Here’s why they said no

Have you ever pitched your invention to an important audience – a potential licensee for your invention or a retail store buyer – and had it fall flat? Were your high hopes dashed when they said, “It's just not for us at this time”? Did you...

Pick a path for your product

Do you every wonder, “Why does it take so long to make forward progress with my invention?” I'll bet this query enters your mind just about every day, doesn't it? Why does it take so long to get from an initial to a finalized prototype? Why does It take so...

Keys to negotiating your license deal

Congratulations! You have reached a milestone very few inventors do: a company is interested in licensing your invention. Now it's time to negotiate your license agreement – the delicate balance between striking a favorable deal versus pushing too hard and...

3 Lessons learned from successful inventors

As an inventor, your #1 goal is to is to make money from your invention – to achieve success with it. Right? What is the best way to achieve the success with your invention? Seek advice from family and friends who aren't inventors Seek advice from other...

Inventors in the ‘no’

I felt inspired to write about a topic that, as an inventor, you think about frequently – but probably don't talk about much – rejection. That is the pun in the title of “being in the ‘no.'” You've heard all the clich├ęs around the issue...