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Patent Pending in 24 Hours

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Edition: 7th ed., 2015
Author(s): Stim, Pressman


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As soon as you file a provisional patent application (PPA) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you establish an effective filing date for your invention – and you can use the term "patent pending" on it. Best of all, you'll establish proof of your claim and not pay for a full patent until you figure out whether your invention is worth the cost.

Nolo's Patent Pending in 24-Hours takes readers step-by-step through the process of drafting and filing a PPA within 24-hours, explaining how to:
Search for prior art;
Organize data;
Use charts and tables;
Create illustrations;
and much, much more!

This edition also discusses what happens after a PPA is submitted to the Patent and Trademark Office, including:
What happens if an invention is modified;
Whether an inventor needs a nondisclosure agreement when pitching a creation;
How to mark an invention with "Patent Pending".

Table of Contents includes:
The Provisional Patent Application;
Deciding Whether to File a Provisional Application: The Seven Hurdles;
Finding Previous Inventions;
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part I—Drawing Your Invention;
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part II—Describing Your Inventionl
Filing and Beyond;
Appendix: Examples of Provisional Patent Applications.

Nolo has been putting the law into plain English for over 30 years and in that time, with over 100 Self-Help law titles, they have become the most respected name in do-it-yourself law.


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Format Paperback
Author Stim, Pressman
ISBN 9781413322019
Edition 7th ed., 2015
Publisher Nolo