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U.S. Government Web Resources
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC publishes a useful brochure that can help inventors protect themselves when working with invention promotion firms.
FirstGov for Kids
This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn, have fun.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site. Gateway to Educational Materials, which offers more than 40,000 lessons and instructional resources from more than 400 organizations.
(which stands for Interagency Edison) helps government grantees and contractors comply with a federal law, the Bayh-Dole Act. Bayh-Dole regulations require that government funded inventions be reported to the federal agency who made the award.
Kids' Pages - USPTO
The United States Patent and Trademark Office's web pages for kids. Whether you are an inventor or just want to know more about inventors and intellectual property - patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets - you'll find lots of interesting information here and perhaps some fun too.
KIDS ZONE -U.S. Department of Energy
Our mission is to create a friendly portal through which energy and science education resources can be accessed and enjoyed. Energy can be understood through science, engineering, social systems, and education.  It is the common thread that puts energy-related patterns of relationships into perspective. One goal is to present various roadmaps to learning this concept - including one or more that match your own preferred learning styles.  This concept is viewed through the eyes of Electra, the hands of Geo, and Windy's patterns.
Library Of Congress
The official government agency responsible for issuing copyrights.
The NASA Office of Technology Transfer
In simplest terms, NASA's technology transfer is the process by which space technology developed by NASA is transfered to businesses for another purpose.
National Science Foundation
Governmental agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through various programs. This site offers a plethora of news on the latest breakthroughs in the field of science and research.
Small Business Administration
Anyone in business will find something of interest on this extensive site. SBA has numerous programs and services designed to help small businesses succeed. They believe that small businesses are the engine for economic growth in America and represent a powerful vehicle for opportunity.
So You Have A Great Idea, Now What
Think the sky's the limit for your great idea? Here's a "heads up": Invention promotion firms may promise more than they can deliver. A listing of what to look out for.
Trademark Electronic Application System
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) new system allows you to fill out an application form and check it for completeness over the internet. You can then submit electronically or print it out for mailing.
United States Patent & Trademark Office
As expected, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) offers a plethora of resources to the inventing community




The Federal Trade Commission publishes a useful brochure that can help inventors protect themselves when working with invention promotion firms.


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