InventionHome’s “Tailgate Sawhorse” Debuts at Recent AAPEX Show

The newly licensed “Tailgate Sawhorse” got off to a strong start when it debuted at the AAPEX Show October 30 through November 1 in Las Vegas. The 3-day event is an international tradeshow, and one of the best venues for introducing products to the $740 billion automotive aftermarket industry. Attendees were able to see this new product displayed on an actual truck bed at the Erickson Manufacturing booth. The company is ...

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Did you know? Gift wrapping was done as far back as 2000 BC

The use of wrapping paper is first documented in ancient China. In the Southern Song dynasty, monetary gifts were wrapped with paper, forming an envelope known as a “chih pao”. The wrapped gifts were distributed by the Chinese court to government officials. The wrapping paper was manufactured with rice straws and bamboo fiber. Although the Hall brothers Rollie and Joyce Hall, founders of Hallmark Cards, did not invent gift wrapping, ...

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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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