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Have a new invention idea? Here are your next steps for licensing

So, you have a new invention idea? We all know the feeling of having a really great idea— but few of us know the feeling of turning our product ideas into reality. That’s because having a great idea is just the first step to seeing it come to fruition. Starting from the idea phase, you […]

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What To Do When You Have Little Money For Your Invention

What To Do When You Have Little to No Money For Your Invention When you’re an inventor, you know just how exciting it is to come up with a new product idea.   You’ve finally found a solution to a problem everyone deals with.  Better yet, you know that once word gets out about your […]

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How To License Your Invention and Earn Royalties

So, you have an idea for a great new invention and you know you can make money with it. You’ve done your preliminary research, you know your idea is original, and you’ve filed at least for a provisional patent to protect your idea. But, like many new inventors, you may have limited funds or be unfamiliar with […]

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Get To Know Inventor Smart

We’re proud to announce that Inventor Smart has launched a national TV campaign!   We’ve helped inventors and entrepreneurs successfully take their product from an idea to a reality.  Now, we want to hear about your inventions! In case you missed our commercial, though, you can check it out below for a quick overview of […]

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What Is a Patent And How Can You Apply For One?

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably an inventor who’s just come up with a great new product idea, but you’re not sure how to protect it.  Nowadays, knockoff products are a dime a dozen, so the sooner you protect your idea, the better off you’ll be. Sure, there’s plenty of information available online, but […]

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New Invention Ideas: The First 5 Steps Towards Creating Your Product

New Invention Ideas: The First 5 Steps Towards Creating Your Product Every inventor has that moment: one minute, you’re struggling with a problem, and the next, you’ve come up with a great new solution for how to fix it.  You can picture your product in your mind’s eye, and you know you need to make […]

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An Inventor Profile

Are you already an inventor or do you want to be an inventor?

What does an inventor act or think like?

When you call yourself an inventor, it can take on a whole new meaning to your life. You can live up to the title by being aware of how things work in deeper detail and this thought process can become second nature to you. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, here is the definition of an inventor, “to create or produce (something useful) for the first time”. As any successful inventor will tell you, the research you do before you (more…)

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Licensing Your Invention

You have a great idea and want to make money with it but perhaps your funds are low, your knowledge of manufacturing is limited and you’re not ready to quit your day job to go into business with it. Licensing is an alternative way to bring your idea or invention to market with limited risk using someone else’s resources and collecting a royalty payment. A simple definition of licensing is to rent your intellectual property, such as a patent, trademark, trade secret, algorithm or process, (more…)

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