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Videos for Patent Information

The Patents Video
LOCATION: Morris Library - Media - Lower Level (VHS 4143)
Provides an overview of the process of securing U.S. and foreign patent rights. With accompanying text. 40 minutes.

Patents, the search begins
LOCATION: Morris Library - Media - Lower Level (VHS 870)
A very brief overview of how a patent search is done. A good introduction to the basic principles involved, recommended for first time patent searchers. 15 minutes.

Avoiding the patent expense
LOCATION: Morris Library - Media - Lower Level (VHS 2843)
Explains how to determine when a patent is a good investment, what questions to ask a patent attorney, how to get investors to pay for a patent, and how to make a patent work to the inventor's advantage.

Effects of GATT and NAFTA on PTO practice
LOCATION: Morris Library - Media - Lower Level (VHS 3666)
Discusses patent practice changes resulting from legislation for the NAFTA (December 1993) and GATT Uruguay Round (December 1994) and their impact on the 20-year patent term for existing and future patents. Also discusses the new type of provisional patent application. 62 minutes.

A Bicentennial Tribute: women inventors and the patent system
LOCATION: Morris Library - Media - Lower Level (VHS 1838)
Focuses on the exhibit honoring women inventors which opened the Bicentennial Celebration activities in January 1990. 20 minutes.

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Tom Melvin

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Material Science, Marine Science & Policy, Mechnical Engineering