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Resources for Inventors

InventHelp® is America’s leading inventor service company. We believe in helping inventors by providing them with the services to submit their idea to companies. We also believe in providing every inventor with free information that may help them become a more knowledgeable inventor. That’s why we created Wheel Talk – to provide news articles for and about inventors, as well as patent information and links to other helpful websites and resources.

Would you like more information specific to InventHelp?

InventHelp does not provide legal advice of any kind, but we do offer patent referral services to inventors.

Here you will find links to other websites offering information and services that may be of use to inventors. The links are grouped for convenient navigation into various categories.

InventHelp offers services that can help inventors submit their ideas to companies. This section provides an overview of our services.

InventHelp® – Invention Services
For Inventors

InventHelp® Services

What can InventHelp do for you and your invention idea? InventHelp offers services that can help inventors submit their ideas to companies. Check out some of the services InventHelp has to offer.

Patent Information

This section contains patent information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). InventHelp® does not give any legal advice on patents, but we do refer clients to independent patent attorneys who can perform invention patent services.

Patent Information

Patent Information

This section contains patent information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). InventHelp® does not give any legal advice on patents, but we do refer clients to independent patent attorneys who can perform invention patent services.

According to the United States Patent Office, a patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

There are three types of patents:

Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.

Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.

Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.

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According to the United States Patent Office, a patent law specifies the general field of subject matter that can be patented and the conditions under which a patent may be obtained.

In the language of the statute, any person who “invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent,” subject to the conditions and requirements of the law.

The patent law specifies that the subject matter must be “useful.” The term “useful” in this connection refers to the condition that the subject matter has a useful purpose and also includes operativeness, that is, a machine which will not operate to perform the intended purpose would not be called useful, and therefore would not be granted a patent.

Interpretations of the statute by the courts have defined the limits of the field of subject matter that can be patented, thus it has been held that the laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas are not patentable subject matter.

A patent cannot be obtained upon a mere idea or suggestion. The patent is granted upon the new machine, manufacture, etc., as has been said, and not upon the idea or suggestion of the new machine. A complete description of the actual machine or other subject matter for which a patent is sought is required.

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According to the United States Patent Office, only the inventor may apply for a patent, with certain exceptions. If a person who is not the inventor should apply for a patent, the patent, if it were obtained, would be invalid. The person applying in such a case who falsely states that he/she is the inventor would also be subject to criminal penalties. If the inventor is dead, the application may be made by legal representatives, that is, the administrator or executor of the estate. If the inventor is insane, the application for patent may be made by a legal representative (e.g., guardian). If an inventor refuses to apply for a patent or cannot be found, a joint inventor or, if there is no joint inventor available, a person having a proprietary interest in the invention may apply on behalf of the non-signing inventor.

If two or more persons make an invention jointly, they apply for a patent as joint inventors. A person who makes only a financial contribution is not a joint inventor and cannot be joined in the application as an inventor. It is possible to correct an innocent mistake in erroneously omitting an inventor or in erroneously naming a person as an inventor.

Officers and employees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office are prohibited by law from applying for a patent or acquiring, directly or indirectly, except by inheritance or bequest, any patent or any right or interest in any patent.

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InventHelp®
Invention Stories

These inventors started with an idea. Check out these stories about InventHelp clients and their experiences with our company – and find out where they are now!

InventHelp®
Invention Stories

These inventors started with an idea. Check out these stories about InventHelp clients and their experiences with our company – and find out where they are now!

Trim Puller

Inventor - Edward Lenart

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Perfect Pan

Inventor - Barbara Winfield

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Erase-A-Hole

Inventor - Ron Todd

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Why Choose InventHelp®?

We give you our track
record right up front.

We only make a product claim if they are true. We make no promises and do not imply a likelihood of success.
We only make a product claim if they are
true. We make no promises and do not
imply a likelihood of success.

We state our prices
up front.

We are upfront with our fees. We state our fees upfront and rely on the fees paid to perform services.

We are upfront with our fees. We state
our fees upfront and rely on the fees
paid to perform services.

We will refer you to a licensed
patent attorney.

We refer clients to a licensed patent attorney, who may then offer legal opinions.

We refer clients to a licensed patent
attorney, who may then offer
legal opinions.

We present the facts
honestly.

We talk straight with you. We believe that only the marketplace can judge the quality of an idea.
We talk straight with you. We believe that
only the marketplace can judge
the quality of an idea.

InventHelp® Sets the Standard

InventHelp®
Sets the Standard

So, you have an invention idea and don’t know what to do next. We can help! InventHelp is an invention service company that submits your idea to companies and offers patent referral services.

Over 3 Decades of Experience

InventHelp is one of the leading service providers in the invention industry. Over the years, we have improved our services to better suit our clients’ needs. Our services are ready to help you, the inventor, pursue your invention idea.

The InventHelp Data Bank

InventHelp maintains a Data Bank of thousands of companies which have agreed to confidentially review our clients’ ideas.  Companies joining our Data Bank are interested in looking for new inventions and represent many different types of industries.  We call this the InventHelp Data Bank.

Is Your Idea Protected?

InventHelp offers patent referral services to its clients. These referrals have resulted in more than 10,000 patents for InventHelp inventors. We can refer you to an independent patent attorney who will advise you on the necessary steps to take toward potentially patenting your idea.

InventHelp®
Inventor Reviews

InventHelp®
Inventor Reviews

Real InventHelp inventors, real invention stories – how the Honest Invention Company helped them with their idea.

InventHelp®
Inventor Reviews

Real InventHelp inventors, real invention stories – how the Honest Invention Company helped them with their idea.

Russell

New York, NY

“Me and my family want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you thank you thank you. You have no idea how much this means to us. I am a 64 yr old disabled veteran w/ 5 back surgeries and 3 knee surgeries. All I ever wanted was a chance to leave my family something of importance.”

Norbert

Austin, TX

“I am using InventHelp for the first time. The team at InventHelp has provided exceptional service for my invention. Everyone is engaged and responsive. I have chosen the full service to get from idea, to patents, to prototyping and marketing. I am very pleased with entire process and strongly recommend InventHelp to anyone who has a good idea…”

Don’t know what to do with an invention idea?

Call InventHelp! We keep your idea confidential and explain every step of our invention services.

Who are we?

We are InventHelp, a leading inventor service company. We provide a variety of services to help inventors and we have been in business for over 35 years.