Did you know? The custom of trick-or-treating has been around since the Middle Ages!

Trick-or-treating is a Halloween  custom for children and adults in many countries. People in costumes travel from house-to-house, asking for treats with the phrase "Trick or treat". The "treat" is usually some form of candy while the "trick" refers to mischief if no treat is given. Some homeowners signal that they are willing to hand out treats by putting up Halloween decorations outside their doors; others simply leave treats available on their porches for the ...

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InventionHome to sponsor popular “Inventors Corner” at the upcoming Housewares Show

InventionHome is pleased to extend its partnership for the 9th consecutive year with the International Home + Housewares Show taking place March 2–5, 2019, in Chicago, IL. As the world’s largest marketplace of home goods, this show offers the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out. The 4-day event at McCormick Place Exposition Center will feature educational sessions and networking ...

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Did you know? A fall-favorite, the candy apple, was invented in 1908

Toffee apples, also known as candy apples in North America, are apples covered in a hard toffee or sugar candy coating, with a stick inserted as a handle. Caramel is also commonly used to cover the apples. These are a common treat at autumn festivals, especially around Halloween. American William W. Kolb invented the red candy apple. Kolb produced his first batch of candied apples in 1908. While experimenting in his ...

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What are patents and trademarks?

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. First, here is an important fact to consider.  In 2013, the United States ...

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Showcase Your Golf Invention at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show

InventionHome is pleased to again sponsor the “Inventors Spotlight” at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show, where event attendees can experience over 1000 interactive exhibits and network with industry leaders and professionals. The show is scheduled for January 23-25 in Orlando, Florida. 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 ...

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How to Patent and Sell an Invention

If you're an inventor looking to patent and sell your idea, make sure you understand the 3 Step Inventor Process. Do you want to know how to get a patent? How to market your idea? We can help! Your idea is valuable, and it deserves the best chance of success! The 3 Step Inventor Process includes: 1. Research 2. Protect 3. Market

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InventionHome Helped German Inventor Get Marketing Deal for Sales Exposure in the U.S.

We wish the German inventor of Soxies continued success, as he has recently signed a marketing deal for sales exposure in the U.S. Soxies are a supportive sock with an integrated ergonomic gel pad which helps to prevent feet from becoming sore and tired whether running, walking or standing.

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We’re happy to have assisted with marketing deal for Mass. Inventors of a Beach Product

We wish continued sales success to Massachusetts inventor Karen and her husband Dean as they have recently signed a marketing deal for their Breezy Beach Anchors. The patented anchor clips are available in several fun shapes and designs. With removable stakes, the product adapts from securing your beach towel in the sand to clipping it onto a chair, as well as various other uses.

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Did you know? Credit cards were invented in the early 1900s

Credit cards were invented in the early 1900s and have evolved into one of the most common payment methods for in-store and online purchases.  The first iteration of a ‘credit card’ was called a “charge coin.” Charge coins were used from the late 19th century to the 1930s. They came in various shapes and sizes, constructed using copper, aluminum, and steel. Each charge coin usually had a little hole, enabling it ...

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Did you know? The first umbrella shop opened in 1830s England and is still in operation today!

The shop opened in 1830 and is still located at 53 New Oxford Street in London, England. The first patent for an umbrella was issued in 1969 when Bradford E Phillips, the owner of Totes Incorporated of Loveland, Ohio obtained a patent for his "working folding umbrella." Invention of the umbrella or parasol dates back to Ancient Assyria, Greece, and China; however, the Chinese were the first to develop a waterproof ...

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