Profit From Your Idea

How to Make Smart Licensing Deals

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 5212


License your invention without the risk -- protect your idea You’ve got a great idea and are ready to strike it rich. But finding a company you can trust, hashing out a fair licensing deal, then watching your idea hit the marketplace—well, you’ll need help. Turn to Profit From Your Idea. It will help you negotiate and draft a licensing agreement that will protect your interests. In the end, you’ll know all about: the licensing process your intellectual property rights ownership issues for inventor-employees working with licensing agents protecting confidential information finding potential licensees licensing overseas showing your invention safely negotiating your agreement reviewing changes to an agreement Disclosing your invention requires a balancing act: Presenting the best aspects of your invention while protecting the confidential aspects of your work. Use Profit From Your Idea to help you effectively maintain the necessary balance and minimize the risks of disclosure. The fully updated edition comes complete with the current licensing law and patent rules, as well as includes brand new FAQs, many from the author's popular blog, Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

License Your Invention

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413300561

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 778


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.

Patent It Yourself

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Author: David Pressman,Thomas Tuytschaevers

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322581

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 3799


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.

Get More Fans: The DIY Guide to the New Music Business

(2018 edition)

Author: Jesse Cannon,Todd Thomas

Publisher: Jesse Cannon

ISBN: 098856131X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 720

View: 6716


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

Get Clark Smart

The Ultimate Guide for the Savvy Consumer

Author: Clark Howard,Mark Meltzer

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9781563526299

Category: Reference

Page: 259

View: 9984


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

Fat Hogs and Dead Dogs

How to Use Ideas, Inventions and Patents to Win the War for Your Markets and Profits

Author: Jack V. Miller

Publisher: Design Technology Corp

ISBN: 9781879254015

Category: Creative ability in technology

Page: 255

View: 7788


Inventor of many nationally-marketed products, holder of 130 patents, successful executive & entrepreneur, Jack Miller guides the reader through the mysteries of new product invention, marketing & protection. He offers simple, practical methods for using creativity to create wealth for individuals, corporations & the nation. Miller answers questions that have confused managers for years, such as: What is the difference between an idea & an invention? What makes a new product patentable? What is the difference between a good patent & one "not worth the paper it's written on?" How does a CEO develop creative, strategic new product planning? How do you assign dollar values to inventions? How does intellectual property add to net worth? You will laugh out loud at stories about "fictional" characters every manager will recognize. The illustrations are funnier than the comics, but so filled with hard-hitting truths you will never manage your business the same way again. A fat hog is a highly profitable product, & competitors want your fat hog. This book turns up-side-down old myths about how to create, find, market & protect fat hogs & high profits. If it wasn't so much fun to read, it would be a good MBA textbook.

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

Author: Stephen Key

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071800441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 859


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.