The Practical Inventor book

The Practical Inventor is a powerful, fun, and engaging kit that guides the inventor step-by-step through the SIMPLE process of developing your idea into a successful product.
* Select your best idea
* Build prototypes on a budget
* Protect your ideas
* Properly document your ideas
* Evaluate product feasibility

Sequence – Put your product development in synchronization with your business development. Have a Strategy with the steps to accomplish it.

Investigate – Find out if your idea really is valid and what it is worth before spending much time and money on it.

Managed Approach – Plan and budget to spend only what you need, when you need to.

Prototype – Build the appropriate prototypes when needed.

Launch – You don’t make money until you sell something and your idea is only has value if people will buy it. Get you patents now and go sell something.

Extended Learning – Develop yourself as a rounded person and learn to enjoy your successes.

“The Practical Inventor really helped me to objectively evaluate my idea and make good decisions.”
– Lisa Barker

“It was such a delight to see my idea spring from my head.”
– Elizabeth Mitchel

“The Practical Inventor is fun, easy to read, yet very powerful.”
– Joyce Morris

“The Practical Inventor is witty, fun, and engaging.”
– Tollan Wade

The Practical Inventor Kit

PI_KIT_set_lrThe Practical Inventor Kit is an action oriented, hands on manual that takes 30 years of experience and condenses it into a practical, step by step approach that helps inventors move their idea forward from concept to a revenue generating product with the least amount of time and expense. If you are an inventor with an idea and want to move it forward, this manual is for you. Learn about sequencing your development so that you are only spending the money you need to, at the right time and for the best results. Learn how to build a prototype without spending thousands of dollars.

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Don’t read about developing your idea, DO IT NOW!

This is a hands-on manual intended for the individual inventor to assist them in developing their product idea on a budget. The manual is loaded with practical application oriented information and exercises that include:

  • Project selection
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Technology search and benchmarks.
  • Building prototypes with examples and specific steps.
  • IP strategy and selection
  • Proper documentation methods

Turning your idea into profits
Included in the kit is:

Inventor’s Manual
Design journal
CD with the exercises
3 ring binder to organize your project

The Practical Inventor is only $349.95 (plus $15.00 shipping and handling).

Veritek EMP can help you take an idea to a viable product.

The diagram to the left is a picture of the general process of moving from an idea to a product. This includes evaluating the idea and methods of protecting the idea as intellectual property.

Please scroll down the page to see more detail for each of the boxes. This self-help method should allow you to perform a significant amount of work on your idea or invention before needing to pay someone to help you.

Please use this information, share it with your friends, and when you are ready, contact us. We will be delighted to help you further.

So you have an idea, now what?

You have an idea for a product or service – GREAT. However, many people have great ideas but they never go beyond that point for various reasons. Click here and learn how to get started with your idea.

Documenting Your Idea

If you have an idea worth pursueing, or even talking about. The idea should be properly documented. This is cheap protection for whatever method of protecting your idea. Remember, this journal should capture your idea, development work, meetings and discussions, other related information you find along the way. The journal provides a full documentary (story) of your idea and will be invaluable later. This is a good sized file (1.3 mb) so it may take a couple minutes to load.


Once your idea is well documented (previous step), you can more safely discuss it with other people. However, to provide the most protection, you should have the company or person you will be discussing the your idea with, sign a nondisclosure agreement. Be careful, even with the nondisclosure agreement the integrity of your idea is your ability to fight for it in court if someone steals your idea. Because of this, the best protection for your idea is working with someone you know has the integrity to maintain your propriety. If you decide to move forward with Veritek EMP, we will require that your idea is fully documented and a nondisclosure agreement is signed and in the possession of both parties. You may supply your own nondisclosure, or you can download the Veritek Nondisclosure Agreement, complete your sections and mail or fax it back for our signature. Our contact information is on the bottom of the home page.

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Evaluate Your Idea for Feasibility

This is a hard step. It is the point where you need to honestly look at your idea to see if it might actually work or be sellable. Sometimes, it is necessary to build a concept feasibility prototype to evaluate the idea. The prototype at this stage is usually pretty crude, duct tape and foamcore level or breadboarded circuits. It is the most basic level just to prove the technology of your idea could work. Beyond that, does it make good business sense.

Design and Build Prototypes

This is the point where you need to build a prototype of a product to demonstrate the idea. Some ideas don’t need prototypes but when it is a product idea and you are trying to get funding or just move to the next level on your product development process, the purpose is the same – show a product rather than try to explain it.

Patent It

A patent can be a costly endeavor. However, if your idea has made it to this step and you have determined that this is the direction to head. We can help you start in the patent preparation and help you to find a competent patent attorney in your area. We recommend using patent attorneys becasue they specialize in this arena and you will get the best patent following this path.

Move to an incubator

An incubator is a company that helps inventors and startup companies develop and grow their business. Focus, accounting, managment, structure, strategic planning, manufacturing, quality, marketing, distribution, and customer service are a few of the areas of expertise that an incubator company can bring to the table. Of course, developed, mature companies do not need an incubator but if you are a startup company, this can be the difference between success and failure.