WHY IIA WAS CREATED PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS MILESTONE HELP
Even though most people have no real knowledge of the invention business, almost everyone has a basic awareness of some aspects of the business. For example, most people are aware of things such as patents, prototypes, and the possibility of getting an invention on TV. Furthermore, this basic awareness is usually the only foundation most new inventors have as they begin their invention endeavors. However, soon after entering the invention business, it becomes very clear to all inventors that along with the need to greatly increase their knowledge base, the task of managing an invention actually becomes a major job of managing invention milestones.
Another thing all new inventors quickly learn (invention 101), is that an “idea,” even a “million dollar idea,” is not an invention. An idea is what it is - an idea. In most cases, to go from idea to invention, you have to follow a well thought out process. This process, more often than not, follows the form of invention milestones; a series of steps (milestones) that are all critically important, and in which all need to be completed to fulfill the ultimate goal.
Some milestones are more obvious than others. Again, most people know the importance of trying to get a patent for their idea. However, other milestones are not obvious; like securing enough financing to fulfill all of the planning and expectation goals.
It is an obvious thing to say that as inventors create and manage milestones it is very important for them to have access to accurate, professional and reliable information that is tailored to meet their specific needs. Unfortunately, for most inventors, the invention process does not play out that way. Most of the time, because most inventors have other jobs and other major responsibilities going on in addition to their invention, the end result is usually a “winging it” type of invention process.
And while it is true there is a tremendous amount of information already available to inventors online and in books, such as “how to get a patent for your invention” or “how to get your invention to market,” there is a key missing aspect in this vast sea of information. That missing aspect is the confidence and peace of mind that is only achieved from a one-on-one mentor relationship. Theory is good. However, being exposed to both practice and theory is vastly better. Therefore, while it is always a good idea for an inventor to learn as much as possible, utilizing the service of a professional inventor mentor that will save them significant time, money and effort, is an even better idea.
With IIA, that is the goal.
IIA provides the best and most professional one-on-one invention consultation service available anywhere; and it provides inventors with the maximum return of their time, money, and effort, as it relates to their overall invention process.
Your Invention: Managing Milestones
By Ken Post