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Archived updates for Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"Patent It Yourself" Update Blog and Nolo I/P Podcasts

David Pressman, author of "Patent It Yourself," has created a blog that provides updates regarding patent law, and the book itself. The blog (which is not managed by or affiliated with the book's publisher Nolo) can be found at

Here are a few of his recent updates:
  1. Omit the Objects and Advantages section entirely (many patent attorneys are now doing this) or don’t name it “Objects and Advantages”.
  2. Don’t refer to “the invention” or call any embodiment “preferred”; instead simply refer to “this embodiment” or a “first embodiment”.
  3. Keep the Summary and the Abstract general; don’t include any details of the invention that you would not want to be used to limit the invention. I advise simply paraphrasing your broadest claim for the Summary.

And check out these free Nolo podcasts on intellectual property topics:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Heinz,
Thanks for the info on the "Patent It Yourself" blog. I tried to check out some of the podcasts though, but is seems the links aren't available on acidPlanet anymore. Could you tell me the host in these podcasts or maybe the name of the series...?

Much Appreciated,

September 20, 2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

You can find the podcasts on Nolo's site now at

February 21, 2008 6:01 PM  
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