Golf Inventors Invited to Exhibit at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

InventionHome is pleased to again sponsor the “Inventors Spotlight” at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show January 24-26 in Orlando, Florida.  Event attendees can experience over 1000 interactive exhibits and network with golf industry leaders and professionals. The Inventors Spotlight area provides a unique platform where inventors can introduce their golf inventions to industry influencers and product development experts. If you have a patent application filed, and your product has a high ...

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Did you know? The cotton candy machine was invented by a dentist!

The cotton candy machine was invented by a dentist! A popular treat at fairs, carnivals, and baseball games, cotton candy is made by spinning strands of sugar together. The treat is wrapped around a small piece of paper or cardboard and can be held in hand for people to eat and enjoy. William James Morrison, a dentist from Nashville, Tennessee, was an avid inventor, and has a number of inventions to ...

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Great Ideas from Young Inventors

With the back half of summer starting to wind down, August means “back-to-school” for students! While some students may have spent their summer playing baseball or softball or indoors playing video games and watching Netflix, other young people may have spent their time working on new inventions. Young inventors are extremely capable of being creative and capable of thinking outside-the-box. Some popular and innovative products, still being sold today, were ...

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Help for Inventors Who Have Manufactured Their Invention

If you are looking for a company to help with warehousing and shipping of your manufactured product, InventionHome is pleased to introduce Windsor Direct Distribution to meet the increasing requests for various small business support services. Inventors who want hands-on control over the commercialization of their idea, often move forward to develop and manufacture their invention. However with this endeavor, they also open up many logistical challenges to fully reach the ...

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What does it mean to license your invention for royalties?

If you are not familiar with the term “license”, think of it as a way of renting your invention as opposed to selling your invention. A license agreement is when the inventor [licensor] agrees to let a third party [licensee] commercially use his or her invention for a period of time in exchange for some form of compensation, which is usually an ongoing payment called a royalty.  Typically, inventors would have ...

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Patenting vs. Trademarking Your New Idea

An Intellectual Property Right (IPR) is a right given to a person over the creation of their intellect or mind. IPRs include patents, trademarks and copyrights, and are governed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If you are an inventor with an idea, here is some basic information on the types of protections you may consider. Trademarking… A trademark is typically a symbol, word, phrase or design that clearly identifies ...

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Did You Know? The popsicle was invented by accident

The Popsicle was invented, on accident, by an 11 year old boy in 1905. Frank Epperson had left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stick in a cup on his porch during a cold night. He woke up the next morning and it created a frozen treat-on-a-stick. He originally called it the “Epsicle”; however, children kept asking for “Pop’s sicle” so Frank changed the name to the commonly-used ...

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3 Tips For Pitching Your Invention

Here at InventionHome our goal is to get your product in front of companies and ultimately negotiate and land a lucrative license agreement for you. However, there may be times when some inventors find themselves with an opportunity to pitch their products directly to a company. If faced with this opportunity, there is no need to be intimidated. We have pulled together some guidelines on what makes a great product pitch. ...

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Did You Know? This Simple Toy Invention Is Selling Millions

The handheld fidget spinner toy is one of the newest popular inventions on the market today for both children and adults. They’ve been around for years, but recently exploded in popularity! According to the Wall Street Journal, fidget spinners sales brought in revenue totaling $2.6 million last month ($31 Million analyzed), and one toy manufacturer told the paper that they are seeing 200 orders an hour for the catchy toys. Originally created ...

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Consider These Top Trends as You Invent

All inventors would love to come up with the next hot product to hit the market. That’s the main thing you have in common with manufacturers and retailers, who are also trying to find the next big thing. If you are inventing a consumer product, you might appreciate some insights that we picked up at the recent International Housewares Show. Lifetime Brands moderated a discussion with both manufacturers and retailers on ...

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