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...

I Have Looked and “There is Nothing Out There Like This!”

I Have Looked and “There is Nothing Out There Like This” is an excerpt from my Ebook “Common Sense Inventing” http://www.rogerbrown.net/ebook By Roger Brown There isn’t a week that goes by without someone sending me an item for review or an item they want to bring to...

Sealing Your Licensing Deal for Under $100

An excerpt from my Ebook “Common Sense Inventing: An Inventor’s Guide to Getting Inventions to Market without Going into Debt By Roger Brown http://www.rogerbrown.net/ebook There are two questions that come up any time I talk to inventors. The first is “Do you really get your...

Functionality Versus Practicality: Where Do You Draw The Line?

There seems to be a trend with many inventors today to put “everything, but the kitchen sink” into their inventions. When it comes to products, however, less is sometimes (and oftentimes) more. You want your product to be as user-friendly and as streamlined as possible, and you...

Do You REALLY Understand Royalties?

I have gotten a number of email questions about royalties so I would like to point out a misconception by many Inventors pertaining to how they are calculated. The actual portion of your royalty if you are licensing a product is NOT based on the price of the product in the store....

Should Family Members or Business Partners Sign an NDA?

I get asked this question quite often “Should Family Members or Business Partners Sign an NDA?” An NDA is best to use no matter who you are discussing your idea/product with. When you say don’t worry about family you can trust them. Consider does your family...

Can You Say It Without Saying It When You Describe Your Inventions?

What do I mean by “Can You Say It Without Saying It?” It’s simple really, but something a number of Inventors struggle with when describing their product/idea. The object is to be able to tell the company Rep you cold call or email about your product with just enough detail to...