Official Land Patent Records SiteOfficial Land Patent Records Site provides live database and image access to more than two million federal land title records for the Eastern Public Land States, dating back to 1820. Search for land title records by patent number, patentee name, warrantee name, county, section number, township number/direction, range number/direction, and/or meridian.
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Patent Searching for Librarians and Inventors by Timothy L. WherryPresents basic information on patents and their relation to copyrights and trademarks. Profiles seven steps to searching U.S. patents. Appendixes include "Thirty Often Asked Questions and Their Answers for the Amateur Inventor", patent libraries, and informative documents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Call Number: T 210 .W44 1995 Floor 2–S, Harold B. Lee Library Bookshelves
Protecting Your Ideas by Joy L. BryantIntellectual property law is currently exploding, as demonstrated by the growth of technology transfer offices in universities. More and more scientists, companies, and institutions are rushing to secure intellectual property rights for their ideas and inventions. This process frustrates many people; patent laws are constantly changing, and most books about them are either overly technical or boring. Protecting Your Ideas: The Inventor's Guide to Patents is a succinct, straightforward guide to the system. This guide presents the steps involved in obtaining patent protection for inventions. It is easy to read and brimming with essential information and advice compounded from FAQs posed by the author's academic and industrial clientele. The text includes tips, warnings, and examples that guide the reader through the invention process so patent rights are not jeopardized. Checklists and other helpful information are provided to assist the inventor preparing to enter the patent process. The book includes valuable resource information and business guidance to protect the inventor from consumer fraud that is sometimes associated with the patent process. Protecting and Idea is a must read for every engineer, scientist, or amateur inventor. Key Features * Simple, easy-to-read format demystifies the patent process * Numerous example patents help to illustrate the issues involved * Provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection * Incorporates up-to-date information about U.S. patent laws * Advises inventors about the do's and don'ts of patenting * Includes useful resources for helping inventors safeguard their ideas
Publication Date: 1998-10-08
How to Invent and Protect Your Invention by Elyse N. Ball (As told to); Joseph P. Kennedy; Wayne H. Watkins<b>A straightforward guide to inventing, patenting, and technology commercialization for scientists and engineers</b><p>Although chemists, physicists, biologists, polymer scientists, and engineers in industry are involved in potentially patentable work, they are often under-prepared for this all-important field. This book provides a clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview of the patenting process tailored specifically to the needs of scientists and engineers, including:</p><ul> <li>Requirements for a patentable invention</li> <li>How to invent</li> <li>New laws created by President Obama′s 2011 America Invents Act</li> <li>The process of applying for and obtaining a patent in the U.S. and in foreign countries</li> <li>Commercializing inventions and the importance of innovation</li></ul><p>Based on lecture notes refined over twenty-five years at The University of Akron, <i>How to Invent and Protect Your Invention</i> contains practical advice, colorful examples, and a wealth of personal experience from the authors.</p>
The LensAlternate title: Lens. The Lens serves nearly all of the patent documents in the world as open, annotatable digital public goods that are integrated with scholarly and technical literature along with regulatory and business data. The Lens allows document collections, aggregations, and analyses to be shared, annotated, and embedded to forge open mapping of the world of knowledge-directed innovation. Ultimately, this will restore the role of the patent system as a teaching resource to inspire and inform entrepreneurs, citizens and policy makers.