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!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Inventioneers Offer Patent Education Topics

Here are the upcoming ready, set, PATENT! topics for young inventors:

Protecting Your Invention
Trade Secrets versus Patents
What is Public Disclosure and Safeguards You Should Follow
Timelines for Protecting Your Invention

This is critical information to have

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Be an Innovator!

"All greatness of character is dependent on individuality.  The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity."

- novelist, James Fenimore Cooper

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Patent Hints from the Inventioneers

Why does the application ask us to research similar inventions to our own?

That is one of the first steps all inventors take to see if their idea is unique or "novel" -one of the patentability tests.  It can be really tricky to see if your invention is novel.  Don't be discouraged if you find products or devices that are similar, your idea could have its own unique twist that is patentable.

Do your research carefully and identify the differences between your idea and the

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Inventioneers Launch Patent Scholarship for 2011


We opened up applications for our patent scholarship contest today!
We have been working hard to promote science and technology to young people around the country and the globe!  We develop and conduct training workshops, mentor FLL teams, and promote patent education - all in addition to pursuing our own patents on our inventions. 

If you live in NH and have a great idea for an invention,

Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Sponsor:

It is with pleasure and appreciation that we recognize Attorney Vern Maine and his staff for their dedication to patent education.  Our shared vision is to provide hands-on learning to our nation's youth through exposure to the world of patents.  Attorney Maine is again our sponsor for the Second Annual Inventioneers Patent Scholarship!  Check out their website:  www.vernmaine.com

2010 Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Winners:

The Lego Mind Freaks work with Attorney Vern Maine of Vern Maine & Associates and the Inventioneers.  These innovative students had their provisional patent application filed by February of 2011.

Friday, December 2, 2011