This is the complete guide to intellectual property: thinking concepts for discovering it, creating it, protecting it, and profiting from it.

Whether you're an individual inventor or an innovator inside a small-medium business or large enterprise, you need a deep, business-focused understanding of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and the entire invention process. In this book, Craig Fellenstein teaches his own critical techniques that have helped him to earn several patents.

Drawing on his expertise in mentoring invention and patent teams, Fellenstein introduces best practices for managing the process of creating and, protecting, intellectual property.

Coverage includes

  • How inventors think: a complete case study teaching how to conceptualize ideas for new patentable inventions--causing discovery of new patent ideas

  • Validating your invention's uniqueness: critical skills, practical search tools, and the principles of "prior art"

  • Refining and strengthening your inventions

  • Preparing patents that professional evaluators will view favorably

  • Multiple submissions: discovering and filing for follow-on patents that flow from your original ideas

  • Getting a strong patent that will be more likely to withstand any potential challenges after issuance

  • Establishing effective incentives for the creation of new intellectual property

  • Harvesting and commercializing inventions: practical lessons for inventors

  • Using "invention teams" to systematize and accelerate the innovation process

  • Different ways to protect your intellectual property: patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and copyrights

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