Description : Discover new techniques for researching patents and trademarks! Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives addresses an essential yet undervalued and often underused class of scientific and technical information. Library staff, information specialists, corporation heads and administrators, inventors, school faculty, scientists, engineers, and engineering, science and library students will gain valuable insight on historical research, practical applications, and the availability and accessibility of patenting authorities. This book focuses on methods for searching international patents and trademark information for patrons of the library using the Internet, databases, and other sources. This book contains tips and nuts-and-bolts advice from experienced librarians who either practice in patent and trademark depository libraries or are experts in researching patents for library patrons. Their advice will help you navigate decision points and search paths for locating patent and trademark information from state, federal, and international sources. Special features include tables and figures, as well as bibliographies that provide extensive resources for locating additional information. The first half of the book is dedicated to issues involving patents, including: disseminating enemy technical information during World War II basic novelty patent searching in seven steps using patent information for historical genealogical research esp@cenet®—Europe’s network of patent databases regional patent systems—a challenge for the international searcher patent data for technology assessment—applications, patent databases, and retrieval methods The second half of Patent and Trademark Information guides you in searching out trademarks, company and owner names, and databases. An entire chapter is dedicated to searching for trademark and/or company names for each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Another chapter investigates five free international Web-based patent sites.
Description : The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Description : This book presents a clear and precise overview of the key aspects of German business law. It was written by attorneys involved in the daily practice of business law in Germany and is aimed at people who wish to orient themselves quickly in which it impacts business pur with the German legal system and the manner chases, establishment, operations and liquidations. The first section of the book is devoted to an explanation of the major issues to be considered in acquiring or establishing a business in Germany, whereas the second section focuses on areas of special consideration. In both sections special attention has been paid to highlighting and explaining the differences between the German legal system and that of the United States, though the intention is to pro vide information that will prove valuable to all foreigners, particularly business men and women and lawyers advising clients with an interest in doing business in Germany. Though it is the object of this book to present readers with a general orientation and the foundation for making informed decisions concerning business transac tions in Germany, it cannot possibly function as a substitute for case-specific pro fessional advice and by no means purpmts to do so. Those readers who wish to follow up on any decisions they may have formed on the basis of the material presented here are well advised to seek the guidance of qualified attorneys and tax advisors before entering into any bindin;>: obligations.
Description : The primary purpose of the first edition of this book was to provide inventors and those who manage technology with sufficient understanding of the patent system to permit them to make use of it with the greatest possible degree of comfort. From the comments that I have received from readers of the first edition, it seems that this purpose was achieved to an appreciable extent. In fact, the audience for the book went beyond this and has been of use to those entering the patent profession and general attorneys who have technology-based clientele. This second edition discusses important changes in the law since the first, including the enactment of new laws as well as new insights into or inter pretations of already existing statutes. Along with updating material, I have expanded certain discussions including more examples to illustrate some of the more complex issues covered. In writing this book, I have tried not to lose sight of the underlying philosophy of the patent laws as expressed in ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8 of the United States Constitution: The Congress shall have the power to promote the sciences and useful arts, by securing for limited time to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. Encouragement of communication between an inventor and the general public is, therefore, the primary purpose and objective of the patent laws.