Useful Information

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Angel Investors

Articles

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Copyright

Entrepreneurship

Intellectual Property

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Licensing

Manufacturing, Design, & Engineering

Research

Avoid Invention Scams

Books & Magazines

Business Plans

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Contests

Copyrights

Government Information Websites

Government Small Business Programs

Inventor Websites

Licensing

Manufacturing

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Graphic Design

Industrial Design

Plastics

Industrial Products

Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping

Marketing

News

Intellectual Property Blogs

Intellectual Property News

Patents

Patent Attorneys & Agents

Patent Auctions & Sales

Patent Infringement

Patent Insurance

Patent Drawing Services

Patent Litigation

Patent Offices of the World

Patent Reform

Patent Translation Services

Patent Writing Software

Patent Searching Resources

Free Patent Search Engines

Fee-based Patent Search Engines

Free Patent Search Libraries

Free Non-patent Literature Search Engines

Fee-based Non-patent Literature Search Engines

Patent Search Firms

Product Liability Insurance

Television Infomercial Producers/Direct Response TV

Trademarks

Trades Shows & Conventions

University Entrepreneurship Programs

US Patent & Trademark Office Inventor Assistance Center

Venture Capital

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ANGEL INVESTORS


Mid-Atlantic Investment Network

New Vantage Group

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ARTICLES


Patent Searching Made Easy, A Review

Patent Searching Tools & Techniques, A Review

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ASSOCIATIONS


Associations – Entrepreneurship

MIT Enterprise Forum

 

Associations – Copyright

Copyright Society of the USA

Music Publisher’s Association

 

Associations – Intellectual Property

American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Association of University Technology Managers

Chartered Institute of Patent Agents

Institute of Trademark Attorneys

Intellectual Property Owners

Intellectual Property Society

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Association of Patent Practitioners

Patent Office Professional Association

Patent & Trademark Office Society

Professional Inventors Alliance

 

Associations – Inventor

American Society of Inventors – Philadelphia, PA

DCinventors.org List of Inventors Organizations (PDF)

Houston Inventors Association

Inventors Digest’s List of US Inventor Organizations

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian

Lemelson – MIT Program

PlanetPatent.com’s List of US & International Inventor Organizations

Professional Inventors Alliance

United Inventors Association

 

Associations – Licensing

International Licensing Merchandisers’ Association

Licensing Executives Society

 

Associations – Manufacturing, Design, & Engineering

Chesapeake Area Metalworking Society

Industrial Designers Society of America

Product Development & Management Association

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

 

Associations – Research

National Intellectual Property Researchers Association

Patent Information Users Group

Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals

Special Libraries Association

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AVOID INVENTION SCAMS


Inventors Network of the Capital Area’s Avoid Inventor Scams Page

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BOOKS & MAGAZINES


Books

A Guide to Patent Drawing, Veronique Siebmann-Lucas

Drafting Patent License Agreements, Brunswold & O’Reiley, BNA Books

How to be a Successful Inventor, Gordon Griffin

How to Finance Your Invention or Great Idea, Jack Lander, Exponent Publishing Company

How to License Your Million Dollar Idea, Harvey Reese, Wiley
How to Make Patent Drawings: A Patent It Yourself Companion, by David Pressman, NOLO Press

How to Market a Product for Under $500!, Jeffrey Dobkins, Danielle Adams Publishing

How to Sell & Promote Your Idea, Project or Invention, Reece Franklin. Prima Publishing

Innovator’s Dilemma, Christensen

Invention by Design, Henry Petrowski. Harvard University Press

Invent & Grow Richer, Vernon Brabham. Tapes and manual.

The Inventor’s Bible: How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas, Ronald Doice Sr., Ten Speed Press

Inventor’s Guide to Successful Patent Applications, Thomas DeForest. Tab Books

The Inventor’s Notebook, Fred Grissom, NOLO Press

Landis on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting, Ronald D. Slusky

Marketing Your Invention, Thomas Mosley, Jr. Upstart Publishing

Millions from the Mind, Alan R. Tripp, Taletyano Press

Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Elias & Stim, NOLO Press

Patent it Yourself, David Pressman. Nolo Press

Patent Searching Made Easy, David Hitchcock, Lulu Publishing

Patent Searching Tools & Techniques, David Hunt, Wiley

Protecting Your #1 Asset, Creating Fortunes from Your Ideas, Michael Lechter, Warner Business Books
Royalty Rates for Licensing Intellectual Property, Russell Parr

Stand Alone Inventor!, Robert G. Merrick, Lee Publishing

Your Invention, Raoul Drapeau (INCA Member)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing in on Your Inventions, Alpha (INCA Charter Member)

The Toy and Game Inventor’s Handbook, Richard C. Levy, Alpha

The Inventor’s Desktop Companion, Richard C. Levy. Visible Ink Press

They all Laughed, Ira Flatow, Harper Collin

 

Magazines

Entrepreneur

Fast Company

Harvard Business Review

Invention & Technology

Inventors Digest

Make Magazine

MIT Technology Review

Popular Mechanics

Popular Science

Red Herring

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BUSINESS PLANS


Small Business Administration Business Planner Webpage

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CATALOGS


Thomas Register

Electronic Engineer Master

IC Master

McMaster-Carr

Grainger

MSC

American Science & Surplus

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COMMERCIALIZATION, PRODUCT SCOUTS, & LICENSING AGENTS,

 

Innovative Consulting Group

Innovative Product Technologies, Inc.

Mohawk Research Corporation

Pelham West Associates

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CONTESTS


Bubble Wrap Competition for Young Inventors

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

Everyday Edisons

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COPYRIGHT


Berkeley Copyright, Intellectual Property, & Licensing Resources

Business Software Alliance

Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Management Center

Copyright Society of the USA

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Groton Public Schools List of Copyright Websites

International Identifier of Digital Works

Library of Congress Copyright Office

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use

US Copyright Office

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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION WEBSITES


Federal Trade Commission

Security & Exchange Commission’s EDGAR Database

StopFakes.gov – Protecting Intellectual Property Rights

National Trade Database

US Patent & Trademark Office

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GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


SCORE Programs

SBIR Programs

SBDC/SBA Programs

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INVENTOR WEBSITES


Edison Nation

InventorEd

InventorMentor

InventorSpot

InventorsBlog.org

Inventorscalendar.com

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LICENSING


Adventure Publishing Group

License Magazine

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MARKETING


www.allaboutbranding.com

American Marketing Association

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MANUFACTURING


Manufacturing – Computer Aided Design

AutoDesk Inventor

Rhinoceros

SolidWorks

 

Manufacturing – Graphic Design

Designer’s Ink

Vision X Graphics

 

Manufacturing – Industrial Design

Scott Doty Industrial Design

www.transformdesign.com

 

Manufacturing – Industrial Products:

 

Manufacturing – Industrial Products – Plastics

Accurate Plastics

Galomb Benchtop Injection Molder

Interstate Plastics Corp.

Laird Plastics.

Microplastics.

Polytech

Topcraft Injection Molding

U.S. Plastics Corp.

 

Manufacturing – Industrial Products Electronics

Digikey Electronics

Mouser Electronics

Allied Electronics

 

Manufacturing – Industrial Products Mechanical

Seitz Corp. Gears

Small Parts. Parts for prototyping (fluid control, fasteners, tools, materials, drive components)

Stock Drive Products. Gears & Pulleys

William M. Berg Co. Gears, Pulleys & Shafts

PIC Design. Gears, Timing Belts, & Small Mechanical Parts

Global Spec. A parts search utility. Lots of comparative spec sheets.

Harbor Freight Tools

 

Manufacturing – Prototypes

eMachine Shop

Direct Dimensions – Laser Scanning and CAD Solutions

Laser Cutting – Laser Beam Creations

Manufacturing Quotes

Precision Cut Indutries

Product Development Resources

Product Solutions

Protomold

Protcast.com Prototype Casting

ShopBot Personal Robotic Tools

 

Manufacturing – Rapid Prototyping

3D Systems

FAB @ Home – Open Source Rapid Prototyping Machine/Kit

Precision CAD/CAM

Stratasys

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NEWS


News – Intellectual Property Blogs

Axel H Horns’ Blog on Intellectual Property Law

Eardrumbuzz IP Blog

IP & Patents Big Blog

I/P Updates

Intellectual Property Rights Blog (India)

Invent Blog, The

Lessig Blog, The

Navigating the Patent Maze Blog

Patent Baristas Blog

Patently Obvious Blog

Pierce Law IP News Blog

Promote the Progress Blog

Tech Law Advisor

Trademark Blog, The

 

News – Intellectual Property Websites

Copyright NewsNet

European Patent Office News

IP Frontline

IP Kat IP Articles

IP Law 360 Newswire

IP Law & Business

IP Law Daily

IP Menu News

IP Watch

Intellectual Property Law Server

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Intellectual Property Today

Internet Sources on IP Case Law

Law.com Newswire

Managing Intellectual Property

Mealeys.com Intellectual Property News

Mindvault IP News

Professional Inventors Alliance

Supreme Court Opinion Search

Trademark Laws in the News

United Inventors Association

United States Patent & Trademark Office News

World Intellectual Property Organization News

Yahoo News On Intellectual Property

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PATENTS


Patents – Patent Attorneys & Agents

US Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Attorney/Agent Search Webpage

www.accesspatentgroup.com

www.evansiplaw.com

www.bwsiplaw.com

Hari P. Kunamneni

www.miplaw.com

www.spiegelaw.com

 

Patents – Patent Auctions & Sales

InventBay

Ocean Tomo

 

Patents – Patent  Infringement

StopFakes.gov

 

Patents – Patent Insurance

Intellectual Property Insurance Services

 

Patents – Patent Drawing Services

PatentDrafting.com

PatentDrawings.com

PatentIllustrations.com

R&J Patent Drafting

Technical Publication Associates

 

Patents – Patent Litigation

Clear Case Legal  – Visual Strategy and Presentation

Cooper C. Woodring – Expert Witness in Design Patent Litigation

High Impact  – Legal Exhibits

Intellectual Property Insurance Services

Round Table Group Inc. – Expert Witness Services

 

Patents – Patent Offices of the World

PlanetPatent.com’s List of Worldwide Patent Offices

 

Patents – Patent Reform

American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Business Software Alliance

Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform

Coalition for Patent Fairness

European Patent Office

Federal Register

Intellectual Property Owners

Innovation Alliance

Inventors Digest

National Association of Patent Practitioners

Open Patent Alliance

Patent Information Users Group

Patent & Trademark Office Society

Patent Office Professional Association

Professional Inventors Alliance

Small Business Administration

United Inventors Association

US Patent & Trademark Office

Intellectual Property Owners Association

World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Patents – Patent Writing Software

PatentPro

Patent Wizard

PatentEase

 

Patents – Patent Translations

Patent Translations Inc.

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PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE


Strat Insurance Inc. – Product Liability Insurance

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PATENT SEARCHING RESOURCES


Patent Searching Resources – Patent Search Firms

Express Search

Patent Search International

Planet Patent

 

Patent Searching – Free Libraries

US Patent & Trademark Depository Libraries

US Patent & Trademark Office Public Search Room

 

Patent Searching Resources – Free Search Engines

Canadian Patent Database

Chinese Patent Office

DEPATISnet German Patent Office

Esp@cenet European Patent Office

Free Patents Online

Google Patents

Japan Patent Office

Korean Patent Search KIPRIS

Patents.com

Patent Lens

Singapore Patent Search SURF IP

United States Patent & Trademark Office Patent Search Page

 

Patent Searching Resources – Fee-based Search Engines

Anacubis

Chemical Abstract Service

Delphion

Thomson Derwent

Dialog

FIZ Karlsruhe

Gene-IT

IFI Claims

Intralogics/Patent Vision

Korea Institute of Patent Information

Lexis-Nexis Patent and Trademark Solutions

Micropatent

Minesoft

Patent Café

Paterra

Patolis and (Patolis-e)

Questel-Orbit

SumoBrain

STN

LexisNexis TotalPatent

LexisNexis – Univentio

 

Patent Searching Resources – Non-Patent Prior Art Search Engines – Free

Google Scholar

Medical Subject Headings

Medline Plus

National Technical Information Service

PubMed

PubMed Central

Scirus

 

Patent Searching Resources – Non-Patent Prior Art Search Engines – Fee-based

Chemical Abstract Service

Dialog

STN

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TELEVISION INFOMERCIAL PRODUCERS/DIRECT RESPONSE TV


Cannella Response Television Inc.

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TRADEMARKS


Trademarks – Trademark Search Services

Thomson Reuters Compumark

Direct Incorporation

United States Patent & Trademark Office Trademark Search Page

Raza Siddiqui, Trademark Analyst

Trademarks – Trademark Search Websites

US Patent & Trademark Office Trademark Search Website

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TRADE SHOWS & CONVENTIONS


Alibaba Trade Show Index

Conventions.net

Housewares Show

Licensing International EXPO

Minnesota Inventors Congress

National Hardware Show

Toy Fair

The Ultimate Trades Show Directory

Yankee Invention Exposition

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UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS


George Mason University Enterprise Center

George Washington University Law School Creative and Innovative Economy Center

Johns Hopkins Technology Commercialization Agency

University of Maryland School of Law – Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

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US PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE INVENTORS ASSISTANCE CENTER


US Patent & Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Center, 1-800-786-9199

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VENTURE CAPITAL


Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association

National Venture Capital Association

VFinance

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