1. Background and Historical Perspective about Intellectual Property

  1. Francis J. Waller

Published Online: 15 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118084441.ch1

Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide

Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Waller, F. J. (2011) Background and Historical Perspective about Intellectual Property, in Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118084441.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470497401

Online ISBN: 9781118084441

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Keywords:

  • concept of intellectual property - thought in the mind, an intangible creation of the intellect;
  • novel discoveries, or products protected by patents - no intellectual property protection, meaning the cheapest producer could manufacture the product;
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in Alexandria, Virginia - receiving patents and trademark applications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter Objective

  • Introduction

  • Book Strategy for Patents

  • A Brief History of Patenting

  • Intellectual Property: Is It Important or Not?

  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Why Intellectual Property Protection Is Currently Important

  • Information Overload and Prior Art

  • China as an Emerging Intellectual Powerhouse

  • Patents as Sources of Technology

  • Patents in Force Worldwide

  • Chapter Summary

  • Additional Reading

  • Question