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Inventing for Dummies

ISBN13: 9780764542312
ISBN: 0764542311
Published: June 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.99

How inventors can transform great ideas into profitable products Each year only two percent of the 300,000 new patent applications are successfully developed and marketed. This guide walks inventors through the legal, prototyping, funding, subcontracting, and marketing steps necessary for success. Pamela Riddle Bird (Sandpoint, ID) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Product Technologies, Inc. She has been interviewed on 20/20 and other television shows.

Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Making Your Idea Yours.
Chapter 1: The Innovation Process.
Chapter 2: Patent Basics.
Chapter 3: Conducting a Patent Search.
Chapter 4: Applying For and Receiving Your Patent.
Chapter 5: Maintaining and Defending Your Patent. Part II: Securing Other Intellectual Property.
Chapter 6: Trademarks and Trade Secrets.
Chapter 7: Stopping Copycats with a Copyright.
Chapter 8: Mum's the Word: Keeping it Confidential. Part III: Developing Your Idea.
Chapter 9: Prototyping: Making It Work.
Chapter 10: Hiring Helpers and Working with Work-for-Hire Agreements.
Chapter 11: Evaluating Your Invention's Potential.
Chapter 12: Looking at the Production Process. Part IV: Commercializing Your Invention.
Chapter 13: Developing a Business Plan.
Chapter 14: Finding Funding.
Chapter 15: Keeping Control with Your Own Business.
Chapter 16: Partnering and Manufacturing Arrangements.
Chapter 17: Preparing to Take Your Invention to Market.
Chapter 18: Marketing Your Product.
Chapter 19: Advertising Your Product.
Chapter 20: Licensing Your Product.
Chapter 21: Negotiating a License. Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten Key Contacts.
Chapter 23: Ten Inventions (and Inventors) That Changed the World.
Chapter 24: Ten Inventors to Emulate. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Sample Agreements. Appendix B: Online Resources. Index.