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Patent and trademark tactics and practice
Burge, David A., 1943-
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 282 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library KF3120 .B87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Small Business-Patents
Central Library KF3120 .B87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Small Business-Patents

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The essential intellectual property reference for all areas of science and technology--covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets

Did you know that a patent does not give its owner the right to make, use, or sell the invention covered by his patent? That a trademark need never be registered in order to sue others for infringing on it? Or that even an unpublished work is protected by copyright under the latest copyright laws?

Crucial and often surprising information like this is given careful attention in Patent and Trademark Tactics and Practice, Third Edition. The author--an expert patent attorney--outlines the fundamental principles that must be understood by inventors, business people, and others engaged in the development, protection, and management of intellectual property.

With straightforward language and clear, concise explanations, this book explains legal rights and obligations as well as correct procedures necessary for legal protection. It answers dozens of legal and procedural questions, from how to find a good patent attorney and apply for a patent to how to select and use a trademark and protect trade secrets. The book will help you work with a patent attorney by guiding you in keeping proper patent records, properly using your trademarks and documenting crucial information that will be needed by counsel.

Author Notes

DAVID A. BURGE is a well-known registered patent attorney who maintains an active private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property, has coauthored the Patents chapter in recent editions of Wiley's Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, has received numerous bar association awards, and is a member of several honorary societies of engineering.

Table of Contents

The Patent Attorney's Bailiwick
The Panorama of Intellectual Property
Working with a Patent Attorney
Basic Features of Patents and Patent Systems
What Can Be Patented and By Whom
Preparing to Apply for a Patent
Prosecuting a Pending Patent Application
Using an Issued Patent
Maintaining Proper Invention Records
Planning a Patent Program
Disclosing an Idea and Invention Marketing
Assignments, Shoprights, and Licenses
Patent Protections Available Abroad
Basic Features of Trademarks
Selection and Proper Use of Trademarks
Trademark Registration
Assigning, Licensing, and Enforcing Trademark Rights
Basic Features of Copyrights
Registration and Other Copyright Issues
Other Forms Of Intellectual Property
Design Patents
Plant Protection
Trade Secrets
Preserving And Protecting Specific Types Of Intellectual Property Rights
Appendix Tables

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