|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.
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