Looking for invention help to move forward?
In addition to providing current information about the invention development process and what you need to need to know to be successful with your own product ideas on this website, Andrew is committed to teaching classes, giving seminars, and offering one-on-one consultations to those serious inventors who want to take their ideas to the next step.
At the bottom of this page you will find a form to fill out if you are interested in personalized, individual help.
Conducting Patent Searches
Patent searches are an expensive but necessary part of the patent application process. You'll learn how to conduct your own free patent search from the comfort of your home, the public library, or at a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Discover the difference between a utility patent, design patent, and plant patent, and participate in the live patent searches using web-based tools and the Cooperative Patent Classification Schema. You'll also learn how to retrieve, review, and read actual issued patents.
0.3 CEU Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7-10 PM
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
Instructor: Andrew Colsky, Esq COMPLETED
BE01990 How to Conduct a Patent Search Without Wasting a Dime
1/26/16 at Marshall High School - 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Raise Money Through Crowdfunding
Get the money you need for your business or project. Whether you're starting a new business, developing a new product or plan to expand an existing project, you can raise money from others through the hottest new trend called crowdfunding! You'll learn about the difference between rewards-based and equity-based funding, the top crowdfunding sites for your project and how to develop a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Location: North Virginia Community College COMPLETED
Date: January 20, 2016 Instructor: Andrew E. Colsky, Esq.
I Have a Great Idea--Now What...Getting Your Product to Market Without Spending a Dime
You've seen people make millions of dollars off of products marketed on TV. You have an idea for a product that is better than any of those, and you know that everyone will want one if you just make it available. Your fortune is calling you, but you don't know where to start. Your teacher, a patented, award-winning inventor, will take you step-by-step through the invention process from idea to market. Best of all, you will learn many tips on how to do much of the work yourself so that you won't have to spend a dime! 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
BEO1928 Starts 10/27/15 COMPLETED
Location: Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA - Adult Education
Instructor: Andrew Colsky, Esq
Inventor's Workshop: Do you have a good product idea?
Learn how to develop it, evaluate it for success, and understand pricing. Explore product design, the patent process and other invention protections. Get an introduction to prototyping and manufacturing, discover ways to raise capital, and learn about licensing, marketing, distribution, and building a team to support your success. Class discussions will be adapted to your individual concerns. Bring your computer to explore free online tools for research and market trend analysis, and run your own patent searches while you develop an individualized action plan for success.
BUSC 1315-01N 1.2 CEU COMPLETED
Dates: October 7-28, 2015.
Location: North Virginia Community College
Instructor: Andrew Colsky, Esq.
Invent and Profit: Getting Your Product To Market Without Spending A Dime
People have made millions on products like the Snuggie, Pet Rock, Chia Pet and others. Your award-winning, entrepreneur instructor will take you step-by-step through the invention process, from idea to market. He will share his personal secrets on how to generate ideas and sell them to consumers. Best of all, you will learn many tips on how to do much of the work yourself so that you won't have to spend a dime!
Arlington Public Schools - Community Learning. ME-499 Syphax 170
To check the current schedule of available classes and seminars offering invention help, click this link: Current Invention Help Classes
Inaction is your worst enemy when it comes to moving forward with your creative process. Make sure to do one thing every day that will take you closer to your goal.
Fear is often the prime obstacle that many inventors face. It will cost you nothing and will expend a minimal amount of effort on your part to send us a question telling us where you are stuck, what you would like to accomplish next, or what specific invention help you need right now.
One caveat - do not write out your complete and detailed invention idea. Never send this information to anyone especially over the internet. We will be happy to give you the best practices information as to how to protect yourself.
Tell us what part of the invention development process you are in and give us a general idea of where you are heading next without divulging your invention!
We want you to succeed!