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Invention and patents continues to be an important issue in technology and our global economy. Invention and Patenting provides a clear picture of how to be a prolific inventor, to understand patents, and the patent process. It provides an illuminating insight into the writing of invention disclosures to patents from the submission process to final drafts. The book shows how to communicate effectively with patent lawyers and patent examiners, teaching the language of "legalese." This book is unique in covering both the early invention process to final patent drafting to provide high quality patents in technologies. Key features include: How to become an inventor, how to invent, to what is invention; How to write an invention disclosure to writing a patent; Examples of utility, design, and plant patents; How to prepare the background section, brief listing of figures, detailed description of the invention, claims, abstract to artwork; Using patent search engines; Writing independent and dependent claims; Analyzing office actions of the US and European patent offices; How to write an office action response and amending claims; and, Examples of Office Action responses, preliminary amendments, to notice of allowance response; Invention and Patenting is the first book by an engineer and inventor from a technologist's point of view. It is an essential reference for engineers and inventors. It is also useful for graduate and undergraduate students in technology and the sciences.
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Dr. Steven H. Voldman is an IEEE Fellow and graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Voldman was a member of the semiconductor development of IBM for 25 years. He is presently a recipient of 259 issued US patents and has written over 150 technical papers. At IBM, Dr. Voldman achieved over 67 IBM Invention Achievement Award plateaus. He was one of the first to be designated as an IBM Master Inventor and IBM Corporate Top Inventor. Dr. Voldman has served as an expert witness in patent litigation; and has also founded a limited liability corporation (LLC) consulting business supporting patents, patent writing and patent litigation. Dr. Voldman is presently working on patent searches, patent drafting, office actions response, and preliminary amendments. Dr. Voldman provides tutorials and short courses on inventions, innovations, and patents in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Swaziland and the United States, as well as a lecture program to provide lectures and interaction to university faculty and students internationally.

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