Paul Cole is a European patent attorney as well as a regular Patently-O reader. I have been planning to write a short review for some-time of his book — Fundamentals of Patent Drafting. I was prompted today when another reader recommended the book.
Given Paul’s background, Fundamentals has a focus on European (and UK) patent drafting. However, the author is also quite familiar with US patent laws and blends-in US topics as well — making the book a good resource for US attorneys who are managing foreign prosecution or who are drafting patents that will eventually be filed in Europe. There is also an interesting discussion of windsurfing technology.
Book price: £25.00 (plus postage for outside the UK: £5.60 to Europe or £13.50 to outside Europe) from CIPA