Hiring the right patent portfolio manager is critical to maximizing your enterprise's intellectual property (IP) potential. A competent manager must possess a blend of these five key competencies.
You've got an idea for the next great product, but now you've got to turn it into reality. Should you hire an invention development consultant or strike out on your own?
This Founder and Inventor Overcame Early Setbacks to Create a Successful Company (and a Temperature-Controlled Coffee Mug)
Cold scrambled eggs actually became the catalyst for Ember's first product, a temperature-controlled coffee mug.
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What to know as you're preparing for the year ahead.
A three-step system to get the most value with little cost.
From Google.com to Nintendo 64 -- there's much to attribute to the 1990s.
Is your prototype ready for the next step?
Gene Luoma solved a universal problem -- clogged drains -- with a strip of plastic from his garage. His device has sold 33 million units.
Building it makes your idea real; video captures it visually. Do less of the first and more of the second to test the market sooner.
Product development is a business. You can't afford rookie errors.
Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
When I walked into Hallmark and saw "Sweet Darts," darts inscribed with the words 'I'm Stuck On You," I smiled. Seeing my name on the back never got old.