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By Matthew Y Ma

This complete booklet is the 1st of its style to take scientists and engineers past easily getting a patent granted. during the author's broad technical heritage and event in highbrow estate licensing, it ties the numerous technical, felony and enterprise facets of patent enforcement to the innovation and patenting degree within the patent price chain, with the target of assisting inventors to create important patents that may be capitalized.

In easy-to-understand language, this ebook covers a number of points, together with uncomplicated options of patent legislation and principles, innovation defense, patenting, patents post-granting and patent licensing. With over forty tables, 70 figures, approximately a hundred instances and examples, and a complete index desk, it serves as a pragmatic guide for inventors and patent practitioners.

This moment version accommodates the newest alterations within the the United States Invents Act (AIA), with extra case experiences and illustrations through the ebook. For inventors who are looking to dossier patents through themselves, this re-creation offers directions and step by step directions on getting ready and submitting a US provisional patent program, whereas heading off the pitfalls that normally ensue in selfmade patenting.

Readership: Researchers, scientists, engineers, person inventors in innovation, entrepreneurship, enterprise administration, patent method and portfolio administration, highbrow estate pros and engineering scholars in graduate stories.

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3 The First-to-file and the First-to-invent The first-to-file system or the first-to-invent system determines which inventor gets the patent in case two inventors have independently conceived the same invention. The fundamental principle in our patent system is that two patents cannot be granted for the same invention. If two parties claim the same invention, only the first inventor has priority, and ergo, obtains the patent. Who the first inventor is depends on which patent system is used: the first-to-file system or the first-to-invent system.

2 Ideas to Assets: The Patent Value Chain An overview of the patent value chain is illustrated in Fig. 1. This process consists of two major stages: patenting and monetization. The patenting process is primarily concerned with generating patents as investments, while monetization is about getting a return on those investments through the enforcement of patent rights. A typical patenting process starts with the conception of an idea that is followed by a reduction to practice, which involves building, experimenting and proving that the invention works for the purpose intended by the inventor, and further refining the original concept.

3. In this example, Invention 1 is different from the existing art in that it does not require Element B – 13 Novelty and nonobviousness are basic criteria used by a patent examiner to determine the patentability of an invention. They will be discussed in detail throughout the book. 14 The obviousness criteria is judged by a hypothetical person who is presumed to have known the subject matter of the invention, also referred to as a person ordinarily skilled in the art (POSIT). 03. 12 Fundamentals of Patenting and Licensing for Scientists and Engineers Invention 1 is novel.

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