Don’t File A Patent: A Reprise–Who Needs It?

So, awhile back I promised an update to my post about John Smith (who, incidentally, called me to confirm that John Smith is, in fact, his real name).  Good to meet you John. John runs the website Don’t File A Patent, and has published a book of the same name. I got my hands on a copy of the first edition, but John tells me the second edition will be available soon with more clear separation between the patent office experiences, and his advice for would-be inventor/entrepreneurs.  Regardless of which version you read, I can honestly say that this book should be required reading for anyone who works as a patent attorney.