Patent Strategy introduces researchers to patent applications and patent portfolios. With minimum use of 'legal jargon' it provides the technical professional with the assistance and advice they require to understand the legal complexities that they may encounter before and during a patent application. It also discusses the responsibilities of the researcher after patent applications have been filed and the role the researcher can play in the maintenance of a global patent estate.
Comprehensive revisions within this 3rd edition include the major features and new strategic considerations brought about by the passage in the United States of the America Invents Act. This significant patent law change replaces the prior US system, which granted a patent to the person who could prove he was the "first-to-invent' the claimed invention, with a new system that grants the patent to the first inventor to file for the claimed invention in the patent office. This and other considerations of the Act, such as the new post-grant review, will have a major effect on the acquisition of patents in the United States. In addition, the book expands and updates the foundation of patent information that global inventors have found so valuable in earlier editions.
This new advice will enable all researchers to file the best possible patents and maintain a good portfolio.
Reviews from the 2nd edition:
"this is one of the few books to get into the nuts and bolts of what best patent practices actually are. The explanation is clear, and addressed to non-lawyers. A major benefit is that it has a very global view, discussing patent regimes of several major countries, not just the US. In my experience, most tech companies are very naive about such matters."
Internet Patent News
..".I can recommend it for technology managing types. Does a nice job of explaining many aspects of the patent system and patent strategies with a minimum of jargon and case citations..."
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
"This handy book provides the researcher with useful guidance on how to maximize the benefit of their inventiveness to themselves and their organization."show more