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Patents by Mind Map: Patents

1. Additional Resources

1.1. IPWatchDogs

1.2. NOLO

1.3. Patently O

2. Benefits

2.1. Protection of Ideas

2.2. Incentive to Invent and Discover

2.3. Creating Guidelines for Others to Use

3. Requirements

3.1. Novel/New

3.2. Non-Obvious

3.3. Useful

4. Examples

4.1. Device with Moving Parts

4.1.1. Cigarette Light

4.1.2. Laser

4.1.3. Scanner

4.2. Process or Method

4.2.1. Genetic engineering procedure

4.2.2. Investment Strategy

4.3. Article of Manufacture

4.3.1. Tire

4.3.2. Pencil

4.4. Composition

4.4.1. Chemical

4.4.2. Pharmaceutical

4.4.3. Soap

4.5. Variety of Plant

4.5.1. Smooth Angel Rose

4.5.2. Jazz Apple

5. Parties Involved

5.1. Inventor

5.1.1. Organization Invention was Discovered at

5.1.2. Patent Attorney

6. Necessary Tools

6.1. USPTO

6.2. EFS Web

7. Primary Tools

7.1. Searches

7.1.1. Google Patents

7.1.2. WIPO

7.1.3. USPTO

7.2. Patent Drawing Sofware

7.2.1. Smart Draw

7.2.2. CAD Pro

8. Secondary Tools

8.1. Patent Tracking Software

8.1.1. Thomson Reuters IP Manager

8.1.2. Flextrak

8.1.3. Anaqua Essential

8.2. Patent Drawing Services

8.2.1. Dakatec Ink

8.2.2. Patents Ink

8.2.3. ASCADEX

8.2.4. Cotsis CAD