Do you need help getting your inventions on store shelves?

stevepicHello, and welcome! My name is Stephen Key. I'm very excited for you to take a look around our website.

Ideas are my passion. Creating new products has been my career for the past 30 years. There's nothing more exciting to me than being able to walk into a store and see one of my inventions for sale. It's incredibly gratifying. See my inventions here.

I have developed a unique strategy to selling invention ideas through licensing and venturing that has been successful time and time again. Visit our testimonial page to read what our students are saying about the inventright method and their successes using our approach.

andrewCo-founder Andrew Krauss and I created inventright to help inventors bring their ideas to the marketplace. We provide inventright students with a comprehensive 10-step program to licensing their invention ideas, as well as access to instructional videos, audio lessons, expert interviews, and—best of all—one-on-one personal coaching. To learn more about our course, click here.

For the past thirteen years, we have been helping creative people in the United States and across the globe with their invention ideas. In fact, we've had students from over thirty different countries! We can help you learn how to license your inventions to companies that are looking for them, wherever you are.

Because we’ve been helping inventors with their ideas for so long, we are equipped to answer just about any question you may have. In fact, we recently compiled a list of the most common problems, worries, and concerns inventors face. Are you experiencing any of them? Click here to watch a sample inventright webinar to see how we help inventors address the difficulties they encounter.

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If you want to learn more about licensing and the inventright method, consider purchasing One Simple Idea: How to Turn Your Ideas Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work. It has been the top selling book in Amazon's
Small Business Marketing category since it was published in March of 2011.
Click here to learn more.

You may also enjoy One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs, which was
released in November of 2012. It guides inventors through the steps they
need to take to start their own companies. 
Click here to learn more.

For more information on how we help inventors with their invention
please click here.



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Stephen has been writing about innovation and small business over at Entrepreneur for almost a year and a half now. Each week, he dishes out advice about how to be a successful entrepreneur, drawing from his years of experience as a small business owner and product developer.


"Thank you for contributing to The readers have responded, and Stephen is among the most read people on the site."

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Stephen's goal is to get the word out about licensing. With that aim in mind, he recently began writing a weekly column for Inc. called "The Licensing Lifestyle." Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about licensing will be discussed here.


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Check out the ever growing list of podcasts and interviews with Stephen Key and learn more about licensing your ideas. Click Here for the list


Companies Looking for Ideas

Click here for our directory of companies that are looking for ideas. There’s never been a better time to be an inventor, because more companies than ever before are looking for inventions. As open innovation continues to grow, we think there will be even more companies that want ideas from inventors.

Latest News

make48frontStephen Joins Make48™

Stephen has partnered up with the group at Make48™ - Kansas City to help promote and expand this great program. Stephen is very excited to be working with Make48™ and the future possibilities. At Make48™ teams apply and compete to develop a new commercial product idea in a 48 hour invent-a-thon weekend.

The next Make48™ event is October 2-4, 2015

Check out Make48™ here!


Two Events - One Extraordinary Weekend

Compete as a team in our invent-a-thon challenge or
attend our Saturday conference with industry experts.
Either way, you won’t want to miss this event.

For more information or to sign up click here.

Learn From Industry Experts!

Join these industry experts and others to discuss how to get your product to market!


For more information or to sign up click here.

 accudialhandStephen Key Design, LLC /Spinformation acquired by SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.

I am so proud to announce that my company, Stephen Key Design, LLC and my patented Spinformation Expanded Content Rotating Label technology has been acquired by SpinLabel Technologies, Inc. I am very excited to be part of this company and their wonderful team.

SpinLabel Technolgies, Inc. is a Florida based company dedicated to building and licensing this unique labeling technology that builds brand value by engaging current and prospective customers in the shopping corridor and at home.

SpinLabel’s proprietary, patented label technology enables a spinning label (an outer label over an inner label) to almost double the valuable messaging space on a container.  SpinLabel is aligned with top label manufacturers globally to facilitate easy integration into most types of existing consumer product packaging.

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 awardsMy Simple Idea Wins Gold at Edison Awards and is named Product of the Year in Canada

My SpinLabel Technology has won an Edison Award Gold. This is a great honor for this product. We join other Gold Award Winners from 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola and more. The awards ceremony marked the pinnacle of achievement for these products.