InventHelp's Inventors Resources
The Famous Black Inventors Web site represents just a brief glimpse into the rich tradition of African-American innovation. The following links, provided by InventHelp®, offer additional analyses of the subject, as well as general invention history and facts. There are also resources to help today's aspiring inventors continue the pursuit of creative excellence. Click on one of the categories below to view the relevant links. For assistance with your own invention, contact InventHelp, "The Invent Help People" at 1-800-INVENTION.
African-American Inventors and Inventions
Black Inventors' Online Museum™ – Chronicles the achievements of black inventors throughout history, from ancient Africa to the present day, and includes profiles of blacks whose contributions have gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
African-American Inventors of Our Times – Chronicles the progress of contemporary African-American inventors in the fields of science and technology.
The Afrocentric Experience – Black Inventors – Provides an extensive listing of African-American patent holders and their inventions.
Scholastic.com: Top Ten African-American Inventors – Includes biographical information and resources for ten of the most well-known black inventors in U.S. history.
International Black Inventions Museum – This mobile museum seeks to educate people of all races about the important contributions that African-American inventors have given to society.
Black Inventors Directory – Extensive collection of Web sites relating to Black/African-American inventors.
Famous Women Inventors – Profiles a few of the individuals who have contributed to the rich legacy of women inventors over the last two centuries.
Lemelson Center: Exploring the History of Women Inventors – Provides an overview of the crucial role played by women in the history of inventing. A PDF companion guide is also available for download.
Forum for Women Entrepreneurs – Founded in 1993, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) is the premier entrepreneurial service organization for women who are involved in high-growth technology and life science companies.
Inventor Help Resources
InventHelp, "The Invent Help People": 1-800-INVENTION – InventHelp is America's leading inventor service company, with offices in over 60 cities in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, Korea and the United Kingdom. They assist inventors in attempting to submit their inventions to industry, as well as provide patent referral services. Call 1-800-INVENTION for FREE inventor info!
Free Patents Online – Offers fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents. Images are accessible from the full-text page of each patent, in either PDF or TIFF format.
U.S. Small Business Administration – Government program provides assistance to small business owners in areas such as small business start-up, management and growth. Web site includes directions for contacting over 1100 local Small Business Development Centers (SBDC's) across the United States.
The Partnership for America's Future – Specializing in educational inventions, this organization has helped more than 75 students and teachers turn their ideas into products that are now on the marketplace. The Partnership also created the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors, which honors up to six young innovators from across the country each year.
Is There a Roadmap for Inventors? – This article gives advice for novice inventors and entrepreneurs. Learn the important facts you need to know about inventing. Article courtesy of InventHelp.
Invention Trade Shows
InventHelp's INPEX® – The Invention & New Product Exposition – INPEX is America's largest invention trade show, showcasing numerous inventions, new products and innovations available to business and industry. The four-day event features the INPEX Inventors University™ and Inventors Resource Center. INPEX is a sister company to InventHelp.
The Australian Innovation Festival – The Australian Innovation Festival celebrates the development and implementation of new ideas and applauds better ways for operating across all industries.
Brussels Eureka! – Held each year in Brussels, Belgium, The World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology is a forum for research specialists, inventors and innovative associations, as well as official patent and trademark registration personnel.