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Patent Application Practice provides the most thorough and effective treatment of patent application preparation and prosecution. This single-volume desk reference was written for patent attorneys who are preparing and prosecuting patents before the PTO. It covers the entire patent application process from determining whether an invention is patentable, to preparing the application, prosecuting the application, and handling special matters such as appeals and reexaminations.
Like the intended audience, the authors are patent attorneys with extensive experience practicing before the PTO. Updated twice annually, this volume helps practitioners stay current and avoid pitfalls associated with today's constant flurry of statutory amendments, precedential shifts, and procedural changes. It contains practical advice, practice tips, cautions, and warnings. Well organized, it has more than 60 appendixes that include useful client memos, handy references, a PTO location map, selected forms, and more.