"I learned much of what I know about elevating patent prosecution to an art form from the author, and this book contains his expert insights. I have personally benefited from this book and intend to buy it for each of my associates."
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Now in its 2nd Edition—A Patent Lawyer's Guide for Practitioners at Every Experience Level!
Ron Slusky's Invention Analysis and Claiming Seminar is based on his acclaimed book
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.
Ronald Slusky's Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer's Guide (American Bar Association 2d. Ed. 2012) offers a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent