How Soon Should You Patent Your New Idea?

There’s a lot to think about when you come up with a good idea. Exactly how will it work? What problem does it solve? Who will be interested in my idea? What’s my next step to show my idea? But honestly, one of the first things you should consider is patent protection of your idea. This wasn’t the case a few years ago when inventors could take more time working through ...

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Wondering Where to Start and Who to Trust With Your Idea?

Going through the process of patenting and marketing a new invention idea can be an overwhelming thought for many people. You may wonder:  “Where do I start, and what steps do I need to take?” And the even bigger question is:  “Who can I trust?” You realize that the process might be difficult to do on your own, so you start to look for a company that specializes in helping inventors ...

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Don’t Miss this Strategic Step in Taking Your Product Idea to the Next Level

If your goal is to license your invention to a company for ongoing royalty payments, you will more than likely need some form of prototype or design to showcase your idea. A 3D virtual prototype can make it much easier for a company to visualize your invention and determine if they should invest into developing, manufacturing, and selling your product. Here is an example to better understand how creating a 3D ...

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Did You Know? Marshmallow Peeps

In 1953, the Just Born Candy Company bought Rodda Candy Company and quickly become fascinated with its production of marshmallow chicks.  At the time, the chicks were made by hand at the rate of 27 hours per peep. By 1954, Peeps were being produced by the masses. New shapes other than the chicks were produced following a theme according to the season starting in the 1960s. Twenty years later, the Marshmallow Peeps ...

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Happy Holidays from InventionHome!

From everyone at InventionHome, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

With National Women’s Day being celebrated in early March, we wanted to highlight a few famous woman inventors who made valuable contributions to society with their ideas. Whether it is for fun and entertainment or developing technological tools capable of advancing the future, women are responsible for numerous unique and effective inventions. Ruth Handler Ruth Handler served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is best known for inventing the Barbie ...

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Home Improvement Inventions Wanted for 2017 National Hardware Show

The 2017 National Hardware Show, scheduled for May 9-11 in Las Vegas, is the most popular event for learning, sourcing and trading in the home improvement and DIY markets. InventionHome is pleased to announce our seventh consecutive year sponsoring the “Inventors Spotlight” area at this 3-day event. By consolidating independent inventors into one place, the Inventors Spotlight makes it easier for companies to find fresh products for sale or license. Inventors ...

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InventionHome Teams with the 2017 Response Expo

InventionHome is proud to again be the VIP sponsor of the UIA “Inventor Pavilion” at this year’s Response Expo. The annual event is the Direct Response Television (DRTV) industry’s premier trade show. The show is scheduled for April 26-27, 2017 in San Diego, California. Do you have the next As Seen on TV hit product? Find out at the 2017 Response Expo where event attendees will include DRTV professionals who have ...

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Did you know? The first iPhone was revealed 10 years ago!

Codenamed “Project Purple”, the iPhone was the first smartphone to successfully utilize all aspects of the touchscreen, as well as function on a computer operating system (iOS). Development of what was to become the iPhone began in 2004, when Apple started to gather a team of 1,000 employees to work on the highly confidential "Project Purple", including Jonathan Ive, the designer behind the iMac and iPod.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs steered the original focus ...

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QVC and zulily Product Search

At this year’s Watermark Conference for Women on February 1 in San Jose, QVC and zulily will be hosting a product search in hopes of discovering the next brand or product that will surprise and delight our customers. Not only will participants get instant feedback from the panel, but they also had the opportunity to get their product noticed by the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, QVC, and zulily, ...

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