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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 send a prototype is simply monumental. At inventRight, we have long taught our studen...
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How Pitching Inventions is Similar to Landing a Big Fish

How Pitching Inventions is Similar to Landing a Big Fish
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 just the right moment or you'll lose the fish. The largemouth bass pictured below put...
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Guest — Rocky
Hi there it was great listening to the nitty-gritty details on how feedback can be interpreted. I only got the 1 "not the right fi... Read More
Sunday, 29 August 2021 04:28
Andrew Krauss
Keep going Rocky. "Not right fit" is a common response and totally fine. It's not a reason to give up. BTW - our students commonly... Read More
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 14:14
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Risky Business

Risky Business
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 (https://www.inventright.com/help/blog/what-is-licensing), "When you license your idea...
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We're Giving Away an inventRight Bootcamp Coaching Package Live at the 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo Tomorrow!

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We — along with our beloved advisor Sylvia Pomazak — are headed to the 2019 Michigan Inventors Expo today! The big event kicks off tomorrow Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Bringing an invention to market? This event is for YOU! Be inspired by wildly successful invento...
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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 Monday. We've been invited to share our thoughts about how to make higher education...
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Wishing you a Happy Birthday Steven and a Happy Fathers Day!! (Double Whammy) nice! Thank you for creating a community, a plan, a... Read More
Sunday, 16 June 2019 16:16
Andrew Krauss
Thanks Christine. Stephen is at the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador program today, so i'll just say thanks for him and pass you... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2019 16:39
Michael Avery
Hello I'm so happy you exist thank God I will be a member soon
Monday, 26 August 2019 17:04
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Let’s Be Honest

Let’s Be Honest
As a veteran coach of inventRight, I have the privilege of being introduced to many new products on a weekly basis. The amount of creative talent out there is astonishing. All inventors, or product developers as we teach our students to reference themselves as, have the creative bug. Heck, if you are reading this article, you likely have more ideas...
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Ah Yes! The wisdom of a veteran inventRight coach cuts through the sugar plum dreams of product developer hopefuls. You and I ar... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:06
Wayne Augsburger
Excellent article Ryan. So true on so many levels while yet so few will take this rare excellent advice and learn from it. Even g... Read More
Friday, 27 July 2018 06:52
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How to invent right!

How to invent right!
Why do most inventors struggle to commercialize their inventions? Why are 97% of all patents worth less than what it cost to obtain them? In my opinion inventors have been going about this all wrong! The information they have is outdated. And, a lot of inventors get their advice from folks who don't have the experience to offer sound opinions - and...
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Should you show your Provisional Patent Application (PPA) to a potential licensee?

Should you show your Provisional Patent Application (PPA) to a potential licensee?
At inventRight we get asked this question all the time.  As I travel around the country and speak to inventors, it's a familiar dilemma.  You've submitted your product to a company and they have asked to see a your PPA.  Should you show it to them?The simple answer is yes if they ask. But the real question (and advice I'd like to off...
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Guest — Niroshan
Hello, My name is Niroshan and I'm from India. I wanted to ask you a question regarding PPA. Here in India I was told that no doc... Read More
Saturday, 06 July 2019 07:32
Paul Sorenson
Hi Niroshan, Whenever you file a PPA with the USPTO it is a good practice to print the receipt. This will give you your applicat... Read More
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:15
Guest — Kevin
Can I show my PPA to more than one investor or company that I am contacting for a license deal?
Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:29
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