Is inventRight For You?
Maybe! We want to work with students whose needs we can meet.
What We Do
inventRight is a yearlong one-on-one coaching program. For more specific details, visit our “Coaching” page. We are personal, intimate, and familiar. You will form a close bond with your coach. He or she will give you specific action steps for every part of the process of bringing an idea to life. You will no longer wonder what you need to do next or second-guess your next step.
When you become our student, your problems become our problems. We’re on your team.
After your year with us, our goal (other than helping you license your ideas) is that you don’t need us anymore. We want you to turn to us and say, “Thanks for helping me through those projects. I get it now! I now know how to license my ideas.”
Our program is as thorough as thorough gets. Our commitment to you is simple: To teach you everything we know about this process. And we know a lot. You will be empowered with the confidence and knowledge to execute your vision.
What We Aren’t
Make no mistake: We are not licensing agents. You keep 100% of any and every deal you make. We also don’t do your work for you.
In the same vein, we are not an invention submission company. We do not evaluate ideas in the way you may be familiar with. The only opinion that matters is the company you pitch your idea to for licensing consideration. We provide feedback, we offer insight and analysis, we give you the upsides and downsides of every project you work on, but we will not give you a ‘thumbs-up’ or ‘thumbs-down’. We will discuss the benefits and limitations of each of your ideas with you, ultimately teaching you how to do the evaluating yourself.
The best person to bring your idea to market is in fact you. We think you must become the expert. You're in control of your destiny — you and only you can do this.
Who inventRight Students Are
Lawyers, plumbers, stay-at-home parents, doctors, students, retirees, professionally trained product developers, patent holders, and complete novices succeed in our program. We’ve had students as young as seventeen and as old as 70. The U.S. Army even hired us to teach them about licensing. We field interest from national governments every now and then.
Really, anyone who has an idea and wants to learn how to bring it to market is a good fit for our program. We’re looking for self-motivated learners. People who want to invest in themselves. Maybe you’re considering a change in your career. Maybe you’re just exploring an interest in product development. If you want to see your ideas on store shelves but don’t want to start a business to get them there, licensing is for you.
Answering Common Questions
I’d like to be your partner.
We do not partner with inventors. When you are done with our coaching program, you will know you can do this yourself without any help. You won’t have to share your profits. We are your mentor/coach/teacher. We are not your agents or your business partners. What we do is give you complete and total support from the very inception of an idea to closing a deal. After working on several products during your year with us, we want you to say, “I get it guys. I don’t need you anymore.” We won’t be insulted! That’s the greatest compliment you could pay us.
I don’t have any money, but I have a great idea! Can you help me sell it?
Like we said, we don’t do partnerships and we don’t take commission. You can license simple ideas without spending a lot of money. For example, the cost of filing a provisional patent application with the Patent and Trademark Office is $65-$130. We will teach you how to write your own PPA — one that stops workarounds and therefore has value. We will show you how to create a fantastic-looking sell sheet for close to nothing by hiring freelance graphic designers. Many of our students need to invest just $100-$200 before they are able to start calling companies. (This is not true of all ideas, but it is true of many.) There aren’t many businesses that require such a minimal investment per product.
Our 10-step system is easy to follow. We focus on getting you to work smarter, not harder, ultimately developing a game plan that requires less money than you think you need.
I want to license my ideas, but I’m not sure I have the time.
We help you stay on track. We’ve had students spend as little as two to four hours a week bringing their ideas to market and still be successful. When your coach is keeping you laser-focused on what your next step is during your sessions, this becomes very doable. In fact, we strongly advise our students to keep their day jobs and maintain their lifestyle. You can make a lot of money licensing, but it is not a get rich quick scheme. It won’t happen overnight. Get some royalties coming in and then quit your day job if you like.
I’m tired of trying to venture my idea. Why should I try to license it?
If you have tried selling your product yourself, you’re in good shape to try licensing. You’ll be able to use the work you’ve already done — like making a good working prototype, or creating a sell sheet, or gathering sales or test data — to sell potential licensees on your idea. We show you how to leverage what you’ve already done. You probably know by now how hard it is to get new products into stores if you’ve been trying to venture and sell your idea yourself. Distribution is one of the biggest benefits of licensing. When you license an idea, your licensee is already selling products in the stores you want to be in!
Please, can you just answer this one question?
Answering your one question isn’t really going to help you. The reason? It’s never just one question! Chances are you aren’t even aware of the right questions to be asking. If we answer one question, you’ll inevitably come back with another. Our one-on-one coaching program opens our students’ eyes to the bigger picture — the benefit to you is learning how to sell your ideas while working on a real-life project.
You’ll have less questions after you sign up because you’ll have your coach guiding you every step of the way. You can ask your coach anything, of course. But you will want to let them guide you — and then come back with questions.
What if I’m not based in the United States?
We’ve had students from more than 30 countries. You can license your idea to an American company, as well as companies around the world, from anywhere in the world. You do not need to be based in the U.S. to become an inventRight student. We love working with international students and are proud to help people around the world.