Although this desk reference provides a great deal of information about the language and law associated with intellectual property, it cannot possibly provide step-by-step instructions for following various government procedures and programs to protect works of intellectual property.
Fortunately, there are a number of
Copyright Your Software by Stephen Fishman, explains everything about software copyright protection, and provides official copyright forms along with step-by-step instructions.
Domain Names: How to Choose and Protect a Great
Getting Permission: How to License and Clear
License Your Invention, by Richard Stim, guides the reader through the important process of giving others permission to use, develop and market an invention.
Nolo’s Patents for Beginners
, by David Pressman and Richard Stim. This quick and easy guide to patent law sets out the basics for protecting, searching, documenting and registering patentable
Patent It Yourself
, by David Pressman. Patent attorney and former patent
Patent Pending in 24 Hours,
by Richard Stim and David Pressman, shows you how to prepare, assemble and file a provisional patent application—an abbreviated patent application that
Patent Searching Made Easy, by David Hitchcock, shows how to use the Internet and other free resources to search for patents.
PatentPro Plus (software), combining the bestselling book Patent It Yourself with the popular PatentPro software (Windows), enables users to prepare, assemble and file a utility patent.
The Copyright Handbook , by Stephen Fishman, takes the reader through the process of protecting all kinds of written expression under copyright law.
The Patent Drawing Book , by Jack Lo and David Pressman, teaches how to use pen and ink, computerized drawing programs and photography to prepare patent drawings.
The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More , by Stephen Fishman, is an essential roadmap for determining whether music, writing, artwork and movies are free to use.
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business and Product Name
, by Stephen Elias, shows how to choose a
Software Development: A Legal Guide
, by Stephen Fishman, covers website development, software development, intellectual property laws, and the
Your Crafts Business: A Legal Guide,
by Richard Stim, explains the law for crafts