29
Jan

Inventing Terms Inventors Should Know…. Written in Plain English

Everyday Inventors hear terms, phrases, abbreviations, or acronyms and have no idea what they mean. This is compounded by the fact that most people are reluctant to ask the meaning of something they don’t know for fear of looking uninformed.  So, I thought I would make a...
19
May

Is It Possible Someone Has The Same Invention Idea As You?

Consider this post from a disgruntled Inventor he sent to a invention company that prompted me to write the article below. “You claim you don’t steal people’s ideas? I did research my idea and it had NEVER been done before I submitted it to you lying thieves! No sooner did my...
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...
11
Dec

Are You Too Emotional Over Your Idea/Product

Inventors have a huge issue of letting go of their baby. It is so bad that most Inventors end up ruining their chances of success because they just can’t let go. Until you can see inventions as “things” you will never feel confident when others have your “Baby” in their arms –...
17
Aug

Inventors, What Do You Know About Having Investors For Your Invention?

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t have several Inventors contact either asking if I would like to invest in their idea or can I direct them to someone that would invest. The thing that troubles me is the lack of understanding of what they are asking and what it will...
01
Apr

INVENTORS ASK, WHAT IS A SELL SHEET AND WHY DOES MY INVENTION NEED ONE?

A sell sheet is basically your calling card to a company. It is used throughout all industries to show a company your products benefits. There is no one size fits all when it comes to sell sheets. The formatting can be anything you want it to be. They can be very professional...
16
Apr

Inventors Need to Learn – Just Because:

Being a Serial Inventor and having worked as a Licensing Agent I have seen both sides of the industry. Working with Inventors over the past 18 years I have found that in a majority of cases Inventors have unrealistic expectations of how the inventing and manufacturing industry...
01
Apr

Find an Inventor Group Near You

Finding an Inventor group near you is a great resource to have at your disposal. Some groups have members that are lawyers, designers, engineers and other skills that can help you find success. I try and keep this listing of Inventor Groups as accurate as possible. If you see any...
02
Mar

25 Items You Need to STOP or START Doing As An Inventor

Being a serial Inventor and Product Licensing Agent I am in an interesting position. I contact a wide variety of companies, do negotiating, get contacted by companies wanting me to submit ideas, get Inventor emails asking for help, review/evaluate ideas, sell sheets, etc. I have...
14
Oct

Many Inventors Lack Focus and Direction

When they first get started many Inventors have a lack of Focus and Direction due to everything being new and unknown. This is why things can take a turn for the good or bad depending on their next steps and how they proceed.  Unfortunately below is how it happens for a large...