While looking for great resources to share for inventors and entrepreneurs, I came across a free online tool from the US Patent & Trademark Office, that will allow creators of intellectual property to recognize when they have an asset that can give them a competitive edge in the marketplace and when they should seek IP protection. Find out more about various patents you can file for, trademark or service mark protection, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing technology to others, international rights and other assessments of potential protection.
Check it out...this IP Awareness Assessment Tool enables you to measure and increase awareness of IP issues, relevant to creative projects and your business goals. Take a few minutes to answer a comprehensive set of questions regarding IP (Intellectual property), after which the tool provides a set of training resources tailored to your specifically identified needs. The tool is available on USPTO's website at www.uspto.gov/inventors/assessment/.
Brian Fried Inventing Tip Master