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4 Tips for Negotiating a Licensing Agreement

Once you have a well-developed idea, you may decide that licensing it is your best option. This means you’ll have to negotiate a licensing agreement, which can be a long process with many ups and downs. Licensing agreements are complex documents that outline every...

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5 Tips for Refining Your Elevator Pitch

A clear, concise elevator pitch is essential for every entrepreneur. It briefly introduces your idea or invention to a potential stakeholder, ideally in 60 seconds or less, with the hope that it will trigger a deeper discussion. All idea-makers need a good elevator...

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Why a 3-D Model Can Sell an Idea

When you make your idea come to life, you usually have a better chance of attracting investors, making deals with manufacturers and licensees, and driving customer interest. Drawings and descriptions are great, but a 3-D model of your invention is what truly gets...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Seek Help with Patents

Getting a patent for an idea is a complex and lengthy process. But, it is an incredibly necessary step for protecting your ideas. You may be tempted to take on the patenting process alone, but seeking out help from an expert will save you time, money, and a lot of...

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4 Signs It’s Time to Get a Patent

So, you’ve come up with a great idea that you know will be a successful business. Your first inclination may be to protect the idea at all costs, but, in fact, many experts recommend patenting as one of the final steps of the idea’s development. The process from...

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Marketing for Inventors: Facebook Best Practices

Facebook can be a powerful tool for building awareness about your new idea before it even hits the market as a product. In fact, according to a 2014 survey by Schneider Associates, Facebook is now the second-most used channel for launching new products and services...

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The Inventors Code: Document Everything!

It seems logical that the first person to invent something would be the one to be granted a patent for it. But logic doesn’t really hold water when it comes to who gets a patent for an idea.  A patent is only granted to the first applicant who has the proof, required...

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5 Tips for Creating a Winning Logo

Great news! Your idea works, you have a manufacturer and a distributor lined up and your product is going to be on its way to market! But wait: How will potential customers first encounter it in the store and distinguish it from all the other products on the shelves?...

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Reading List: 4 Essential Books for Aspiring Inventors

Eager to soak up as much inspiration, information, and instruction as you can on all things invention? While there may not be any prescribed curriculum (or blueprint for inventions) for budding inventors to turn their idea into reality, plenty of knowledge awaits in...

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Reading List: 4 Essential Books for Aspiring Inventors
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A riveting glimpse into the minds of three of America's most visionary inventors—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse...
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