Every product is different but there really are secrets to success. Begin with these basic steps, and you'll avoid a lot of common mistakes!
Advice for New Inventors
1. Stay away from invention marketing companies that advertise on radio and late night TV. They're out to fatten their wallets and empty yours!!!
There is no one stop shopping as far as invention development is concerned. Some invention marketing companies claim to be able to present any kind of product to industry, but that would mean they would have to be very knowledgeable about every industry. Successful invention marketers work in selected industries and have specific contacts in those industries. They have spent years building relationships with those inside corporations in specific industries.
Patent Law for New Inventors
Inventors - learn the essentials about patenting your invention here.
Chapter 1: What is Intellectual Property?
To encourage the creation of valuable ideas, and protect them from being stolen, the U.S. legal system developed the concept of intellectual property.
The four key classes of intellectual property are:
Patent: A grant issued by the federal government giving an inventor the right to exclude others from making, having made, using, leasing, offering to sell, selling, or importing an invention in the United States. A patent, however, does not necessarily guarantee inventors the right to make, use or sell their inventions; in some cases, utilizing a patented invention depends on another person's prior, unexplored patent. Violating patent rights is known as infringement and can be litigated. Patent infringement occurs when one violates each element of at least one claim in a patent.