Getting the confidence to move forward with your idea

There are things that all inventors have in common: an idea they’re passionate about, the resourcefulness to put it to life, and the organizational skills to put it on the market. These skills aren’t always ...

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Who should manufacture your invention?

Just because all products must be manufactured to reach the marketplace doesn’t mean YOU need to be the one to manufacture your invention! There are 3 ways to take an invention to market that you ...

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I have a new invention idea… now what?

When you do come up with that new idea, there can be a lot to think about. How will it work? What problem does it solve? Who will be interested in the idea? What’s my ...

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3 Tips for pitching your invention to companies

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. The following tips can apply across all categories of products. ...

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5 valuable things you should know about patenting your idea

1. File your patent sooner rather than later. As of 2013, the United States switched from a “First to Invent” to a “First to File” patent system, which means that rather than the Patent Office granting a ...

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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 ...

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Congratulations to the Inspired Home Show on Another Successful Year

For the 12th year, InventionHome has sponsored the Inventor’s Corner at North America’s largest home products trade show, The Inspired Home Show. This past weekend the Chicago show hosted hundreds of product companies from around the ...

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InventionHome Sponsors “The Inventors Corner” at The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Marketplace for the 12th Consecutive Year

We are excited to partner with the International Housewares Association (IHA) as they prepare for North America’s largest home products trade show, The Inspired Home Show. InventionHome is a mainstay sponsor of the “Inventors Corner”, which ...

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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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