Category Archives: Research

New Inventor with New Invention: Now What?

Every day across America, across the globe, thousands of new inventors have their first aha moment: an idea for a new invention to solve an old problem. In March, 2002, I dreamed up an idea for a thin, flexible wallet to solve … Continue reading

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You Want to be an Inventor? Why?

I spend a good deal of time reading, researching, and pondering the topic of why people do what they do. More specifically, what motivations, decisions, and fears drive them to choose one career path over another? There are hundreds of books … Continue reading

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Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence

The next several blog posts will be upon “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence Imagine you are on an airline flight, lined up at the end of the runway, about to takeoff. The pilot throttles up … Continue reading

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Key to Inventor Success – Research Marketing Channels

In recent blog posts, I have described a variety of reasons why inventors often fail. So now, let’s look at reasons why inventors succeed. Today’s topic: Key to Inventor Success – Research Marketing Channels A key to success for any … 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: M – More about Patents

In the previous post – L – Let’s Do Patent Research – I discussed the value of doing some patent research early on in the inventing process. You can perform a reasonably good patent search for free using the US … Continue reading

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Successful Inventing from A to Z: L – Let’s Do Patent Research

In the previous post – K – Keep Researching and Developing Your Knowledge – I provided links to a variety of resources I have found beneficial. I strongly believe that success as an inventor depends upon continually researching and developing … Continue reading

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