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Never Count Yourself Out

Never Count Yourself Out

Never count anyone out, including yourself.I was 28 years old and everyone I knew thought I was failing. I was barely getting by selling my soft sculpture creations at street fairs, but loving every minute of it.Still, I had to make a change. A friend suggested that I...

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I Just Licensed My Invention, Now What?

Now the work begins. I know it has taken a long time for you to get the licensing deal, but now you need to help your licensee sell product. It's not hard to do. Being in front of the media can help you sell more product. It takes a little bit of practice, but even...

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What I Learned by Launching a New Beverage

I’ve never shared this story before. I told someone the other day that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. This was definitely the case when I tried launching a new beverage in the New York City school system. At the time it seemed like a good idea. I knew...

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When to Walk Away From Your Invention Idea

I get this question all the time. Inventors will tell me they've been working on their idea for a long time and nothing has happened. They're getting tired, frustrated, and wondering if they should give up. One of my most successful ideas I licensed received over 100...

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How to become a great inventor

How to become a great inventor

This Sunday I will turn 63 years old, and I've never felt better. On that day, I will fly to New York City to join other inventors for a panel at the City College of New York in partnership with the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador program that takes place on...

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Reducing the risk of Inventing

Reducing the risk of Inventing

As a faithful follower of inventRight's content, you should now understand what exactly licensing is. As a quick reminder, and in its most basic term, licensing is the renting of an idea. As stated in Stephen Key's (inventRight's co-founder) December 2017 article...

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