How to License Your Million Dollar Idea: Cash In On Your Inventions, New Product Ideas, Software, Web Business Ideas, And More

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The classic guide to cashing in on your million-dollar idea Whether you've invented a great new product, or you have an idea for an app, an online business, or a reality show, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information you need to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, this book has become the go-to source for budding inventors and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on them without putting themselves in financial risk. Licensing is the way to make that ...

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Overview

The classic guide to cashing in on your million-dollar idea Whether you've invented a great new product, or you have an idea for an app, an online business, or a reality show, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information you need to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, this book has become the go-to source for budding inventors and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on them without putting themselves in financial risk. Licensing is the way to make that happen and this book explains exactly how it's done. You'll get tested advice on how to protect your ideas and find a licensee for new products, apps, TV game shows, websites, software, and more. You'll also learn how to develop your creative thinking skills and objectively evaluate your ideas.
• Explains how to protect your new idea with or without patents and copyrights
• Directs you in finding the perfect person at the right company and on how to prepare a presentation that gets you to a "yes"
• Reviews sample licensing contracts to help you understand what your creativity and achievement entitles you to You'll also read accounts from profitable inventors on their own goof-ups and brilliant moves along their paths to success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118022429
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 276,458
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey Reese has created and successfully licensed more than 100 of his own commercial ideas, including a wildly successful line of inflatable furniture. He is the former president of several manufacturing, importing, anddistribution companies, and regularly contributes to Inventor's Digest magazine. He teaches industrial design and marketing at Philadelphia's Art Institute, and acts as a licensing agent for the works of other inventors and idea people.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE vii

INTRODUCTION 1

Whether you’ve invented a great new product or have anidea for a TV game show, a new web business, or a software program,read on to learn the steps to a great licensing deal.

CHAPTER 1. CREATING THE IDEA 5

The Need for Need-Driven Products

All ideas have to start somewhere. In this chapter you willlearn to read the signposts that will send your brain merrily alongthe yellow brick road and not into some dark dead-end.

CHAPTER 2. HOW TO RESEARCH AND EVALUATE YOUR NEW IDEA21

How to make sure that your wonderful new idea is really asbrilliant and original as your friends and relatives tell you itis.

CHAPTER 3. THE END OF THE FREE RIDE 39

All About Patents and the Lawyers Who Are Happy to Sell YouOne

All about protecting your new idea with or without patents andcopyrights, and the lawyers and charlatans you’ll meet alongthe way.

CHAPTER 4. IT’S TIME TO SWING INTO ACTION (THE DEVIL ISIN THE DETAILS) 63

How to Prepare Your Presentation Material in a Way That WillKnock Their Socks Off

A professional looking presentation will earn respect for youand for your idea. Taking the time to do it right is an investmentworth making.

CHAPTER 5. LET’S START THE SHOW! 75

Locating the company or person who’s waiting to hear yourbrilliant idea and shower you with riches for it.

CHAPTER 6. WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO PLAY 95

Landing the Perfect Appointment with the Perfect Person atthe Perfect Company

This is an eyeball-to-eyeball business, so here’s how toavoid the underlings and clerks and get yourself in front of theperson who can say “yes.”

CHAPTER 7. GETTING TO “YES” 113

Simple and Easy Steps to Successfully Present Your NewInvention or Idea

What to say and what to do to present your new idea in the kindof impressive and persuasive way to achieve the resultsyou’re aiming for.

CHAPTER 8. REAPING THE HARVEST 133

Examining the kind of contract that will earn you all therewards that your creativity entitles you to.

CHAPTER 9. LISTENING TO SUCCESSFUL INVENTORS 163

What to do and what to avoid—some of the goof-ups,bloopers, boners, and brilliant moves that some moneymakerinventors want you to know about.

CONCLUSION 169

APPENDIX 175

INDEX 223

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