Think you need a patent? Think again. Many of the products Stephen Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever, yet have made millions in royalties. But Key also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Years ago, after reading about how medication bottles rarely contain enough space for the information that needs to be printed on them, he was inspired to develop an innovative label technology. The Spinformation rotating label has been licensed on products the world over, is protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and has received more than 13 industry awards. To put it simply: Key knows how to use intellectual property to profit. This book will teach you how to:• Get a licensing contract with or without intellectual property• Write a provisional patent application that stops others from stealing your idea• Find and hire a killer patent attorney (they are not all created equal!)• Save thousands of dollars on legal expenses• File patents that have true value• Negotiate a win-win agreementIt also details Stephen's experience defending his patents in Federal Court—a David versus Goliath saga he has never before written about at length—as well as provides tips about how to avoid a licensing contract from going bad.
Got a Great Idea? Don't trust Those 1-800 Patent Idea Companies? Do You Think it's to Costly to Hire a Patent Attorney, Let Alone Buy the Patent itself? Hi, My Name is Dr.FREDERICK SAWAYA M.D.I am a retired medical doctor with general surgery training. I have 30 years experience in emergency work. I'm also a six time patent holder and seller of four national products. I have patented and sold a medical hospital safety device, household safety devices, gun safety devices, and am selling telecommunication device patent. The book is based on personal successes and failures not on theory. This is a "I did it myself cookbook" not a "fill out a patent form" book. The book will lead you through the patent process from A to Z with the minimal amount of time and money. Then "How to Patent your Idea and Not Get Screwed" is for you. It's Broken up in a easy to ready Q&A Session from how to get a patent pending for as little a $99 to Getting law student to help you with filing your Paperwork for free or a school least credit. This Book will save you Thousands of dollars that I already spent so my hard work and expensive research is your gain.
The classic guide to cashing in on your million-dollar idea Whether you've invented a great new product, or you have an ideafor an app, an online business, or a reality show, How toLicense Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information youneed to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, thisbook has become the go-to source for budding inventors andentrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on themwithout putting themselves in financial risk. Licensing is the wayto make that happen and this book explains exactly how it'sdone. You'll get tested advice on how to protect your ideas and find alicensee for new products, apps, TV game shows, websites, software,and more. You'll also learn how to develop your creative thinkingskills and objectively evaluate your ideas. Explains how to protect your new idea with or without patentsand copyrights Directs you in finding the perfect person at the right companyand on how to prepare a presentation that gets you to a "yes" Reviews sample licensing contracts to help you understand whatyour creativity and achievement entitles you to You'll also read accounts from profitable inventors on their owngoof-ups and brilliant moves along their paths to success.
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Learn how to make money by licensing or selling your ideas to companies. This guidebook takes you through a 7-Step process to license or sell your ideas. Based on 24 years of experience, the easy to read guidebook takes you through the important step-by-step procedures to sell your ideas for a payout or license for royalties. You’ll discover: * The Process - The 7 step process to selling or licensing for royalties and advances. * Where To Look - How to find companies, and how to approach them so you don't get rejected. * Making Contact - How to contact companies, getting the right person on the phone, what to say, and not to say (includes a phone script). * Company Interest - What to do when a company is interested. * Negotiating a Deal - The process to negotiate a deal and create a win-win outcome. * Royalties - Learn how much royalties you can earn, possible advances, and getting companies to pay for patents. * Agents and Consultants (Product Scouts) - How to work with Agents, what they expect, and where to find them. * And much more. The material is clear and concise. There's no fluff, just straight to the point facts. Matthew Yubas
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How would you like to work for yourself in your own home? Sounds good right? The commute would be a breeze. Starting a small business from home can mean minimum fuss and minimum start-up costs - so it’s no wonder that around 60% of new businesses are started from home. Whether you’re looking to go freelance, start a home-business full-time or a new venture on the side of your existing job, you need Starting a Home Business For Dummies. It includes tons of ideas for home businesses and gives you all the straight-talking advice you need to get up and running. Inside you’ll find: • Ideas for businesses that you can start easily from home • Step-by-step guidance for getting your business off the ground • The low-down on managing your money and taxes • Tips for making technology and the web work for you • Advice on how to attract and keep customers/clients
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