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"Patent Pending" Kit/eBook table of contents

To help you better appreciate the comprehensiveness of our "Patent Pending" Kit/inventor's guide we present for your review the actual eBook Table of Contents in summary and detailed formats:
Table of Contents in Summary
Table of Contents in Detail

 

Table of Contents in Summary

INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................16

PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION- AN OVERVIEW............................20

BEFORE YOU START PREPARING A PATENT APPLICATION................41

DRAFTING THE PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION...........................90

FILING YOUR PROVISIONAL APPLICATION...............................................124

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF PATENT TERMS.........................................130

APPENDIX B: APPLICATION DATA SHEET GUIDELINE.........................138

APPENDIX C: PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION FORMS.............162

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE PATENTS.................................................................172

APPENDIX E: SAMPLE CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS...................194

INDEX....................................................................................................................352

 

Table of Contents in Detail

Introduction .. 16

Quality Verses Cost Issues Explained . 17

Provisional Patent Application- An Overview ....20

General Overview .. 21

Provisional Patent Application (provisional) Characteristics . 22

When a Provisional May Be a Good Choice . 22

When a Provisional May Not Be a Good Choice ..23

Basic Points of Information . 24

Important Caveats . 24

Filing Date Requirements . 25

Nonprovisional Patent Application Issues . 25

Prosecution History Estoppels . 26

Claim Interpretation . 26

Doctrine of Equivalence . 27

Festo . 27

Main Laws, Rules, and USPTO Guidelines . 28

General 28

Filing Related Matters . 29

Correspondence Address . 30

Incomplete Provisional Filings . 31

USPTO Proof of Filing Receipt 33

Inventorship Related Matters . 34

Correction of Inventorship in Application . 34

Summary Information about Inventorship Correction . 35

Assignment 35

Nonprovisional Related Matters: 36

How To Accord The provisional’s File Date To a Follow-On Nonprovisional 36

Priority Claim Details . 37

Before You Start Preparing a Patent Application ...41

Overview .. 42

10 Step-by-Step Do’s and Don’ts After Conception . 42

Disclosure Document Program .. 44

Content of the Disclosure Document 44

Preparation of the Document 45

Other Enclosures . 45

Disposing of the Disclosure Document 45

Fee . 45

Evaluation of Commercial Potential- 21 Questions to Answer . 46

What Next? . 51

Determining Inventorship . 52

Facts about Inventorship . 54

Some Issues with Joint Inventorship . 55

Some Common Inventorship Issues . 55

Inventorship Evaluation . 56

Who is the Actual Owner(s)? . 57

Ownership Evaluation . 57

Basic Facts About Assignments . 57

What Subject Matter is Patentable? . 58

Overview .. 58

A Basic Patentable Subject Matter Evaluation ..58

Patentable Subject Matter- in More Detail 59

The Current Test for Patentable Subject Matter..60

Functional vs. Non-Functional Descriptive Material 60

Events That Affect Patentability . 61

Events That Bar Patentability . 61

Events and Prior-Art That May Preclude Patentability . 62

Is Your Invention Novel? . 63

What Is Public Knowledge Prior-Art? . 63

Establishing “First to Invent”- Basic Concepts ..65

Novelty Over the Prior-Art 66

Evaluating Claim Novelty- Basic Principles . 66

An Invention Derived From Another 67

Public Use in More Detail 67

The “On Sale Bar in More Detail 69

The Experimental Use Exception . 70

Establishing Critical “First to Invent” Dates- More Detail 71

Winning a “First-to-Invent” Competition . 74

Establishing Diligence and Its Effects . 74

Is Your Invention Obvious? . 75

Basic Points . 75

Advanced Concepts . 76

Prior-art Searching . 78

Why it is important to conduct a patent prior-art search . 78

What Prior-Art Should be Searched? . 79

Determining the Search Engines to Use . 80

Establishing Search Parameters and Methods. 80

Performing the Search- Search Tips . 81

Define Your Invention . 81

Searching the USPTO Patent Database . 82

Evaluating a Patent Reference . 82

Analyze the search results to optimize the search parameters. 83

How Good Is a Professional Patent Search? . 84

Prior-Art Points of Information . 85

All Considered, Should I Apply For a Provisional? . 86

Drafting the Provisional Patent Application ...90

Overview .. 91

Cover Sheet 92

Title of the Invention . 93

Inventorship . 93

Statements and References . 94

Background of the Invention . 94

Invention Background Drafting Checklist 95

Drafting the Invention Background- Questions to Answer 96

Drawings . 96

General Information . 97

Drawings Tips . 97

Drawings Checklist 98

Selected Issues (advanced) 99

Brief Summary of the Invention . 99

Brief Description of the Drawing . 99

Detailed Description of the Invention. 100

Introduction . 100

Overview .. 101

USPTO Written Description Requirement Analysis Methodology (advanced) 101

Written Description Points of Information- a Summary List 105

Satisfying the Written Description Requirement- a Checklist 106

Drafting the Specification . 107

General Writing Style Suggestions . 107

Introduce the Invention- Questions and Guidelines . 108

Implementation Details- Questions and Guidelines . 109

Conclusion- Drafting Tips . 112

Claim(s) (optional) 112

Dummy Claim Drafting Tips . 113

Things to Know About Claims (advanced) 114

Pulling it Together- Drafting the Provisional..116

Drafting Tips . 116

The Quick Approach – 10 Easy Steps . 117

The Better Quality Approach . 118

Provisional Specification- A Template to Start From .. 119

Selected Detailed Description Issues (advanced)..120

Selected 35 USC §112 (1) Issues- (advanced)..121

Written Description Requirement 121

Enablement 122

Undue Experimentation ( Test of Enablement) 122

New Matter 122

Filing your Provisional Application .. 124

Preparing and Organizing the Application . 125

Submissions . 126

The Provisional Filing Fee . 127

The Postcard Receipt 128

Post Filing Matters . 129

Appendix A:  Glossary of Patent Terms ...130

Appendix B:  Application Data Sheet Guideline style .. 138

Patent Application Data Sheet Format 139

Application Information . 140

Correspondence Information . 144

Representative Information . 145

Domestic Priority Information . 146

Foreign Priority Information . 147

Assignee Information . 148

DATA ENTRY FORMAT EXAMPLES .. 149

Technical Characteristics of the Application Data Sheet Format 159

Paper Characteristics . 159

Typography used in documents . 159

Document Format 160

Other Patent Application Data Sheet guidelines:..161

Appendix C:  Provisional Patent Application Forms .. 162

Disclosure Document Deposit Request 163

Provisional Application Cover Sheet 164

Provisional Application Cover Sheet- Additional Page . 165

Transmittal Form .. 166

Credit Card Payment Form .. 167

Postcard Receipt Example . 168

Postcard Receipt Example- Blank .. 169

Power of Attorney or Agent 170

Certificate of Mailing . 171

Appendix D:  Sample Patent Applications ...172

Sample Device Patent 173

Sample Method Patent 184

Appendix E:  Sample Contracts and Agreements 194

Multimedia Development And License Agreement..196

Technical Information Agreement Between Licensor And Licensee . 207

Publishing Agreement (Exclusive License) For Computer Program And Documentation . 217

Software Agreement Between Licensor And Licensee Software Agreement 224

Joint Invention Ownership Agreement 232

Agreement Concerning the Assignment of Patent Rights 237

Bilateral Patent License Agreement-All Patents ..243

Agent-Inventor Agreement 256

Inventor Revenue Distribution Agreement [Academic] 259

Agreement Of Joint Commercialization . 261

Confidential Disclosure Agreement 265

Material Transfer Contract 268

Sponsored Research Contract 271

Computer Software License Agreement 282

Exclusive License Agreement 288

Shrink Wrap License . 297

Single User Software License Agreement 300

Multi-User Software License Agreement 303

Software Acquisition Agreement 306

Software Acquisition Agreement 313

Security Agreement 316

Software Escrow Agreement 320

Independent Contractor Agreement for Consultant..326

Independent Contractor Agreement For Creative Contractor . 334

Contract Amendment Form .. 342

Publicity/Privacy Release . 343

Independent Contractor Agreement For Software Consultant 344

Index .. 352

 


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