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Patent and Trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office
United Inventors Association (UIAUSA)
Inventors Support Network, Inc

US Patent & Trademark Office

General Information
Public forum for complaints and responses about invention promoters (Scam alerts!)
Complaint Form Regarding Invention Promoters
Independent Inventor Program
Patent Information
Provisional Patent Application
Find a local Patent & Trademark Depository Library (PTDLs)
Official Patent Database
Registered Patent Practitioners Official List

Government and Legal Warnings on Scams
Federal Trade Commission - Search the word “invention” to check if a company has been investigated and/or fined
Consumer Alert, Fraudulent Invention Promotion Firms
PDF Files
FTC Facts for Consumers: Invention Promotion Firms
PDF Files
State Attorneys General - Check by State (NAAG)
American Inventors Protection Act 1999
Trademark & Copyright Information
Copyright information - Library of Congress
Trademark information - USPTO
Trademark information - Non-Government / privately-run site
Professor Tom Field Franklin Pierce Law Center on US Patent, Trademark & Copyright
Find Manufacturers of industrial products.
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National Institute of Standards and Technology - Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Innovation Evaluation (Academic and Government)
Innovation Institute
Innovation Assessment Center - Washington State University
Dep't of Energy's Inventions & Innovations Program
Wisconsin Innovation Services Center
Government Assistance - Government’s one-stop shop
Small Business Administration - Writing a business plan
Small Business Administration - Procurements & Contracting / Grants
Small Business Administration - Technology / Innovation Research Program
U.S Dept of Energy - Inventions and Innovation site for Energy Technology Developers. (Energy TechNet)
Licensing Executives Society - Directory of licensing professionals (U.S.A. and Canada)
Department of Defense - SBIR & STTR
Department od Defense - Early-stage R&D projects at small technology companies
National Institutes of Health - Grants & Funding Opportunities
National Science Foundation
NREL - For small, disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone, Veteran owned, and Disabled Veteran owned businesses.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Canadian Innovation Centre's Inventors' Assistance Program
Inventive Women
European Intellectual Property Association
World Intellectual Property Organization
Australian Trademark Database
Canadian Trademark Database
Cuban Trademark Database
European Community Database
French Trademark Database
Other Intellectual Property Links
The Copyright Website
Copyright and the Digital Domain
Ten Big Myths about Copyright - Misconceptions about copyright, by Brad Templeton.
Copyright Navigator - Visual analysis of the Copyright Act, by Professor Lionel Sobel of the Southwestern University School of Law.
The Copyright Act - Cornell University Law School
U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Renewal Databases - Rutgers
Copyright Renewal Databases - Stanford University
Other Intellectual Property Links - From Brown & Michaels, PC
Fee Based Trademark Research Resources
Trademark Explorer by Questel/Orbit (click Products & Services)™ by MicroPatent
Other Resources
Inventors Digest, LLC

MediaWebLink has compiled the list above as a public service.

MediaWebLink is not aware of any public program that offers direct financial support to independent inventors.
Some government / academic programs may offer valuable services, support or even grants for specific areas related to
research and development, but in general, inventors are private individuals and privately funded.

Some of our resources:
United Inventors Assocation (UIAUSA) / Brown & Michaels, PC / InventorEd, Inc. /

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