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Sell Your Ideas: Patents

Learning Goal
- Students will be able to create a simplified patent application

In the book, The 4-Hour WorkWeek, the author describes selling your ideas or inventions as a way to generate income with limited time input. We will take a high-level look at protecting your million dollar idea. 

In class, we will read this patent guide and create a mindmap using this tool. Focus on pages 4-11 and 21-24. Once you have finished reading, team up with one other person to create a ten item mindmap. We'll talk about your discoveries together (requirements, types, components, patent pending, cost). 

Here are a few places to search and find examples of existing patents:
Protect your great ideas using this rubric to complete a simplified patent application.