Today, the landscape for inventors is changing. Inventor-only tradeshows and exhibiting in the main areas of large national product tradeshows is fading away fast and being replaced with the new “micro-show” trend in the tradeshow industry.
PitchMan Anthony “Sully” Sullivan joins Amy and Colleen at the InventionHome booth! Inventor Jerry Avey was also a huge hit when he stopped by the InventionHome booth to demonstrate his Melon Peeler. [nggallery id=6]
As an inventor with a new product idea (or improvement to an existing product), it’s important to understand the various types of protection that are available to you. Let’s assume that your idea provides benefit and usefulness (not just a visual design). You might consider filing either a non-provisional patent (“Utility or Design Patent”) or a provisional patent application.
InventionHome sponsored Got Invention Radio as host Brian Fried interviewed contestants in the Young Inventors Challenge. Brian had a blast interviewing inventive minds of all ages, including actor/producer John Ratzenberger and a few friends from a galaxy far, far away… [nggallery id=7]
It’s not as hard as you may think to land a royalty deal on a product invention… provided you have a truly unique and innovative idea to start with and you have some important steps completed before approaching companies.