As individuals and companies realise the importance of theirinventions, issues surrounding patent laws and practices are takingcentre stage around the world.
Patent Strategy introduces researchers to patentapplications and patent portfolios. With minimum use of'legal jargon' it provides the technical professionalwith the assistance and advice they require to understand the legalcomplexities that they may encounter before and during a patentapplication. It also discusses the responsibilities of theresearcher after patent applications have been filed and the rolethe researcher can play in the maintenance of a global patentestate.
This updated edition of the best selling book has been expandedto keep pace with modern day movements and addresses the globalissue surrounding intellectual property. Including new informationon areas such as software and biotechnology it shows the techniquesthat can be used by individuals and academic inventors to protecttheir work and is the ideal reference source.
* Bridges the gap between the legal system and scientificresearch and avoids legal jargon
* Details the reasons behind patents, their importance andrelevance to all researchers and the strategy needed for filing fora patent
* Focuses on the strategy and reasons rather than just being atextbook of patent law
* Presents an overview of tools a researcher can use whileworking with a patent attorney or agent
* Adopts a readable style that explains the basics right up todeveloping a strategy
* Essential reading for all those who wish to keep pace andprotect their work
Reviews from previous edition:
".I can recommend it for technology managing types. Does anice job of explaining many aspects of the patent system and patentstrategies with a minimum of jargon and case citations."
--Internet Patent News
".provides an enlightened approach to a complex subject. It isrelatively easy to read and follow."
-- Polymers Paint and Colour Journal
"This handy book provides the researcher with useful guidance onhow to maximize the benefit of their inventiveness to themselvesand their organization".
--Journal of Chemical Technology andBiotechnology