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Marketing Links for Inventors: Manufacturers, Distributors, etc.

  • Thomas Register Supplier Finder - an online version of the famous manufacturers' directory.
  • MacRae's Blue Book - "America's Original Industrial Directory since 1893 - First published in 1893, MacRAE'S BLUE BOOK is now a leading on-line industrial directory and has just been re-designed to offer significantly more information than most other industrial directories, all free-of-charge."
  • The Central New York Technology Development Organization, Inc. - TDO is a Syracuse-based not-for-profit corporation, partially funded by the MEP and by Empire State Development through the New York State Science and Technology Foundation . Its mission is to accomplish economic development through the support of high tech and manufacturing entrepreneurs and businesses in Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, and Oswego counties.
  • Trade Easy International, an international trade organisation that specialises in putting suppliers and buyers together in a simple and efficient way. - an international trade web site with full products descriptions, product photos and company descriptions from 56 countries been put into specific classifications for easy search.


Blogs on Intellectual Property

  • Patently Obvious  - one of the earliest, and best, blogs for news and information on patent law, from Dennis Crouch of the University of Missouri
  • 12:01 Tuesday - a review of the week's newly issued patents
  • The Invent Blog - Stephen Nipper's blog on IP issues
  • Likelihood of Confusion - blog on trademark and copyright issues, from "IP maven" Ron Coleman. 
  • TTABlog - reviews decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB)
  • IPKat - blog on IP issues from a European/UK perspective


Books we recommend:

  • Crackpot or Genius?: A Complete Guide to the Uncommon Art of Inventing
    by Francis D. Reynolds
    Chicago Review Press, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago IL 60610
    ISBN 1-55652-193-6
    One of the best guides to inventions and inventing by an inventor with a background in corporate and private invention, consulting and teaching. As much a book on how to invent as it is on patenting, licensing, and so on. Has many examples of inventions and inventors, good and bad, valuable and silly.
  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Cashing in on Your Invention by Richard C. Levy - Quality Paperback, 384 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 inches Publisher: Alpha; ISBN: 0028642201; © 2002  (Amazon link)
    - this book has replaced the Inventor's Desktop Companion by the same author. We haven't seen the new book, but said about the former one:
    "A very good explanation of the various things any innovator needs to know. Not just patents, but trademarks, copyrights, licensing, prototyping, Federal programs and others. Written by a professional toy and game inventor." 
  • The same inventor/author, with Ronald Weingartner, has a book entitled "The Toy And Game Inventor's Handbook: Everything You Need To Know To Pitch, License And Cash-In On Your Ideas". Again, we haven't read it, but if it's as good as the previous book it's worth looking at. 
  • Haven't actually read them, but these books seem like they could be interesting:  


Other Intellectual Property Websites

  • National Paralegal College page on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights (and "hi" to the kids at the North Central Plains Charter School - thanks for the link!)
  • Kuesterlaw Technology Law Resource - primarily links to other sites, somewhat outdated.
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) - "An Association Serving Owners Of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, And Trade Secrets. "
  • Thomson CompuMark: originators of the Trademarkscan(r) databases, and a premier trademark and copyright searching firm (originally "Thomson & Thomson").
  • "Patently Absurd" UK patents.
  • The Copyright Website
  • The Ultimate Guide to Copyright at whoishostinghtis.com
  • Software Patent Institute
  • JurisNotes.com - a for-pay subscription service for court decisions in IP cases (two months subscription free). Website has a good free collection of basic IP statutes and treaties, links to off-site news articles, and back issues of the newsletter. 
  • InnovaSafe offers a variety of technology protection services including: Source Code and Software Escrow; Intellectual Property and Technology Escrow; SEC Compliance Title 17 Protection; and Technical Verification Services


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