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This book presents a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims. A central theme is the importance of using the problem-solution paradigm to identify the "inventive concept" before the claim-drafting begins. The book's teachings are grounded in "old school" principles of patent practice that, before now, have been learned only on the job from supervisors and mentors.
No dry reference tome, Invention Analysis and Claiming is accessible, making its points in the context of everyday inventions like the ball point pen and the paper clip. The text is engaging and its teachings made memorable by imaginative metaphors and succinct prescriptions for practice.
Readers are also shown how the notions of problem, solution and inventive concept can serve as a framework for writing the specification and, later, for amending the claims. Those new to patent practice will be particularly helped by the inventor interview technique called "self-directed learning."
Attorneys new to patent practice will find this book an invaluable resource and experienced attorneys will gain new perspectives on their work and enhance their skills across the board.
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