eBook "Thinking About Invention Patenting (But Don't Think Too Long)" is available from http://amazon.com, http://kobo.com and other ebook providers for only $9.99
This book was written for the independent inventor to read before they visit with a patent attorney. Independent inventors frequently have great ideas but don’t know where to start. They often rely on half-truths, misinformation, no information, or outright myths, which lead them to believe that by getting a patent, the money will simply start flowing in. However, as you will learn from this e-book, patentability does not equal marketability.
The e-book will help you appreciate what you are about to get into when pursuing your great idea—to give you more of the big picture issues you need to be aware of and consider, before you spend money trying to patent that great idea. Considering these issues early on will save you time and money… lots of time and lots of money.
In addition, the America Invents Act (AIA), signed into law September 16, 2011, may have leveled the playing field for independent inventors when the first-inventor-to-file provision became law on March 16, 2013. This provision is discussed herein; but, in short, the provision implies whoever files their patent application first wins the race to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office!
For context, the e-book presents several examples of seemingly simple inventions; each with its own instructive points to be considered in the pre-patenting and subsequent patenting phase. For each of the example inventions, the e-book follows a process from idea conception to evaluation decision points; each decision point having two options: the option to continue with the invention process; or, not. Tracking the inventions from concept to a decision point in this manner will illustrate how quickly the invention-to-market process becomes very complicated, and expensive, even for seemingly simple inventions.
The e-book also touches upon a host of other considerations for the independent inventor. For example: What business structure should you choose? Do you need to build a prototype first? What about a trademark?
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