Did you know? The earliest known golf match was played over 700 years ago in the year 1297

In Loenen (Netherlands) on February 26, 1297, the first recorded game of golf was played with a carved stick and small leather ball. The winner was whoever hit the ball with the least number of ...

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Did you know that weather radar was developed during World War II?

Radar was invented shortly before the 1930s and deployed specifically for military use. However, radar operators discovered that weather was causing echoes on their screen and masking potential enemy targets. Techniques were developed to filter ...

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How is a trademark different from a patent?

It is not uncommon for new inventors to ask questions about the type of protection they should seek with a new idea or invention.  Here is some basic information on the types of protections you ...

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How to save money on prototyping your invention, while increasing your chances of landing a royalty deal?

If your goal is to license your invention to a company for ongoing royalty payments, you will more than likely need patent protection (at least a provisional patent application on file) and some form of ...

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Did you know? Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.

Engineer Al Fielding and Swiss inventor Marc Chavannes invented bubble wrap in 1957 while trying to create a textured wallpaper by sealing two shower curtains together to trap air bubbles. It wasn't until three years after ...

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Did you know? The first tourist attraction corn maze was created in 1993 in Annville, Pennsylvania

Corn mazes are fall-favorite attractions among both children and adults. Many are based on artistic designs such as characters from movies and appear in many different designs. Some mazes are even created to tell stories ...

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How to Earn Royalties On Your Invention

We’ve all heard of inventions that have sold millions of units like Proactiv, Bowflex, Ped Egg, Snuggie and the George Foreman Grill, but what does it take to license an idea for royalties? If you are ...

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Did you know? The Windows operating system was first created and released to the public in the 1980s

The first independent version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, was released on November 20, 1985. Despite achieving little popularity with the general public, Bill Gates and Microsoft continued to develop new features to the system. With ...

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Home Improvement Inventions Wanted for 2020 National Hardware Show

The 2020 National Hardware Show, scheduled for May 5-7 in Las Vegas, is the most popular event for learning, sourcing and trading in the home improvement and DIY markets. This year marks the 75th anniversary ...

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How taking action on an idea led to $26 million

By now you may have heard of the amazing 8-year-old boy who reviews toys on YouTube and was just named the platform’s highest earner for 2019. His channel “Ryan’s World” has 23.2 million subscribers and ...

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InventionHome sponsors popular “Inventors Corner” at The Inspired Home Show

For the 10th consecutive year, InventionHome is pleased to partner with the International Housewares Association (IHA) as they prepare for the largest housewares-only tradeshow in the world. Previously known as The International Home + Housewares Show, ...

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“Plumbers Third Hand” Voted #1 Product by Pro-Remodeler Magazine

InventionHome congratulates our co-inventors John and William on having their garbage disposal installation tool chosen by Pro-Remodeler Magazine as #1 of the top 100 products for 2019 in the category of tools & equipment. Their ...

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