Dear Fellow Inventor …
Your United Inventors Association is about helping you succeed in the challenging world of bringing your ideas to the world. We’re in the process of re-designing our website, but in the meantime, be sure to come to our Inventor’s Resource Room, where you’ll find plenty of helpful articles for inventors, as well as information on upcoming trade shows where you can get your own UIA Inventors Spotlight booth and show your inventions to companies that search our area of these trade shows.
Marketing and licensing:
We have a number of corporate sponsors who can help you develop and launch your invention ideas or to license your invention or create your graphics and logo. Some inventors look for help having TV commercials made to sell your invention on TV. One of the UIA sponsors also offers a one-stop shop in developing brand name products that make it to retail shelves.
If you're looking for a patent attorney, you'll find here and here. Or if you want patent-creation software, or to find research and protection for your invention or to develop your own IP strategy, you'll find links on this site, too.
Prototypes and design:
On this site you will find a prototype maker affiliated with the UIA, as well as a company that can help you with design, engineering and manufacturing, plus a company that can help you patent, design and market your invention through their low-cost model, while another UIA sponsor provides product sourcing, design and marketing.
If you plan on having your invention manufactured overseas, the UIA has corporate sponsors who do that for you.
Submit your invention to companies:
If you want to pitch your invention to QVC or to a DRTV company or to a company that is looking for green products, then you've come to the right place. You can submit your plumbing invention here, with the ultimate goal of having it sold in national retailers such as Home Depot®, Lowe’s® and Ace Hardware®.
There are also professional trade associations for people who have created toy products or pet products. And while you're at it, be sure to visit the Electronic Retailing Association.
Becoming an expert in your industry:
You'll probably want to join an inventor club close to your area, subscribe to the magazine for inventors and listen to a pretty cool radio program for inventors. While you're at it, you might also want to get a blueprint for your path to invention success and sign up for an inventor newsletter from the USPTO. You’ll also see our inventor tools, as well as our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages and the UIA Inventor Education Forum and the official UIA blog.
Want to learn more about funding options? You’ll find helpful information on that, too. Meet our UIA corporate sponsors, many of whom can help you market your invention. Visit here or here or here to get started.
So come on in, put your feet up and stay for a while, and drop us a line to let us know what you think.