The Independent Inventor’s Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff

By | January 21, 2018
The Independent Inventor's Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff Author Louis Foreman
ISBN-10 0761149473
ISBN-13 9780761149477
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 242
Language English
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
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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 Americanthe 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

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