Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice
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Written by Charles R. Macedo, a practicing attorney at an elite intellectual property firm, The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice offers readers a high-level, practice-oriented approach to patents that never loses sight of the business implications at stake. In short, it teaches what every executive should know in terms of how best to spot patent-related issues effecting both short and long-term organizational goals.
• Offers a strategic, practice-oriented overview of United States patent practice
• Highly qualified author/attorney affiliated with elite firm and possessing a wealth of experience in patent practice in the U.S. and abroad
• Ideal for in-house counsel looking for a compact and accessible guide to the essentials of patent practice
"Charles Macedo has transformed the once alien topic of patents into a clearly written, practical guide for any business manager. Anyone interested in understanding the creation, use, and defense of patents should read this essential book."
-Bruce Bent II, Vice Chairman and President
Double Rock Corporation
"The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice is a comprehensive, lucid, and accessible resource for both corporate counsel and their in-house clients."
-Michael Bishop, General Counsel
AT&T Intellectual Property, Inc.
"Macedo's clear presentation will be invaluable to any business owner wanting to properly structure the ownership of patents at the time of application, and ultimately to save money and maximize sale proceeds."
-R. O'Neal Gray, Founder
Rearden Capital Corporation
"Is this book worth buying? Let's put it this way: Before I had even finished reading it, I had bought a copy and overnighted it to a client. After I finished it, I bought a second copy for another client."
--Herbert R. Schulze
The Colorado Lawyer
"For the first time, corporate intermediary participants in the US patent system have access to a reference text that is dedicated to addressing their specific needs. The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice is precisely what it professes to be, and it should be embraced by corporate insiders everywhere."
--Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 What Is a Patent?
CHAPTER 2 Why Seek Patent Protection?
CHAPTER 3 What Is Patentable?
CHAPTER 4 What to Patent
CHAPTER 5 How to Protect an Invention
CHAPTER 6 How to Get a Patent
CHAPTER 7 How to Read a Patent
CHAPTER 8 What Is Prior Art?
CHAPTER 9 What to Disclose to the Patent Practitioner
CHAPTER 10 Type of Claim Coverage to Seek
CHAPTER 11 How to Construe a Patent Claim
CHAPTER 12 How to Determine Infringement of a Patent Claim
CHAPTER 13 How to Enforce a Patent
CHAPTER 14 Where to Resolve a Patent Dispute
CHAPTER 15 What Is a Patent Worth?
CHAPTER 16 How to Avoid Willful Patent Infringement
CHAPTER 17 When Can a Patent Stop a Competitor?
CHAPTER 18 How Rights Are Transferred