Stocked with drafting checklists and sample drafting language, documents and drawings, the third edition of How to Write a Patent Application walks you step-by-step through the entire process of preparing patent applications.

This hands-on resource helps you:

  • Get from an inventor all the information needed to prepare an effective application
  • Claim an invention with sufficient breadth
  • Claim an invention so that the elements that render the invention nonobvious are clearly set forth in the claims
  • Claim an invention whose validity will be sustained by the courts 
  • Avoid damaging drafting mistakes such as faulty transitions, inconsistent terminology, incorrect verb forms, and deficient functional language

Completely up-to-date, How to Write a Patent Application analyzes the latest USPTO initiatives, and key decisions of the federal courts, and provides the author’s practical suggestions and commentary.

Publication Date: October 2015
Last Updated: February 2024
ISBN: 9781402425608
Page Count: 1,144 pages
Number of Volumes: 1

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