Profit from Your Idea

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413313253
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

"Written in plain English to help inventors, manufacturers, and others who want to exploit a patentable idea understand, create and use an invention licensing agreement. The new edition has the latest licensing cases and a set of FAQs"--Provided by publisher.

Patent It Yourself

Author: David Pressman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322583
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: Law

For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: conduct a patent search the right way evaluate your idea’s commercial potential file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status prepare a patent application focus on your patent application’s claims respond to patent examiners get your drawings done right protect your rights in foreign countries deal with infringers, and market and license your invention. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.

Contracts

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323009
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

"An A to Z, plain-English encyclopedia of contract terminology that dissects important contract concepts for business owners, law students, managers, and consumers. It also includes sample agreements with explanations on how to complete them." --

License Your Invention

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 9781413300567
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Packed with practical, effective licensing strategies, License Your Invention tells inventors everything they need to know to enter into a good written agreement with the manufacturer, marketer or distributor who will handle the details of merchandising an invention. The book shows step by step how to draft a license that will be fair to all parties and addresses: - ownership rights - applicable patent, copyright and trademark laws - license scope - dispute resolution - finances.

Get More Fans The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

Author: Jesse Cannon
Publisher: Jesse Cannon
ISBN: 9780988561311
Release Date: 2012-11-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How Do I Promote My Music On A Small Budget? How Do I Get My YouTube Videos to Spread? How Do I Turn Casual Fans Into One’s Who Buy From Me? How Do I Get Written About On Blogs? How Do I Increase Turnout At Shows? How Do I Make Fans Using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr And SoundCloud? With every day that passes, the power the major labels once had dies a little more. The chance to get the same exposure as your favorite musicians gets easier and easier. The hurdles that would only allow you to get popular, if the right people said your music was good enough, are gone. You can now get exposed to thousands of potential fans without investing 1% of what musicians used to by building a fanbase based on listeners love for your music. No more writing letters hoping that A&R writes you back. This book explains how you do it. While many books will tell you obvious information, legal mumbo-jumbo and marketing catchphrases that don’t help you get more fans. Our experience working with real bands - from upstarts like Man Overboard and Transit to legends like The Cure, The Misfits and Animal Collective, has led us to understand the insider tricks and ideas that go into some of the most important groups of our time. We produce records, do licensing deals, negotiate record contracts and get the musicians we work with written about on websites like Pitchfork and Vice. We have worked with bands who started off as nothing and became something. Unlike any other book written on the subject we have compiled the knowledge no one else has been willing to print in fear of obsoleting their own career. We give you thousands of ideas on how to get people to hear your music and turn them into fans who pay to support your music. Whether you are a label owner, musician, manager, booking agent or publicist there is information in this book that will help you do what you do better. Enjoy! For more information see GetMoreFansBook.com

Inventing For Dummies

Author: Pamela Riddle Bird
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053355
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Full coverage of the ins and outs of inventing for profit Protect your idea, develop a product - and start your business! Did you have a great idea? Did you do anything about it? Did someone else? Inventing For Dummies is the smart and easy way to turn your big idea into big money. This non-intimidating guide covers every aspect of the invention process - from developing your idea, to patenting it, to building a prototype, to starting your own business. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Conduct a patent search * Maintain your intellectual property rights * Build a prototype product * Determine production costs * Develop a unique brand * License your product to another company

Get Clark Smart

Author: Clark Howard
Publisher: Taylor Pub
ISBN: 1563526298
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Reference

Provides consumers an array of solutions to such problems as buying a used car, finding affordable travel options, and avoiding rip-offs.

One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs Live Your Dreams and Create Your Own Profitable Company

Author: Stephen Key
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071800440
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

From award-winning entrepreneur, inventor, and business owner Stephen Key comes the highly anticipated follow-up to his bestseller One Simple Idea Stephen Key is back, and he’s delivering a proven, straightforward process for starting, growing, and running a business—without the need for an MBA or millions of dollars in funding. Key draws on his own experience as a billion-dollar inventor to offer how-tos and other takeaways you can use to get off the ground and into the black. Case-studies of his most successful students and other innovators further underscore “key” principles from the book, while strategies for testing, protecting, and marketing a product make it easier than ever for you to follow achieve your business and life dreams. Stephen Key has successfully licensed more than 20 simple ideas that have generated billions of dollars of revenue. The course he teaches has attracted more than ten thousand students around the world.

The 12 Amazing Secrets of Millionaire Inventors

Author: Harvey Reese
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470135495
Release Date: 2007-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Be the world's next millionaire inventor! Watch out-avoid all the mistakes, bloopers, errors, andmess-ups that might prevent you from achieving all the rewards that you're entitled to * Cash in-use the C.R.A.S.H. Course in successful product licensing to license your idea for the most money possible * Be the boss-explore the ins and outs of marketing your idea yourself; whether you're ready, how to do it, what you need, and where to start * Be safe-foolproof steps for protecting your inventions and innovations through patents, trademarks, and copyrights * Start your own company-explore your options with proprietorships, partnerships, and other corporate structures * Raise money for your business-find financing from angel investors, bankers, lenders, and friends and family * Introduce your product-create a powerful presentation that will knock the socks off investors, manufacturers, and other interested parties * Get your foot in the door-what to do and say to convince manufacturers, licensees, investors, salespeople, and anyone else that you have what they've been waiting for * Follow the leaders-meet successful inventors, hear their stories, and absorb the twelve vital tips they learned along the way

One Simple Idea Revised and Expanded Edition Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

Author: Stephen Key
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259584787
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions – without lifting a finger! Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneurial world. One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current trends and practices in the industry. In addition to teaching readers how to turn their ideas into marketable products that companies will want to license, Key expands upon his cutting-edge product development, sales, and negotiation strategies, making note of the new opportunities and technologies available to creative people today. The book also features real-life success stories from people who have used the author’s strategies.

Shoestring Venture

Author: Richard Hooker
Publisher: Steve Monas
ISBN: 9780595506514
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

A Complete Guide to Starting and Growing Your Own Business On A Shoestring Budget The Cheat Sheet for Business. For the millions who start a new business every year on the barest of resources, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is like hiring a high-level consultant to deal with the bewildering maze of issues from finance to marketing to technology that all entrepreneurs face. Every business is nothing but a series of decisions which can make or break the business. You could say that, if there's a science of business, it's the science of making good decisions. And every bootstrap entrepreneur faces the daunting task of making ALL the business decisions, any one of which could either doom the enterprise or catapult it to stratospheric success. That meas that every entrepreneur has to quickly get up to speed on every issue their business faces. Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is the most exhaustive set of practical resources collected to empower entrepreneurs to make the right decisions on a limited budget, from business concept to product development to Web marketing. We call a "consultant in a book," there to give considered and experienced answers to the infinite questions that come up. Shoestring Venture-The Start-up Bible All entrepreneurs - even the smallest operating on the tightest of budgets - have the opportunity to build powerful start-up organizations without ever really having to walk out the front door. Using global communications and data networks, even bootstrap entrepreneurs can staff an entire organization with every human resource and skill they need at rock-bottom prices. In short, anyone can run a virtual organization using only a desktop or laptop computer. Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible gives bootstrap entrepreneurs all the resources they need to build truly effective startups using the magic of outsourcing and offshoring. This is the century for small business . . . You have the tools to build a powerful start-up organization, from financing to product development to marketing, without ever really having to walk out your front door. Using global communications and data networks, you can staff an entire organization with every human resource and skill you need at rock-bottom prices. You are, in short, running a virtual organization using only a desktop or laptop computer. It's the magic of outsourcing. It means that you can be a pretty formidable player in the business world. Why? Because it permits you to focus your energies on what brings real value to your business-what you do best. That's what this book is all about. Shoestring Venture gives you the tools you need to start your new venture or take your current business several levels higher by exploiting the resources our interconnected world offers you. Chapters: Startup, Finance, Taxes, & Banking, Hardware and Software, Bringing Your Products to Market, Outsourcing Your Back Office, Information Technology, Web and Ecommerce, and Promoting Your Product: Marketing & Sales