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Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan: A Guide for Innovative Engineers and Scientists

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Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan: A Guide for Innovative Engineers and Scientists

Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan: A Guide for Innovative Engineers and Scientists
Cambridge | English | October 2016 | ISBN-10: 1107651646 | 254 pages | PDF | 9.35 mb

By Paul Swamidass, Auburn University, Alabama, A. David Mixson, Haitham A. Eletrabi, Jay Clark, Hephzibah Stephen

Description
This book is for engineers and scientists who have the aptitude and education to create new products that could become income-producing businesses for themselves and for investors. The book uses short chapters and gets directly to the point without lengthy and distracting essays. The rapid growth in technology-based business plan contests is a clear sign that there are many wealthy inventors looking to make substantial investments in start-ups based on new inventions by inventors, who lack the funds and knowledge to start a business. The key features of this reference enable readers to sharpen their new idea, turn an idea into a commercial product, conduct patent search and complete a provisional patent application, and collect requisite data and prepare a business plan based on a carefully selected business model. Supporting materials are provided on the book's extensive website

Written by an engineer with a business background and advanced education in business administration, the book provides a simple tested blueprint for engineers to turn their ideas to patent-protected products and a business plan to attract partners or investors
Shows engineers and scientists how to obtain patents to protect their inventions before using them as the basis for their businesses
Step-by-step worksheets take the reader through the entire process of ideation, product development, patent searches, provisional patent application, and how to prepare a business model

Author
Paul Swamidass, Auburn University, Alabama
Paul Swamidass is Professor Emeritus, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University, Alabama. At Auburn University he was the Director of the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management from 2005 to 2014. His publications include books, an encyclopedia, several technical monographs, and more than one hundred publications in scholarly journals, conference proceedings, etc. As a pro se inventor-applicant, he was granted four US patents since 2009. Based on his success in getting patents from the US Patents Office without an attorney, Swamidass has written articles and papers helpful for the individual pro se inventor in the law journal, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (2010), and another in InventorsDigest.com.

Contributors

A. David Mixson, Haitham A. Eletrabi, Jay Clark, Hephzibah Stephen