This title offers full coverage of the ins and outs of inventing for profit. Protect your idea, develop a product - and start your business! Did you have a great idea? Did you do anything about it? Did someone else? "Inventing For Dummies" is the smart and easy way to turn your big idea into big money. This non-intimidating guide covers every aspect of the invention process - from developing your idea, to patenting it, to building a prototype, to starting your own business. "The Dummies Way" offers explanations in plain English; 'Get in, get out' information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and a dash of humor and fun. Discover how to: conduct a patent search, maintain your intellectual property rights, build a prototype product, determine production costs, develop a unique brand, and license your product to another company.