Fundamentals of Patenting and Licensing for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Matthew Y Ma
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814452557
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This comprehensive book is the first of its kind to take scientists and engineers beyond simply getting a patent granted. Through the author's extensive technical background and experience in intellectual property licensing, it ties the many technical, legal and business aspects of patent enforcement to the innovation and patenting stage in the patent value chain, with the objective of helping inventors to create valuable patents that can be capitalized. In easy-to-understand language, this book covers various aspects, including basic concepts of patent laws and rules, innovation protection, patenting, patents post-granting and patent licensing. With over 40 tables, 70 figures, nearly 100 cases and examples, and a comprehensive index table, it serves as a practical handbook for inventors and patent practitioners. This second edition incorporates the latest changes in the America Invents Act (AIA), with additional case studies and illustrations throughout the book. For inventors who want to file patents by themselves, this new edition provides guidelines and step-by-step instructions on preparing and filing a US provisional patent application, while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur in do-it-yourself patenting. Contents:The Basics:The Basics of the Patent SystemWhat You Should Know about Patent LawHow to Read a PatentGetting Ready for Patenting:Innovation HarvestingProtecting Your Invention and Planning Your Patent FilingPreparing Your Patent ApplicationsPatent Prosecution and Post Granting:Patent ProsecutionTactics for Overcoming RejectionsPost Patent GrantingPatent Monetization:Patent Strategy for a Successful BusinessPatent Evaluation and Patent MaintenanceCommon Practices in Patent MonetizationPatent ValuationSkills:Patent SearchHow to File a U.S. Provisional Patent Application Readership: Researchers, scientists, engineers, individual inventors in innovation, entrepreneurship, business management, patent strategy and portfolio management, intellectual property professionals and engineering students in graduate studies. Keywords:Patent;Patent Law;Patent Filing;Patent LicensingKey Features:Written by a scientist in an easy-to-understand language and does not require prior knowledge of intellectual property lawHelps inventors create the most valuable patent by illustrating potential pitfalls in future licensing of technologiesReviews: "Matthew Ma has simplified convoluted legal concepts to plain and practical language. His book is incredibly useful and accessible to any scientist seeking to protect his innovations. I used Fundamentals of Patenting as a text reference for my engineering students at UC Berkeley." Tal Lavian, PhD College of Engineering University of California, Berkeley "This book shows the roadmap of patent commercialization. It provides all the basic concepts, essential tools, and deep knowledge from patent protection to licensing, and includes related savvy strategies, useful tactics, and valuable tips. Based on his broad experience in engineering, patent law, and business, Dr Ma brings a great educational material for our faculty and students, as well as a measurable impact to our research community." Jason Wen, PhD, MBA, CLP, RTTP Director, Technology Transfer and Licensing Boston College Reviews from the First Edition: “Matthew Ma has a deep understanding of the world of patents from the legal, technology, and business perspective. However, the brilliance of his book is the reduction of these complex concepts into easy to understand language. As the title would indicate, it is great for Scientists and Engineers, but also a must read for technology business leaders.” James Billmaier Founder Patent Navigation Inc. “This is an excellent and useful book meant to help both the beginners and experts, written in an easy-to-read style starting from the basics and going into technical depths. The author gives many practical tips based on his extensive experience in patenting and in working in R&D.” Prabir Bhattacharya, PhD IEEE Fellow; Professor and Canada Research Chair Concordia University, Montreal, Canada “… the clear, concise fashion in which Ma explains concepts that engineers — and even my law school students — may find difficult, such as dominant patents. Add this book to your library. In today's complex and commercial landscape, engineers and scientists who refuse to become patent savvy will likely be eclipsed by those who are.” IEEE Spectrum “It offers practical advice that will be appreciated by this community … I recommend the book as one of the few that offers the kind of practical advice that is often only gained through some years of experience.” Opinnovate “Against the backdrop of a complex commercial landscape, it is essential that engineers and scientists who are engaged in the business of innovation have a working knowledge of the legal rules, market forces, monetization mechanisms and IP risks that affect the value of their creations. This book will provide that knowledge.” International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties

Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers Third Edition

Author: Thomas T. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466509443
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Law

The most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent laws in decades occurred with the recent passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Understanding the law that dictates what a patent is and how a patent is obtained and enforced, and the recent changes through statute or case law litigation presents unique challenges. This third edition of Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers examines the new Act and provides an overview of the patent system for the independent inventor as well as for members of the scientific and business community—whether a scientist, engineer, supervisor, or manager. In addition to a new chapter dedicated to the America Invents Act, the third edition includes annotations of the recent law changes, updates in all chapters, new figures, and new case studies. The authors discuss patent filing outside of the United States and also dedicate a chapter specifically to the Canadian patent system. They describe the key topics that anyone involved in the patent process needs to know, including what makes an invention patentable, the art of patent searching, and the crucial role of record keeping. The text also includes an indispensable glossary of patent terminology, as well as an appendix with sample U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) forms. This book provides a valuable guide to assist inventors in dealing with the USPTO, as well as with patent professionals. The text describes the patent process from conception to application filing and is a must-have reference for scientists and businesspeople alike. Since the role of patent professionals is to obtain the maximum protection for inventors, both the inventor and businessperson would be well advised to understand and participate in all the steps involved. This book offers an excellent insight into the patent process.

Refrigerating Engineering

ISBN: MINN:319510008758377
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Air conditioning

Vols. 1-17 include Proceedings of the 10th-24th (1914-28) annual meeting of the society.

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

Author: Linda D. Hall
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787697036
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Each updated edition of this detailed resource identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects -- industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.


Author: Richard K. Gardner
ISBN: UOM:49015003053486
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Best books