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Inventors Eye. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. December 2012, Volume Three, Issue Six.0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

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Getting into the Game: Q&A with the Experts

Coming up with the next must-have toy or the hottest new board game can be potentially lucrative. But even if you have a great idea, there are still a few key points to keep in mind if you plan to make a run at a finished and marketable product.  

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Pushing Ahead with Pro Bono Assistance

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) understands that one of the main barriers to getting a patent is cost.

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PTRCs—the Cure for Information Overload

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) partners with specially designated libraries nationwide to provide training and resources that can help you in your intellectual property goals.

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 PTRC, Patent and Trademark Resource Centers. www.uspto.gov/ptrc
Spark of Genius
Toying with Success

Inventors Eye recently caught up with Richard C. Levy, a co-inventor listed on one of the design patents for the Furby and long-time independent inventor.

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 Richard Levy standing in front of a toy shelf, and the front cover of his book. "The Toy and Game Inventor's Handbook, Everything you need to know to Pitch, License, and Cash-In on Your Ideas. Richard C. Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner".
Announcements
December and January

Innovation Expo Coming to the USPTO, Summer 2013

Saturday Seminar in Detroit

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advice
Using the USPTO Data Visualization Center—Your Window into the USPTO

 
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  Calendar page
events
Where Inventors Meet

Independent inventor meetings around the U.S.
 
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Organizations

Organizations and resources for the independent inventor community.
 
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in this issue
Getting into the Game: Q&A with the Experts
By Alex Camarota : Office of Innovation Development
Pushing Ahead with Pro Bono Assistance
By John Calvert : Office of Innovation Development
PTRCs—the Cure for Information Overload
By Tom Turner : Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program
spark of genius
Toying with Success
announcements
December and January
advice
Using the USPTO Data Visualization Center—Your Window into the USPTO
events
Where Independent Inventors Meet
network
Organizations for Inventors

 

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