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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make
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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make

Product development is a business. You can't afford rookie errors.
Stephen Key
Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game
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Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game

Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
Stephen Key
Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.
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Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.

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.
Stephen Key
Are You Trying to Protect Your Idea -- or Sell It?
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Are You Trying to Protect Your Idea -- or Sell It?

Do you really need a patent? It all depends on who you ask.
Stephen Key
Ford Files a Patent to Turn Self-Driving Cars Into Movie Theaters
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Ford Files a Patent to Turn Self-Driving Cars Into Movie Theaters

If the patent is ever implemented, folks would be able to watch their favorite films on the go.
Lindsay Friedman
How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right
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How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

If you want to license your ideas, focus on finding those companies that are going to truly embrace you -- companies like Fat Brain.
Stephen Key
How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention
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How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention

Read how novice inventor Lesli Jenkins Wang got the conservative medical industry to accept her Free2GoRollator late last year.
Stephen Key
The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.
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The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.

This is what it looks like to get 80,000 jackets sourced and manufactured in six months. Hint: It's one long, intense hustle.
Catherine Clifford
How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?
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How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?

A successful entrepreneur reflects on how naivety kept him going forward although things were really rough.
Stephen Key
How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession
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How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.
Jenna Schnuer
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
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Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Stephen Key
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Developing a 'Cool' Product Is Only Half of a Successful Business

What sets apart products that succeed from those that don't? Creating cool products that people will want is not enough, not by a long shot.
Stephen Key
The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years
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The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years

It's easier than ever before to get your ideas licensed by bigger companies.
Stephen Key
Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes
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Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes

Universities and the federal government have programs that provide more help than many inventors could otherwise dream of affording.
Kedma Ough