Inventor Resource Guide

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Get information on how to register a patent or trademark, what can and cannot be patented, how to apply, and what costs are associated with it.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame
Located in Akron, Ohio, the National Inventors Hall of Fame has programs, camps, collegiate competitions (co-sponsored with the US Patent and Trademark Office) how-to’s, and other information.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT has the Lemelson-MIT Program, which celebrates those inventors who turned their ideas into accomplishments. They offer ” An Inventor’s Handbook” on their website as well as links and sources.

Inventor’s Digest
“The magazine for ideas people.” Should you take the leap? Find out if your invention will sell and more.

Houston Inventor’s Association
With more than 200 paid-up members, the Houston Inventors Association’s motto is “Inventors Helping Inventors.” They share their experiences in technical areas and their first-hand knowledge of the difficulties in getting from raw idea to marketable product.

United Inventor’s Association
The United Inventors Association (UIA) is a tax-exempt, not for profit corporation formed in 1990 solely for educational purposes. It has resources, red flag warnings, information on invention fraud, and more.

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