Inventing http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/inventing The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Inventing en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235769 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235769 Sam Gaddis The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way. The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233113 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233113 Christopher Hawker Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success. A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232946 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232946 Stephen Key There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you. A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic) As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232903 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232903 Catherine Clifford As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape. 5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232792 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232792 Stephen Key Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself. Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does. Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232599 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232599 Stephen Key Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in. 3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232568 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232568 Matthew Toren These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products. 15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232385 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232385 Adam Toren Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages. Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention. Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232379 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232379 Stephen Key Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think. Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started. Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232204 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232204 Stephen Key Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps. This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232093 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232093 Catherine Clifford A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention. Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232058 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232058 Catherine Clifford Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing. These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231986 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231986 Catherine Clifford Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look. How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231884 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231884 Kirby Drake There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions. How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231651 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231651 Catherine Clifford Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231172 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231172 Christopher Hawker While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success. Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231056 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231056 Catherine Clifford Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern. Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230894 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230894 Christopher Hawker These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you. Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230453 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230453 Brian Patrick Eha The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone. Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup? Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230034 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230034 Bernard Klosowski Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.