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Stephen was interviewed for an article on CNN Online.

5 Ways To Stop Your Ideas Being Stolen

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Stephen's article featured on Fox Business - Small Business Center

6 Practices to Boost Your Chances of Success in Life, Business

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Jeff Haden writes about Stephen and his simple steps to bring an idea to market.

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Watch Stephen's interview for his new book One Simple Idea for Startups & Entrepreneurs with JJ Ramberg on MSNBC Your Business. Watch the video here.


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Stephen was asked to write a blog for Stephen talks about staring his business HotPicksUSA - Read the blog here.



goodday2012Good Day Sacramento

Stephen appears on Good Day Sacramento to talk about his book One Simple Idea for Startups & Entrepreneurs.





Stephen is interviewed on MSNBC Your Business

Watch Stephen's interview with JJ Ramberg on MSNBC Your Business about his first book One Simple Idea.






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Stephen recently appeared on ABC Money Matters as part of the PR tour for his new book One Simple Idea.






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Jennifer Smith reports about Stephen's rotating labels and Children's Accudiail

Stephen's Invention Wins Edison Awards

Stephen's Spinformation label has won at the 2011 Edison Awards. Accudial has won Gold and Soyu Natural Teas took a Bronze Award. This is a great honor for both products. These two great products joined others from 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola and more as winners of the 2011 Edison Awards. The awards ceremony marked the pinnacle of achievement for these products.

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Stephen's Invention In The News.

Stephen was able to get his licensee Accudial some very valuable PR on The Doctors TV Show recently. Click the photo to watch the segment. Accudial is a weight based over the counter medication for children. Learn more about Accudial at


An Underground Alternative to Entrepreneurship

Stephen was interviewed by author Jonathan Fields. Click here to read his blog and watch the interview

ruddreportThe Rudd Report

Lauren Rudd of the Rudd Report talks with Stephen about starting your own business from a simple idea.

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Betsy and Renee from Unfinished Business Tips talk with Stephen about bringing and idea to market.

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Stephen talks with Ingrid Arna about his books and bringing ideas to market.






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Stephen was recently interviewed on Good Day Sacramento about his new book One Simple Idea.







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Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV News 10 featured Stephen and the new product Accudial that utilizes his Spinformation® Rotating Label.






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Stephen speaks with BRWtv Australia about inventing and innovation.







Ideas can be made to pay

WHEN American inventor Stephen Key stuck a photograph of Michael Jordan on the backboard of a toy basketball game, he knew he was on to a winner.
Who wants to throw basketballs at a boring backboard when they could thrown them at a basketball superstar?


Inventors find time in recession to hone ideas

If we have the Great Depression to thank for inventions such as the Twinkie, Monopoly and the photocopier, this recession may be remembered for inspiring a biodegradable shower mat, a tie that holds iPods and a gadget that breaks the vacuum seals of jars.

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Stephen On Australian Radio

Stephen was interviewed on the radio while in Australia. Listen to the interview here.

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Eureka! Recession Sparks Inventive Spirit

Stephen was interviewed for an article on Ki Mae did an excellent job, check it out, Click Here.


Recession is giving inventors time to fine-tune their ideas

Stephen was interviewed for an article on LA It's a great article, check it out, Click Here.


The Morning X Radio Show

Stephen talks with Michael Leier on the Morning X Radio Show about his career and inventing.

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MorningX Radio Show


The Takeaway Radio Show

Stephen is an expert guest on The Takeway morning radio show on WNYC with John Hockenberry and guest host Farai Chideya.

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The Takeaway Interview


The Big Idea"The Big Idea" by Donny Deutsch.

"From Riches To Rags And Back Again."

Stephen Key featured in Donny Deutsch's new book "The Big Idea."

Donny Deutsch host of CNBC's The Big Idea has released a new book by the same title. Donny recounts some of the more inspiring stories from former guests that he has had on the show.

Stephen has been honored with the inclusion of his story.

Donny talks about Stephen's Spinformation label and how at one point the business dried up. But, Stephen being the industrious man that he is brought an entireley new product to market, Guitar Picks. Donny talks about how you can go from "Riches to rags and back again," at any age. Donny goes on to say, "He's (Stephen) living proof that a big idea can happen at any age." Donny's Big Idea Lesson with this story is "You don't have to be young to be cool. Big ideas are always cool."



Sacramento & Co.

Sacramento & Co.

October 2008, Stephen appears on Sacramento & Co. - ABC affiliate station News10 morning show.

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News10Live Online with Jennifer Smith

October 2008 - Stephen appears on Sacramento affiliate station News10's half hour prime time live web talk show Live-Online with Jennifer Smith.

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Country Star Taylor Swift

February 2008, Stephen's company HotPicksUSA signs a major licensing deal with hot new Country Star Taylor Swift. HotPicksUSA produces special guitar picks that feature Taylor's music videos. Learn more by visiting


American Inventor

Stephen was asked to be a consultant on the first season of the hit ABC Reality Show American Inventor.

Here is Stephen with three of the judges from the first season
Ed Evangelista, Doug Hall and Mary Lou Quinlan.

Stephen with American Inventor Season One Host Matt Gallant (Left) and Season One Winner Janusz Liberkowski (Right).



Stephen was interviewed by local ABC Affiliate Station News 10, featuring his guitar picks.

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Stephen has written and been featured in several news articles. Here are just a few.

CBS News

Small Business: Creating Hit Toys: It's not all fun and games.



Small Business: Cashing in by licensing your invention


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Peer-to-Patent program taps wisdom of masses

By Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer

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How to Sell Your Invention
Deciding how to bring your revolutionary new product to market is a challenge. Here are some basics to set you on the right road.

by John Tozzi

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Licensing vs. Manufacturing: What's Best for Your Product?

by Stephen Key


Bringing a killer new product to market
The idea is the first step. Here's how to turn it into a business.

by Alison Woo

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Commercialize Your Invention - Experts Share Advice
Audio Interview

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4 Hot Inventing Trends
What's changed in the world of inventions? It's not just the technology--it's the inventors themselves.

By Tamara Monosoff

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Licensing vs. Manufacturing: What's Best for Your Product?

By Stephen Key


The Mother Of Invention

Accessory Inventors Discuss The Genesis Of Their Wares Whether big or small, the best music "small goods" are keys that open customers' imaginations, solve their problems, and enhance their music-making experience. Some items sport a clever, compelling twist on a familiar product.

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Science Friday

inventright Co-Founder Andrew Krauss on NPR Science Friday.

Zero to Hero without Venture Capital

Stephen is a guest speaker along with Jack Canfield, Co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul", Wyck Hay, Co-founder of Celestial Seasonings, Gary Erickson, Founder of Clif Bar and others.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Comes to Santa Rosa

"Success through Invention- The USPTO and YOU"

Stephen is a guest speaker along with USPTO director John Calvert, Andy Faile USPTO Supervisory Patent Examiner, Andy Gibbs CEO Patent Cafe and others.

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Stephen In The News


“I've had the great pleasure of working with Stephen Key through several television appearances, and he is an incredibly positive and powerful force. If you are looking for the inspiration, confidence and know-how to transform your one simple idea into moneymaking reality look no further than Stephen Key.  He has the right stuff to successfully launch you into the marketplace.  What are you waiting for!”

—  Jennifer Smith, 30 year veteran journalist and news anchor for ABC affiliate station NEWS10



"The interview was awesome!  Stephen has an open invitation on the show whenever so please keep in touch!"

Alyson Schulz, Senior Coordinating Producer, Good Day Sacramento

Stephen has appeared on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.

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Stephen was interviewed on the Australian Today Show during his symposium trip.

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Expert Guest

Stephen recently appeard on Dr. Phil as an expert guest.

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Accudial In The News

Click to watch several clips of recent news spots featuring Stephen's Spinformation Label used on Accudial Medication.

Money Magazine

Stephen was quoted in a recent Money Magazine article. This article was featured on the CNN/Money website as well.

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Stephen Key and InventRight featured in Hardcore Invening by Dr. Rob Yonover.

Stephen Key and InventRight featured in Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields.

"InventRight is a blog, educational resource, mixed media program created by well known inventor Stephen Key that teaches a soup to nuts approach to product development and licensing. It is the most comprehensive resource I've seen for product licensing."

– Jonathan Fields

4 Hour Work Week

Stephen Key and inventRight Mentioned As Excellent Resource In New York Times Best Seller, "Four-Hour Workweek"

From page 164
"Stephen Key is the most consistently successful inventor I've ever met, with millions in royalties from companies like Disney, Nestle, and Coca-Cola. He is not high-tech but specializes in creating simple products or improving on existing products and then licensing (renting) his ideas to large corporations. He comes up with the idea, files a provisional patent for less than $200, and then lets another company do the work while he collects checks. This site introduces his fail-proof process for doing the same. His techniques for cold calling alone are invaluable. Highly recommended"

- Tim Ferriss - The 4-Hour Workweek

“Stephen Key, a successful inventor himself, works diligently to help others learn how to make money developing products without spending a fortune. His inventRight philosophy dovetails perfectly into what is required to prosper in the world of Open Innovation because the winning concepts are often those that are creative and well-articulated without being fully developed into finished products.”

- Michael Collins, CEO of Big Idea Group and Author of, “The Million-Dollar Idea in Everyone.”

"Successful inventor Stephen Key, who's opinion I respect, is one of the first people whose advice I sought when I started my company four years ago."

- Tamara Monosoff
Best Selling Author and CEO of Mom Inventors Inc.

Stephen Key featured in The Entrepreneur's Almanac by Jacquelyn Lynn.

Stephen Key quoted in David Pressman's Patent It Yourself 13th Edition.

From Licensor to Licensee

One of Stephens businesses, HotPicks manufacturers and sells guitar picks all over the world. He licenses from other companies such as Disney.

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