Are You Stuck In The “Grass is Greener” Mode?

I have had a couple of Inventors this year contact me saying company X is ready to sign a licensing agreement, but now I am not sure what to do. Because I really like company Y more and am waiting for them to review my product. Don’t expect companies to put up with you being...

You Are Not Doing Thorough Research On Your Idea

A misconception that plagues Inventors is two-fold, one they don’t do the proper research to see if their idea is patented and the other is they don’t do research to see if it is on the market. These two are independent of each other, but they both need to be done before you move...

Why Does It Take So Darn Long To Get A Product Through A Companies Review Process?

Not a week goes by without an Inventor emailing me wanting to know why it takes so darn long to get an answer from a company they have approached or is reviewing their idea. Being a serial Inventor myself I understand the frustration with the long wait, so I am going to try and...

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 15 years I have found that in a majority of cases Inventors have unrealistic expectations of how the inventing and manufacturing industry...

Inventor’s Need to Have Persistence, Patience and Positive Attitude to Find Success

Persistence, Patience and Positive Attitude I thought I would share the Three P’s that have made my inventing successful. Persistence- Dictionary.com defines persistence as “the act or fact of persisting.” I would expand on that definition to add “A controlled steady movement...

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...

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...

How Much Is Your Learning Curve Costing You?

Inventors are curious, love challenges, want to create something unique, make millions, see their product on stores shelves, but at what cost? I get contacted by Inventors all the time that are severely in debt because they spent thousands of dollars they couldn’t afford to lose....

Do You Know The Answers To These Questions About Your Idea/Product?

Talking with Inventors I am surprised by the lack of information they have on their idea/product so I thought I would start a listing of things every Inventor needs to know about their product and their market. Here are some questions to get you started. 1. What problem does your...

A Product Does Not Have to Match the Patent

What do I mean by “A Product Does Not Have to Match the Patent”? I have noticed that several Inventors I have dealt with lately had a misconception that I thought would make good information for other Inventors. When you see a company’s product with a Patent number...