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Things to Collect
It is important to keep in mind that there is material evidence of both the tangible and the intangible aspects of the invention process. For example, important relationships may be revealed in correspondence; business records demonstrate investor interest and financial resources; and course notes give insight into acquired knowledge and skills.
The types of materials that are generated during the invention process include:
- Written materials (paper-based notebooks, journals, correspondence, etc.)
- Digital and analog media (computer disks, email, photos, videotapes, audiotapes, phonograph records, etc.)
- Business records, including marketing and publicity
- Artifacts, including commercial products