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Dec

Inventors, Here Are Reasons Why Your Invention Got Rejected

Many Inventors trying to bring their product ideas to market are totally crushed by rejection. So, I thought I would provide a list of some of the reasons you could have gotten rejected. It does not cover every reason you could get rejected, but hopefully it will give you...
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....
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
01
Aug

ARE THESE THINGS TO DO IF YOUR INVENTION OR IDEA GETS REJECTED?

I don’t know any Inventor that has submitted an idea for review by a company that has not gotten a rejection. The question is how do you react to that rejection? Below are things that Inventors have done when they received the dreaded rejection. Do you see yourself or any of your...
26
Jul

Are You Giving Away Your Invention Ideas By Your Actions?

Here is a perfect example of what I am referring to when I ask “Are You Giving Away Your Invention Ideas By Your Actions?” Inventors don’t READ what they sign up for and then later complain when it goes bad or they get rejected. Let me say up front I have no issue...
22
May

Inventors, Your Good or Bad Reputation Will Follow You More Than You Know

Had a discussion last week with an Inventor that has had a string of rejections from company Y even though based on the ideas he has shown me you would think they would have shown interest. His presentation is short and concise. He has great graphics that show his ideas and...
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