Resources


COPYRIGHT OFFICE - The United States Copyright Office website is the official government site for information on licensing and registering work. www.copyright.gov

USPTO - The official United States Patent and Trademark Office website provides information on current patent laws and filing information, including filing of both provisional and nonprovisional patent applications.  www.uspto.gov

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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES - Please check the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website before filing any form to ensure a revision has not been issued.

PATENT RESOURCES - The following websites enable to you to obtain and download copies of issued US patents and applications. 

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ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCES - Other websites that provide helpful and pertinent information for an entrepreneur include:

BOOKS - The following written resources are recommended:

  • Ferrell, John S. Monopoly Protection: The 90-Minute Guide to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets. Menlo Park: BayWater Publishing, 2013.
  • Pressman, David. Patent it Yourself. Berkeley: Nolo Press, 1986, 2002.
  • Rivette, Kevin G. and David Kline. Rembrandts in the Attic: Unlocking the Hidden Value of Patents. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1999.
  • Kawasaki, Guy and Michele Moreno. Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 1999, 2000.
  • Kawasaki, Guy. Selling the Dream. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991, 1992.

FORMS FOR FILING - Many of the forms you need can be found online or in the back of the book, Provisional Patents: The 90 Minute Guide to Filing Your Own Application. The following sources are for downloadable and example forms.

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