book is titled as a "Companion" and it lives
up to that name. It is a collection of wide ranging topics
related to inventing and marketing an invention. He covers
a lot about the patent and copyright processes and then
covers how to market your invention with a short chapter
on how to get a prototype made.
A large part of the books 400+ pages are forms examples
and lists of helpful organizations listed by state. The
resource lists are for everything from Inventors Organizations
to patent search Internet sites and University Innovation
Centers. Going through the list can help with ideas on
how to get help solving a problem.
This book is copyrighted in 1995 so at least some of the
patent search and application data is out of date. There
has been one major change in the patent laws since then,
several changes in the fee schedule presented, and large
changes in the Internet patent search addresses. I have
not read Levy's new "Compete Idiot's Guide...."
but I suspect that it is an update of this book