How to Sell an Idea to a Company

In this article I'll talk about how to sell an idea to a company. I just want to provide you with a disclaimer upfront: it's not easy, and sometimes it's best to have a professional invention company work on your behalf (that's why I offer a free invention kit on the right to budding inventors to help them professionalize their offering). Ok, so now that you know it's not a walk in the park, let's get on with it. Like most things that lead to success, it's best to follow a methodical approach. 1. Is it unique or protectable? Firstly, let's distinguish between an' idea' and an 'invention'. Idea If the idea that you want to sell to a company is a new feature for a website, a better way … [Continue reading]

What Should I Invent?

I often get asked "What should I invent", by budding inventors or those who feel the need to invent something, but are not sure exactly what. And that's a really good place to start. Inventing is not always about waking up in the middle of the night … [Continue reading]

How to Patent a New Invention

You have just created a brand new gadget, it's innovative, extremely useful and everybody is dying for one. But before you can turn your new invention into millions of dollars, you need to protect it from being stolen by other would be millionaires. … [Continue reading]

Review: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing In On Your Inventions

Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cashing In On Your Inventions (2nd Edition) Author: Richard C. Levy Price: $12.31 (Amazon) In all honesty, and in the interests of full disclosure, I have to confess that something has always rubbed me … [Continue reading]

How To Perform a Free Patent Search

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So you have created something fantastic but you don't know if your invention is original enough to qualify for a patent. Before you spend hundreds (maybe thousands) of dollars submitting a patent application, you need a patent search performed to see … [Continue reading]

Submit An Invention For Commercialization

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Creating a new invention can take lots of time and money. So, for most inventors finding away to commercialize their invention is very important. Commercialization will allow you to recoup the money you spent developing the invention and to be … [Continue reading]

Patent An Idea In 5 Steps

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Is it possible to patent an idea? “Patenting an idea” is one of the most commonly used expressions when someone wants to be granted a patent for something new that they have developed. However, an idea itself cannot be patented. What is patentable … [Continue reading]