After months or years of planning your invention it can seem unbelievable when it is finally in the patent process. The company you work with to apply for your patent can guide you in the direction of some excellent networking events. There is no reason to avoid these just because you are new to the game. In fact, prior to your product launch, a visit to trade show can be extremely helpful. With no pressure to present your own product yet, you can spend the entire time learning about the process. Here are a few key things you can accomplish at your first invention trade show.