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 world, including Newell Brands (Rubbermaid), Sterilite, Chefman, Whitmor, and National Presto, all of which proudly exhibited their products and brands for retail buyers and executives. The Inventor’s Corner provided a dedicated area for smaller brands and ...

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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 is among the top destinations at the show year after year, and one of the best venues to introduce your product to the housewares industry. Each year, the Show brings together more than 60 independent ...

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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 prototype or design to showcase your idea. Depending on the complexity of your invention, developing physical prototypes can get costly for inventors. To increase their chances of success in presenting inventions, many inventors are turning ...

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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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Should You License Your Invention For Ongoing Royalty Payments

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. If you are not in a position to develop, manufacture and sell your invention on your own, licensing could be a very good option for you to pursue. A license agreement is when the inventor [licensor] agrees to let a third party [licensee] commercially use his or ...

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Illinois Carpenter Obtains a Licensing Deal with Major Manufacturer

Congratulations to Robert, an Illinois carpenter who just secured a license agreement with a major North American manufacturer of vehicle aftermarket products. His patented invention, the “Tailgate Sawhorse” is a set of hardware which provides a convenient workspace on an opened tailgate of a truck. The company is moving forward quickly with further development and production, with the goal of debuting this product at the Aapex Show this November.

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