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Patent and Trademark Resource Center at Oklahoma State University: Inventor Resources

Entrepreneurs and Business Assistance

  • Contact a Small Business Development Center or a Technology Center for questions about starting or expanding a small business in Oklahoma. See also the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance or SCORE.
  • See the programs of the Inventors Assistance Center, the New Product Development Center, and the Center for Business Development in Stillwater.
  • Contact REI Oklahoma for assistance with capital to help start and expand a business, etc. See the REI Native American and Women's Business Centers.
  • Contact the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology and i2E for assistance with technical projects.
  • Contact the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network to find business opportunities, etc.
  • Contact the Business Knowledge Specialists at the Research Wizard in Tulsa for market research, industry analysis, etc.
  • Contact the Food & Agricultural Products Center at OSU for information on food products.

Inventor Resources at the USPTO

Other Resources

Find an inventors club!

Questions to ask about an invention: will people use it, will it make a big enough difference, is it cost efficient, is it out there already? Do your research!

Have a provisional when talking with companies for patent pending status.