"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... it
takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite
direction." - Einstein
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." -
"Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility,
and utility is success." - Thomas A. Edison
European Patent Office -- 30 million patent
documents searchable free of charge on the internet. An initiative of the
European Patent Organization.
Invention Submission Corporation
Inventors Publishing & Research
World -- Online version of Inventors World magazine, with full text
articles about inventions old and new, product news, questions and answers about
patents, trade marks, European patents, and other intellectual property issues.
- Lemelson-MIT Program
-- American inventors and information related to past and current inventors,
with biographical sketches covering their accomplishments and their impact
- Patent Cafe -- Collection of
annotated links to patent and invention resources for engineers, lawyers,
manufacturers, and small businesses. Covers patent searching, invention groups,
government agencies, international inventors, journals, chat groups, and
magazines. Resource is keyword searchable.
- United States Patents and Trademark
Office -- Through the issue of patents, USPTO encourages
technological advancement by providing incentives to invent, invest in, and
disclose new technology worldwide. Offers online access to a range of general
reference documents, directories, and data collections.
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