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This smart guide explains exactly what a patent is and how to work the United States Patent Office legal system for your benefit. You'll learn how to determine whether your invention is patentable. Make sure your invention is granted a patent. Inside information helps you predict the value of your invention, handle the legal pathway and get a Patent granted. Covers the 2011 America Invents Act. President Obama has 'thrown out the book' on the old patent system: Read about the new 2011 AIA patent law here. A complete explanation of Prior Art, why it is important and how to conduct a prior art search. The first step: Patent Disclosure. How to file a Patent including inventors and oath, the title, abstract, background and summary and much more. Essential concepts that will protect you and your rights - for example revealing the right amount of information. Everything you need to receive your patent. Steps to take to make sure you own your invention instead of your employer or a university. Key information will help you determine whether and when you need a patent - intellectual property - attorney and how to select the right lawyer for you. Sample Assignment Agreements to lock in ownership of your invention plus how to form your own company. Complete explanation of the costs of patents and where to get help. How to handle attacks and patent infringements, understand Patent litigation, defend your Patent's validity and construct claims. Smart Guide to Patents will remove the mystery surrounding patents and show you the way to patent your invention, protect your ideas and build more wealth. How to understand the US Patent System, protect your ideas and inventions and make more money. You'll become knowledgeable like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. - You'll master these key Patent areas to protect your inventions and make you rich: - What Exactly is a Patent - Patent history & the Ben Franklin's lightning rod and how to use the lessons today - Covers the 2011 America Invents Act which makes previous patent law obsolete - Who owns your invention - Keeping your idea confidential and the America Invests Act (AIA) - Patent disclosure, prior art and filing a patent - Legal communication and understanding the language of patent claims - The steps in getting a patent granted - Costs of patents and where to get help - Developing a Patent once it's been granted - Building a company around your Patent and the role of Patents in business strategy - How to respond to infringers - The right attorney for infringement litigation - Defending validity and constructing claims - Famous wins and losses in Patent litigation that will give you great insight - Smart Guide to Patents will make you pro in this often confusing and mysterious area. You'll become knowledgeable, understand the right questions to ask and the steps to take to get your patent granted, protect your ideas and inventions and build more wealth.