About DIMWIT
DIMWIT is a self-help site and online assessment tool created by Ronald L. Docie, Sr., author of The Inventor's Bible and a successful inventor with more than 30 years' experience bringing products to market. Designed as an extension of The Inventor's Bible, DIMWIT can help inventors at all stages of the invention process by providing free, credible and actionable inventing information.

In addition to the handpicked free resources and articles on the site, the My DIMWIT tool tailors the site experience to the inventor by taking their invention information and creating a professional, personalized presentation to show to investors and prospective buyers while also offering instructional advice throughout the invention process.

Learn more about using My DIMWIT to assess your invention ideas and develop your product and presentation…

How DIMWIT Started
There has long been a turf war between legitimate local inventor organizations and the purported inventor rip-off companies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC, have even been involved with major lawsuits and legal actions against these bad boys of invention marketing.  

In the 1990's, when there was still no resolution to this ongoing battle, Ron Docie wrote a grant proposal to The U.S. Department of Energy Inventors Initiate Program to create information for inventors to help them distinguish between the notorious rip-off companies and the good guys, and steer independent inventors towards more dependable service providers. The culmination of this work resulted in Ron's original book, Royalties in Your Future, which was later adapted into The Inventor's Bible: How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas.

Though The Inventor's Bible became a hit, there are still a lot of websites offering bad inventing advice, companies that are more interested in making a buck than developing your product, and overpriced and underpowered programs that won't really help you sell your invention. DIMWIT was created to bring The Inventor's Bible to the next level by providing free and credible inventing information as well as a confidential, free and comprehensive way for inventors to create a commercialization and marketing plan for their new product or technology.

About Ronald L. Docie, Sr.
Ron Docie is a native of Athens County, Ohio. After graduating from Ohio University, Ron went on to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

One day in 1975 while driving a hearse, Docie nearly had an accident with a car that entered his blind spot. His passenger in the back was more than enough warning that he should be more careful, and Ron immediately conceived the idea for a blind spot mirror to help eliminate this deadly situation.

Ron spent the next three years commercializing his invention. He acquired a business partner, raised venture capital, and began manufacturing and marketing the Docie Wedge Blindspot Mirror. This product, as well as a full line of mirrors, eventually made its way to Kmart, Wal-Mart and automotive outlets throughout the world. They're still on store shelves today.

While developing his own invention, Ron handled marketing for entrepreneurs who had invention-based businesses, and he has since helped to develop business and marketing plans that led to the funding and advancement of several startups. This work led Ron to start Docie Marketing Services, a company dedicated to helping independent inventors.

Over the past 30+ years, Ron has personally negotiated more than 50 licenses and contracts for inventors and invention-based projects with companies ranging from small firms to General Motors. The scope of inventions has ranged from consumer to medical to industrial.

Ron was the program director for his local inventors' organization in Columbus, Ohio, and in the 1980s became a three-term president of the Ohio Inventors Association. During his tenure, he helped create the Ohio Inventors Resource Guide in conjunction with the State of Ohio Department of Development. He also created the Ohio Inventors Contest and was aggressively involved with championing the rights of independent inventors, including providing testimony to a congressional subcommittee in Washington, DC.

Ron has been a speaker and workshop leader at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Conference for Independent Inventors, U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Innovation Workshops, the Minnesota Inventors' Congress, and at local inventors' groups. He has also appeared on numerous radio talk shows and has spoken at Bar associations. His articles are regularly published in trade journals and online.

In his free time Ron is an avid outdoorsman, airplane and helicopter pilot, and organic gardener. He was a voting member at the caucus in Elkins, West Virginia, for the formation of the National Green Party in the United States and supports Green Peace, Amnesty International, Oxfam, sustainable energy societies and small farmers. Ron's latest project is to develop of a product line of hybrid solar cooking ovens.

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