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Patent Information

Patent Subject Guide

Books:

Nolo's patents for beginners
https://catalog.camdencountylibrary.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?bibl...
A clear and simple guide to the entire patent process.           

The inventor's bible : how to market and license your brilliant ideas
 https://catalog.camdencountylibrary.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?bibl...
A step by step guide from protecting the inventor’s idea through getting the best deal in the marketplace.

Patent it yourself
 https://catalog.camdencountylibrary.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?bibl...
A comprehensive guide to the patent process written in easy to understand language.  

How to make patent drawings : a "Patent it yourself companion"
 https://catalog.camdencountylibrary.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?bibl...
A step by step guide to patent drawings. It shows how to prepare formal drawings that comply with the rules of the U.S. Patent Office.

Websites:

United States Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/
This comprehensive website has information on the patent process, fee schedules, news, statistics, and forms. Users can search full text U.S. patents since 1976 and view patent images back to 1790 with a specific patent number. Apply for a patent online using the electronic filing system.

They also have a toll free number for general help and an Inventors Assistance Center: 800-786-9199

Google Patents
http://www.google.com/patents
Search over 7 million U.S. patents and over a million patent applications.  The advanced search feature is very easy to use. Google and the USPTO have also entered into an agreement to make bulk patent and trademark information available to the public at no charge.

BitLaw Legal Resource
http://www.bitlaw.com/
A complete resource on technology and intellectual property law. It includes information on software patents and international patents.

European Patent Office
http://ep.espacenet.com/
Europe’s network of patent databases, includes over 60 million patent documents from around the world.

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