Patent It Yourself is the world's bestselling patent book, recommended by patent attorneys, inventors, librarians, journalists and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent attorney and former patent examiner David Pressman takes you, step-by-step and in plain English, through the entire patent process, from conducting a patent search to filing a successful application. Patent It Yourself covers: * documenting the invention process * successful marketing strategies * foreign patent rights * assigning and licensing your invention to others * infringement * and much more Patent It Yourself also includes information on the Provisional Patent Application process, has an expanded business-method patent section, and discusses the 18 month publication of patents -- and how to avoid it. It also provides all the necessary forms and instructions you need. Whether you're new at the inventing game or a grizzled veteran, Patent It Yourself will save you grief, time, and most importantly, money.