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March 2023

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

Bright Idea:
Inventor Tip from Brian Fried

Have you come up with an invention idea and not sure what to do with it? You may have thought of something in the past, maybe you’re working on it now or perhaps in the future you’ll come up with an idea that could turn into your own business or you may license your idea to earn royalties! I will help you with these answers and get you ready to commercialize your invention! Check out Brian’s latest presentation that can help you with your inventing journey.

Spotlight on Learning
The age of invention: Patents Show Differences Between Younger & Older inventors

Patent filers were most productive around midlife, but some inventors continue to be productive well into their 60s or beyond. It is not unusual for inventors to file patents for the first time later in life – 22 percent of first-time filers were over 50 years old. Read this interesting



What is an industrial design?


In a legal sense, an industrial design constitutes the ornamental aspect of an article. An industrial design may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color. Source: (Photo: Hague Express Database [DM/065983])

National Inventor Club hosted guest speaker Bob Quintana, sharing his “Peak Performance Formula” and Strategies that have created massive impact for many Fortune 500 companies, fast-growing startups, top entrepreneurs, humanitarian organizations, and even entire U.S. cities!

If you’re serious about your success, take your Mindset, Skillset, and Execution to new levels.

We also heard business advice from Pierre Lespinasse, a representative from the Small Business Development Center. He gave us advice on how we can turn our invention ideas into business.

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, free or paid for inventors and service providers, please join us National

Inventor Club:

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 Show hosted Dale D. Miller, the inventor of Chin-Up Strips

Dale D. Miller, JD – Chin-Up Strips® Simply Helping the World Sleep since 1999. Over 10 million shipped to sleep centers, resellers, snorers & CPAP users. “I did not sleep well for many years.

I woke up congested and tired in the decade of my 40’s. My wife and children told me I snored loudly every time I fell asleep. FDA cleared “Indications for Use” – 510(k) 1. Chin-Up Strips® support the chin during sleep, thereby promoting and enhancing nasal breathing, by reducing mouth breathing and oral venting. 2. Chin-Up Strips® promote and enhance nasal breathing to reduce or eliminate snoring. I have used Chin-Up Strips® to limit my nocturnal mouth breathing since December 1995. Simply getting older was not the reason I had low energy & daytime sleepiness during my late 40’s. The primary cause was mouth breathing and sleep apnea which have been treated with Chin-Up Strips® and Cpap since December 1995. I am very grateful to the experts in sleep medicine who have helped me. At time of this update, I continue to use my Cpap with AirFit P10 nasal pillows and Chin-Up Strips® which control my mouth breathing. They have allowed me to enjoy an active life into my 74th year now. Virginia and I married in Milwaukee 10/31/1964. End dry mouth and oral venting with CPAP Reduce loud mouth snoring the first night Safely limit mouth breathing comfortable

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!!

IP Identifier: Learn to identify and protect your intellectual property

Where do I start?

Learn how to identify which of your creative ideas might be intellectual property assets and how to protect them by using the USPTO Intellectual Property (IP) Identifier.

Are you thinking about starting a business? Do you own one already? Or maybe you’re an inventor, artist, or designer. Maybe you sell goods online or in a store or provide a service to others. If so, you may have intellectual property.

To use the tool, click this link,

“The advice i would give from my own experiences is to search the marketplace for anything & everything similar to your own idea product, and make sure if its similar, that there is a feature of your own idea on there to definitely differentiate the products, yours from theirs….and to try not to over complicate a product, whereby it will become difficult to explain how the product;

  • Looks
  • Feels
  • Usage

Keep it unique but simple, so potential consumers can thoroughly understand the concept.”

Joanne Cairney Hobson Inventor and Member of National Inventor Club

Are you ready to pitch your invention? Now Casting for the Got Invention Show’s “Pitch Your Invention” Mini Series!

Pitch Your Invention is still casting inventors with inventions for a special media series introducing yourself and demonstrating your invention with a 2 minute pitch!

-We’re looking for inventors to give their best 2 minute pitch of their product or prototype and be a part of our upcoming program! (no cost to you and recordings happen from your webcam into our studio). 

-If you’re selected, you can be a part of our episodes that may air on Amazon Fire, RokuTV, YouTube TV, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google and Apple Podcast and Amazon Music! If you’ve already submitted, please do not apply again, Brian is starting to feel better and will get started soon! 

– If you have yet to apply, click here:

Good Luck!

Check out Brian’s latest book just published!!

Do you have this great idea for an invention in your head? Are you ready to learn how to make money with that invention?

● This book is about taking action so you can take that great idea out of your head and make smart decisions to help you make money. Here’s how it works:

● We’re going to walk through the steps of getting started with your big idea.

● We’ll also explore how to turn your idea into a real prototype.

● We’ll discover resources to protect your ideas and, of course, help plan your future.

So why did I write this book? I want to provide the opportunity for more inventors to learn the process it takes to experience the invention brought to life. Not only to make your invention a reality, but to learn how to earn from your inventions. 

Order your paperback or Kindle copy – Click here to go to Amazon

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This is a shop for you! You’ve worked hard on your invention, now you can wear DESIGNS & MERCH made with you in mind! Find shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats, stickers, blankets and over 1,000 unique items to show that you are proud to be an inventor. check out

About Brian Fried 

Brian Fried, serial inventor with 13 patents, is an award-winning authority in the invention industry, a sought-after celebrity guest speaker and an advocate for the invention community. As Chief Invention Officer of Inventor Smart and Expert Inventor Coach, Brian represents inventors at every stage of the invention process, project managing new up-and-coming inventions from idea to manufacturing or as an invention licensing agent to secure deals with major brands and earn royalties for inventors.

Brian is the founder of the National Inventor Club where guest speakers focus on topics of interest to the inventor community.

He is a 3x author and his 3rd book, How to Make Money With Your Invention Idea was just published in May 2022. He also hosts Got Invention Show and Radio where you can watch on RokuTV, Amazon Fire, YouTube TV, and you can hear his podcasts on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music Google and Apple Podcasts. Brian recently launched a new merch line with various designs for inventors,

You can visit Brian’s personal website at and check out his invention that have been licensed where he earns royalties and manufactures others that he sells on his own currently found in retailers.

Brian’s Inventor MasterClass is now available! If you want to evaluate your invention, find out if licensing or manufacturing is the right decision for you, sign up for an eLearning course at National Inventor Club Members receive a discount. For inventor resources, more information and additional tips, visit Inventor Smart.

Sponsorship opportunities available for future newsletters. If you’d like to promote your product or service please contact or call (631)565-7074

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Inventively Yours, 

Brian and the Inventor Smart Team

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