Getting Started

If you are like most inventors, you have no idea what to do next with your concept or where to take it from this point.

We would like to send you information about our services

and helpful tips on how to:

Document your creation

Check for similar products

Conduct a self-patent search

Perform a Self-Assessment of your Invention

Plus a FREE idea review.


"Do it on your own, but not alone! Save $$$!"

It's not just a slogan, it's a viable alternative for inventors to avoid the questionable business practices attributed to invention developers and the high cost of legal protection attributed to patent practitioners.

Documenting Your Invention

Click here for some helpful tips * on documenting your creation.

*Note: Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.

You may also Obtain a FREE idea review by completing our request for information form online. We will gladly mail you the required forms to obtain your free idea review!

For a copy of an Inventor's Self-Assessment Form, please fill out our quick online information request and note that you'd like an Inventor's Self-Assessment form.

Pursuing Patent Protection: Searching the Prior Art

One way of doing a patent search is to use the United States Patent and Trademark Office for prior art. For more information please consult the instructions on the site.

Another alternative is to work with a reputable agency whereby an inventor can obtain the services of a registered patent attorney at a reasonable price. Click Here for more information*.

*Note: Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.

Or locate a local patent attorney or patent agent in your area to assist you in conducting a patent search.

Pursuing Patent Protection: Applying for Patent Protection

Obtain information from the Patent Office and try it do it on your own:

Go to the United States Patent and Trademark office website at to obtain information to assist you in filing a patent application.

Obtain Computer Patent Application Software:

Work with a reputable agency whereby an inventor can obtain the services of a registered patent attorney*.

*Note: Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.

Or locate a local patent attorney or patent agent in your area to assist you in pursuing legal protection.

About Invention Marketing Service Inc.

Our mission: Provide information and services to help inventors protect and submit their inventions to industry, on their own, but not alone! SAVE $$$


"Do it on your own, but not alone! Save $$$!" is a viable alternative for inventors to patent and submit their invention to industry, while avoiding the questionable practices attributed to invention developers and the high cost attributed to Patent practitioners.


Many of our experienced employees have been in the invention service field for more than 20 years.


Want to get your invention in front of companies in 60 DAYS or LESS? We're ready, willing and able. Let us show you how. Click here to request additional information about Invention Marketing Services, Inc. and the services we provide to inventors.


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