Abilene inventors succeed with patent process, but bright ideas not guaranteed to be commercial hits

Abilene Reporter-News - Since 1976, there have been 205 patents issued to Abilene inventors.

Since 1976, there have been 205 patents issued to Abilene inventors.

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Now, he's considering a partnership with Texas Tech University to develop the product, he said.

To get started, Russ Altman, assistant director of the Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center in Abilene, said support programs exist that can help inventors get their ideas off the ground. One local inventor, Gary Stone, is partnering with nonprofit Just People Inc. to develop a local inventors club that could help with patent research and prototype development.

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