The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice
Given the growing importance of patents to businesses both in the United States and abroad, there is a growing demand for a succinct guidebook to serve as a reference for attorneys and "c-level" executives who have not (and most likely will not) be trained as specialists in the patent field. The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice meets this need by providing a basic understanding of patent practice in the United States as it relates to both obtaining and enforcing patents. It also provides an overview of patent licensing and related transactions. Written by Charles R. Macedo, a practicing attorney at an elite intellectual property firm, The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice offers readers a high-level, practice-oriented approach to patents that never loses sight of the business implications at stake. In short, it teaches what every executive should know in terms of how best to spot patent-related issues effecting both short and long-term organizational goals.
- Paperback | 282 pages
- 156 x 236 x 18mm | 439.98g
- 12 Nov 2009
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- numerous figures and tables
"Charles Macedo has transformed the once alien topic of patents into a clearly written, practical guide for any business manager. Anyone interested in understanding the creation, use, and defense of patents should read this essential book." -Bruce Bent II, Vice Chairman and President Double Rock Corporation "The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice is a comprehensive, lucid, and accessible resource for both corporate counsel and their in-house clients." -Michael Bishop, General Counsel AT&T Intellectual Property, Inc. "Macedo's clear presentation will be invaluable to any business owner wanting to properly structure the ownership of patents at the time of application, and ultimately to save money and maximize sale proceeds." -R. O'Neal Gray, Founder Rearden Capital Corporation "Is this book worth buying? Let's put it this way: Before I had even finished reading it, I had bought a copy and overnighted it to a client. After I finished it, I bought a second copy for another client." --Herbert R. Schulze The Colorado Lawyer"For the first time, corporate intermediary participants in the US patent system have access to a reference text that is dedicated to addressing their specific needs. The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice is precisely what it professes to be, and it should be embraced by corporate insiders everywhere." --Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
About Charles Macedo
Charles R. Macedo is a Partner at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP. He specializes in intellectual property issues including litigating patent, trademark, and other intellectual property disputes, prosecuting patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other patent offices throughout the world, registering trademarks and service marks with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other trademark offices throughout the world, and drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements. Mr. Macedo graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and was the Managing Editor of Columbia Business Law Review. His writings have been reprinted in numerous textbooks and cited to the U.S. Supreme Court as authority.
Table of contents
WHAT IS A PATENT?; WHY SEEK PATENT PROTECTION?; WHAT IS PATENTABLE?; HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO PATENT?; WHAT STEPS TO TAKE TO PROTECT AN INVENTION?; HOW TO GET A PATENT?; HOW TO READ A PATENT; WHAT IS PRIOR ART?; WHAT INFORMATION TO DISCLOSE TO THE PATENT PRACTITIONER?; WHAT TYPE OF CLAIM COVERAGE TO SEEK?; HOW TO CONSTRUE A PATENT CLAIM?; HOW TO DETERMINE INFRINGEMENT OF A PATENT CLAIM?; HOW TO ENFORCE A PATENT?; WHERE TO RESOLVE A PATENT DISPUTE?; WHAT IS A PATENT WORTH?; HOW TO AVOID WILFUL PATENT INFRINGEMENT?; WHEN CAN A PATENT STOP A COMPETITOR?; HOW ARE RIGHTS TRANSFERRED?; EPILOGUE