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a 501(c)(3) non profit organization based in Massachusetts
Putting Creativity to Good Use
Links to other Innovation & Invention Resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO maintains a searchable database of all U.S. patents and trademarks in addition to many pages of helpful material about intellectual property. To do on-line patent searches go to the following site. http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
MIT Lemelson Center administers the Lemelson Prize for both student and professional inventors. This is funded by the Lemelson Foundation which was established by a wealthy and prolific independent inventor. The Lemelson Prize is designed to be as financially rewarding and prestigious as the Nobel Prize. For further information on the Lemelson Prize and other programs of the MIT Lemelson Center go to the following site: http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-prize.html
Boston Public Library - Research Department. Maintains a full set of Patent Gazettes and provides for patent searches on CD-ROM or on-line. They also have numerous resource books and materials for entrepreneurs. https://www.bpl.org/services-central-library/research-services
For patent searches, one might also use Google Patents at https://patents.google.com. Bear in mind that a patent search is not complete unless foreign databases such as in Europe and Japan are also searched.
Enbede Co. - Invention Developer & Licensing Broker. Founded in 1979, by Dr. Donald Job, President of IPRS, Enbede Co. has provided invention development services to hundreds of clients ranging in size from single individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The range of services includes business plan development, patent portfolio management, creativity training, market analysis, technology assessments, manufacturing outsourcing and technical documentation. To find out more go to the following site. http://www.enbede.com
See a more complete list of resources for inventors and entrepreneurs HERE .
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