerce / Paperback - 96 pages (March 2000) / Dover Pubns
For someone who knows nothing about the process, this is a great introduction. It
also refers to other publications by the government and locations to get samples of some
of the forms.
Patents: Bubblewrap, Bottlecaps, Barbed Wire, and Other Ingenious
by Ben Ikenson / Hardcover: 288 pages / Black Dog & Leventhal
This book includes dozens of notable patents, from the airplane,
brassiere, chain saw, and fire hydrant to the Internet, parachute,
plunger, and zipper. The purpose of each device is explained in
accessible language, along with background about the inventor,
interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original
patent application. The artwork throughout includes photos of original
models and patent diagrams created by the inventors themselves,
annotated to show exactly how each item works.
by Gregory A. Stobbs/ Hardcover - 935 pages 2nd edition (July 15, 2000) / Aspen
This outstanding resource describes what a software patent is and what legal protection it
provides. Details how the software patent application should be drafted to maximize the
likelihood of being granted a patent. Explains who holds software patents and for what
inventions and how to protect the software invention in the global marketplace.