Obtaining a Patent

  • Gilbert Kivenson


Somewhere between the conception of an idea and the completion of an operating model it may occur to an inventor that he needs the protection offered by a patent. In deciding whether to apply for a patent or not, he should ask himself two basic questions: (1) Is the device patentable? and (2) Will the obtaining of a patent have any advantage for me? An affirmative answer to both questions may justify the expense involved in seeking a patent.


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  1. Publications of the U.S. Patent Office; obtainable from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402: 1. Patent Laws 2. Rules of Practice 3. Manual of Patent Exam in ing Pro cedure 4. Patents and Inventions. An Information Aid for Inventors 5. General Information Concerning Patents 6. Guide for Patent Draftsmen Google Scholar

General Books of Interest

  1. 7.
    Tuska, C.D., An Introduction to Patents for Inventors and Engineers, Dover Publications, New York (1964).Google Scholar
  2. 8.
    Fenner, T.W. and J.L. Everett, Inventor’s Handbook, Chemical Publishing Company, New York (1969).Google Scholar

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© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc. 1982

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