Patent Pending in 24 Hours by Richard Stim Attorney

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Everything you need to protect your invention now

The provisional patent application (PPA) is a quick, inexpensive and legal way to claim your invention―and buy yourself time to determine whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a regular patent. Learn how to:

conduct a patent search online
complete all the necessary forms
evaluate potential hurdles
prepare informal drawings
file your application, and
file a new PPA to reflect modifications.

The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention:

nondisclosure agreement patent assignment prototype-maker agreement joint-ownership agreement

The 7th edition incorporates changes from the “America Invents Act,” as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations. Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully. You can, too!

About Richard Stim Attorney

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Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands.
Published November 10, 2015 by NOLO. 442 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction