Every year, more than 1.6 million new patents are filed worldwide and millions of new ideas sit on the desktops of basement inventors waiting to be turned into the life altering product that they have dreamed of creating since childhood. Turning those ideas into marketable products though can be an incredibly lengthy, complex process, especially for the independent inventor with limited resources. With the help of this comprehensive guide you will learn everything you need to know to go from independent inventor to profiting entrepreneur. You will learn the ins and outs of the patent process and what you need to do to protect every exceptional idea you ever develop. To supplement your patent, you will learn how to time the marketing of your product to best take advantage of a fresh patent without showing your hand. The nuts and bolts of approaching potential licensees is discussed, with specific instructions as to how you can contact them, promote your product, and make them realize that they cannot do without your invention. Many inventors and business owners were interviewed in the process to gather an industry perspective that you cannot find anywhere else. For any inventor with an idea in hand and a desire to share it with the world, this book provides a complete guide for everything you need to do to see your invention on store shelves in no time.
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