How to invent and protect your invention: A guide to patents for scientists and engineers

November 27, 2012

Introducing an easy-to-read, jargon-free overview of the patent application process for scientists and engineers: How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers published by Wiley, is updated with the most recent changes to U.S. patent law that were made in Fall 2011.

While almost all chemists and polymer scientists in industry are involved with potentially patentable work, American graduate students are under-exposed to and unprepared for this all-important field. They are unaware of the importance of U.S. Patent Law and patent practices in shaping their daily industrial existence and future. How to Invent and Protect Your Invention includes discussions on how to invent, how to get inventions patented, and how market inventions after securing a patent.

Co-authored by Joseph P. Kennedy, an academic scientist with over 100 issued US patents, writes in a clear non-technical language. This book will be easily accessible to students just starting to apply for patents.

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers
October 2012 • 248pp
978-1-118-36937-1 • Electronic and Online Editions Available
$59.95; CAN $65.95; €48.60; £40.50

About the Authors

Joseph P. Kennedy is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Akron's Institute of Polymer Science. He has authored four books, over 700 publications, and the inventor of 104 issued patents, which have generated billions of dollars worth of revenue. His research interests include the patenting of inventions and the design and creation of useful polymeric materials, particularly for medical/biological applications.

Wayne H. Watkins joined The University of Akron in 2000 as the Director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and as the Associate Vice President for Research. Mr. Watkins has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Juris Doctorate degree in law. He is a practicing attorney and has particular experience in technology based business development, business incubation, and intellectual property management. Mr. Watkins is an owner and principal of Frontier Scientific Inc , a specialty chemical developer and manufacturer for the research community.
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