Do you have a great idea?
Whether your idea is groundbreaking like Thomas Edison’s light bulb, or just makes life easier like Earl Silas Tupper’s Tupperware line, our quiz will take you through what it means to invent, market and sell your invention.
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You have a great idea and you’d like to start developing it to sell. What do you do first?
After you come up with a great idea, you should buy an inventor’s log book or some kind of notebook that doesn’t allow you to add or remove pages. In your log book you need to record everything you do and think about in relation to your invention. Be sure to include dates for each entry. This will help you legitimize your idea and provide evidence of your thought processes, in case there’s ever a patent dispute in the future.
After you start your inventor’s log book, what’s the next step in developing your invention?
You very well may have come up with a great idea, but it’s good to cover your bases and make sure that there isn’t a similar idea or patent for it already. If someone else does have a patent for it, you could get in trouble for patent infringement.
Now that you know your idea is unique and innovative, what’s next?
Historically, all inventors needed to create a working prototype to present to the patent office. These days, you don’t. It’s a good idea to have one though in case there’s ever a dispute over your idea. Having a prototype ready as you’re seeking the patent is pretty solid evidence that the idea was yours first.
You want to create a prototype, but you don’t have the space. How do you convey your idea?
Drawings, equations, models and animations are the perfect way to create your prototype if you cannot build it without more resources than you already have.
You created a prototype! What should you do now?
A patent is a legal document claiming your invention. It is how inventors own their intellectual property. You can learn more about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, here: http://www.uspto.gov/.
If you patent your idea, no one can steal it.
Unfortunately, anyone can steal an idea, so you’ll probably want to consult a lawyer to discuss your rights and the legal issues that may arise if that happens. The more information and resources you have, the better you can defend your patent and avoid falling into scams.
You found a patent lawyer who is an expert in your inventions industry, but your patent was rejected by the patent office. What now?
Have your lawyer make amendments to the patent and resubmit it. Often patents are rejected, but you have to just make changes and try again.
Once your patent is pending, you can start marketing your idea.
True. Once you have submitted your patent request, you can start marketing your invention citing the phrase “Patent Pending.”
You are ready to market your invention. What’s your next step?
Before you do anything, create a marketing plan that takes your budget into consideration. How much will it cost to make the invention? How much will advertisements cost? Who will this product be marketed to? Think about what your invention is and how you are going to sell it. Then write it all down and make a plan of action.
Now that you know your customers and how much money it will take to successfully launch your invention into the market, you need to:
You’ve come a long way with a lot of hard work, but it’s not time to celebrate just yet. Now is the time to stay focused, put on your salesperson hat and sell that idea. Then, of course, once you’re seeing financial returns and moving things along, go ahead and celebrate!
If you sell your idea, does that company or manufacturer own your invention?
When you find a company or manufacturer that will produce and sell your invention, you are simply licensing your patent rights. However, you should still make sure your lawyer is present in any talks regarding licensing.
It was Easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6/10!!!!! If Mrs. A, Ms, Tanner, Mrs. Medina, or Mr. Putnam are reading this, miss you teachers! And I am going to keep watching Channel One this year!!! Thanks for changing my world!!!!!!!! 🙂
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10 out of 10! woo hoo!
I got 10/11 Maybe i might think about inventing my, own invention.
I got ’em all right -feels accomplished-
I got a 4/11 i don’t think I’m going to be an inventor
I didn’t get a great score, but I know I’ll be an inventor some day!
no it was hard
hey i want to create a robot
I got 10/11 on my second try! (90.91%) I would like to become an inventor if I got the stuff to do it!
got 7/11 ^^ I feel accomplished
I got 11/11 (100%) on my second try
good for u i am still on my first try and i am already missing 2
I got 8/11 (72.73%) I still want to be an inventor:)
i trd the quz. i am gn 2 be an invntr! i gt a 11/11. im nt evn tht smrt. i alrdy invntd sumthn, & im fmous 4 it alrdy! my dad invntd sumthn wt me, whch mde us bth fmous! bye 4 nw ppl & thx 4 spndin the tme 2 read my mssg! if u wnt 2 email my dad 4 sum info on invntns, email hm at:
yes, i am relted 2 john green, he’s my dad. he just wrt the bk, “The Fault In Our Stars”. i cm up with mst of the info. he cm up wth the idea 4 the movie.
Got 10/11 right. But even if you get them all wrong you can still be an inventor!
i got the same 10/11
I always had ideas.
I tried but I will still try to be an inventor. 🙂 My real name is Michael Harland
I can be an inventor! Right? I can’t wait till i get out and make flying cars and free vending machines and the infinity cookie. Is that too much imagination?