How to Find Out About Patents

How to Find Out About Patents

The Commonwealth and International Library: Libraries and Technical Information Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Frank Newby
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156392

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How to Find Out About Patents presents a basic knowledge of patent matters and provides a few facts regarding patent law and procedures. This book provides a description of the literature available for finding out about patents followed by a comprehensive consideration of the techniques used to obtain any desired information from this. Organized into 15 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the procedure and the requirements of obtaining a patent wherein the inventor usually goes to a patent agent who drafts a patent specification and files this at the Patent Office. This text then explains the patent specification, which is the fundamental document of patent literature and is a statement of the nature of the invention. Other chapters consider the main value of the Patent Journal to industry, which is indispensable as a record of any week's activity at the Patent Office. The final chapter deals with the establishment of a patents department in an industrial company's organization. This book is a valuable resource for professional patent agents.

Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations


    1. Some Facts about Patent Law and Procedure

    2. The Patent Specification

    3. The Official Journal (Patents)

    4. The Classification Key and the Reference Index to the Classification Key

    5. The Official Abridgments

    6. File Lists

    7. Other Patent Office Publications

    8. Overseas Official Patent Publications

    9. The Patent Office Library

    10. Official Patent Publications in Provincial Libraries

    11. Non-Official Patent Abstracts

    12. Searching

    13. The Patent Agent

    14. The Patent Office

    15. The Industrial Patents Department




Product details

  • No. of pages: 190
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156392

About the Author

Frank Newby

About the Editor

G. Chandler

Affiliations and Expertise

Canberra, Australia

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