Your Invention: Fail Early and Fail Fast

You have an idea for a great new product. Now what? What you choose to do next is key to your success (or lack of it). Here are your first three steps: Do your own free patent search on uspto.gov – the US Patent Office website Search everywhere for similar...

Inventing Basics: Prototypes

An idea is the beginning of an invention; a prototype is the beginning of a product.  Prototypes are critical to success. Some inventors focus excessively on the initial idea and invention and too little on creating and refining prototypes. The first prototype can be...