Other Helpful Links

Other 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 22202
www.aipla.org

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.
www.innovationcentre.ca

Copyright Office
Information on copyright registration, law and protection by the Library of Congress.
www.copyright.gov

CoreIndex.com
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.
http://www.coreindex.com/

Direct Marketing Association
212-768-7277
www.the-dma.com

Electronic Retailing Association
800-987-6462
www.retailing.org

Federal Trade Commission
Check this out before you get involved with any invention marketing company!!
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro21.shtm

GREENandSAVE Home Resource
Information on energy saving and environmentally friendly products and home remodeling that is now a $240 Billion annual industry.
www.GREENandSAVE.com

IdeaConnection
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.
www.ideaconnection.com

Infomercial Monitoring Service Inc.
610-328-6902
www.imstv.com

Inventor’s Black Book
Resource clearinghouse for inventors
http://inventorsblackbook.com/

Inventors Digest
Articles, advice, resources for inventors.
www.inventorsdigest.com

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
www.usa-canada.les.org

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.
http://www.macraesbluebook.com/

Minnesota Inventors Congress
Non-profit organization that provides support for inventors.
PO Box 71, Redwood Falls, MN 56283-0071 1-800-468-3681
www.invent1.org

MIT Technology Licensing Office
MIT source for patenting, licensing, trademarking and copyrighting of intellectual property developed at MIT
http://web.mit.edu/tlo/www/

National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations (NCIPLA)
1255 23rd St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037
www.ncipla.org

National Science Foundation
Promotes the progress of science through grants and contracts, scientific and engineering research, and education programs at all levels.
www.nsf.gov

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.
www.nttc.edu

Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries
To locate the one nearest you, call 1-800-838-8808
www.uspto.gov

Patents.com
Search for patent lawyers. You also can license and sell patents through the site and obtain brokerage services.
Patents.com

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.

www.theproductnetwork.com

Prototype Today
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.
www.prototypetoday.com

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.
www.score.org

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov

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.
www.sba.gov/sbdc

Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC)
www.sbsc.org
Solicitors in Leeds
www.solicitorsinleeds4u.co.uk

Thomas Edison Muckers
Your site for everything Thomas Edison, every day.
www.edisonmuckers.org

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.
www.thomasnet.com

United Inventors Association of the USA
This is a perfect site to start with . . . lots of great links.

P.O. Box 23447, Rochester, NY 14692. PHONE (585) 359-9310, FAX (359) 359-1133
www.uiausa.com
E-mail: UIAUSA@aol.com

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1-800-786-9199
www.uspto.gov

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.
www.cbe.wsu.edu/~entrep/iac/

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.
www.invent.org

Invention Center Home Page
www.invention-center.com

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.
http://web.mit.edu/invent