Monthly Archives: May 2017

Conversations with an Invention Marketing Shyster – Part II

  In the previous Part I post, I role played a story where an inventor, named Sam, had a conversation with a shyster invention marketing company (IMF) with the fictional name Intergalactic Marketing and Patents (IMAP). Unfortunately, the legitimate IMFs are very … Continue reading

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Conversations with an Invention Marketing Shyster – Part I

It seems practically every week, I speak with an inventor with a promising product who has fallen victim to the charms of a invention marketing firm (IMF). There are two types of IMFs – the legitimate ones that render services … Continue reading

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Inventor Financial Blunders – and How to Avoid Them

Inventing is a challenging profession: it is capital intensive and many big costs occur in the beginning and the profits, if any, may not come until years later, if ever. Who wants to sign up? Obviously, I ‘signed up’ or I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Inventing – The Road(s) Not Traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost The above poem,one of the most oft quoted from poet Robert Frost, resonates with millions more … Continue reading

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