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Resources for Inventors

Few things in life are as satisfying as translating your creative spark into reality. Stay determined, persistent and above all, enthusiastic. Good luck with your invention and have fun!

Resources for the Inventor

United States Patent and Trademark Office
General Information Services Division
Crystal Plaza 3, Room 2C02
Washington DC 20231
http://www.uspto.gov
Email: usptoinfo@uspto.gov

Also, be sure to check out our site’s links and resources!

General Guides for the Inventor

THE INVENTOR'S POCKET GUIDE
Randy C. Moyse

FROM CONCEPT TO MARKET
Gary S. Lynn / John Wiley & Sons

GREAT AMERICAN IDEA BOOK, THE
Bob Coleman & Deborah Neville / W.W. Norton and Co.

HOW TO DEVELOP & MARKET CREATIVE BUSINESS IDEAS
A Step-By-Step Guide To Successfully Bringing New Ideas To The Marketplace
Dale A. Davis / Oasis Press

INVENTING
Creating And Selling Your Ideas
Philip B. Knapp

INVENTING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
(History of Technology Monographs)
Jacob Rabinow / San Francisco Press

INVENTOR’S BIBLE, THE
Ronald Louis, et. al / Ten Speed Press

INVENTOR'S NOTEBOOK, THE
Fred Grissom & David Pressman / Nolo Press

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Managing And Forecasting For Strategic Success
Robert J. Thomas / John Wiley & Sons

Legal Protection

COPYRIGHT BOOK, THE
A Practical Guide
William S. Strong / MIT Press

PATENT IT YOURSELF (Book and Software available)
David Pressman / Nolo Press

PATENTS AND HOW TO GET ONE: A Practical Handbook
U.S. Dept. of CommerceMarketing and Business Guides

22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING
Violate Them At Your Own Risk
Al Ries & Jack Trout / Harper Business

BUSINESS PLANS THAT WIN $$$
Lessons From The MIT Enterprise Forum
Stanley R. Rich / HarperCollins

BUSINESS PLANS TO GAME PLANS
A Practical System For Turning Strategies Into Actions
Jan B. King / Silver Lake Pub.

DEVELOPING PRODUCTS IN HALF THE TIME
Preston G. Smith & Donald G. Reinersten / John Wiley & Sons

ERNST & YOUNG BUSINESS PLAN GUIDE, THE
Eric S. Siegel, et al. / John Wiley & Sons

GROWING A BUSINESS
Paul Hawken / Fireside

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
Mike McKeever / Nolo Press

IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF
Bruce Williams with Warren Sloat / Scarborough Press

MARKETING WITHOUT ADVERTISING
Creative Strategies For Small Business Success
Michael Phillips & Salli Rasberry / Nolo Press

SMALL-TIME OPERATOR
How To Start Your Own Small Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, And Stay Out Of Trouble
Bernard Kamoroff / Bell Springs Pub

Related Resources

DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS, THE
Donald A. Norman / Currency / Doubleday

GETTING TO YES
Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Roger Fisher / Penguin USA

NEW WAY THINGS WORK, THE
David Macaulay / DK Publishing

TECHNOTRENDS
How To Use Technology To Go Beyond Your Competition
Daniel Burrus / HarperBusiness

YOU CAN NEGOTIATE ANYTHING
Herb Cohen /Bantam Books

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