The Independent Inventor s Handbook

The Independent Inventor s Handbook Author Louis Foreman
ISBN-10 9780761159735
Year 2015-05-01
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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How do you actually turn a million-dollar idea into a million dollars? From scribble-on-the-napkin to product-on-the market, The Independent Inventor's Handbook explains everything a potential inventor needs to know and the tools he or she needs to use to take a raw concept and turn it into reality. Written by Louis J. Foreman, creator of the PBS series Everyday Edisons and a holder of multiple patents, together with patent attorney Jill Gilbert Welytok, here's a book that speaks directly to the inventive American—the entrepreneur, the tinkerer, the dreamer, the basement scientist, the stay-at-home mom who figures out how to do it better. (over one million of them file patents each year.) Here is everything a future inventor needs: Understanding the difference between a good idea and a marketable idea. Why investing too much money at the outset can sink you. The downside of design patents, and how best to file an application for a utility patent. Surveys, online test runs, and other strategies for market research on a tight budget. Plus the effective pitch (hint: never say your target audience is "everyone"), questions to ask a prospective manufacturer, 14 licensing land mines to avoid, "looks-like" versus "works-like" prototypes, Ten Things Not to Tell a Venture Capitalist, and how to protect your invention once it's on the market. Appendices include a glossary of legal, manufacturing, and marketing terms, a sample nondisclosure agreement, and a patent application, deconstructed.

The Inventor s Complete Handbook

The Inventor s Complete Handbook Author James L. Cairns
ISBN-10 1620230186
Year 2015-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Group Incorporated
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With 50 years of experience as an inventor and close to 60 patents, Dr. Cairns shares his vast know-how to help you come up with, develop and benefit from your ideas.

Idea to Invention

Idea to Invention Author Patricia Nolan-Brown
ISBN-10 9780814432952
Year 2014-01-09
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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You don’t have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent—a parent wrestling with a baby sling . . . a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes . . . an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions to everyday challenges. Author and inventor Patricia Nolan-Brown has turned common annoyances into ingenious and money-making products. She shares the tricks of her trade in Idea to Invention, a practical guide that helps ordinary people look at their world with the eyes of an inventor. Readers will learn six simple steps to invention—and discover: • How they rate on six crucial personality traits • Creativity habits that spark invention • The power of tape-and-paper prototypes to refine their vision • How to navigate the ins and outs of licensing and patenting their product • The pros and cons of finding a licensed manufacturer vs. running a home-based assembly line • How to promote their invention—from perfecting the pitch and finding store buyers to trade-show shortcuts and strategies for creating buzz online • Product enhancements that add years to shelf life From initial concept to thriving business, this handy guide simplifies the invention process and gives creative thinkers the competitive edge they need to achieve success.

Inventing For Dummies

Inventing For Dummies Author Pamela Riddle Bird
ISBN-10 9781118053355
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Full coverage of the ins and outs of inventing for profit Protect your idea, develop a product - and start your business! Did you have a great idea? Did you do anything about it? Did someone else? Inventing For Dummies is the smart and easy way to turn your big idea into big money. This non-intimidating guide covers every aspect of the invention process - from developing your idea, to patenting it, to building a prototype, to starting your own business. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Conduct a patent search * Maintain your intellectual property rights * Build a prototype product * Determine production costs * Develop a unique brand * License your product to another company

Invent It Sell It Bank It

Invent It  Sell It  Bank It Author Lori Greiner
ISBN-10 9780804176446
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER From one of the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank and QVC’s Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner comes a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success. Turn your idea into a reality. Become your own boss. Make your first million. Achieve financial freedom. Lori Greiner shows you how. Lori Greiner is one of America’s most successful, prolific, and sought-after entrepreneurs. But before she created her first hit product, all she had was a great idea, a tireless work ethic, and no clue how to get it to market. So Lori taught herself everything she needed to know about bringing an invention from concept to creation to consumers in months. She learned the ins and outs of business, manufacturing, investors, patents, marketing, and more. Now, five hundred million dollars in retail sales later, in an honest and straightforward fashion, Lori reveals the path she took to her wealth of experience and hard-won wisdom so that you, too, can achieve financial freedom and see your invention become reality. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it profitable. Sharing her own secret formula and personal stories along the way, she provides vital information and advice on topics that can often intimidate, frustrate, and stump aspiring entrepreneurs. Offering behind-the-scenes insights into her experiences on ABC’s Shark Tank and QVC-TV’s Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, as well as valuable lessons learned from the mistakes and triumphs of her early career, Lori proves that, with hard work and the right idea, anyone can turn themselves into the next overnight success. So a note to all the weekend inventors, armchair CEOs, and get-rich-quick dreamers: No more excuses! With Lori Greiner as your personal mentor, the only thing left to do is make your product, get out there, and sell it! Inside, Lori covers such topic as . . . • Market research: Is your idea a hero or a zero? Don’t be so fixated on the end result that you forget to make something that people actually want to buy. • Product design: I have an idea, now what’s next? From concept to prototype to final product: How do I make it and where do I start? • Funding: Although loans, investments, and crowd-sourcing are great ways to access cash, first tap into your own resources as wisely as possible. • Manufacturing: Seeing your final product roll off the assembly line is a magical moment, but there are things to watch out for so you get there in a cost-effective way. • Protecting your idea: To patent or not to patent, and other things you can do to safeguard your idea. • The secrets to selling successfully: You got the product made, now learn how to get people to buy it! Advance praise for Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! “I am used to dealing with Mavericks and Lori fits the bill! Lori Greiner’s insightful and practical book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! should be on the required reading list for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a real business.”—Mark Cuban “While most people write a book to make money, it’s evident in reading Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! that Lori’s goal is to share her secrets with the reader, and make them money.”—Mark Burnett From the Hardcover edition.

The Everything Inventions And Patents Book

The Everything Inventions And Patents Book Author Barbara Russell Pitts
ISBN-10 9781440523618
Year 2005-12-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The Everything Inventions and Patents Book is your step-by-step guide to turning your bright idea into a lucrative enterprise. Authored by two successful inventors and businesswomen, this guide shows you how to make your brainchild profitable! With information on everything from protecting your idea, to learning whom you can trust, The Everything Inventions and Patents Book sets you on the right path toward turning your wildest dreams into tangible, patented reality! Includes vital tips on: Patent law Sales and marketing Developing your idea into a workable plan Filling out a patent application Getting your invention off the ground floor The Everything Inventions and Patents Book is the only resource you need for creating and protecting your idea, your investment, and your future.

Sell Your Ideas with Or Without a Patent

Sell Your Ideas with Or Without a Patent Author Stephen M. Key
ISBN-10 1507885733
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Think you need a patent? Think again. Many of the products Stephen Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever, yet have made millions in royalties. But Key also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Years ago, after reading about how medication bottles rarely contain enough space for the information that needs to be printed on them, he was inspired to develop an innovative label technology. The Spinformation rotating label has been licensed on products the world over, is protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and has received more than 13 industry awards. To put it simply: Key knows how to use intellectual property to profit. This book will teach you how to:• Get a licensing contract with or without intellectual property• Write a provisional patent application that stops others from stealing your idea• Find and hire a killer patent attorney (they are not all created equal!)• Save thousands of dollars on legal expenses• File patents that have true value• Negotiate a win-win agreementIt also details Stephen's experience defending his patents in Federal Court—a David versus Goliath saga he has never before written about at length—as well as provides tips about how to avoid a licensing contract from going bad.

Product Idea to Product Success

Product Idea to Product Success Author Matthew Yubas
ISBN-10 0972552103
Year 2004
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Broadword Pub
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Whether it's a new product idea or service, inventions abound. Coming up with the idea is one thing, getting it to fly is another. In his new book, Yubas offers readers a comprehensive, complete, practical, and easy-to-understand guide to the process of bringing an invention to market.

The Inventor s Bible 3rd Edition

The Inventor s Bible  3rd Edition Author Ronald Louis Docie, Sr.
ISBN-10 9781607741961
Year 2011-12-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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The following description refers to an outdated version of the book. Please see The Inventor's Bible, Fourth Edition, for the most current edition. The Definitive Guide for Inventors Features the PATENT AND NEW PRODUCT MARKETING WORKBOOK that takes you step-by-step through: • Protecting Your Idea (choosing the right steps) • Patenting (how, when, and why) • Selecting Manufacturers (that will do the best job) • Finding the Best Markets (and expanding opportunities) • Developing a Strategy and Market Plan (that fits perfectly into business plans) • Presenting Your Invention to Companies (without getting ripped off) • Negotiating the Best Deal (and how to hire the best advisors) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sarbanes Oxley For Dummies

Sarbanes Oxley For Dummies Author Jill Gilbert Welytok
ISBN-10 9781118052198
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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You may not believe that there’s a fun and easy way to comply with Sarbanes –Oxley, but once you have Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies, Second Edition in front of you, you’re sure to change your mind. This friendly guide gets you quickly up to speed with the latest SOX legislation and shows you safe and effective ways to reduce compliance costs. In plain English, this completely reliable handbook walks you through the new and revised SOX laws, introduces compliance strategies for changed and unchanged guidelines, and gives you an effective framework for implementation You’ll find out how to create an efficient audit committee, purchase and use SOX software solutions, and make practical, cost-effective decisions in your initial compliance year and beyond. You’ll also find proven strategies for staying public or going private and learn how to deal with all those SOX forms. Discover how to: Establish SOX standards for IT professionals Minimize compliance costs in every area of your company Survive a section 404 audit Avoid litigation under SOX Anticipate future rules and trends Create a post-SOX paper trail Bolster your company’s standing and reputation Work with SOX in a small business Meet new SOX standards Build a board that can’t be bought Comply with all SOX management mandates Complete with invaluable tips on how to form an effective audit committee, Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your SOX clean.

Stand Alone Inventor

Stand Alone  Inventor Author Robert G. Merrick
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047728962
Year 1997
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Lee Publishing
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From the creator of four successful inventions, each posting sales in the millions, these step-by-step lessons and real-life experiences will help aspiring inventors move ahead and succeed with a new product idea. Beginning with the basics of what to invent, how to test it cheaply to see if it will sell, and how to protect and distribute it, "Stand Alone, Inventor!" also offers guidelines on manufacturing and merchandising products from the ground up. Advice on gaining store acceptance, writing a press release and sales material, and getting services for less than what the big guys pay make this book a valuable reference for anyone who wants to turn a simple idea into a million-dollar seller.

Hello My Name Is Awesome

Hello  My Name Is Awesome Author Alexandra Watkins
ISBN-10 9781626561885
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Every year, 6 million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone—even noncreative types—can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names. No degree in linguistics required. The heart of the book is Watkins's proven SMILE and SCRATCH Test—two acronyms for what makes or breaks a name. She also provides up-to-date advice, like how to make sure that Siri spells your name correctly and how to nab an available domain name. And you'll see dozens of examples—the good, the bad, and the “so bad she gave them an award.” Alexandra Watkins is not afraid to name names.

Patents Demystified An Insider S Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions

Patents Demystified  An Insider S Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions Author Dylan O. Adams
ISBN-10 1634251679
Year 2015-12-07
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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For tinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and any business with products or processes that can be patented, Patents Demystified provides an easy-to-understand insider guide to patents, patent law, and the patent application process. Based on the author s first-hand experience with both successful and failed companies of all sizes, readers learn the secrets of maximizing patent protection on any budget, with strategies that can be tailored to companies with any business plan or product. Instead of being intimidated and confused by patents, readers will discover how to proactively work with a patent attorney to craft a customized patent strategy, thereby taking the mystery out of what can be an arduous and complicated process."

Patent It Yourself

Patent It Yourself Author David Pressman
ISBN-10 9781413322576
Year 2016-07-20
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Attorney David Pressman and updater Thomas Tuytschaevers take you through the entire patent process, providing scrupulously updated information and clear instructions to help you: determine if you can patent your invention understand patent law evaluate the commercial potential of your idea perform your own patent search file a provisional patent application prepare a formal patent application respond to patent examiners amend an application enforce and maintain your patent market and license your invention Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. It includes up-to-date discussions of the new "first to file" rule, which has to revolutionized patent law.