Welcome to Inventors Assistance League

Inventors Assistance League
Patent, Copyright and Trademark Information Center

Helping Inventors Protect & Market Their Ideas and
Inventions since 1962.

BD21301_ Do you have an idea, innovation or invention?
BD21301_ Do you think it has commercial value?
BD21301_ Can it be made, marketed and sold at a profit?
BD21301_ Do you want to get it into the center of its marketplace
so it can serve humankind and make you money?

NOTE:  Parts of this program and website are undergoing upgrades. 

Learn how to  Protect your invention with a Provisional Patent Application.
Now after 50 years of research there’s a simple and safe way to protect your ideas, and inventions.

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We’ll provide you with all the information that you will need to develop every single one of your ideas to their logical conclusion.

You came to IAL because you:

  • have an invention;
  • want to get it to market; and
  • need IAL’s help.

We take you through a three step process. You need to follow these in order:

  1. 1. EVALUATION Do a search to see if your invention is novel.
  2. 2. PROTECTION File a provisional application for patent (also known as a provisional patent application (PPA)).
  3. 3. MARKETING Advance to our marketing program.

To do this, we:

  • assess where you are in this process;
  • help you meet USPTO requirements of seeing whether your invention is novel, and filing a PPA;
  • help determine whether you have the background enough to learn how to do these first two steps (searching and filing) yourself;
  • offer inexpensive contractors who can do it for you;
  • provide a marketing program.

No attempt should be made to approach others about your invention until: 1) a patent search is done, and 2) you have in hand a Provisional Application for Patent (otherwise known as a Provisional Patent Application, or PPA) and non-disclosure/non-compete agreement.  If you talk with anyone, make sure they sign your non-disclosure/non-compete agreement.

For a limited time only the Inventors Assistance League program which includes how to do a basic ‘common sense’ patent search, how to file your Provisional Patent Application and all resources is: $ 149.95

After you have a PPA filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) —


You will be ready to enroll in our marketing program.


If you want our program for licensing and marketing your invention to companies the cost is $200. The Inventors Assistance League gives you a $50 discount. The regular cost without membership is $250.00

This discount is for members only!
If you are interested retailing your invention, there is a comprehensive course available, also at a discount to IAL members.

73% of inventions starting new industries come from independent inventors.







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Time to Complete

1 to 3 Years

Time to Complete

1 to 2 Years

Time to Complete

2 to 4 weeks

Protection of Idea

Provisional Patent Application

$1,000 to $3,000*

Non-Provisional Pat. App.

$4,000 to $15,000* or more in complex cases…

Protection of Idea

$3,000 to $15,000*

Protection of Idea

1 to 2 weeks

Instructions to do it yourself Provisional Patent Application

included in our program.

Marketing to Manufacturers

Service not normally provided!

Marketing to Manufacturers

$2,000 to $10,000* or more…

Marketing to Manufacturers

Complete low-cost program with our partner, Retail MBA.


$1,000 and up


Usually not offered


One Full Year Phone Support

Included in our program.

Total Cost

Costs $10,000
and up

Is common

Total Cost

$10,000 and
up is common
Usually encouraged to spend as much as you can.


Total IAL Membership Cost

$149.95 (For a limited time only)


*    Estimated costs based on current market pricing.

**  Does not include USPTO Fee of $65 for Provisional Patent (Application Micro Entity Status Filing Fee)

freebookWhat’s the next step?
It’s very simple: Know your options! Get our downloadable FREE e-booklet. (Note: We do not send this out by regular mail.)

WHAT IT IS:  An independent inventor-oriented e-booklet that will educate you on various ways to protect your invention that you probably didn’t know were available to you. 

WHAT IT ISN’T: A long drawn-out sales pitch with no substance.

Get this informative free downloadable e-book.

Patent Laws have changed; The America Invents Act now is in effect … We can help you! Read more…


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Toll Free Number: (877) IDEA-BIN (877) 433-2246

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