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:

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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


Licensing

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


Venture Organizations:

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

Association for Corporate Growth acgoc@aol.com

Cal Tech/MIT Enterprise Forum caltech.edu/~entforum

Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance www.larta.org

Los Angeles Venture Association lava4@aol.com

Orange Coast Venture Group ocvg1@aol.com

San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum sndforum@mit.org

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:

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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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