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Tools & Programs

Below are some useful tools to help innovators & inventors.  The tools usually take the form of generalized templates that will require customization for your specific situation.

General Business Tools & Programs

i3 Overview Presentation powerpoint pdf


United Inventor Association Videos:

What Every Inventor Needs to Know

Avoiding Scams, Traps and Raw Deals


Protecting your Ideas:

Concept Protection (video)

US Patent & Trademark Office

National Inventor Fraud Center


Marketing your invention:

Idea Trade Network

Licensing Executives Society

Toy Industry Association


Other Information Sources:

David Rose: Pitching to VCs Video


Federal Business Opportunities

Free Patents Online

Google Patent Search

Idea Finder

Illinois Entrepreneur Network

Intellectual Property Today

Invention University

Inventors Digest


Patent Cafe

Patents Inventors Resources & Information

St Louis Business Journal

The Entrepreneur Network

Other Organizations:

National Congress of Inventor Organizations

Southwestern Illinois Entrepreneurship Center

St Louis Inventors Association

United Inventors Association

Company Letterhead

i3 Mentoring Program



Revenue & Expense Journal


Cost per Click Breakeven Calculator

Press Release


Financial Calculator

Proposal for Financing

Investor Presentation Template


License Proposal Cover Letter

License Proposal Follow Up Letter

Proposal For Licensing

Nondisclosure Agreements

General NDA


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