6.901 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Inventions and Patents

Related Resources

The following links point to useful sources of information on current issues in patent law and entrepreneurship.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Current news and policies regarding the USPTO. Itemization of fees and services. Includes an (800) telephone number for inquiries.

Venture Capital

National Venture Capital Association: Organization “dedicated to defining, serving and representing the interests of the venture capital and private equity industries.” Links to member companies and related sites, publications and events calendar.

American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth: Organization focuses “on the public policy issues that affect emerging growth companies.” Policy section includes recent activity (victories) and involvement. Links to entrepreneurship resources, publications and events calendar.


MIT Entrepreneurship Center: Information on the history of entrepreneurship at MIT, class offerings, and how to get involved with the Center and its activities.

MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition: An annual competition to develop new business plans, now in its ninth year. Links for joining the mailing list and becoming a sponsor.

ILRG’s United States Federal & State Courts

Software Patent Institute

Patent Resources Group, INC. - Home

U.S. Patent Law

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

STO’s Internet Patent Search System

Inventors Digest

Academy of Applied Science

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Franklin Pierce Law Center

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