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Chapter 1. Introduction to Patent Systems

FIG. 1A. Patenting in the USA
FIG. 1B. Patenting in Sample Country A
FIG. 1C. Sample Patenting of Single Invention in Multiple Countries (Non-Priority)
FIG. 1D. Sample Patenting of Single Invention in Multiple Countries (Using Priority)
FIG. 1E. International (PCT) Patent Application for Single Invention

Chapter 2. Your Company's Business Can Be Impacted by Patents

FIG. 2A. Your Company's Commercial Activity
FIG. 2B. Your Company's Product Competes Against Products of Rival Companies
FIG. 2C. Company Competition in Market Plane and in Patent Plane
FIG. 2D. Patent Business Risks and Patent Business Opportunities
FIG. 2E. Proposed Product's Prospect of Infringing Another's Patent

Chapter 3. Basic Patent Strategies for New Product Planning

FIG. 3A. Project's Business Analysis Review (Searched, but No Patenting)
FIG. 3B. Some Patent Business Risks, and Basic Strategies to Mitigate Them
FIG. 3C. Product with Patent Marking
FIG. 3D. Planning the Product According to Differing Risks of Infringing a Patent
FIG. 3E. IP Alignment
FIG. 3F. Some Patent Risk Is Invisible, and Continues to Be Renewed
FIG. 3G. Filing a Patent Application Prevents Others from Eventually Succeeding in Patenting
FIG. 3H. Cut-Off Effect: Patenting Prevents Renewal of Patent Business Risk PBR-1


Chapter 4. Your Relationship with Your Company

FIG. 4. Confidentiality of Your Organization's Information

Chapter 5. Contending with Patents in Your Work

FIG. 5A. Typical US Organization's Arrangement for Patenting Operations
FIG. 5B. Could Your Invention Become Added to Your Company's Future Product?
FIG. 5C. Concern about Past Patenting Precluding the Considered Product
FIG. 5D. Hope That Your Invention Can Also Become a Patent
FIG. 5E. Other Concern That Past Activities Preclude Your Invention from Becoming Patented
FIG. 5F. Time Domains of Your Patent-Related Tasks


Chapter 6. Patents in Time

FIG. 6A. Typical Event Time Line for Patent (Non-US Plus Most US: Publish while Pending)
FIG. 6B. Typical Event Time Line for Patent (Some US: Publish Only if Issue, When Issue)
FIG. 6C. Not All Inventions Become Patented
FIG. 6D. Typical Patent Race between Rival Companies for the Same Invention
FIG. 6E. Defensive Publication Cuts Off Future Patenting for the Same Invention
FIG. 6F. Even with a Prior Art Search, When Filing a Patent Application You Can't Know Whether You Are the Earliest
FIG. 6G. Imminent Public Disclosure Risks Forfeiture of Patent Rights
FIG. 6H. An IRF Should Be Submitted At Least 1 Week before the Disclosure
FIG. 6I. An IRF Submitted Timely Enables Filing a Provisional
FIG. 6J. A Provisional Enables Filing a Long-Term Regular Non-Provisional

Chapter 7. Patent Anatomy

FIG. 7A. Sample US Patent Document ("Not Parsed")
FIG. 7B. Partial Image of Cover Page of Sample US Published Patent Application (Before Issuance as a Patent)
FIG. 7C. Separating ("Parsing") the Basic Parts of a Patent
FIG. 7D. Sample US Patent Document with its Basic Parts Separated by the Patent Reading Prism
FIG. 7E. Some Formalities from Cover Page of Sample US Patent Document
FIG. 7F. Version of How Patent Text Is Presented in the US Patent Office Website
FIG. 7G. Sample Browser Appearance of the Beginning of a US Patent in Website of USPTO
FIG. 7H. Child Patent Application May Be Filed

Chapter 8. Finding Past Documents ("Prior Art Searching")

FIG. 8A. The Prospect of a General "Prior Art" Search
FIG. 8B. The Prospect of a Usual "Patent Search"
FIG. 8C. Searching Patents by Field
FIG. 8D. Some of the Fields That Can be Searched among the Formalities
FIG. 8E. The Level of Confidence in the Reliability of a Patent Search When Seeking Clearance Improves with Resources & Effort
FIG. 8F. Clearance Search to Mitigate Risk That Past Patenting Precludes the Newly Considered Product
FIG. 8G. Novelty Search for Higher Confidence That Your Invention Can Also Become a Patent That Will Protect the Exclusivity of the Possible Future Product


Chapter 9. Reporting Your Inventions for Patenting

FIG. 9A. Patenting
FIG. 9B. Patenting Starts by You
FIG. 9C. Differences between Inventions for Patenting and Science Papers for Publication
FIG. 9D. Sample Decisions of Patent Committee

Chapter 10. A Patent Application Will Be Prepared from Your IRF

FIG. 10A. A Patent Application Will Be Drafted from Your IRF
FIG. 10B. Reviewing the Drafted Patent Application
FIG. 10C. Your Drafted & Approved Patent Application Becomes Filed with the Patent Office
FIG. 10D. Project's Business Analysis Review (Filing Clearance Milestone: Searched, Then Filed Patent Application)

Chapter 11. The Next Two Decades

FIG. 11A. Your Patent Application Has Just Become Filed
FIG. 11B. Your Filed Patent Application Becomes Published while Pending
FIG. 11C. Project's Business Analysis Review (19-Month Clearance Milestone: After Filing, then Searched & Cleared Again)
FIG. 11D. Your Filed & Pending Patent Application Is Examined by Patent Office
FIG. 11E. Patent Office Examines Claims of Your Pending Patent Application against Prior Art
FIG. 11F. Your Filed Patent Application Becomes Issued as a Patent
FIG. 11G. Project's Business Analysis Review (Patent Issuance Milestone)
FIG. 11H. Your Issued Patent Becomes Revised
FIG. 11I. Patent Litigation
FIG. 11J. Your Patent Expires

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