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Inventing for fads! Can you cash in on a fad?

Inventing for fads! Can you cash in on a fad?

Fidget Spinners, a gadget that uses a ball bearing to rapidly spin on the tips of ones's fingers, took the world by storm in 2017. Marketed as everything from a toy, to a device that helped you focus and a reliever of anxiety and psychological stress, fidget spinners...

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Inventors, focus on inventing the next virus.

Inventors, focus on inventing the next virus.

The coronavirus has affected the world in a way in which most of us have never seen. Years ago, my father told me the story of how he was at high school football practice when it was announced over the PA speaker that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and...

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How to evaluate your idea.

How to evaluate your idea.

"Ryan, I can't wait to tell you about the product I want to license!" my new inventRight student proclaimed to me in an email prior to our first meeting. "Nothing like it exists!" he went on to explain. The following day, I took the student's call. He explained the...

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Overcoming Rejection

Overcoming Rejection

When a new student joins inventRight, he or she is paired up with a personal coach who will hold their hand through our 6-month "boot camp" journey. The end goal, of course, is to obtain a licensing agreement for their product and to leave us with the knowledge and...

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Prototype Pitfalls

Prototype Pitfalls

One of the single most exciting things an inventor can hear along his or her inventing journey is without a doubt, "Can you send me a prototype?" For many, this is the first time their idea has received any level of validation. To a novice inventor, the request to...

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The Power of One Simple Idea

The Power of One Simple Idea

Watch the video to this article at the bottom of the post. Hi, Stephen Key here. In this article, I'm going to discuss my book, One Simple Idea, and why everyone who has ideas needs to read it. Back in the 2000s, I received a call from a vice-president in the San...

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How to License a Big Idea

How to License a Big Idea

Watch the video to this article at the bottom of the post. Hello inventors. It’s Stephen Key again. In this article, I will explain what you need to license a big idea. Now, if you've been following inventRight on YouTube or social media for any length of time, you...

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How to Patent an Idea

How to Patent an Idea

Watch the video to this article at the bottom of the post. The topic of this article is how to patent an invention idea. I need to make it clear from the very beginning that I'm not a patent attorney and I'm not giving legal advice. So, there you go; there's my...

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