Inventing for Fun and Profit
Aside from the fact that this is outdated, it actually is a pretty good guide to the patent process (as far as I know). The chapters have decent examples and there is some good step by step instruction. I would have purchased this for a public library collection in a heartbeat, if this was 40 years ago. The patent office underwent some serious changes by 2000, including an official name change to the USPTO. At least once a year I get a reference question about copyright, trademarks, or patents. Only a few are ridiculous. (One lady said she had the cure to HIV infections.) I am all about referrals to Detroit Public Library’s Patent and Trademarks Research Center. It’s a great resource for that serious inventor.