Testimonials

At inventRight our mission is to help inventors just like you learn how to successfully monetize their product ideas. We’ve been helping inventors achieve their goals for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve had the honor of training dozens of knowledgeable product licensing coaches, as well as building an extensive library of educational resources that give you the perspective, advice, and information you need to bring your product to market. Our 10-step approach to licensing is widely respected and sought out because it provides a concrete, tested, repeatable approach to the product licensing process that produces real success.

We have helped thousands of people of all backgrounds and from dozens of countries around the world realize their inventing ambitions. We realize their success is our success, which is why we take every chance to celebrate victories large and small, from the first piece of marketing material all the way to a signed contract. Every step in mastering the process is important. Our approach is pragmatic, cutting-edge, and focuses on the individual, not the invention. That’s the inventRight advantage.

We’ve dedicated this page to celebrating the invention licensing success of not only inventRight clients, and staff, but to everyone in the inventing community who has found inspiration and assistance through our free invention help materials are available on YouTube, our blog, and in Stephen Key’s articles for Inc., Entrepreneur, and Forbes. Not to mention Stephen’s five books!

Rich Mazel Hasbro

“I would like to thank you guys because I was an inventor, I was looking around, should I manufacture, how do I get a prototype, how do I come up with the sketch or whatever.

As you know, there are a lot of people that can take you down the wrong path, so I appreciate very much you guys out there doing a great service for inventors teaching them the right ways to do it. You’re giving them the right feedback.”

-Rich Mazel

Senior Director, Product Acquisition
Hasbro

“I can’t say enough about how impressed I am with inventRight and their network of inventors. A huge part of my job is working within the inventor community and inventRight clients never disappoint.

Their product ideas and presentations are always clear, concise and delivered in a way that makes them easy to evaluate. Their level of professionalism and preparedness is second to none.”

-John Hurley

Senior Account Manager
AllStar Products Group
Allstar Innovations
Grand Fusion

A few things I can tell you I really like about inventRight clients:

  • They’re coming to us with good conceptual renderings of their ideas which often includes a really nice catalog page and sometimes a Youtube demo.
  • They have all been very polite and respectful of our time.
  • We try to share some constructive feedback when we pass on an idea and they seem very appreciative of this.
  • They are coming to us with a certain level of trust which is very helpful and we can thank you for your role in that.
  • They seem to have very realistic expectations regarding the amount of time required to develop and launch an item…
  • Many of them are very good at design and they often have really good renderings and even CAD drawings which helps us confirm tooling and production costs so we can further vet ideas to see if we can price them competitively.

-Brendan Bauer

Co-Founder, Co-President
Grand Fusion

Ryford – Inventor of the Self Cut System

Mary Ellen Pennington

Mary Ellen Pennington

Open Innovation Product Developer

How often do you hear, “I thought of that same idea two years ago.“ So many of us have so many good ideas. But where do good ideas go to become marketable products? You guessed it…inventRight!
I had my good idea over six years ago and just two
years ago I finally reached out to InventRight to show me the proven steps on how to get it to market. I signed my first licensing contract!
Without the inspiration from Stephen and Andrew, the training courses and exercises, and most importantly the coaching, I would still be trying to figure out what to do next.
The coaches are the biggest win for me with inventRight. I’ve had two coaches and they are both amazing. The constant question to keep moving forward is “what do I do next?” Without hesitation I always get an inspiring and workable answer on how to successfully approach the next hurdle. Thank you Amy Jo and Scott!
I’m looking forward to a long relationship with inventRight! There are more good ideas I need to share.
Teresa Clark

Teresa Clark

Open Innovation Product Developer

I am so excited to see a dream of mine realized – my product licensed and on the market (and soon to be on the shelves of Walmart stores starting May 2022)! I could not have licensed this product without the coaching and knowledge I gained from inventRight. Remember the old adage, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss’ product licensing program, inventRight, teaches students how to fish for licensing deals! I cannot recommend them enough for people wanting to learn how to license products to companies for royalties! Thank you to Andrew, Stephen, and the entire inventRight team!
Taylor Spaeth

Taylor Spaeth

Open Innovation Product Developer

I can’t say enough about the team at Invent Right. I knew little to nothing about licensing a product before I ran into a free InventRight video on Youtube. Stephen Key was discussing the benefits of licensing compared to venturing, and I was immediately struck by how his perspective was purely common sense. Upside without the risk? Let’s just say at that point I was hooked.

I had an idea in my head and figured it was time to sign up for Invent Right’s Academy Program. The academy is set up very efficiently and can be done at any speed. I got the opportunity to learn from my coach, Matthew Palmer. I really appreciated how he was able to break stuff down and gives you the information acquired to move forward.

I followed the steps and Matthew’s advice. To my surprise, it actually worked! The Academy outlined a clear approach to reach out to companies. With those guidelines being made clear, I was able to approach various companies with ease. Once I was able to move forward to the next phase, the Negotiation Coach Paul, was able to help me lock down a contract with a very large fitness corporation.

I can’t thank Invent Right enough, and would encourage anyone that needs the confidence and knowledge, to take the steps which are essential in obtaining a licensing deal. Get in contact with InventRight. They won’t let you down.

Daniel Hermman

Daniel Hermman

Open Innovation Product Developer

This week I got a contract for one of my inventions. I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your team. Matthew has been extremely helpful in making the final push to getting a contract. He has also been very helpful in finding new approaches to marketing my second project. Also, Paul was really helpful in working through the actual contract and making me comfortable with it. I have been an inventor all my life, but have never been able to navigate the steps between prototype and having a product on the shelves. Your quality team and system has made all the difference.

Maria Luisa Ruvio

Maria Luisa Ruvio

Open Innovation Product Developer

Thanks Stephen! This is one of the best advice for inventors…follow up, follow up no matter what!

Kieth Lawrence

Kieth Lawrence

Realtor / Product Developer / Inventor

When I first read this book I realized there was a simple step-by-step method of bringing a product to market
without taking the huge risks of starting a company. Thank you for writing this book Stephen.

Laura Myers

Laura Myers

Account Executive/Physician Liaison

Courtney, you are one of the most impressive people I have ever met. You’re honest, brilliant, dedicated, and
fun loving! And, to top it off, you’re just getting warmed up! I can’t wait to see how high you fly!

Warren Wilson

Warren Wilson

Inventor, Proven Innovation Experience, Author

Thank you Stephen. The people you introduce us to never ceases to amaze me!

Thank you so much!! Building prototypes has helped me overcome problems when inventing. I used to think that prototypes had to be nice looking. When in fact that is not true.
From using rubber bands to old t-shirts to cardboard to 3-D prints, they have all helped my inventing process. I have found most of my materials at the local dollar store.
Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss have helped me tremendously. They have opened up my world of creativity. Some valuable advice from Stephen that sticks with me- he said, “The only opinion that matters is the opinion of companies that are licensing your ideas.” He also said, “You need to study the market and find a hole. Submit to companies.” I’ve had the opportunity to license my ideas as a result of listening to this great advice.
I highly recommend watching Stephen and Andrew’s inventRight youTube channel, reading their articles, and reading Stephen’s books, One Simple Idea and Become a Professional Inventor.
I am not an expert. I still have much to learn. Inventing can be hard at first. However, it gets easier with each licensing deal. I’ve licensed pet, toys, kitchenware, housewares and now an arts and crafts product.
If one can draw a stick figure one can certainly license their ideas. I am proof of that.
Side note- last weekend I reached out to over 100 independent toy stores from California to New York. I am receiving interest and order requests on the headband kit. Stephen, you have taught me so much. Thank you my friend 🙂

Veronica Rodriguez

This is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to bring their idea to market. Clear concise steps allow you to follow through and get the job done. After reading I joined inventright. Stephen and his team truly care about their clients’ success and help every step of the way. Its nice to be part of such a down to earth and innovative community. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and integrity Stephen!

Amazon Review

I remember 10 yrs ago I met two so-called expert product developers, who specialized in connecting people mainly overseas! One guy charged 2k and the other guy 1.5k! Needless to say I got taken for a ride!!! Thank you Ben and Stephen for your honesty and thank you for the new read!!!

Rob Smith

Open Innovation Product Developer

Creating Unique Solutions for Massive.. This is spot on!

Akiva Shmidman

No need for cableTV when you have inventRightTV! Thank you Stephen for having Marc on again; love it. He’s the real deal. Thank you Marc for ALWAYS telling it
like it is..it’s the best advice any entrepreneur can receive, and it’s certainly appreciated!

Andre' Robichaud

Open Innovation Product Developer

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me the Licensing Ideas using Linkedin book gift. It’s really amazing book and the book made me even more stronger and opened my eyes in different ways. I cannot thank you enough to Stephen Key, Benjamin Harrison, to all participants in this book and to SmartPitch community.

Bethel Damena

Open Innovation Product Developer

I had an idea for The Dogcano: A pet tether system that could be used by anyone and on any surface. So l decided to use the quarantine this summer to be productive instead of surf Instagram and eat pringles. I signed up for the inventRight class, and it was worth every penny.I took every assignment seriously. I took all of my coach Brad Kons’s sage advice; and I got a licensing deal 8 months after starting the process. I enjoyed the journey immensely and I already have two other ideas I want to bring to market. For anyone reading this, just trust the process. The tools you learn in the class, you do use in the product development world; they are relevant. The path inventRight takes you down is the right path! If you put in the work, you will be rewarded. My product will be available on Amazon in early 2021 and I’ll be earning royalties on net sales. This can be you too. You just need to trust the process, trust your coach, and trust inventRight.

Brandon P.

I’m a huge fan of your work, your guidance has got me all the way to being in my first sales cycle, for my first product. At this time, I’m learning from the daily experience of “doing the damn thing”.

Phillip Kangari

I am part of your inventRight program and I have gained lots of experience. Thank you so much for your content and your hard work for the past 20 years in assisting others in licensing!

Abdul Rehman

Thanks Stephen for your expertise, my mind is absorbing every second of your knowledge. I am an expert (self proclaimed of course) in my field and think I have a product that would be utilized for an indefinite amount of time that would transform elements of my industry but also cross markets. I am trying to find the fastest way to get the product to potential buyers while protecting my intellectual property.

Heather Lott

Thanks for your knowledge it’s priceless. I’ve read your book a couple years back, follow you on InventRightTV, and had the oppurtunity to speak with your co-founder Andrew on two occasions, swell as Reps. from various “so called” product devp. providers, the only one to provide any USEFUL help are you & Andrew. I ran into an issue w/a consumable but after watching your speech about your SpinLabel product, it gave me hope about a product idea i’ve got.

Rob

Open Innovation Product Developer of…
“You will get all you want in life if you
help enough other people get what
they want.” Zig Ziglar Steven Key
demonstrates this by authoring this
book as well as the ones that followed.
He genuinely wants others to succeed
and it shows!

Denise Clifford

Open Innovation Product Developer

This book delivers the goods!
This is a terrific book! To simply say that this book
“pulls back the curtain” or “provides the inside scoop”
into what it takes to achieve success with product
innovation and licensing, risks it being dismissed as
cliché.
I’ve highlighted, underlined and learned sooo much
from this book already and I’ve only read through it
once! I’m sure I’ve missed a ton that I’ll pick up the
next few times through it. The insider insights from
professionals like Bob Rugins (Hasbro), Lawrence Cruz
(Conair), and Trish Dowling (All-Star DRTV) have been
immensely helpful. One major takeaway I got, was that
there is NO ONE RIGHT WAY to approach this. What’s
required by one company may not be needed by
another. Most common scenarios simply aren’t black &
white and flexibility on my part is essential. Having
read this book I can honestly say that I feel much more
prepared and confident as I push forward with my
dream of bringing my own inventions to market.
Thank you Stephen Key for this truly useful
information!

T.A.O.

Wanted to say thank you to you and Andrew for all of your information that you give out selflessly. I am not part of your organization, client, but have I learned a lot from you, as well as your interviews of other people. I was actually able to sign a deal a couple weeks ago with a large tool company on the East coast. I’m working on research for another tool and a prototype for a different category now.am part of webinar tonight discussing how it came to be. I met you briefly once, but would like to again for real. Thanks again.

Todd Root

I love how this contest is not as much about showing one product someone wants to bring to market, it is more about the why and the individual’s desire to accomplish their dream. It is also about more than one idea; to bring a multitude of ideas to market! Thank you for offering this life-changing contest!

Zavia Hope Thomas

Do you have an idea and want to know how to get it to market? Read this book! Before you submit your invention to a company, you need to read this book. It contains important themes and inside processes from multiple industry experts. A great reference book and essential reading for understanding the process of licensing and the needs of your potential licensees. Reading through this book, I find myself saying “I didn’t realize this step was extremely important” or “If I understood this particular Industry likes to engage with Inventors and Product Designers in this particular way, I would have significantly increased my chances of a successful agreement”. The author, Stephen Key, has put great effort to get at the heart of what makes successful licensing deals. I recommend this book to anyone who has an idea and wants to bring it to market.

Amazon Customer

Stephen, you and your entire organization are a godsend to those of us needing the gap bridged between having our ideas, and monetizing them through teaching us how to go about legally protecting/licensing them. Your 10-step course I found to be of the utmost value, and the constant upgrades only add to that value. I highly recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE out there who has ideas/ creations that can be brought to market. I thank you Stephen Key well as my coach April Mitchell, Sylvia, Jon & Heather in Customer Service, not to mention Andrew Krauss, Benjamin Harrison & the rest of the folks that I have seen/heard regularly on the countless course videos these past handful of months… The contributions y’all have made have, and will continue to, change my life. A very heartfelt Thank You, and may God abundantly bless you all.

Jay Whittaker

Product Development

Thanks for all the great information, inspiration and motivation.

Travel Monkey

Thanks as Always for the GREAT Info!

Jesse Godines

Thanks for the valuable information. Very helpful indeed as we are busy trying to negotiate a complex license agreement.

Refilwe Ngoato

With any start-up you need a great platform with good guides and Great Mentors…Stephen Key makes a lot of sense and in my experience your idea can be out online very fast if you use a platform to spring from you don’t need to build the system yourself.

Glen Murphy

Excellent share Suzy. It doesn’t get better than the inventRight team!!!

Helen Tree

After reading One Simple Idea, it was only a matter of time before I bought this one, which wasn’t very long before I did, lol. Stephen does an excellent job at explaining how this can be done, and talks about his adventures along the way. You can tell he genuinely cares about helping others succeed, and tries to simplify the process for everyone else. You must read this if you have read One Simple Idea. I’m glad I made the purchase, and would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in inventing. This book will give you some more motivation, and help you understand how to make your ideas a reality. I’m planning to be one of their clients in the near future, and thank you Stephen for another great book.

Mr. Health

I loved the royalty confusion story, amazing what kind of power a little decimal point has (haha!). But yes, so true about the InventRight coaches, they are a life-saver for treading new terrain. Congrats again Aaron Orozco. You’re a great guy and a great inventor and I’m SUPER happy for you and the team!!

Mike Miller

Product Developer

This book has changed my life and given me so much courage. I can not thank you enough, Stephen.

Tram Tong

Product Developer

Bravo!! Wonderful achievement and even Better resource to so many of us with a dream of changing the world with our ideas. Thank you for creating a conversation for the NOW! Highly encourage Everyone to go on Amazon and leave a comment and/or top stars! We must support Stephen Key and Benjamin Harrison. We’re in a movement! Lets go!

Melonie Green

I GOT MINE! I have read all of Stephen Keys books, “One Simple Idea” it is my favorite so far… with his 10 step program and all the other valuable information in that book, it helped me secure a licensing agreement for my Security license plate frame, “Tag Defense” that prevents thieves from Stealing your DMV stickers from off of your license plate! Its Universal and will accommodate any States plate that has their stickers on the top left and right or the Bottom left and right! You can pick yours up at Pep Boys, Amazon, Autozone stores and also at Bellautomotive.com. I can’t wait to dive into reading this one and take it to the next level! Thank you Stephen Key and Invent Right for all that you do for Product developers and Inventors alike!

License Plate Frames

Opened my eyes to an exciting new world this year. A roadmap to new beginnings. Thank you Stephen!

Linda-Marie Martinez

Open Innovation Product Developer

Hi Stephen, I just want to thank you because your book “One Simple Idea” and YouTube videos has changed my life. I was struggling to figure out how to license my product. Now I’m about to sign my first licensing deal.

Richard Reynolds

Had a great conversation with the GOAT of Product Development Stephen Key I remember emailing and calling him all day, everyday about my inventions. He always told me I’ll make it big. I would have never meet the great Philipp Elliott. Be humble and acknowledge the people that helped you!

Corey Wilcox

Inventor Of Roto-Brain

No need for cableTV when you have inventRightTV! Thank you Stephen for having Marc on again; love it. He’s the real deal. Thank you Marc for ALWAYS telling it like it is-it’s the best advice any entrepreneur can receive, and it’s certainly appreciated!

Andre' Robichaud

Open Innovation Product Developer

Hey Stephen!! Well, you are already assisting me with SO MUCH just with the iR community that you have created! I have had SO many ideas over the years with absolutely no idea how to bring them to market and you, sir, are bridging that gap! April is an outstanding coach, and every single person I have interacted with here has been positive and encouraging!! I’m looking forward to wonderful things for the future, and if I have any specific questions, it’s nice to know that you’re available for contact. May God bless you and the iR family! I’ll talk to you soon. THANK YOUII

Jay Whittaker

inventRight Client

Thanks Stephen, I am a product designer. And I’ve been watching your videos for years now. I really appreciate the content and knowledge that you share openly. I’m still working on getting my ideas out there and in front of perspective clients.

Thomas Rodriguez

inventRight TV Subscriber

Great job, Stephen Key! My #1 recommendation for inventors that want to license their ideas.

Don Skaggs

President at The Fulson Group

Wonderful Stephen, Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us. And the willingness to always share your knowledge.

Aaron McGill

Yarykidz Potty Trainer

The value of this video is tremendous. Thank you, guys!!

Bradford Oakmont

inventRight TV Subscriber

The book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in licensing their idea/s. I read this book in it’s original version several years ago and immediately after reading had an opportunity to see Stephen speak in NYC at the IAM meeting. The book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in licensing their idea/s. Stephen is the REAL DEAL! I recently signed on for the training provided by his company InventRight and it was well worth every dollar. I learned a ton! No regrets! Stephen and his entire team are filled with wisdom gained from real hands on experience. AND they truly want to pass on what they have learned to help others bring their ideas to the marketplace. I really cannot recommend the book highly enough!

Nancy Harvier

I was thinking of taking a product to market myself. Then I realized all the time and money and overall responsibility it would take to run at company. I decided I’d rather let someone else of it. In the throes of that decision I came across this book and some of the youtube information. I loved the book, wished I had read it earlier but am so glad I read it now. My plans have changed. I’m working with Steven and his group, have a terrific mentor and everyday am excited. I am sure l’m going to licensing my current product and then there are more to come. Bottom line, great informative book that will serve you well whether you decide to go it on your own or work with Steven. Now matter how much business experience you think you have, the book and company will save you time time time and give you a laser focused way to license a product. I don’t work for the White House so there is no conflict of interest if I say BUY THIS BOOK!

Anonymous

“One Simple Idea” is my favorite book. I am a huge fan of Stephen Key and you, Dana Knowles!

Connie Inukai

Speaker * Author * Inventor

Thanks for sharing your knowledge from current client looking to get their ideas on the market :-)!!!

MILD DESIGN, LLC

Open Innovation Product Developer

Thank you for your call and all of the valuable information. I would feel very lost without your and inventRight’s guidance.

Ingrid Mourey

You have been a such a great leader and ally for independent inventors everywhere.

Corey Kostman

Co-owner, K5 Products LLC

I’m about to start negotiating so I better reread Stephens books!

Basharit Ali

Stephen, I want to thank you for the wealth of knowledge you have put out on licensing. I’ve learned so much from your book and the Academy.

Travis Fleming

inventRight Client

We also enjoyed bringing along One Simple Idea by Stephen Key, the book that keeps giving.

Blake Wayman

Founder: Troop on the Stoop

Thanks to inventRight and SmartPitch I’ve joined Linkedln, and now have hundreds of viable contacts. I’ve never been on any social media platform before, it’s just not my thing. As they say “Knowledge is Power”, and applying the knowledge in “Licensing Ideas using LinkedIn” is the REAL POWER! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this great book!

Erik Sundquist

Product Designer/Developer

Great information. Thx for doing all you do Stephen and crew. Love you guys.

Mike duToit

Week after week Andrew Krauss has provided and continues to provide important information in regards to licensing your products! Love you guys.

Stephan Stoute

Construction Control Inspector

I bought the audible version that I listen to about more than ten times while commuting to and from work love love love it. This book is very simple to read and understand. I bought the audible version that I listen to about more then ten times while commuting to and from work love love love it… I bought this book as a birthday present for my sister who lives in Canada. She is in the process of working on her prototype now, this book gave her a boost to start working on her idea. Since, I have boughten all of Steven Key Books. Please Write some more Books Mr Key. Thanks You for One Simple Idea.

Amazon Customer

Thank you for all that you do Stephen!

Rikki Sharma

inventRight TV Subscriber

Thanks so much Stephen! As I mention in the article, you, Andrew, your books/webinars/podcasts and the clients/alumni of inventRight have all been integral to the success of the GalleryPouch.

Andrew

Photographer, Writer, and Product Designer

What a great presentation you did for us tonight! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCHI You have been such a support to the inventor community for so many years and tonight was another extension of that, I think we had about 45 people on the zoom land I know everyone learned something new. Also, I appreciate you mentioning the importance of the inventors groups (as well as the importance of actually attending the meetings!), Take care, stay safe and thank you for all you do for so many.

Laura

Fascinating. I was riveted listening to this talk. I suppose I can use these same ideas and methods here in Germany. Mr. Key, you are brilliant.

Kay Song

inventRight TV Subscriber

Lorri Carey

Lorri Carey

Entrepreneur | Product Developer

A huge thank you to Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss for developing the successful inventRight 10 step system, as well as the inventRight team for creating a community full of support.

Paul Sorenson is an amazing asset to the team, and I am grateful for his support, encouragement, advice, and friendship. Thank you, Paul.

Stephen and Benjamin Harrison’s book “Licensing Ideas using LinkedIn” was very helpful in creating a professional presence and connecting with people and companies. Also, the inventRight YouTube videos gave insight and strategies to navigate the path to licensing.

Although venturing is not the easiest path, it has taught me to persevere, be resourceful, focus on offering value, and never give up on the American Dream.

Thank you inventRight team!

Omar AL-Darraji

Omar AL-Darraji

Entrepreneur | Product Developer

My name is Omar AL-Darraji. I previously had two good ideas. My first one I found a licensee. My second one I found a backer to secure a patent. Both ideas died in the water because of my lack of experience. Then, I stumbled on to inventRight. Glad I did because I probably would have failed again for the third time. I watched and listened to inventRight’s videos over and over, again and again. I implemented what I learned. Their guidance turns you into a semi-pro. With their help I was finally able to achieve success in licensing a product.

Rod Martinez

Rod Martinez

Open Innovation Product Developer

Thank you Inventright for helping me license my product. This program has given me the knowledge I need to keep inventing and finding a company to license it. I want to thank Paul Sorenson for helping me negotiate a great licensing agreement. I especially want to thank my coach Matthew for teaching me the steps I needed to land a license deal with a great company. He always answered my questions and concerns. I couldn’t of asked for a better coach.

Damien M

Damien M

Open Innovation Product Developer

Hi, my name is Damien and I’m a product developer. Before coming to Inventright I couldn’t say that! Now, that I’ve had the great experience of learning the 10 steps and process of what it takes to get into companies to potentially license a product idea successfully, gave me a great advantage above the rest. Stephen Key and the Inventright team has been with me throughout every step of the way. From how to respond to emails and phone calls as well as follow ups. Also making sure my marketing materials are great. Even helping with going over the licensing agreement to assure the best deal possible can be made. In my humble opinion Inventright is the best place to learn how to become a successful and professional product developer!

Thank you Stephen Key And the Inventright team!

TJay Kleeberger

TJay Kleeberger

Open Innovation Product Developer

Nothing like a great book to warm up with after a cold morning of shoveling snow. #StephenKey #inventRight

Joyce Betts

Joyce Betts

Cosmetologist/Product Designer

I endorse Stephen Key for his generosity, encouragement, product promoter, educator on licensing products and other inventors concerns,
author, just to name a few. Thanks!!

Chuck Lamprey

Chuck Lamprey

Open Innovation Product Developer

Couldn’t have done it without your training, my partner Amanda Hutton’s teamwork, and my terrific licensing company Fetch for Pets.

Just a quick note to let you know that I am really enjoying the program. My coach is Les Williams and he is awesome! He is very encouraging and very knowledgeable. The first time I met with Les he made me feel like I was his only client, he was very patient and seem genuinely concerned. I look forward to meeting with him weekly. Thanks for an awesome program and an awesome coach!
Sandra Fields

Inventor / Product Developer

When I joined inventRight, I wanted a coach with a big vision, and great communication/coaching skills. Scott Putnam fits this description! I’m just getting started overall, but I’m very excited about the process, and what the future holds!

David C.

Inventor / Product Developer

InventRight has provided me the best and most positive experience. Prior to enrolling in the InventRight Bootcamp, and recieving personal 1-on-1 coaching , I had thrown away money trying to liscense my inventions. Now, I work with skilled professionals who guide me through the process and understand my hunger for success. As an inventor/ product developer, I see the world through my problem solving vision. It is amazing to be surrounded by people who envision solutions to the world’s problems, with new products, like I do. I constantly talk to other inventors, attend webinars, and recieve information pertinent to my success. I am proud to be an InventRight student. Thank you, Stephen, my coach, design studio, webinar coaches, and all the people responsible for the many resources of InventRight that are available to students, and to numerous to write.
Leonard LeCote

Inventor / Product Developer

I, Marcnelious Powell, would like to take a moment to expressly thank you, Mr. Key, for granting me an extension on my final payment to the InventRight One-on-One Coaching Program. The extension allowed me to complete my sell sheet with a link to 65 seconds of video highlighting the functional benefits of the product.

The sell sheet/video prompted the initial interest from two reputable companies who viewed my marketing material. I could not have professionally pitched had it not been for your help Sir, Mr. Krauss, Coach Les Williams, the InventRight Design Studio, and Shaun It’s The Video Guy! I certainly appreciate all the professional services rendered to me! The space and category I’m currently working in was not an issue with any of the professionals mentioned above. I am very grateful for that fact and will always express gratitude and respect.

If you don’t mind, I highly recommend that Shaun It’s The Video Guy be considered as part of the amazing InventRight Design Studio! Mr. Shaun Talanskas has all the professional qualities and superlative video making skills and knowledge that I believe would complement the InventRight Design Studio.

I have a story about all the professionals mentioned, however, I must respect your time and save some for a later opportunity to express my personal thanks.

Thank you, Mr. Key!

Marcnelious Powell

Product Developer, Marcnelious Design

Stephen, congratulations on Fishbone! Starting with your guidance in 2018, I have been able to build a business around my invention for tool storage that not only helps people protect their assets, but we use 100% recycled materials, we use 100% recyclable packaging, we manufacture our products domestically (and
responsibly), and support our local community.

Andrew Konesky

Tool Wrangler

Thank you Steven. You and the inventRight team have been really helpful for me and my family. Thank you again.

Richard Woolman

Thank you for connecting, Mr. Key! I am part of your inventRight program and I have gained lots of experience. Thank you so much for your content and your hard work for the past 20 years in assisting others in licensing!

Abdul Rehman

Beverly, I give the same advise, that Stephen has, almost everyday to individuals in your situation. InventRight TV is the best place to start educating
yourself on these things.

Chad Barnes

Great, thank you so much. I’m such a fan of your work. I currently have two marketing managers interested in one of my concepts thanks to you, I always feel very driven and determined even when getting nos thanks to your YouTube chanel. Have a great day.

Mark King

Great Article! Thank you Stephen!

Karen Mutchell

Independent Product Developer

I love invention books! You rock #StephenKey! You always give us inventors the #key to inventing resources!

Amika Adams

CEO / Award Winning Inventor & Entrepreneur / Product Developer

 I’ve seen so many of your videos but I ALWAYS find a new gem of information in each one!! I can’t thank you enough Stephen. The bi weekly classes are awesome!!! And I’m almost done with my Smart IP. Finding InventRight was like finding a the treasure at the end of a long journey of research. Thank you!!

Delivery Girl

What a gold. mine! 8 mistakes I’m now going to avoid. I do have say that the time spent with the family may totally been worth that hit. I like to think that we can always make more money, but can never make more time…I’d say those 6-months of spending it with the fam was perfect timing and time well spent Really appreciate you sharing your mistakes! Look forward to hearing 8 more of your mistakes..aka “learning moments”

Sef Chang

Congratulations on an awesome collaboration! I’m really happy to see things fall into place and excel to the next level for you Benjamin! And congratulations Stephen on yet another exciting release of “gold mine” insider secrets! As much of a downturn this pandemic has had for the world, it’s encouraging to know with LinkedIn and this new book, inventors are still in the game! I’m definitely looking forward to getting my copy.

Absolutely great interview man; appreciate all the value you give! I have always had great success with the good old trade shows, and I guess you can now say “back in the day when”… but today, Linkedln is a godsend for new product developers. Your information should prove invaluable and eye-opening for anyone who has had to do all the legwork old school! Everything you say is 100% accurate, and I would highly recommend Inventor’s who choose to use the LinkedIn platform, to diligently listen to yours and Stephen Keys advice pertaining to Linkedin, and especially with the first impression given by your profile. You can never make a second first impression, and that is what differentiates you from the pack. Look professional, come across as professional, talk their talk, participate in your connections activities, and respond to their posts. This most certainly does work through my experience, and brings you into that 50-60% plus response rate. I have been fortunate after listening to all this sound advice, to connect with some of the top brass in most all the companies that I desired. One connection I reached out to, is the vice president of a major corporation I wanted to connect with, and asked who I might speak with in regards to open innovation products submissions, and he said “you can send them directly to me Andre”… it was absolutely great! There is a 10 step program in Stephen Key’s “One Simple Idea” that surely works, and the same holds true with Stephen and Ben’s new book! There has been no better time for us than now..

Andre' Robichaud

Open Innovation Product Developer

What a great presentation you did for us tonight! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! You have been such a support to the inventor community for so many years and tonight was another extension of that. I think we had about 45 people on the zoom and I know everyone learned something new. Also, I appreciate you mentioning the importance of the inventors groups (as well as the importance of actually attending the meetings!). Take care, stay safe and thank you for all you do for so many.

Laura

Stephen. I loved this book. It’s impact on inventors doesn’t amaze me. Your book and your and Andrews business InventRight have played key roles in the re-engineering and relaunching of one of my early successful inventions.

When I started there was no inventRight community, no coaches for inventors, coaches to go to for advice and support. There was no SmartPitch to show us how to approach people, or companies so that they would open their doors to us to listen to what we have to offer them. Despite this, I was one of the fortunate inventors who was successful. I stumbled along the road to success the hard way. I fell many times, bruising my knees, bank account and my ego! It took me 40 years to learn the lessons Stephen and Benjamin share with you in this book. But there is one lesson Benjamin shares with you about how to approach people that struck me like a thunderbolt, it was like finding gold for me! My attitude changed to “I can easily approach people, people in companies.” What was that one piece of information, that thunderbolt, that piece of gold which hit me? You’ll have to buy your copy of Licensing Your Ideas using Linkedln to find out.

Cheers and Happy Inventing

Warren Wilson

Inventor, Proven Innovation Experience

A quick shout-out to my buddy Stephen Key at inventRight. Stephen and I had a terrific discussion about how to write and file “bullet proof” patents, for another patent article he is preparing for Forbes magazine.
One of the ideas that came from our discussion was the importance of clearly understanding the so-called “point of novelty” of a product or invention. What specifically makes the invention unique or different? Patent searches can help with this, but also spend time studying the products of competitors. Focus the patent claims on this new feature and avoid patents that are overly broad. Super-broad patents may feel good to own, but can be difficult and expensive to defend. Stephen is a prolific and successful inventor and author, and for the last 20 years or so has been sharing his vast knowledge with other inventors and entrepreneurs about how to actually make money from inventing. Can’t wait to read his upcoming Forbes article!

John Ferrell

Co-Founder, Chair, Patent Attorney, Carr & Ferrell LLP

Gives a really good high-level overview of the process to licensing a product / idea. If you’ve watched the content InventRight has put on YouTube, you’ll know they reference this book quite a bit. This book compliments their great information very well. This book covers a lot of Stephen’s journey and provides a good high-level over view or a road map of sorts to the process of licencing an idea. It doesn’t get into too much of the details of each step of the process, but it is a big complex process to try and boil down into a simple reading book that is also a fun read. I definitely enjoyed it and may be referencing it again in the future.

Jordan

First I would like to say, thank you for all that you do for all inventors but I feel your message is lost here.. As I view the image of “Scam” with inventRight,
USPTO, and Carr/Ferrell as well as referencing “opportunists preying,” I would immediately perceive this as inventright being one of those companies who take advantage of individuals. Thankfully, I am very familiar with Stephen, Andrew and the whole inventRight team and know this whole heartedly not to be true. In all my candid and professional talks with Stephen, I find him to have the upmost genuine intentions to truly help product developers. This post is very misleading and seems very personally directed, something that best be dealt with in a private manner. To anyone out there looking for a some great education to bring your product to market, I highly recommend Stephen Key, Andrew Krauss and the inventRight team all your licensing needs.

Michael Lepage

PT, MSPT

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending me
the Licensing Ideas using Linkedin book gift. It’s
really amazing book and the book made me even
more stronger and opened my eyes in different
ways. I cannot thank you enough to Stephen
Key, Benjamin Harrison, to all participants in this
book and to SmartPitch community.

Bethel Damena

Open Innovation Product Developer, Bethel Damena Design LLC

Excellent article as usual Stephen Key! Thanks for providing the kind of pro insights that in many cases take years to build.

Martin Lombardini

Entrepreneur / Inventor / Pilot

Stephen- Such a cool story/product!! You must have been over the moon seeing him in that commercial for the first time. I used to re-watch MJ highlight films millions of times as a kid. He truly was out of this world and I don’t know if another athlete like him will ever come around again.

Ben Riddle

Open Innovation Product Developer

You gave me an idea what & how to learn from the ground O and implement all those experiences on ground 10. IMPRESSIVE! Thank You.

Kaushal K Sharma

I just completed reading one simple idea and wow what amazing info it had very helpful I’ve learned a lot. but I do feel I need to dive a bit deeper into the understanding of provisional patents so I ordered this book and the audio book.

Kindle Customer

If you haven’t already you need to follow Stephen Key and his inventRight team. Tons of resources for inventors on how to get licensing deals, every step of the process is fantastic including how to find the right company to license your idea.

Weston Smith

Reliability Engineering & Maintenance

A big thank you to Stephen Key and all the coaches who have helped me on my new learning journey at inventRight. One Simple Idea can go a long way! Keep safe, keep busy, keep learning!

Theresa Moleski

Product Designer & Creator ofWhispering Stones Art

One Simple Idea has been an invaluable resource to my business partner and me. While we have a product innovation that we want to license, neither of us has ever licensed a product. This book, based on author Stephen Key’s experience and insights, outlines logical and easy-to-follow guidelines that open up the licensing world to the novice inventor. The book offers many take- aways, such as Key’s suggested use of Provisional Patent Applications to inexpensively and effectively protect intellectual property, and useful strategies for marketing ideas to potential licensees. Key offers a lot of great content, and my business partner and I are presently following his strategies as we work toward licensing our innovation. Overall, I recommend One Simple Idea to anyone looking for a straightforward approach to getting your inventions licensed.

Darren Z

Going over this a good 4th time and new diamonds in every sentence. Such great content packed with value. Thank you for doing this for us, absolute legacy and giving back. This is by far one of the best and most practical channels I have found in the last decade. I would love to connect in the future for interviewing you for Millionaire Flix once I have my show there. This is absolute brainfood. The best university in the world just happened. On my laptop. In my home. From youtube. For free. Humbling. Thank you, massive respect and bowing down.

Sandra Mesipuu

Hi Stephen and Ryan, Just wanted to thank you both for having Team Top Dog on your InventRight channel. We have received hundreds of new inventions! Your inventors are knowledgeable about our industry and the inventing process- which is very refreshing. Please let us know if there are any other webinars/ product finding seminars that we can be apart of.

Jackie Bloemker

Hello, I’ve read your book and recently signed up for the SmartPitch and Connect Programs. I am in the process of trying to license a product I’ve developed and wanted to thank you for all of your advice.

Michael So

Master’s Degree in Licensing! I have read Stephen’s other works and this is another ‘must have’ for anyone who is serious about learning how to develop products and license them. The honesty, transparency and well rounded education you get from this book is incredible. Key’s first book “One Simple Idea” digs deep into the concepts and order of Licensing and this book takes one to the “Master’s Level” of licensing! I highly recommend this book!

Paul S

I endorse Stephen Key for his generosity, encouragement, product promoter, educator on licensing products and other inventors concerns, author, just to name a few. Thanks!!

Joyce Betts

Cosmetologist/Product Designer

I received your One Simple Idea book last week, and I’m just one chapter away from being done. I religiously watched your youtube videos since September and have been in negotiating talks since submission beginning this year, with Fujifilm and medical supply companies. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your knowledge. You could have kept all this wonderful information to yourself, but you decided to grace the world with our expertise. Thank you!!

Demetria Thomas

I’ve worked on inventing for years, but I wasn’t getting ANYWHERE until I started watching your videos. Thanks to you guys, I’m partnered with NFL Player Gary Barnidge.

Chris XYZ

Product Designer/ InventRight Benjamin it’s very rare that one of your meetings doesn’t deliver a GOLD nugget of information and advice. Worth loosing my beauty sleep over and you can tell I need all the sleep I can get! Fantastic SmartPitch thank you again.

Larry Diamond

Product Designer

I am extremely impressed by your 21+ years of knowledge and wisdom…and that you take the time to listen and answer all questions that are asked. It’s just remarkable that you are doing this Q&A at no cost. I believe the bottom line is that I, as well as everyone else that has so many questions, should just become clients and be coached by InventRight. I am going to do that within the next 2 weeks. I look forward to licensing my inventions with the coaching and direction of InventRight. 

Max McGraw

Do you have an idea and want to know how to get it to market? Read this book! Before you submit your invention to a company, you need to read this book. It contains important themes and inside processes from multiple industry experts. A great reference book and essential reading for understanding the process of licensing and the needs of your potential licensees. Reading through this book, I find myself saying “I didn’t realize this step was “extremely important” or “If I understood this particular Industry likes to engage with Inventors and Product Designers in this particular way, I would have significantly increased my chances of a successful agreement”. The author, Stephen Key, has put great effort to get at the heart of what makes successful licensing deals. I recommend this book to anyone who has an idea and wants to bring it to market.

Amazon Customer

inventRight is so helpful! They genuinely want you to succeed!!!

Kelly Ehrenman

Good information Stephen. It is a very salient topic for me at the moment. I should have insisted on stronger language in the event the licensee did not meet certain target sales.

Keith Lawrence

Realtor / Product Developer / Inventor

Thank you Stephen for always giving positive insight to all of us inventors and sticking with me from day one!

Mike Van Horst

Inventor of Push and Hang

Woah. This is super amazing! Far out! Thank you @inventright TV!

Pancho Villa

inventRight TV Subscriber

You are killing me with these videos! Amazing, inspiring energy. Thank you for being you. You deserve everything that has and will come your way.

Pushykin C.

inventRight TV Subscriber

Stephen Key is great! If you haven’t read the book One Simple Idea, do yourself a favor and get it. He explains things in a really easy to understand way and even breaks down what makes an idea marketable

Jesse Hammock

inventRight TV Subscriber

Thank you Stephen Key I couldn’t have done it without the help of your team at inventRight.

Arkady Grigoryan

Author | Entrepreneur | CEO

Congratulations Stephen! What a great accomplishment on your part. I’m so glad I was introduced to this book! It’s definitely helping me move forward with my ideas (along with a couple other books of yours!) Hoping some day to meet you in person! God bless.

Judy Kramer

Homecare Provider Product Developer

After reading One Simple Idea, it was only a matter of time before I bought this one, which wasn’t very long before I did, lol. Stephen does an excellent job at explaining how this can be done, and talks about his adventures along the way. You can tell he genuinely cares about helping others succeed, and tries to simplify the process for everyone else. You must read this if you have read One Simple Idea. I’m glad I made the purchase, and would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in inventing. This book will give you some more motivation, and help you understand how to make your ideas a reality. I’m planning to be one of their clients in the near future, and thank you Stephen for another great book

NEE

Amazon Customer

Courtney, you are one of the most impressive people I have ever met. You’re honest, brilliant, dedicated, and fun loving! And, to top it off, you’re just getting warmed up! I can’t wait to see how high you fly!

Laura Myers

Account Executive/Physician Liaison

My wife and I are very thankful for the inventRight knowledge we gained from the coaches! We have four products shopping the market now. Without inventRight, this would not be possible for us. Also to be honest, reading Stephen Keys book, One Simple Idea, has helped me generate many ideas! Seriously, I owe Stephen a big thanks! Now to do the work and focus on commercialization! Thanks inventRight team!

Greg White

inventRight Client

You rock, Stephen! Thanks for this very informative video, and I’m also presently reading your “One Simple Idea”. I’m in discussions now with a very promising company who loves our idea, and we’re following up now. No guarantees of course, but “the ball is rolling”. You’ve been very helpful and inspirational to us, and we thank you for that. Please keep up the awesome work. and videos!

Nicholas Guccione

inventRight TV Subscriber