06
Aug

Getting FREE Publicity for Your Invention/Product

Excerpt from the Ebook “Common Sense Inventing” All to often I get contacted by Inventors that are paying a Public Relations firm, Media Specialist or some other company to try and generate buzz about their product to get it noticed. The problem is a number of these companies use...
19
Jun

Big Companies Aren’t Always the Best

Big Companies Aren’t Always the Best Everyone wants the big sale. You know the one, the one that is going to make you mega bucks so you can retire to an island somewhere and never have another care in the world. So, to hopefully achieve that goal you want to submit your idea to...
09
Jun

Is getting your invention licensed just dumb luck?

Some days I would have to say “Yes” to the question above. It is just dumb luck sometimes. If you think about it a lot has to do with luck, timing, being in the right place at the right time. Of course you hope it is really about you having a great idea or product, but that is...
10
May

Having A Patent Does Not Mean Success

There is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to having a patent. Inventors think once they get that piece of paper companies will be beating down their door wanting their product. It does not work that way. Talk to most people that get a patent and the first calls or emails...
20
Jan

The Positive Side of Rejection of Your Inventions

Raise your hand if you like rejection. I didn’t think so. Most people try to avoid rejection in their daily lives at all costs. If you decide to follow the path of an Inventor you better get some really thick skin because you will get your fair share and probably someone else’s...
19
Jan

Are Inventor Forums Valuable Or A Waste Of Time?

If at all possible look around on the internet and join an inventing forum. There are plenty of free forums out there just find a couple and join. You don’t have to post anything just join and look through the topics to see if they make sense to you. Is the forum full of helpful...
12
Dec

Invention Submission Firms, Design Firms, Patent lawyers Are They All a Rip-Off?

Watch most Inventor shows on TV and you will likely see people on the edge of disaster financially. You hear story after story of people that took out a second mortgage on their house, used every bit of savings they had, were living in their car and on the brink of bankruptcy....
14
Nov

Inventors, What Makes a Good idea?

(Excerpt from the Ebook “Common Sense Inventing”) Getting an idea is not hard. Finding one that is profitable takes a lot more effort and research than most Inventors want to pursue. Almost daily I get emails from Inventors asking me to review their ideas and give...
20
Aug

Inventors, When It Comes To Your Invention Timing is Everything

A common mistake Inventors make when sending out submissions for their new product idea is timing. No matter what category your invention falls into every industry has buying and selling seasons. It is a continuous circle of conventions, trade shows, meetings with potential...
05
Aug

Inventors Need to Understand The Advantages and Disadvantages of Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Licensing

When many Inventors think about licensing their idea/invention they think of Exclusive and non-exclusive as the only options. What may be overlooked is the way these can be used to your advantage. Example, if I licensed my idea to a toy company and they wanted an exclusive...