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Selected Books

Essentials of intellectual property in LexisNexis® Academic - info

Essentials of Patents in LexisNexis® Academic - info

1 Patents: High Stakes, High Value, High Liability.
2 Patent Licensing.
3 Patent Strategy.
4 Patent Tactics.
5 Managing Patents in the Marketing Department.
6 Managing Patents in the Engineering Department.
7 Managing Patents in Manufacturing and Operations.
8 Managing Patents in the Finance Department.
9 Managing Patents in the Human Resources Department.
10 Managing Patents in the Information Technology Department.
11 Patent Management and the Corporate/IP Counsel.
12 Patent Management Paradigm for the CEO/ICO.

Nolo's patents for beginners
Drexel Library Book shelves (2nd fl.) KF3114.6 .P737 2002 

Patent Strategy: The Manager's Guide to Profiting from Patent Portfolios in LexisNexis® Academic - info
“Here is step-by-step guidance to the patent process, the laws, and basic strategies-from a business-goal perspective-so that middle and upper-level managers can recognize the significance of patents in relation to a particular business and can incorporate proper patent management efforts into their business framework.” (John Wiley & Sons)

Inventors Handbook. e-book from Lemelson-MIT Program
"This handbook was created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions regarding United States patents. We hope that this handbook will provide some helpful information on the patenting and commercialization processes."


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Patent infringement

Patent laws and legislation--United States

Patent licenses

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