Invention for Beginners

Invention for Beginners

Here below are some useful websites and books that can help you better understand patents, inventing, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Websites to Search Patents:

Websites of Interest:


  • Dematteis, Bob; “From Patent  To Profit: Secrets & Strategies For The Successful Inventor”, Third Edition; Square One Publishers, 2005.
  • Docie, Ronald Louis; “The Inventor’s Bible: How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas (3rd Edition)”; Ten Speed Press, 2010.
  • Foreman, Louis and Welytok, Jill Gilbert; “The Independent Inventor’s Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff”; Workman Publishing Company, 2009.
  • Kracke, Don; “Turn Your Idea or Invention into Millions”; Allworth Press, 2001.
  • Levy, Richard C.; “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing in On Your Inventions” (2nd Edition); Alpha Books, 2010.
  • Pressman, David and Stim, Richard; “ Patents for Beginners “(6th Ed);  Nolo Press, 2009.
  • Reese, Harvey; “How to License Your Million Dollar Idea: Everything You Need To Know To Turn a Simple Idea into a Million Dollar Payday”; Wiley, 2002.
  • Stim, Richard; “Profit from Your Idea: How to Make Smart Licensing Deals” (6th Edition); Nolo Press, 2008.