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January 2024

Whether you’re an experienced inventor or a newbie who just came up with your first big idea, the Inventor Smart Monthly Newsletter is for you!
You’ll find valuable tips, useful resources, and words of wisdom that can help move your invention ideas forward!

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Optimizing Order Fulfillment: Understanding the Efficiency of Online Retailer Programs and the Strategic Advantages of Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

You’re ready to begin manufacturing! You might want to consider selling your invention product to online retailers, like Amazon.

Online retailer programs like allow you to fulfill orders by yourself, the merchant. They have options where you can get notified of orders placed for your product on their site. You print out the packing slip and you can buy discounted shipping from them or you can use your own shipping method, tape the shipping label on the package, and ship out the order. Or they have a program called Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) where you ship them your inventory directly from your factory or your warehouse to their warehouse and they do everything and charge you additional fees for them to store it in their warehouse. There are advantages to having Amazon hold your inventory. They trust their own systems to ship out your product on time. It’s about product placement and building up sales to be known on a site like

The good thing with or catalog retailers is that you mostly need to focus on the outer packaging for shipping which can allow you to just do your production in bulk with no fancy packaging. Maybe your production of each item just comes to you in a polybag and you can slip it right into the shipping envelope or box.

Source: How To Make Money with Your Invention Idea cook by Brian Fried

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Key Considerations on Making the Decision Between Licensing and Manufacturing Your Product

You have already accomplished so much! You’ve discovered that hopefully, you’re in the clear and not infringing on another patent or trademark for your invention, you’ve come up with a name and secured a website address for your future product.

Well done! It’s now time to look at your business options when it comes to your invention. I always say it’s important that you think about your idea as a business and take the emotions out of the decisions you’re going to make. Getting caught up in your feelings can keep you from moving forward with your invention.

You may think you know the path you want to take right now, but your circumstances can change as you move through the steps in this book. Don’t worry about making your final business decisions now, we will explore the steps to help you with your options later in the course. However, the decision that you can make now is to figure out the amount of your investment. Investing in your invention requires four elements: time, money, energy, and effort. How much of each element do you have available? Spend some time thinking about the amount of time, money, energy, and effort you have to give.

Think about your current situation:

  • Do you have a full-time job? Do you have a family?

  • Do you have an active social life?

  • Take a look at your calendar. How much time and energy are you able to commit to developing your invention or running a business each day or even each week?

  • Look at your financial situation. Do you have the money to invest in the development of your invention?

  • Are you ready to learn more about the details and what it takes to have your product distributed into the mass market?

What happens if you find out that you don’t have very much of any of these elements? There’s no need to feel guilty or give up. Knowing what you’re able to invest now helps you to make better business decisions as you move forward. In the following sections, let’s look at your business options to get you closer to making money with your invention.

Source: How To Make Money with Your Invention Idea cook by Brian Fried

Toothbrush Innovation by Dr. Alevtina Malakov

Congrats to Dr. Malakova, an Inventor Smart Community Premium Insider, on making the Inventor Spotlight with patents on bristlehead replacements on a toothbrush and storage within the handle of a toothbrush.

Dr. Alevtina Malakova, a 3rd generation dentist, is currently a consultant for many dental offices and is co-owner of Always Smile Dental with her father Dr. Albert Malakov. When interacting with patients, Dr. Tina (a nickname she goes by in dental practice) heard many concerns voiced about having to always throw out old toothbrushes and buy new ones, and people not being able to find a long-lasting toothbrush. Her husband, a pharmacist, had also encountered these questions from customers who thought that there just has to be a brand which allows for one toothbrush to last a way longer time than the usual 3 months (as deemed by the American Dental Association).

After brainstorming and discussions, the BRUSH REFRESHER concept was born to solve those issues and MORE! Now you can keep your toothbrush for many years and simply swap out the bristles from the bristlehead replacements stored within the toothbrush handle! Dr. Malakova is focusing on creating a buzz for this new and modern 21st-century change to the age-old toothbrush. Currently, with two utility patents issued, a prototype design and TV promo video of the Brush Refresher, she is now looking to get the patent/product licensed to earn royalties from one of the major oral care manufacturers. The BRUSH REFRESHER is definitely a game-changer in the dental industry!! Available for Licensing and Patent purchase.  


Question: What is patent information?


Patent information commonly refers to the information found in patent applications and granted patents. This information may include bibliographic data about the inventor and patent applicant or patent holder, a description of the claimed invention and related developments in the field of technology, and a list of claims indicating the scope of patent protection sought by the applicant.

But why would patent applicants disclose such extensive information about their inventions? The reason is that the patent system balances the exclusive rights granted to a patent holder over an invention with the obligation to publicly disclose information about the newly developed technology.

The requirement that a patent applicant disclose information about their invention(s) is very important for the continuous development of the technology. This information provides a basis on which new technical solutions can be developed by other inventors. Without publication there would be no way for the public to get information about new technical developments. It is therefore not surprising that providing information for the public is a key task of industrial property offices. 

Inventors and their Inventions

The National Inventor Club recently launched the first ever Shop 4 Inventions, a unique event where inventors showcase and sell their latest inventions.

Show your support and buy their inventions from the comfort of your home. Engage with innovative minds from the Inventor Smart community and explore a diverse range of inventive products already on the market.

Looking forward to having you in the audience!

National Inventor Club is one of the largest and most active communities for inventors, innovation, and service providers that support invention and continues to provide a nationwide platform for great guest speakers, networking, and connections founded and moderated by Brian Fried, who has been running inventors clubs for over 15 years. 

To become a member, please join us at National Inventor Club through the Inventor Smart Community app, Learn more: https// or available to download on Apple App Store or Google Play.

Check Out Inventors Pitching their Inventions Available for Sale!!!
Show your support and buy buy buy!!

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The Got Invention Show

The Got Invention Show features a 30-minute interview where an inventor promotes an invention, seeks a licensing deal, or looks for distribution opportunities. Host Brian Fried focuses on his guest’s challenges and solutions. He asks about their journey, where they are right now, and what will come next. He invites guests to offer words of wisdom to viewers and listeners.

Got Invention Shows welcomes Kevin and Tracy Parker all the way from Ireland. They’ve created a groundbreaking invention known as the 2PR Glasses Case, featuring two pairs of glasses within a single case.

Kevin, who has faced challenges due to partial paralysis, shares the inspiring story of how the idea was born during the COVID lockdown. Struggling to open traditional glasses cases with one hand, Kevin envisioned a solution, leading to the creation of the innovative 2PR Glasses Case.

Learn about the challenges they overcame, the unexpected success of their patent application, and their future plans for bringing the 2PR Glasses Case to the market. Kevin and Tracy also share their words of wisdom for aspiring inventors, encouraging them to pursue their dreams. 

Would you like to be our guest on the Got Invention Show? Schedule your interview today to promote your prototype or product now available for sale to now reaching 100 million households!

You and Host Brian will do a 28 minute interview and once the interview is completed, you can use it for your website and social media and we air on Amazon Fire, Roku TV, YouTube TV and next month we will be on Apple TV!! The podcast audio version of your interview is played on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google and Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music! Small fee, great promotion for you and your invention!!

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USPTO Free Resources

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers a wide range of intellectual property (IP) resources, including application assistance, education and training, help appealing or fixing an issue, and other services that support the full spectrum of customers—from independent patent and trademark filers, to attorneys and business advisors. Learn more about what the USPTO is doing to expand participation in the innovation ecosystem through inclusive innovation, including our Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2).

Using the filters, select what type of help or service you are looking for.

“If you’re going to do an invention in any sector, you’re going to be challenging the status quo. You’re going to be challenging the norms, challenging tradition. You will get pushback. Whether it’s from the inside of the industry, from your sector, or outside. It’s a tough battle, but when you get to, when you start to get out of that fight, it is well worth all that you put into that innovation to bring it to the world because it really does change things. And it gives the world something new, something fresh, something that they’ll love. And all of the things that you face, it would feel great when it’s done. And that’s what it takes. ”

-Artie Danunzio, Danunzio Design Inventor and Member of National Inventor Club

Invention History

Did you know that on January 3, 1967 — Harry Thomason received a patent for an apparatus for cooling and heating a house using solar energy.
To read more click link below: 

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About Brian Fried 

Inventor. Speaker. Coach. Author. Radio & TV Host. Founder.

Brian Fried, known as “The Inventor Coach,” is a highly accomplished innovator, author, and speaker. With 15 patents to his name, he has successfully licensed and manufactured his own inventions, gaining recognition through QVC, infomercials, catalogs, and major retailers. For over 18 years, Brian has been working closely with inventors, providing one-on-one coaching as an invention licensing agent and guiding inventors in commercializing their ideas into tangible products.

As an expert speaker, Brian captivates audiences with his engaging talks on innovation and invention. He has authored three books, offering practical advice and strategies for aspiring inventors. In addition to his speaking and writing endeavors, Brian hosts the “Got Invention Show,” a platform that showcases inventors and their creations, providing them with valuable exposure.

Brian is the founder of the National Inventor Club, a community that supports and connects inventors, fostering collaboration and networking opportunities. He serves as the Chief Invention Officer of Inventor Smart, an invention consultancy that assists inventors in bringing their ideas to fruition.

In October 2023, Brian officially launched the Inventor Smart Community, an innovative social media and resource center exclusively designed for inventors. The app, now available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store, aims to create a vibrant community where inventors can connect, share ideas, and access valuable resources.

With his extensive experience, resourcefulness, and commitment to helping inventors succeed, Brian Fried has become a trusted figure in the invention industry. Inventors and aspiring innovators can rely on his expertise and guidance to navigate the complexities of the invention process and turn their ideas into reality. | |

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