Inventors Assistance Service (IAS)
Helping inventors of Oklahoma move their ideas into the marketplace
You have a brilliant idea. That’s great!
It’s a long and winding path from invention to marketplace, so the OCAST Inventor’s Assistance Service is here to help. IAS is a non-profit, state-funded service that helps inventors navigate the invention process through education, information and referrals.
Located at Oklahoma State University, IAS provides workshops and individual training on the patent process and intellectual property protection. IAS has a strong working relationship with the regional U.S. Patent Library.
Assistance provided by IAS includes:
- A unique inventor’s checklist that guides individuals through the maze of activities required to take their product to the marketplace.
- Specialized seminars and workshops, including sessions on how to use the Internet to search patent material; how to write a provisional application for patent; how to research an invention’s industry; and how to research and understand marketing data.
- Information about the Oklahoma tax credits or exemptions for inventors.
Under the IAS Selected Inventors program, inventors are invited to submit documentation about their invention and its stage of development to a panel of fellow inventors, university experts, business people and others involved in working with entrepreneurs. Selected inventions are given specific assistance, such as help developing prototypes, creating packaging, preparing market analysis, doing materials testing and other related activities – often using the resources of the university, graduate students and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education programs.
Supporting documents for Oklahoma inventors:
Application for Registration of a Patent/Patent Pending, as specified under the Oklahoma Inventors Assistance Act, Title 74, Sections 5064.1 – 5064.9.
For more information, contact:
Inventors Assistance Service
Oklahoma State University
111 Engineering North
Stillwater, OK 74078-8015
Toll-Free in Oklahoma: 877-577-7632