Don  Lancaster's Guru's Lair 
Patent  Books
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     For most individuals and small scale startups, patents are
     virtually certain to end up as a net loss of time, energy,
     money, and sanity. So, I cannot honestly recommend ANY
     of these titles. But here they are anyway.

     See our Patent Avoidance library page.

Cashing in On Your Inventions (Richard Levy )
Determine If Your Invention Is Profitably Marketable ( James White )
How to License Your Million Dollar Idea ( Harvey Reese )
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright ( M. Davis )
Inventor's Notebook ( Fred Grissom )
Patent It Yoursel ( David Pressman )
Patents : A Practical Handbook ( U.S. Dept Commerce )
Patent, Copyright & Trademark ( Stephen Elias )
Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers> ( Thomas Gordon )
Patent Law Essentials ( Alan Durham )
Patent Pending in 24 Hours ( Richard Stim )
Patent Searching Made Easy ( David Hitchcock )
Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks for Dummies ( Henri Charmasson )
Secrets from an Inventor's Notebook ( Maurice Kanbar )
Toy and Game Inventor's Handbook ( Richard C. Levy )
Turn Your Invention into Millions ( Don Kracke )
Unlocking the Hidden Value of Patents ( Kevin Rivette )