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How to invent right!

How to invent right!
Why do most inventors struggle to commercialize their inventions? Why are 97% of all patents worth less than what it cost to obtain them? In my opinion inventors have been going about this all wrong! The information they have is outdated. And, a lot of inventors get their advice from folks who don't have the experience to offer sound opinions - and...
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Should you show your Provisional Patent Application (PPA) to a potential licensee?

Should you show your Provisional Patent Application (PPA) to a potential licensee?
At inventRight we get asked this question all the time.  As I travel around the country and speak to inventors, it's a familiar dilemma.  You've submitted your product to a company and they have asked to see a your PPA.  Should you show it to them? The simple answer is yes if they ask. But the real question (and advice I'd like to of...
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How to License an Idea Without a Patent

How to License an Idea Without a Patent
Stephen Key's Forbes.com article - In Today's Market, Do Patents Even Matter? You share your idea with a friend and he or she says “You’d better get a patent on that”. You watch Shark Tank and come away thinking you need a patent to sell your product. You go to a meeting of your local inventors group and speak with several people, including patent ...
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Royalty Rates - How to get a Higher One!

Royalty Rates - How to get a Higher One!
Royalty rates are an important party of licensing – after all, it’s how you get paid! Everybody wants to know: how do I get the highest royalty rate? First let me tell you that royalty rates average about 5%. Over and over, across different industries and lots of different products, a royalty rate of 5% is standard. Once in awhile it might be 3% if...
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When Do You File a Patent? You’d Be Surprised!

When Do You File a Patent?  You’d Be Surprised!
I want to talk about when you should file a patent.  And based on my experience, I have a different approach to this than many other folks.  Trust me, I know exactly what it feels like to come up with an exciting new product idea, and Boom! That’s when fear takes over. Is someone going to steal my idea? 25 years ago, that fear hit me, and...
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18 Tips to Protect your Ideas

18 Tips to Protect your Ideas
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. Happy New Year! Today I am going to go over 18 ways to protect your product ideas. It’s a lot of information that I think will help you both protect and license your idea successfully. I’m going to share the traditional methods of course, with the USPTO as your main resource, but I’m al...
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Aaron McGill
Thanks Stephen, Great as always! Can't wait to get my copy of "How to Sell your idea with or Without a Patent". Warm Greetings fr... Read More
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:32
Andrew Krauss
A.McGill...... We are known for "One Simple Idea" book, but Stephen put a lot into "How to Sell your idea with or Without a Patent... Read More
Monday, 08 January 2018 13:19
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Reality Check for Inventors: No One Else is Going to Do it All for You

Reality Check for Inventors: No One Else is Going to Do it All for You
Today I want to talk about that magic person or company that is going to come along and do everything for you. They are going to take your idea, they are going to license it from you, and they are going to send you checks. All you have to do is come up with a great idea. Sounds like a miracle, doesn’t it? That’s because it is! It doesn’t happen tha...
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Brad Gupton
Another Great post. Keep 'em coming!!!!
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 20:11
Andrew Krauss
Thanks for the kind words about Stephen's post. Keep inventing! Andrew Krauss : inventRight Co-Founder: 650-793-1477... Read More
Monday, 08 January 2018 13:24
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How to Patent an Idea

How to Patent an Idea
Patenting an idea is not difficult. All you is need is a good patent attorney and a wallet full of cash. The real challenge is patenting an idea that is profitable. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, more than 8.5 million patents have been issued. That is a lot of invention ideas! But very few of them ever make any money. I...
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Do You Really Need A Patent?

Do You Really Need A Patent?
Everyone wants to know, do they need a patent? Most inventors are extremely fearful their ideas are going to be stolen from them. The question really isn’t that simple, though. What you need to do is think critically and develop a business strategy. What are you really after? How are you going to get there? When it comes to intellectual property, i...
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