Inventing For Dummies
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
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 187 x 233 x 21mm | 652g
- 07 May 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
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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.
Discover how to:
Conduct a patent searchMaintain your intellectual property rightsBuild a prototype productDetermine production costsDevelop a unique brandLicense your product to another company
THE DUMMIES WAY(R)
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Table of contents
Part I: Making Your Idea Yours.
Chapter 1: The Innovation Process.
Chapter 2: Patent Basics.
Chapter 3: Conducting a Patent Search.
Chapter 4: Applying For and Receiving Your Patent.
Chapter 5: Maintaining and Defending Your Patent.
Part II: Securing Other Intellectual Property.
Chapter 6: Trademarks and Trade Secrets.
Chapter 7: Stopping Copycats with a Copyright.
Chapter 8: Mum's the Word: Keeping it Confidential.
Part III: Developing Your Idea.
Chapter 9: Prototyping: Making It Work.
Chapter 10: Hiring Helpers and Working with Work-for-Hire Agreements.
Chapter 11: Evaluating Your Invention's Potential.
Chapter 12: Looking at the Production Process.
Part IV: Commercializing Your Invention.
Chapter 13: Developing a Business Plan.
Chapter 14: Finding Funding.
Chapter 15: Keeping Control with Your Own Business.
Chapter 16: Partnering and Manufacturing Arrangements.
Chapter 17: Preparing to Take Your Invention to Market.
Chapter 18: Marketing Your Product.
Chapter 19: Advertising Your Product.
Chapter 20: Licensing Your Product.
Chapter 21: Negotiating a License.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten Key Contacts.
Chapter 23: Ten Inventions (and Inventors) That Changed the World.
Chapter 24: Ten Inventors to Emulate.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Sample Agreements.
Appendix B: Online Resources.
UKBusinessExchange.info Tuesday 29 April 2008
"The advice within its pages is easy to read, and well worth the GBP15.99 cover price." Eurekamagazine.co.uk Tuesday 22 May 2008
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