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5 Tips for Pitching Your Invention to ‘As Seen On TV’ Companies

September 4th, 2014 by InventionHome | 0 Comments

Have you ever heard of the Snuggie, Total Gym or Ped Egg?  All three were mega hit infomercial products that generated hundreds of millions in sales making their creators very rich in the process (Total Gym generated over a billion […]

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The Power of Online Invention Tradeshows

August 29th, 2011 by InventionHome | 3 Comments

With the power of the Internet, more companies are turning to online tradeshows to discover new products available for sale or license. With the click of a few buttons companies can search and discover new products without the need to spend time and money on travel.

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How To Pitch Your Idea to Companies

June 30th, 2011 by InventionHome | 2 Comments

In preparation for the Summit, we put together some guidelines specific to the Direct Response (infomercial) industry, but in reality many of these tips can apply across all categories. Bottom line is... if you are meeting with a company in order to pitch your invention, whether it be a household gadget or a medical whatzit, proper preparation will increase your chances of success.

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The New Trend in Tradeshows for Inventors

March 30th, 2011 by InventionHome

Today, the landscape for inventors is changing. Inventor-only tradeshows and exhibiting in the main areas of large national product tradeshows is fading away fast and being replaced with the new "micro-show" trend in the tradeshow industry.

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Five Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application

February 25th, 2011 by InventionHome

As an inventor with a new product idea (or improvement to an existing product), it's important to understand the various types of protection that are available to you. Let's assume that your idea provides benefit and usefulness (not just a visual design). You might consider filing either a non-provisional patent (“Utility or Design Patent”) or a provisional patent application.

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Can You Earn Royalties on Your Invention?

June 29th, 2010 by InventionHome

It's not as hard as you may think to land a royalty deal on a product invention... provided you have a truly unique and innovative idea to start with and you have some important steps completed before approaching companies.

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Choosing Between a Provisional Patent Application and Utility Patent

May 27th, 2010 by InventionHome

When considering the two types of patent applications, don't think of them as a choice between two, independent types of patents...

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