News and Articles About Inventing
The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.
The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.
Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.
As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself.
Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products.
Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages.
Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention.
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.
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.
There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
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.
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.
Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
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.
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.
The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
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