Hardcore Inventing: Invent, Protect, Promote, and Profit from Your Inventions

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 276 pages
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Based on the author's experience in the world of inventing and promotion, Hardcore Inventing offers the kind of advice you can only learn from experience: how to develop an idea into an invention, how to build a prototype for show, how to safeguard intellectual property, how to market both strategically and in "guerrilla" mode, how to find investors, and much more. And all of that is based on his IP 3 "Tactical Method" which breaks everything down to Invent, Protect, Promote, and Profit. 25 b&w illustrations.
 

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Contents

Success StoryThe RescueStreamer Technology
5
Identifying and Solving the Problem
12
How Nature Inspired My Inventions
18
Scour Your Brain
29
Inventors Logs
47
Build a Show Prototype
54
Name Your Invention
72
and Financially Viable?
82
Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Promotion
150
SECTION 4PROFIT
155
Manufacturing
167
Marketing
177
The Home EntrepreneurBottomFeeding
192
Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
200
Critical Crossroads
210
Suggested Reading
229

StepbyStep Guide from Disclosure
92
Alternatives to Utility Patents
103
SECTION 3PROMOTE
117
Targeted Strikes and Mobilizing
130
Sample Agreements and Letters
242
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
262
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Robert Yonover has a PhD from the University of Hawaii in geochemistry and volcanology. He is the inventor of the RescueStreamer, as well as other technological devices used in search and rescue. Helives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ellie Crowe is the author of Hawaii: A Pictorial Celebration . She lives in Honolulu, HI.

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