~~~The Bootstrapper's Notepad~~~
Innovating on a budget
What does it take to succeed?
You have the creative spark, but lack the know-how to make it happen.
While big corporations can hire all the expertice needed to create and market new
products, bootstrapping startups and lone inventors must be self-reliant..
Given the challenges they face, bootstrapping startups with innovative
products need to become informed about issues such as patents,
licensing and marketing of their inventions. The following articles may
be of interest to the tech startup looking to launch a new, innovative product.
Will a patent protect my Invention?
How and when does a patent protect an invention?
Should I prepare and file my own patent application?
A few things to think about before starting out
2. How to prepare and file your own patent application
Filing a patent application can be expensive.
It can stretch a start-up to the limit, and sometimes beyond. But it need not be.
Here's how to get a head start.
3. Software Patents
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel following changes in the rules
that govern software patents? What does it mean for the Minimalist Inventor
4. Monetizing an Invention
Invention marketing strategies. Make Or Licence?