This book was a huge help in figuring out what I need to do in order to patent my product! Before I read this book, I had no idea where to start the process. I was also not aware of all of the help that is available online; the author gave specific web sites addresses so that I could locate and use that (free)help. I found out that I can do many of the things that I would probably have payed an attorney for. Even though I will still hire some legal help, having a better idea of what is entailed in getting a patent was very valuable information. The author provided excellent step-by-step instructions to get from point A to wherever I needed to get to. I am a visual learner, so the large number of screen shots in the book was very valuable to me. This book provided me with what I was looking for and much more!