The official government site is the first stop for information on patents and trademarks, with manuals, guides and tutorials, inventor resources, Statistics & trends. As well as the patent and trademark databases.
“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)
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.
"SIC 6794 Patent Owners and Lessors." Encyclopedia of American Industries. Ed. Lynn M. Pearce. 4th ed. Vol. 2: Service & Non-Manufacturing Industries. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 1059-1060. Gale Virtual Reference Library.