Other Helpful Links
Agricultural Research Service
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 22202
The Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre
An organization dedicated to assisting Canadian inventors and innovative companies with services such as invention evaluation, technology due diligence, market research and education programs.
Information on copyright registration, law and protection by the Library of Congress.
CoreIndex.com is a trade portal, market place and trade point for exporters, manufacturers, importers and all others related to export import trade. It helps buyers and sellers to transact business directly without the middleman.
Direct Marketing Association
Electronic Retailing Association
Federal Trade Commission
Check this out before you get involved with any invention marketing company!!
GREENandSAVE Home Resource
Information on energy saving and environmentally friendly products and home remodeling that is now a $240 Billion annual industry.
A crowdsourcing site where inventors and innovators can submit ideas and get paid to help solve problems for others. The site’s mission: To give businesses access to the world’s most creative and innovative minds, who work collaboratively to solve problems and develop innovations.
Infomercial Monitoring Service Inc.
Inventor’s Black Book
Resource clearinghouse for inventors
Articles, advice, resources for inventors.
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation; at Smithsonian Institute
Addresses the history of inventing; center produces invention programs & events. www.invention.smithsonian.org
Licensing Executives Society
MacRAE’s Blue Book
America’s “leading industrial Web site” (comScore, March 2009) with over 33 million annual visitors. The site plays a key role in connecting buyers and sellers of industrial products.
Minnesota Inventors Congress
Non-profit organization that provides support for inventors.
PO Box 71, Redwood Falls, MN 56283-0071 1-800-468-3681
MIT Technology Licensing Office
MIT source for patenting, licensing, trademarking and copyrighting of intellectual property developed at MIT
National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations (NCIPLA)
1255 23rd St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037
National Science Foundation
Promotes the progress of science through grants and contracts, scientific and engineering research, and education programs at all levels.
National Technology Transfer Center
Access to federal technology information, knowledge management and digital learning services, technology assessment, technology marketing, assistance in finding strategic partners, and electronic-business development services.
Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries
To locate the one nearest you, call 1-800-838-8808
Search for patent lawyers. You also can license and sell patents through the site and obtain brokerage services.
The Product Network
The Product Network is the first test market network created for inventors. TPN is a social networking site leveraged with a national TV show to allow inventors to “test market” their products. Even the beginner inventor can take advantage of the product resources and connections available on the site to pursue product development.
PrototypeToday.com offers an expansive list of prototyping services as well as trusted information for professionals to stay up-to-date on the most relevant industry information.
S.C.O.R.E. – Service Corps of Retired Executives
Located throughout the U.S. A volunteer organization that provides assistance to those who are starting businesses or bringing new products to market. Check your phone book for the office near you.
Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Centers
Located throughout the U.S. A governmental department which provides services to inventors and small business owners. Check your phone book for the office near you.
Thomas Edison Muckers
Your site for everything Thomas Edison, every day.
Thomas Register of Manufacturers
Inventors, engineers and buyers from the private sector, government, military, and academia search ThomasNet.com for the industrial products and services, including thousands of catalogs and millions of 2-D and 3-D CAD drawings. Other services include resources, workflow tools and best practices to help buyers and specifiers save time, improve productivity, and make more informed supplier selections.
United Inventors Association of the USA
This is a perfect site to start with . . . lots of great links.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Washington State University Innovation Assessment Center
A Service of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the EDA University Center at Washington State University. IAC provides inventors with valuable information and analysis to help them determine the commercial viability of their new product or service innovation. Their package of services ($795) includes Market Research, a Feasibility Analysis, a Key Word patent Search and Personalized Business Consulting.
Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
Provides evaluations of an invention’s marketability. 02 McCutchen Hall, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI 53190, (414) 472-1363
RESOURCES FOR YOUNG INVENTORS
By KIDS For KIDS Company
The company recognizes the ingenuity and creativity that kids possess. They also know that kids have great ideas and often no place to take them. They provide the support needed for kids to create great ideas and inventions for other kids to use. They will even help bring the best ideas into the marketplace! True to their name, all products are invented BY and FOR kids. http://bkfk.com
Inventure Place & National Inventors Hall of Fame
Biographical data, links to invention sites; African American inventors info; info about invention competitions & awards.
Invention Center Home Page
Kids invent toys.
Toy inventing workshops. www.kidsinvent.org
MIT’s Invention Dimension
Highlights different American inventors; offers extensive listing of invention links, especially for children.