4 Golden Rules for Inventing
Part of the Inventing For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)
Bearing just a handful of golden rules in mind as you set about becoming an inventor can help you to keep your feel planted firmly on the ground and your ambitions realistic. Try to remember these rules as you work:
One inventor can change the world.
He who has the technology wins.
Getting a patent doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to make money – less than 5 per cent of patented products ever do. A patent is only one piece of the total product pie.
Many successful inventors don’t invent for the money, they invent because that is what they do.