Lessons on Turning a New Invention Idea Into Money

Click on this link from about.com to the following series of lessons written in simple terms that give an overview of the invention commercialization process:

Lesson 1: Understanding Intellectual Property.
Lesson 2: What can I Patent?
Lesson 3: How Do I Know if my Idea is Patentable?
Lesson 4: Conducting a Search for Prior Art.
Lesson 5: To Patent or Not to Patent.
Lesson 6: How to File for a Patent.
Lesson 7: Proving this Idea is Mine.
Lesson 8: How Do I Make Money from my New Invention?
Lesson 9: How Do I License my New Invention?
Lesson 10: How Do I Create a Business Plan?
Lesson 11: How Do I Raise Money?