CIG Cash In On Inventions, 2E

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Patent applications are booming!

Innovative strategies to market inventive products.The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Cashing In On Your Inventions, Second Edition covers every aspect of the inventing process from concept to market - and this new edition offers more in-depth coverage of the development process, prototyping and manufacturing helping readers identify how to go about turning their ideas into something tangible that they can market.

? Written by the co-developer of the Furby and over 200 other products

? Features information on how to protect inventions

? How to find companies interested in buying or licensing inventions


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Chapter 1 toRealize Your Full Potential How Chapter 2Beware ofInvention Marketing Flimflam Artists
Chapter 4MockUps and Models
Chapter 5 Made toOrder
Finding a Home for Your Brainchild
Chapter 7Knock Knock Buy My Invention Please
Chapter 8Turning a Proposal into aMarriage Chapter 9Negotiating Your Deal
It All Begins with a Patent Search
Chapter 18 Securing Your Copyrights
Chapter 19Ive Got aSecret
Say Ahhh The USPTO Patent Examination Process
People Who Share People Who Dare
Hidden Treasures in Uncle Sams HighTech Closets
Yes Inventors There Is a Santa Claus
Chapter 23Inventor Organizations
Appendix AGlossary

Uncle Sam Wants to Protect YOU
Howto fora Utility Patent Chapter 15 Flower Power Applying fora Plant Patent
Applying fora Design Patent
Mark Your Words
Appendix BAgreement Templates
Appendix CResources

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About the author (2010)

Richard C. Levy, simply put, is a marketing genius with a flair for invention. In the past twenty years, he has licensed over 125 products including Furby®, and the best-selling game 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus'. Richard holds more than 30 patents. This is his twelfth book. He was profiled on Discovery Channel's Invention series, and in interviews with The New York Times, and The Washington Post. An MIT Inventor-of-the-Week, Richard has spoken at Wharton's Entrepreneurship Conference, IBM, and the USPTO's Independent Inventors Conference, among other engagements. His products have generated over $1 billion in combined retail sales.

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