Most civilized countries award patent rights to inventors, unless the inventor transfers these rights in a writing. Yet, technology professionals have little training in patents.
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The workbook presents a new approach to patent searching using keywords only to obtain professional-quality search results. The book makes a compelling case that searching for patents online with keywords and free databases (the USPTO and the EPO) is now the best way to do patentability searches.
In addition to an overview of the patent system, the workbook features four inventions using basic technologies for practice. Step-by-step search solutions are provided that show how each patent is located. For more information, see http://www.keypatent.net/.