Understanding chemical patents : a guide for the inventor
- John T. Maynard, Howard M. Peters.
- 2nd ed.
- Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1991.
- Physical description
- xvi, 183 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- ACS professional reference book
- Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
- Introduction: The Purpose of Patents-- How to Read a Patent-- Patents as an Information Source-- Deciding Whether to File a Patent Application-- The Independent Inventor: Obtaining Patent Protection-- Preparation of the Patent Application-- Prosecuting the Patent Application-- Interferences and the Importance of Records-- Patent Infringement and Patent Claims-- Changes in U.S. Patent Laws: 1980-1990-- Trends in U.S. and World Patent Law-- Representative U.S. Patent Fees and Payment of Money-- Making Use of Patents: Enforcement-- The Employed Inventor: Assignments and Employment Agreements-- Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets-- Design and Plant Patents.
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Gives a description of the U.S. patent system and a tutorial on how to read and understand patents, how to use patents as a source of information, how to recognize that an invention has been made, and how to work with attorneys or agents in seeeking patent protection for inventions. Also gives the technical person enough familiarity with the special terminology of patents to be able to deal comfortably with patent attorneys, agents, and technical liaison personnel. Answers the questions not only of practicing chemists and chemical engineers, but also people in other fields who need to understand the patent system. The author of this second edition is a practicing patent attorney in San Fransisco.
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- Publication date
- 0841219974 (alk. paper)
- 0841219982 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780841219977 (alk. paper)
- 9780841219984 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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