The inventor's complete handbook : how to develop, patent, and commercialize your ideas
Touting his book as the best first read for an aspiring inventor, award-winning physicist/oceanographer and life-long inventor Cairns cites that the fundamentals of inventing must be acquired before they can be effectively applied. He begins with the idea: how to get one and what to do when you have it. He describes the important steps between inspiration and investing in a patent, as well as the steps to take in deciding how best to profit from it. He exhorts the would-be inventor to be confident, frugal, and work hard. --Publisher's description.