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Ways to Get Your Invention Out There

Deciding how to bring your invention to the next level can lead you into different directions. You may need to pitch your soon-to-be product to retail buyers, licensees, agents or representatives and should take the time to evaluate what may be the best options for you. Do your research and make sure you are not […]

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How Much Money Will My Invention Cost

Deciding to start working on your invention can have you start wondering how much it’s going to cost. Investing your time and resources into your invention ideas can be an unknown factor until you start the process, as each invention is unique in the materials it requires and the number of steps it takes. Most people have their vision so firmly fixed in their mind that they allow their emotions to take over their business decisions. Expectations can help you with (more…)

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Different Types of Patents To Protect Your Invention

Coming up with an idea leads to several steps and decisions that may need to be made to protect it. You will want to talk about your invention idea to your family, friends, co-workers, potential partners or investors to share in your excitement. During this part of the invention process you may want to discuss confidential information with others and need to have peace of mind to do so. Below are ways to protect your idea and also work towards receiving an issued patent. If you decide to file any form of intellectual property, it is suggested to conduct a patent search first. (more…)

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What are some good ways to monitor the pulse of the market?

•Research constantly. Trade shows are a great way to learn about and gauge up-and-coming trends. Industry trade publications and websites will also help you stay involved. •See what competitors are doing. Visit retail or distribution channels where you feel your products should be, and talk with their owners. That will help you stay in the […]

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What happens if you find a similar idea has already been patented?

Your invention may be novel and unique enough that you can still move forward. You may also consider working with the company that holds the patent. But don’t do anything until first consulting with a patent attorney. Another option is come up with a good “trademarkable” name and start manufacturing, but make sure you are […]

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What should an inventor keep in mind when starting out?

•Track the time and resources you’re investing in your product, and keep them separate from personal finances. •Consult with a patent attorney or professional search firm to make sure your idea can be patented, and to keep the process on the right track. •Be alert to your costs and market forces, and how they may […]

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How do you feel about inventing?

It definitely has its ups and downs both emotionally and financially, but it’s a passion of mine to find solutions to things that I can see being done differently or made easier. It’s just the most amazing experience to see your product out there for someone to buy and use it for the same reason […]

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What’s next for you?

I would love to host a TV show for inventors. I was asked by inventors to work on a solid show, just like Got Invention Radio, interviewing top experts and resources. I also plan on taking my inventor consulting business to the next level, providing inventors with solid help and advice from scratch on a […]

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