About the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship

For those of you new to our program, we are the Inventioneers, a non-profit public charity. We began as a FIRST® LEGO® League
(FLL®) team back in 2004 and had amazing success in that program (we still need to pinch ourselves every once in a while).
We were the four time NH State FLL® Champions and in April of 2010, we earned the Champions Award at the FLL® World Festival
in Atlanta, GA.

We have a utility patent pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Important Announcement:

Program Re-Launch Coming Fall 2016!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Priority Date Update

As of March 16, 2013, only filing a provisional or nonprovisional application establishes a priority date for an inventor.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Quote of the Month

"Always cultivate a beginner's mind.  In the beginner's mind, the possibilities are endless.  In an expert's mind, the possibilities are few."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti, an Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Patent Scholarship 2013

Hi all,

Inventioneers readysetPATENT! Scholarship for 2013 is gearing up.  Read up on the criteria and eligibility requirements in links to left.  To enter - go to the Enter Now tab above.

We want to help young inventors understand the new changes to patent laws which will come into effect in Spring 2013.  We'll guide you through the steps that inexperienced inventors might not easily understand and we'll share our best website finds with you, too!  Check back with us here often!

The Inventioneers

The Inventioneers visit Hollywood, CA!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Inventioneers Patent Scholarship 2013

Check back in the next few months to hear how the Ready Set Patent Scholarship is evolving.  Some exciting new changes are in the works and more scholarships will be awarded!  We can't wait to see what new things you are inventing!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inventioneers Quote of the Day

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail."

- Charles Kettering, American inventor, engineer, businessman, and holder of 186 patents

Monday, June 4, 2012

Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2012 Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Winners. These six student innovators, team Holy Cow, are from Concord, NH. They are the inventors of the UltraFi - a unique UV disinfectant device. Check back to learn more about their product after they have filed their Provisional Patent Application with the pro bono assistance of scholarship sponsor Maine, Cernota, and Rardin.  (see Public Disclosure)

We thank our mentor and scholarship sponsor Vern Maine (in the red tie above!) for officiating with us at the Award Ceremony, which took place at FIRST Place in Manchester, NH as part of the New Hampshire High Technology Council's (NHHTC) Entrepreneur Forum.  Our thanks to the NHHTC, a longtime supporter of the Inventioneers, for providing such an inspiring venue for our award ceremony!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Award Ceremony

The Inventioneers and our scholarship sponsor, Maine, Cernota, and Rardin, have partnered with the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC) to hold the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Award Ceremony at the NHHTC's Entrepreneur Forum on May 30, 2012.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Winner

We are so excited to announce that the winner of our scholarship has been selected!  The Winner is . . . . stay tuned to find out!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Inventioneers Quote of the Day

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots."

- Charles Kettering, American inventor, engineer, businessman, and holder of 186 patents

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Deadline -

The application deadline for the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship is one week from today- Tuesday, May 15th at 11:59 p.m.!   Thanks to all students who have already entered.  Click "Enter Now" tab above for the online application.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inventioneers Quote of the Day

"We have come to know that our ability to survive and grow as a nation to a very large degree depends on our scientific progress.  Moreover, it is not enough simply to keep abreast of the rest of the world in scientific matters. We must maintain that leadership."

-President Harry S. Truman, on signing the law that 
founded the National Science Foundation. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Inventioneers Patent Tip: Priority Date

"Priority date" is a very important concept to learn if you are interested in patents. The priority date proves when you came up with your invention. It is like a place holder for your idea. It is important because if another inventor comes up with the same idea, the priority date will decide who had the idea first.

That's why we think filing a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is the way to go. It sets your priority date - it sets your official date of invention. If you publicly disclose your invention, that becomes your priority date.