The following books are recommended for those seeking to increase their knowledge prior to retaining an attorney to file a patent for their business idea and/or invention:
NOTE: NOLO’s Patent It Yourself book is an invaluable resource. It was written for lay people and inventors to teach them about how to file a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office. However, many patent attorneys use this book as a step-by-step guide for their own practice, as it helps them distill the knowledge they acquired over the years into a tangible set of steps. Highly recommended.
For those of you looking for more of a treatise to teach you the concepts in Patent Law, the following Hildreth treatise is the same book taught to patent attorneys back when they were law students: