There are many different types of inventors from private individuals with a good idea to professional research and development teams. The Inventor's Association aims primarily to help individual inventors and small manufactoring firms based on one or more inventions. We do not attempt to guide researchers at universities and other public institutions nor R&D departments in large enterprises.
We focus on these types:
People with an idea
Should you just give the idea to someone professional, or do you wish to invest time and money in development hoping to sell the solution? How to get started.
First time inventors
You have decided to develop your idea, but need guidance on the process as well as on establishing your business.
You have obtained your first patent and sold at least one licens. You would like to share experience and know how and be part of a network.
You make a living as an inventor having sold a number of licenses and probably having several projects in development. You would like to promote your skills and to have the interests of your trade represented properly.
You have established your own business manufactoring and/or marketing one or more of your inventions. You probably will see competitors violating your patents. You need guidance on how to handle violations.
You are full of ideas and love to prove that they actually work. Once that is established you are off to the next project. Marketing and sales is not interesting, and if someone would take care of that for you, it would be great and perhaps even generate some income to enable your next projects.
We do not focus on these types:
You work in a R&D department in some enterprise. The enterprise holds and protects the rights to all your inventions. You get all the support needed from within the enterprise or its own network.
You are preoccupied with a good course and have one or more inventions that would promote that course. The invention actually works, but perhaps you do not always understand why everybody else are not willing to pay the price or change their way of life. You depend at least to some extend on subsidies and would like recognition for your contributions.
You work at a university or other public institution and get paid for inventing things. Yet you are entitled to all or at least a share of the income from your inventions. You have professional support for all your needs within your organisation.