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Guide to Patents, Trademarks and Copyright: For Inventors

Are you an inventor? Interested in obtaining a copyright for your work? Check out this guide. Source: Newark Public Library

Resources for Inventors

General

USPTO: Inventor Resources
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/index.htm

"The first stop for inventors and other laypersons interested in patents, trademarks, and copyright. Scroll down to find the toll-free number for patents and trademarks assistance at the USPTO."

Inventor's Handbook
http://web.mit.edu/invent/h-main.html

An online handbook for independent inventors, especially those looking to patent and sell (or license) their invention.

National Inventors Fraud Center
http://www.inventorfraud.com

Portal to online resources for every step of the invention process: from development, to obtaining a patent, to licensing or manufacturing your product.

Invent Now: National Inventors Hall of Fame
http://www.invent.org

Find out who's in the Inventors Hall of Fame or click on Workshop for information on how to patent an invention.

Organizations

National Society of Inventors
http://www.nsinventors.com

The oldest and largest inventors organization in New Jersey. Subscribe to their newsletter, link to members' sites, or find out about their monthly meetings.

New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forums
http://www.njef.org

Preparing technology entrepreneurs "to grow successful companies by providing access to the skills necessary to start, manage, and finance their endeavors." Click on Resources for links to other entrepreneurial organizations, NJEF's online newsletters, and "Tips from the Pros."

United Inventors Association
http://www.uiausa.com

The national umbrella organization for local inventors organizations across the country. Subscribe to their email list for legislative and other updates, browse the website for free information, or learn about commercial products and services for inventors.

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