Title:      How to Invent, Start a Business and Find Funds

Course Summary:

This course is intended to help the small inventor in every step from generating an idea to bringing this idea to market. It will give the student the basic elements of being an inventor and entrepreneur.

Topics include:

  • Stimulating the creative process
  • Developing the idea
  • Performing a Patent Search
  • Selecting a Patent Attorney or Agent / Patenting the idea
  • Proof of Concept Prototype
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Getting Funding


Course Schedule

The schedule can vary. For information please contact  George Levy.



As a successful inventor, engineer, patent agent and businessman, George Levy is eminently qualified to teach this course. His education includes, in addition to the Patent Bar, a Master of Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration.

His experience spans 35 years in electronics, telecommunication, computer, software, databases, optics, and more recently in bio-informatics and genomics. For the past 10 years, he has been operating his own company, Quantics, primarily funded by Federal agencies such as NASA, the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Transportation.

Having taught a course in a computer language and artificial intelligence at UCSD extension from 1984 to 1987, he is also experienced as a teacher.

 As an independent inventor and entrepreneur he has experienced every step of the creative process, from generating ideas, to the actual marketing of a finished product. As a patent agent he is familiar with patent search and filing procedures, and has numerous patents in his name.