Inventor Resources

Steps to License Your Invention’s Patent or Patent Application

1. Decide the kind of trade show that will have appropriate manufacturers present. 2. Search the internet, and make a list of those shows. 3. Phone or e-mail the show’s management and ask how to qualify to attend, and if there is a charge for non-displayers. Many...

Some Cautions Before Contacting Angels

You must have more than a great idea. A patent application, a professional prototype and realistic assessment of your product’s or service’s commercial potential are minimum early assets. These are usually financed by you or your friends and family, but don’t promise...

Beware of Scams

Got a great idea for a new product? Congratulations!! You’re about to embark on a journey of a lifetime! Getting a new product to market is a whole new learning experience. It’s exciting, challenging, frustrating, confusing, potentially rewarding, and, unfortunately,...

Inventor Organizations

UNITED INVENTORS ASSOCIATION OF THE USA 1025 CONNECTICUT AVENUE SUITE 1000 WASHIGNTON DC 20036 WWW.UIAUSA.ORG NATIONAL CONGRESS OF INVENTOR ORGANIZATIONS (NCIO) 8306 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD SUITE 391 BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 (866) 466-0253 NCIO@INVENTIONCONVENTION.COM...

Fun Facts

Learn fun facts about and see how mishaps and mistakes can lead to serendipitous discoveries.

Top US Trade Shows

We’ve compiled a list of trade shows to help the individual inventor network, learn and grow.

ABCs of Inventing

1.) Stay away from invention marketing companies that advertise on radio and late night TV. They’re out to fatten their wallets and empty yours!!! There is no one stop shopping as far as invention development is concerned. Some invention marketing companies claim to...

Products Created by Independent Inventors

7-UP (Charles Leiper Grigg) 56K modem (Dr. Brent Townshend) Adolphs Meat Tenderizer (Adolph Rempp) Adverteasing (Richard Levy) Aerobies (Alan Adler) airbag (Allen Breed) air brake (George Westinghouse) air conditioning (Willis Carrier) airplane (Orville & Wilbur...

Helpful Links

Agricultural Research Service www.ars.usda.gov American Bar Association (ABA) 750 North Lake Dr., Chicago. IL 60611 www.abanet.org/intelprop (IPL Section) American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 203, Arlington, VA...

FAQ

A. Answer from the U.S. Department of Energy. Click here. A. ANSWER from Joanne Hayes-Rines, Inventors Digest #1. Do a patent search. You can do one at a Patent and Trademark Depository library. Check http://www.uspto.gov/ for location near you. #2 Do a market search....

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