Monthly Archives: May 2014

Successful Inventing from A to Z: T – Three Partners in Your Overseas Manufacturing Team

In the previous post – S – Strategies for Manufacturing Your Product Overseas – I suggested a three-step process towards overseas manufacturing: manufacture in the US if you can do so cost-effectively; consider Mexico if US is not practical; choose … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: S – Strategies for Manufacturing Your Product Overseas

In the previous post – R – Rep Your Product to Manufacturers – I discussed an approach to licensing your product with manufacturers. Now, let’s shift gears to a different path forward: manufacturing your product overseas so that you can … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: R – Rep Your Product to Manufacturers

In the previous post – Q – Question: How do you License Your Product? – I discussed some of the pros and cons to two licensing approaches: engaging a licensing rep to negotiate an agreement on your behalf; or negotiating … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: Q – Question: How do you License Your Product?

In the previous post – P – Principles of Licensing – I gave some general strategies and expectations regarding licensing of your invention. But, an obvious question is, “how do you find and engage with a potential licensee?” From a … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: P – Principles of Licensing

In the previous post – O – Okay, What is my Patenting Strategy? – I mentioned that there were two paths forward with an invention: either building a business around it and “doing it all yourself” or licensing it to … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: O – Okay, What is my Patent Strategy?

In the previous post – N – Next Steps – What to do Now? – we discussed that, upon completion of your patent search on USPTO.gov, you would find very few patents similar to your invention (unlikely), a fair number … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: N – Next Steps – What to do Now?

In the previous post – M – More about Patents – I described a three-step process for researching patents on USPTO.gov that should provide a solid list of existing patents that are similar to your invention. You will be rewarded … Continue reading

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