Other Links of interest:

Handbook for Inventors — The Lemelson-MIT Prize Program. "This handbook was created by the Lemelson-MIT Prize Program to address the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions."
Independent Inventor Resources — PTO. Patent, Trademark and Copy Right Information. What can and what cannot be patented and loads of other basic stuff. Offers educational and outreach programs.
Inventor Help — Inventor's Bookstore. Jack Lander. Jack posts only the top value books for inventors.
Resources for Inventors — MIT. "The invention dimension." A must visit, whether aspirant or pro. Links and more links.
Women as Inventors — Armchair World. Quote "There is wide field for the exercise of ingenious minds of women...." Amargosa agrees