The best way to protect your invention is to keep good records. Let The Inventor's Notebook track -- and prompt you to take care of -- every important step in the process. Use it to document the development of your invention, make refinements while building and testing, assess the commercial potential of your invention, calculate how much capital you are likely to need, organize your search for funds to build, test, manufacture and distribute your invention and create a record of contacts who know of your invention and have signed confidentiality agreements. The perfect companion to Nolo's bestselling Patent It Yourself, this book includes worksheets, forms, sample agreements, instructions, references to relevant areas of patent law, a bibliography of legal and non-legal aids and more! The Inventor's Notebook also includes up-to-date agreements, a glossary of patent terms and a section on using the Internet to develop and promote your invention.