Patent Pending Ideas

Posted 2 years ago

The term “patent pending” refers to an invention (whether an actual product or a process) that is in the application stage for a patent. That is, an application for a patent has been made, and the inventor is waiting for granting of one. So by definition, there can really be no patent pending ideas. The ideas have already come to…

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Can Anyone be an Inventor?

Posted 2 years ago

Of course anyone can be an inventor. A better question might be, “Who wants to be an inventor?” Many people who invent things useful enough to become patented are constantly looking for something new and different. They have an innate desire to create, and they devote a good deal of mental and physical energy thinking of things to make or…

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Prototyping Inventions: Why Should I?

Posted 2 years ago

It is not easy to create something brand new. It takes ingenuity, trial and error, and persistence. You may wonder if it’s necessary to go to the added work and expense to create a prototype of your invention. Here are some things to consider: Without a concrete model, you can never be certain that your invention works as you have…

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Filing Patent

Posted 2 years ago

Once your patent search is satisfactorily completed to ensure that you are, in fact, the original inventor of your creation, you may want to hire a patent agent who is experienced in properly applying for a patent; this can be a forbidding task with inherent obstacles that an expert can help you avoid. The several sections of the patent application…

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Licensing Your Invention

Posted 2 years ago

You are an inventor and are super excited, anticipating seeing your creation on the shelves of stores everywhere. Hold onto that dream; in the meantime, you still have a lot of work to do to get to that point. To begin with, consider the two basic options. Option one is to single-handedly maintain ownership of every aspect of the development,…

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Great Inventions that Never Made it.

Posted 2 years ago

It is a strange phenomenon that sometimes odd inventions make it big and other clever creations don’t quite catch on, leaving their inventors with empty pockets and their names forgotten. Check out these seemingly clever inventions: The radio hat was unknowingly a forerunner to the Walkman or Discman. Combining a stylish straw hat with tall antennae and a funnel-like speaker…

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Patent Costs

Posted 2 years ago

Patent costs involve a combination of up front and maintenance fees as well as various other costs that depend on several factors. It is impossible to give an exact amount because every invention varies in type and complexity, and the actual application may incur extra expenses. However, the costs can be broken down into several steps with ballpark figures: A…

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Inventiveness and Dyslexia

Posted 2 years ago

Dyslexia is a category of learning disability. It is generally over-simplified by the public to mean that letters and numbers become reversed by the brain of the afflicted. It is, of course, not as cut-and-dry as that; dyslexia can manifest in different ways and intensities in different people. Usually, it affects the way a person perceives and processes language, from…

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What Can Be Patented?

Posted 2 years ago

Your imagination is almost the only limit to the question of what can be patented. Usually people think of an object that has never before existed as a patentable invention. This is only a small part of creations that obtain patents on a regular basis. In fact, the vast majority of patents are granted for improvements on already existing items….

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Best Toy Inventions

Posted 2 years ago

Toys are intended to provide much more than babysitting service while Mom and Dad are busy. In fact, while Mom and Dad are working, tending to household duties, or training, their child is doing the same. From an adult perspective, we often appreciate the educational value of toys (such as teaching colours, rhyme, numbers, shapes, animal names and sounds). However,…

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