Table of Contents
Preface - Dispelling the Myths
Just the highlights
Contents (this page)
Introduction - Drilling for Inventions
The mindset for successful inventing
Broker Scams - Would You like to Make Money
with Your Idea?
How to avoid a ripoff
Real Help - Finding a Needle in a Haystack
Legitimate invention promoters
Secrecy - Confidentiality Agreements
Find out who will sign one & who won't
Patents - "I am not a Lawyer"
How much protection do you get?
Do You Need One for Your Invention?
Technical Help with Your Invention - "So
You Think You Have a Hit?"
Can you expect to trade future profits for help today?
How much does it really take? - a simplified example
Licensing - "Take a chance on me."
Will anyone beat a path to your door?
Financial Help - Venture Capital - selling
How hard is it to get money to develop your idea?
Real Life - Examples from the Trenches
How hard are you willing to work?
What Next? - You still think you want
to develop your idea?
If you decide to go ahead, here's where to learn how.
Ron O'Connor, P.E.
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