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Patent It Yourself.



This revised and considerably enlarged 11th edition of Pressman's how-to book is recommended for anyone ready to file a patent either independently or with the aid of an attorney. For inventors inclined to write and file their own applications, this book describes how to search for prior patents, draft claims and applications, make drawings of the item to be patented, and respond to "office actions" from the Patent and Trademark Office. Office actions are official notices of objections to a patent claim or outright rejections--both of which an applicant has the right to answer with formal amendments. For tinkerers who'd rather let their lawyers take care of a patent application, this book will provide an understanding of how the process works and thus, Pressman asserts, improve client-attorney communication during a sometimes-confusing experience. The author's entertaining and simple prose makes even the most arcane patent office procedures and policies understandable. NOLO, 2005, 512 p., b&w illus., paperback, $49.99.
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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest; book by David Pressman
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jul 2, 2005
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