|Helpful Websites For Inventors
Trademarks & Copyrights
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -
Trademark Info, Searching, and Forms (free)
Copyright Office Home page
- Copyright Info and Forms
Books, Magazines, Publications
Inventors' Digest- A great website and publication just for inventors.
Books for inventors
Videos & DVD's of Famous Inventors and Inventions
Posters of Famous Inventors and Inventions
Engines of our
Ingenuity - Radio Program Scripts by John H. Lienhard, Professor of M.E. U of H
FARM SHOW Magazine - a website and publication that focuses
on latest new products and "made it myself" inventions born in farm workshops and features the world's
first database of farm inventions.
Inventors' Digest Online--Information for Inventors
United Inventors Association of the USA
The Gizmo Show - New Radio Show about Invention and Entrepreneurship, Sunday nights from 7-8pm on CBS station, 550 AM, KTSA, San Antonio
created by our friends, Richard & Sandy. Topics about invention and entrepreneurship with an "Invent Texas" segment. Broadcast reaches East to Houston, north to Austin, west to Del Rio, South to Brownsville.
You can also listen to past shows on the internet.
Academy of Applied Science
IP Menu - is a global portal to Intellectual Property Information on the
Internet. IP MENU is maintained by Phillips Ormonde & Fitzpatrick,
Australian and New Zealand Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys.
Inventor Organizations & Groups
The Houston Inventors Association Inventors Helping Inventors since 1983
United Inventors Association of the
USA - A national organization of inventor groups.
Texas Inventors Association (Dallas/Plano)
San Antonio Inventor & Entrepreneurs Group
Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
Amarillo Inventors Association
Rocky Mountain Inventors Association
Inventors Network of the Capital Area - D.C.
Inventors' Alliance - San Francisco Bay Area.
Litigation & Attorneys
of David Fink, Contingency Patent Litigation (if unsuccessful, no fee
for legal services, only disbursements must be paid)
www.sethlaw.com Sandeep "Sandy" Seth - Intellectual Law Attorney specializing in litigation
- Antitrust Litigation, Antimonopoly and Commercial Litigation
Government Programs & Agencies
SATOP (Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program) provides up to 40 Hours of Free Technical Assistance from the NASA and Educational Community. SATOP has helped companies and independent inventors with machine design, process engineering, materials selection and many other technical issues.
Search Google Government Websites for Grants
DOE Inventions and Innovation Program
Small Business Innovation Research Awards
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Argonne National Laboratory - One of DOE's largest research centers
National Science Foundation
Nasa JSC Technology Transfer
NASA's Inspection 2000
Finding Technical Info
The HIA Technical Reference Page
Helpful Technical References for Inventors
Howstuffworks.com A site providing clear, straightforward information on how stuff works.
CM Research Electronic design
and prototypes, etc.
Be Careful Dealing with Invention
See the U.S. Patent Office complaints and responses regarding invention promotion firms
National Inventor Fraud Center
Please check the good guys and bad guys before dealing with an "Invention
Development" or "Invention Marketing" firm you may have seen advertised!!
Ron Riley's Invention
Development Co. Caution List List of companies to approach with caution.
ABA Comments on Invention Marketing Companies
Invention Scams - Neustel Law Offices
UIA/USA Inventors Awareness Center
Invention Promotion Firms- What the Federal Trade Commission says them
Avoid The Scams- Some Advice from Inventor's Digest
How to File A Complaint Against an Invention Promoter
John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship - Baylor University's Product
Wal-Mart Innovation Network
The WIN program is an innovative service designed to help inventors or
manufacturers of new products evaluate the potential of their ideas. An
honest, objective third-party analysis of the risks and potential of your
idea, product or invention.
Evaluation How to get your product evaluated for possible airing on
QVC television and online shopping.
Starting a Business
How to Get A Bar Code
One Stop Business Center - Provides you with information on city, county,
state and federal regulations affecting your current or proposed business.
Free "Getting Started Packet"-your roadmap to operating a business in Houston-are
available by mail or in person to anyone opening or expanding a small business.
Website Coach -Your
How-To Guide For Doing Business Online
www.business.gov is a government site that tells everything you could want
about starting a small business.
score online this is SCORE Chapter 55, Seattle, WA, website; it has all you want to know about starting your own business; all
information is free but they do sell a disk with all the fill-in your own
data templates you need for a business plan etc. It lists all SCORE chapter
web sites but the three listed in Texas have little more than their meeting
locations and times.
Toys & Games
www.ayers-concepts.com David Ayers' site for designing new toys
Giant Squid, Inc.
Toy Manufacturers of America, Inc.
Anti-Monopoly Board Game - Computer Games, Book: History of Monopolies and Monopolists