This section is dedicated to educating “new” inventors about the invention process.  The first thing any inventor should learn is properly Recording Your Invention.  Detailed records assist the inventor in Establishing an Invention Date which can be important during the patent process.  In addition, all inventors should Maintain Confidentiality about their invention until a patent application is filed.

We have a list of Inventor Tools that all inventors should be familiar with and utilize frequently.  We also have information on how to conduct your own Market Analysis yourself for free.   We also have information how to conduct your own Marketability Evaluation yourself for free or with the assistance of GOOD Guys.  If you cannot find the answers to your initial questions in any of these sections, then you will want to visit our Experts Roundtable where experienced professionals can answer your questions free of charge.

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