This book should be a valuable aid to most inventors... an excellent starting point for first-time inventors. -- Entrepreneur Magazine, Summer, 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Publisher
Patent Searching Made Easy also shows you how to:
prepare for online searches with the right hardware, software and computer skills
access online patent searching resources
narrow online searches with key words and Boolean logic
perform database searches at Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDLs)
do microfiche searches at PTDLs
search fee-based patent databases on the Internet
search international patent offices
do advanced searches at the PTO and PTDL
Written for both inventors and business owners interested in expanding their product line through the license, distribution or manufacture of other people's ideas, Patent Searching Made Easy is the easiest way for you to determine Am I the First?
"This book thoroughly explains how to search for previously issued U.S. patents, using resources available on the Internet and at PTDLs...The explanations are helpful for both computer expert and newbie." - Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.