New Service Offers Streamlined, Innovative Approach to Patented Product Opportunities

ROSEMONT, Ill. June 3, 2007 — A new web-based service from the International Housewares Association (IHA) provides housewares manufacturers with a unique opportunity to source innovative, patented products from inventors seeking to license intellectual property rights. iShowOnline™ is an online marketplace operated by Invention Home, a leading provider of invention services, that will help IHA member companies searching for patented product ideas. Those who sign up for the service will receive online product alerts matched to their company’s specific interests through Invention Home’s HotLinks™ service. This partnership is a first in establishing a link between the industry and inventors.