8 typical questions most inventors have

8 typical questions most inventors have

Last week I took on a new inventRight student. As typically occurs during a first coaching session, this student and I got to know a bit about each other and he of course had many questions for me. We had a great conversation. He commented that the thought of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pitching your inventions

Pitching your inventions

Yesterday while fishing, I realized that inventing products for different industries is a lot like fishing. I grew up fishing and I've always enjoyed watching a largemouth bass jump out of the water after my popper. Timing is everything and you have to hook 'em at...

Do You Have a New Idea or Invention?

Do You Have a New Idea or Invention?

Watch the video to this article at the bottom of the post. What happens next if you have an idea or you have an invention? What do you do? My name is Stephen Key, and I'm going to take you through some of the steps. This could get fairly long, but I'll keep it fairly...