Invention Manufacturing – Myths and Realities

Have you considered DIY – building a business around your invention? If so, a critical first step is to find a manufacturer – almost certainly in China – and then to begin manufacturing your product. Wow! Does that sound daunting to you? I bet it...

As Seen on TV Myths and Realities

Just about every inventor dreams of seeing their invention featured in TV commercials – selling in As Seen on TV (ASOTV) sections in thousands of retailers. More properly called DRTV – or direct response TV – it is widely misunderstood. Many...

How to Find Your Best Invention Idea

I have so many ideas, how do I pick the best one? Do you ever wonder that? I bet you do. The answers are many: I just go with my gut. I work on one for a while and, when it seems to be going nowhere, then I switch to another.  I pick the one that seems to be most...

Patent Plan for Profits

It’s a new year and a good time to revisit the topic of patent strategies. Full disclosure, I am not a patent attorney, but I have three issued patents. I have learned a lot from others but also from my own mistakes. My goal is to help you to not repeat the...