Five Commandments Of Invention

United Inventors Association:

1. Stay away from invention marketing companies that advertise on radio and late night TV.

2. Keep good records about your idea . . . some day they may be the back up you need to prove YOUR idea is YOURS!

3. Go to a Patent Depository Library and do your own patent search. If you find that your invention is already patented, there’s no need to go to a patent attorney.

4. Build a model. No need to get fancy at first. . . cardboard, white glue, balsa wood, off-the shelf parts.

5. Have your invention evaluated by a non-biased professional (even if your Mom’s in the business, go to someone else!)

For more details and five more commandments, go here.

Photo by USPTO.

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