LINKS - Finding Info for Inventors
Folks, its overwhelming! Tons of information you could spend days and weeks checking out!
The Orange County, California Inventors Forum ( www.inventorsforum.org ) has a full page of good links that I am reproducing here:
General Invention Assistance
Ask the Inventors http://asktheinventors.com/
International Federation of Inventors' Associations http://www.invention-ifia.ch/
Inventors Assistance League http://www.inventions.org/
Rent an Inventor and Margolin Development http://www.rent-an-inventor.com/
SBA - Starting Your Business - Patents, Trademarks. http://www.sba.gov/starting/indextrademarks.html
Reference Sources for Inventors
HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works! http://www.howstuffworks.com/index.htm
InventorEd's Free Resources http://www.inventored.org/
Inventors' Digest Magazine http://www.inventorsdigest.com/
Inventors Publishing & Research http://www.inventorspublishing.com/index.htm
MIT Invention Dimension! http://web.mit.edu/invent/
Nolo Patent & Trade Secrets http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency/index.cfm/catID/FD8C060B-5DD4-4809-A53ECCF6BBD87E32
North Orange County Computer Club Links http://www.noccc.org/links/index.html
Stanford University Swain Library Resources for Patents and Inventions http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/swain/patent/pattop.html
Thomas Register http://www.thomasregister.com/
Patents and Patent Searches
Delphion Citation Link http://www.delphion.com/
European Patent Office http://www.european-patent-office.org/
General Information Concerning Patents http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/smbuss/patents/toc.htm
Internet Patent News http://www.bustpatents.com/
Japan Patent Office http://www.jpo.go.jp/
The Patent Cafe www.patentcafe.com
United States Patent and Trademark Office Search page http://www.uspto.gov/web/menu/search.html
United States Patent and Trademark Office Home http://www.uspto.gov/
University of Michigan Media Union Library http://www.lib.umich.edu/ummu/pattm/patsearch.html
Protecting Your Idea
NATIONAL INVENTOR FRAUD CENTER, INC. http://www.inventorfraud.com/goodguys.htm
Patent Cafe Patent Licensing http://www.patentcafe.com/
Patent Cafe Licensing Inventions Articles http://www.cafezine.com/Articles/licensing_000925.html
Patent Licensing article from Angenehm Law Firm http://www.angenehm.com/casestudy1.html
Patent Licensing Strategies http://www.fenwick.com/pub/ip_pubs/PLicense/main.htm
The Use of a Patent Licensing Center as an Intermediary http://vjolt.student.virginia.edu/text_only/vol3/vol3_art10.html
The following So. Cal. organizations provide information and services relevant to the invention commercialization process:
Association for Corporate Growth firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Tech/MIT Enterprise Forum caltech.edu/~entforum
Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance www.larta.org
Los Angeles Venture Association email@example.com
Orange Coast Venture Group firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum email@example.com
The San Diego Venture Group Online http://www.sdvg.org/
Tech Coast Venture Network http://www.tcvn.org/
VenturePoint Tech Coast SBDC http://www.venturepoint.org/
Inventors Forum: Mission Statement
Inventors Forum is dedicated to assisting and educating early-stage inventors and to providing the environment necessary to safely bring new products ideas to the marketplace. Check out: http://www.inventorsforum.org/
The four best sites I like are:
Andy Gibbs' Patent Cafe is the mother of all invention sites. All kinds of relevant information and practical help for inventors. You will spend hours and hours learning here.
I especially like the section for young inventors. Great place to spend your time. A direct link is provided.
The Invention Dimension is hosted by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)people and has another awesome link list (so I don't have to do it myself). Of special note is all the info and links geared to KIDS and info about the Lemelson-MIT Prizes for Inventors.
|Inventors' Digest has a very good section on INVENTION BASIC's.
The next page gives you great links to
learn about Patent Searching and its importance.
Also, a couple of good links discussing what the new Provisional Patents are all about.
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