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Invent Yourself Rich: 16 Secrets for Creating Million-Dollar Inventions

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It seems like everyone has a million-dollar idea-think of the coffee cup sleeve, patriotic car magnets, even Beanie Babies[Registered]. These seemingly mundane ideas have generated millions of dollars for their inventors. But how do you go from an idea to a money-making product? What's the best way to protect your idea? What is the first step toward turning your idea into a reality? What is the role of a patent and how should you use the patent process to your best advantage? All of these question are explained ...
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Overview

It seems like everyone has a million-dollar idea-think of the coffee cup sleeve, patriotic car magnets, even Beanie Babies[Registered]. These seemingly mundane ideas have generated millions of dollars for their inventors. But how do you go from an idea to a money-making product? What's the best way to protect your idea? What is the first step toward turning your idea into a reality? What is the role of a patent and how should you use the patent process to your best advantage? All of these question are explained in clear language by Don Brown, one of America's most successful inventors.

In Invent Yourself Rich: 16 Secrets for Creating Million-Dollar Inventions, Don Brown takes you through all the steps in the invention process, using his own experience as well as examples from other successful inventors. The book also contains a chapter on how to identify and avoid scams, frauds, and other issues that plague the invention world. Most first-time inventors do not realize that the best way to safeguard an invention before obtaining a patent is to record their idea in a log book of official specifications. Invent Yourself Rich not only contains Don Brown's advice and counsel, but in addition, the second half of the book serves as an official inventor's log as required by law, making this book the only complete package for idea people. The world needs inventors to help solve important problems as well as to make life more comfortable and enjoyable. In Invent Yourself Rich, Don Brown provides the ideas, insights, and inspiration you need to turn your bright ideas into meaningful-and profitable-inventions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594160509
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 976,554
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Doug Hall     xi
Introduction     xvii
Part 1
The Opportunity for Invention     3
If I Build It, Will They Come?     3
What is the Perfect Product?     7
Secret #1     9
Patent It First?     11
Search and Research     12
How Do You Create the Perfect Product?     17
Secret #2     17
Secret #3     19
Secret #4     22
Secret #5     23
Secret #6     25
Secret #7     26
Steps to Inventing Your Riches     29
Secret #8     30
Secret #9     34
Design the Prototype     39
Funding Your Invention     41
Production Drawings     46
Create the Real Thing     47
Sourcing Your Product     48
Secret #10     49
Secret #11     53
Ready, Set, Go Get the Patent!     54
Facts about Patenting     56
What is Intellectual Property?     56
What Can Be Patented?     57
Secret #12     59
To Partner or Not to Partner     68
Rules forPartnering     68
Branding and Packaging     69
Secret #13     70
Brand Name and Logo     71
Secret #14     72
Trademark Your Product     73
Marketing Your Product     75
Secret #15     75
Kiosks     77
Infomercials and TV Ads     79
Secret #16     80
Printed Ads     85
Mail Order Catalogues     85
Direct Selling Organizations     86
Individual Direct Selling     86
Radio Ads     86
Press Releases and Articles     87
Direct Mail to the Home     88
Retail Stores     88
Internet     89
Steering Clear of Invention Scams     93
How to Tell if an Invention Promotion Company is a Scam     94
We Do it All for You     94
Free Inventor's Kit     95
Upfront Fees     96
Nothing in Writing     97
It's in the Mail     97
No References     98
False Guarantees     98
No One's Home in the Office     99
Patent First, Ask Questions Later     99
Conclusion: Golden Rules for Riches     106
Perfect Product Test & Inventor's Logbook     113
Perfect Product Test     113
Inventors Official Logbook     135
Sample Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement     187
Resources     192
Bibliography     194
Acknowledgments     203
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