The First Ten Comandments of (Individual) Inventors
- Stay away from invention marketing companies that advertise on radio and late night TV.
- Keep good records about your idea . . . some day they may be the back up you need to prove YOUR idea is YOURS!
- Do your own patent search.
- Build a model.
- Have your invention evaluated by a non-biased professional (even if your Mom’s in
the business, go to someone else!)
- Read all you can about new product development.
- Network with other inventors. Join a local inventors’ organization.
- If your patent search looked promising (see #3), make an appointment with a
- Do what you do well and hire pros to do the rest.
- Don’t fall in love with your invention but if you’re really sure you’ve got a winner
(see #5), hang in there!
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