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Risky Business

Risky Business
As a faithful follower of inventRight's content, you should now understand what exactly licensing is. As a quick reminder, and in its most basic term, licensing is the renting of an idea. As stated in Stephen Key's (inventRight's co-founder) December 2017 article ( https://www.inventright.com/help/blog/what-is-licensing ), "When you license your id...
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5 Reasons Not to Submit to Big Companies Only

5 Reasons Not to Submit to Big Companies Only
If you've been reading my series of articles for inventRight's blog for any length of time, you have likely realized that I write about the struggles and triumphs my students are facing in real time. My goal has always been to provide a fresh snap shot of what people like you are currently experiencing. If you are paying very close attention and ar...
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Guest — Dawn
Really great points Ryan! Thank you for your insights!!
Tuesday, 06 August 2019 14:03
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The Magic 8 Ball

The Magic 8 Ball
Last week I took on a new inventRight student. As typically occurs during a first coaching session, this student and I got to know a bit about each other and he of course had many questions for me. We had a great conversation. He commented that the thought of licensing his very own product was as awe-inspiring to him as watching a magic show. I imm...
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Edward Kramer
#Magic8Ball Good read #WithOutADoubt
Monday, 08 July 2019 06:45
Teresa Clark
Good one, Ryan. Very Clever!
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 06:04
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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules
We've all heard the statistic that 97% of all patents never make a dime. It really doesn't even seem plausible, does it? Why in the world would somebody invest in a costly patent when the certainty of failure seems very likely? But I see it often. A new student joins us at inventRight. He or she has been working on their idea for months, if not yea...
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Guest — Garth Patchen
Excellent insights from true stories. Thank you. G.P.
Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:45
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How to Make a Demo Video That Sells

How to Make a Demo Video That Sells
In my January 2019 blog post , I reviewed licensing trends which myself and my fellow inventRight coaches saw in 2018. A point of emphasis was that inventors are now expected to do just a bit more. With a crowded pool of product developers trying to steal a licensee's interest away from your product, the need to create better marketing material or ...
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Guest — Nancy Moore
Great advice Ryan! Thank you!
Friday, 12 April 2019 06:16
Guest — Nancy Moore
Great advice Ryan! Thank you!
Friday, 12 April 2019 06:17
Guest — Maryann
Great information, thank you
Friday, 12 April 2019 12:24
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Sell Sheets

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There is a reason you have clicked on this latest blog post of mine, and I know exactly why. Everybody loves sell sheets! In fact it is extremely common for a new student to ask me when he or she can get started on creating their marketing material. In reality, the sell sheet will come a little ways down the road for a brand new student. I love the...
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Brent Niccore
Nice post and very relevant as I will be submitting for my first sell sheet tomorrow. Can you add the new and improved Woof Washe... Read More
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:36
Guest — Richard Dale-Mesaros
Very timely for me too...... I just started laying out my sell sheet on my first product, PPA being submitted in a week or so. I a... Read More
Saturday, 09 March 2019 04:24
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Time Is On Your Side

Time Is On Your Side
"My time is valuable." "Time flies." "There's no better time than now." What do these quotes have in common? They all put an emphasis on time, speed, and getting 'it' done now. Of course, there is a reason these sayings have stood the (ahem) test of time. They are overwhelmingly true. I am here to tell you that in the licensing game, time is absolu...
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Brent Niccore
These rules also apply to negotiating a salary if you get a job offer or promotion. Act unimpressed, say you need a couple of day... Read More
Friday, 01 February 2019 05:23
Guest — Garth Patchen
Words of wisdom, Ryan. Thanks. 2nd product of mine exhibits these same characteristic "way points". One prospect will present m... Read More
Saturday, 02 February 2019 07:42
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2018 Product Licensing Trends: inventRight Reviews the Year

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Well, that went quick. As cliché and unbelievably predictable as it may be, I ask myself, “Where did the year go?” If you are an inventRight student or a follower of our content, hopefully a good portion of the year was spent with us in some form or another. Whether you were listening to our members-only webinars hosted by our incredible coaches, o...
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Terry Dean
Great insights Ryan! Happy New Year to you and the entire IR Team! Let's KEEP INVENTING!
Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:29
Guest — Chato
Loved this insight!
Friday, 04 January 2019 20:09
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Trust The Process

Trust The Process
Los Angeles County, California – The month of November was a stressful month for residents of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The beautiful coastal city of Malibu was just one of several that ravaging fires totally devastated. The “Woolsey Fire,” as it was named, burned nearly 100,000 acres, destroyed 1,500 structures, and took 3 lives. The men a...
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Afraid to Make Cold Calls? You Need This Strategy

Afraid to Make Cold Calls? You Need This Strategy
Fall is now upon us. The weather is cooler and my favorite Holiday, Halloween, is just around the corner. So let’s talk about something really scary! Cold calls. The mere thought of making one sends shivers down some inventRight (iR) student spines. That’s understandable. Are we not essentially telling a licensee that we want them to take all the f...
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The BIG Reason Being Bold is Hurting You

The BIG Reason Being Bold is Hurting You
“Oh no!” I said to myself, as I slapped my palm to my forehead.  As routinely happens, a student of mine had just sent me an email he had sent to a potential licensee. Typically, my students will ask me to proofread their emails before sending them. However, and as my student will now admit, he let the excitement of initial interest get the be...
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Alex Langer
Great point about getting the person on the phone Ryan! thank you.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 20:59
Guest — Teryl
Great advice Coach.. Very informative post.
Friday, 24 August 2018 06:42
Jonathan R Chalmers
Thank you for the article.....I'm now up to the "getting in" stage so this is very timely advice.
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 15:35
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Let’s Be Honest

Let’s Be Honest
As a veteran coach of inventRight, I have the privilege of being introduced to many new products on a weekly basis. The amount of creative talent out there is astonishing. All inventors, or product developers as we teach our students to reference themselves as, have the creative bug. Heck, if you are reading this article, you likely have more ideas...
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Garth Patchen
Ah Yes! The wisdom of a veteran inventRight coach cuts through the sugar plum dreams of product developer hopefuls. You and I ar... Read More
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:06
Wayne Augsburger
Excellent article Ryan. So true on so many levels while yet so few will take this rare excellent advice and learn from it. Even g... Read More
Friday, 27 July 2018 06:52
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Why You Won’t Go Viral and Why That’s Okay.

Why You Won’t Go Viral and Why That’s Okay.
I am often contacted by wide-eyed inventors who want to know how my product, Woof Washer 360 (www.woofwasher360.com), went viral and what tips/strategies I could offer to get their product to do so also. First; a bit of background: Webster Dictionary defines viral as: : quickly and widely spread or popularized especially by means of social media • ...
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Dawn Scheurle
Great behind the scenes insight and advice Ryan. Thanks!
Friday, 22 June 2018 12:42
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