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 ( ) has a full page of good links that I am reproducing here:

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General Invention Assistance

Ask the Inventors

International Federation of Inventors' Associations

Inventors Assistance League

Rent an Inventor and Margolin Development

SBA - Starting Your Business - Patents, Trademarks.

Reference Sources for Inventors

HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

InventorEd's Free Resources

Inventors' Digest Magazine

Inventors Publishing & Research

MIT Invention Dimension!

Nolo Patent & Trade Secrets

North Orange County Computer Club Links

Stanford University Swain Library Resources for Patents and Inventions

Thomas Register

Patents and Patent Searches

Delphion Citation Link

European Patent Office

General Information Concerning Patents

Internet Patent News

Japan Patent Office

The Patent Cafe

United States Patent and Trademark Office Search page

United States Patent and Trademark Office Home

University of Michigan Media Union Library

Protecting Your Idea



Patent Cafe Patent Licensing

Patent Cafe Licensing Inventions Articles

Patent Licensing article from Angenehm Law Firm

Patent Licensing Strategies

The Use of a Patent Licensing Center as an Intermediary

Venture Organizations:

The following So. Cal. organizations provide information and services relevant to the invention commercialization process:

Association for Corporate Growth

Cal Tech/MIT Enterprise Forum

Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance

Los Angeles Venture Association

Orange Coast Venture Group

San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum

The San Diego Venture Group Online

Tech Coast Venture Network

VenturePoint Tech Coast SBDC

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:

The four best sites I like are:

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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.

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The Arthur D. Little Company site is more serious and technical.  Another huge source for really great links. adlittle resources.gif (8959 bytes)

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Inventors' Digest has a very good section on INVENTION BASIC's.

Don't forget to sign up for a free sample issue!

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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