1. The U.S. Patent System

  1. Joseph P. Kennedy,
  2. Wayne H. Watkins and
  3. Elyse N. Ball

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch1

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Cite

Kennedy, J. P., Watkins, W. H. and Ball, E. N. (2012) The U.S. Patent System, in How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118369371

Online ISBN: 9781118410103

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Keywords:

  • U.S. patent system, and filing a patent;
  • patent, agreement, inventor and the government;
  • patent system, secret ideas promoting scientific progress;
  • Patent Law, one form of intellectual property;
  • patent broadly constructed, becoming a valuable patent

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is a Patent?

  • Why Should You File A Patent?