The first edition of this book was written by Jeffrey Schox for his course "Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs" at Stanford University. After an introduction to intellectual property, it answers the questions: How does the patent system work? What is an invention? Is the invention patentable? When should the patent application be filed? Does the invention infringe any patents? and Who owns the patent application? The second edition included the America Invents Act ("AIA"), which transformed the U.S. patent system from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-inventor-to-file" system. This third edition includes a glossary and general edits.
Law, Intellectual-Property, Patent-Trademark-Copyright,