The Inventor’s Bible
How to Market & License Your Brilliant Ideas
RONALD LOUIS DOCIE, SR.
It is the American Dream to bring the next big idea to market and achieve success. Whether it’s a small gadget that makes something work smoother or a technological breakthrough that forever changes the way we live, it is human nature to create, invent, and build a better world—one brilliant idea at a time.
Who hasn’t looked at some modern convenience and thought: “Why didn’t I think of that?”; …or dreamed about discovering the next amazing product that no one can possibly live without. If the ideas are bubbling over and all you need to know is how to proceed, The Inventor’s Bible is the definitive guide to bring brilliant ideas to life.
Using real case studies as examples, this newly revised and updated edition presents everything one needs to know to market, license, and sell inventions: how to figure their worth, who to trust, which companies to approach, and what steps to take to ensure success. A comprehensive workbook guides inventors through the process—from identifying potential manufacturers and attaining critical feedback to determining when to apply for a patent, and more.
With invention licensing at an all-time high, many large corporations are welcoming submissions from outside inventors. Armed with The Inventor’s Bible, creative thinkers everywhere are primed to reap the rewards of their own ingenuity.
RONALD LOUIS DOCIE’s career in the world of inventions spans more than three decades. His own inventions are found in Wal-Mart, Kmart, and thousands of other outlets. As an agent for inventors, Docie has negotiated more than fifty licenses with such companies as General Motors. He is an expert consultant on idea submission to Johnson & Johnson and other prominent companies. Docie is president of Docie Development, LLC, an international company that provides services for inventors and corporations. He lives in Athens, Ohio, and is available for interviews. For more information visit docie.com or DIMWIT.com. An extension of The Inventor’s Bible, DIMWIT is a self-help site for inventors providing free guidance and support at all stages of the invention process.
The Inventor’s Bible: How to Market & License Your Brilliant Ideas, 3rd Edition by Ronald Louis Docie, Sr.
$24.99 paper, 376 pages, 7 x 9 7/8 inches, ISBN: 978-1-58008-120-7
TEN SPEED PRESS, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group