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!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Criteria for the Inventioneers Patent Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

To see if your invention qualifies for the scholarship, the answer to the following questions must be “YES”:

1.  Is your idea your original work and not that of adult mentors or guides?

2.  Have you conducted research to determine that your idea is “novel” or new?  (If you find an invention that is similar but your idea has novel features, you are still eligible.)

3.  Is your invention a unique device on its own? (combining others’ ideas or products in a new way does not qualify as “unique”)

4.  Is your device “useful”?

5.  Have you identified the end users or customers of your invention?

6.  Have you kept the details of your invention private? (prior public disclosure may limit patentability of your invention)