Protecting your Brand Online


Protecting Your Brand Online By Kurt Van Thomme In today’s fast-paced, technologically savvy society, the Internet is a valuable advertising and sales tool. Most businesses now have some online presence, whether it’s a bare-bones Website with some basic information or a full-service online catalog and store. However, if you are not careful, the Internet can cause headaches and potentially put the goodwill […]

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Inventing Daymond John


Daymond John is the epitome of what it means to be a mogul. As CEO of the multi-million dollar urban apparel brand FUBU (“For US, By Us”), a business marketing and branding consultant, motivational speaker, and most recently to his credit, a judge on the ABC hit series Shark Tank, John certainly holds a wealth of valuable insight for the […]

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10-Year-Old Creates College Football App

First & Goal A fifth-grader from North Florida has released a college football app for iPhones. An avid college football fan, 10 year-old Jack Templeton came up with the idea for a college football roster app when he received an iTouch for his birthday. The 99-cent app provides users with all 120 Division I college […]

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Food for Thought

Crabgrass, Vegan Eggs and Package-less Orange Juice Homaro Cantu’s Recipe to Change the Way We Eat By Mike Drummond Celebrity chef Homaro Cantu would rather tinker with lasers, ultrasound and liquid nitrogen than talk haute cuisine and name drop. Despite the fact he and sidekick pastry chef Ben Roche had a cooking show called Future […]

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Winning Strategies for Wider Exposure

By Jennipher Adkins Every self-respecting inventor with a product to sell should be searchable on YouTube, ebay, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. However, serious players also will post their products on targeted sites frequented by retail buyers, innovation companies and licensing groups. is “where inventors and consumers unite.” With a high ranking on Google, the […]

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New Inventions from Inventors

Every month, Inventors Digest features new inventions from independent inventors in our Under the Radar section. Get your invention in the magazine; email Put “Radar” in the subject. Spot Me Scott Naidus of Manchester, N.H., has been inventing for some 15 years and has two patents so far. The fitness-industry consultant has practiced what […]

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A Flock of Angry Birds

How the Crowd Can Help Find Prior Art By Cheryl Milone Prior art research is playing an increasingly important role for companies and inventors with potential exposure to intellectual property litigation. Millions of dollars in legal expenses are being spent to understand the true value of patents. In some cases, entire industries are threatened by […]

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Five Questions With … Val Valgardson

Val Valgardson is the technical director at Suburban Artworks, which specializes in 3D product imaging. The company has built a reputation producing top-notch virtual prototypes, 3D illustrations, architectural renderings, 3D floor plans, animations, product images, sell sheets, webpages and logos. Suburban Artworks can turn your cocktail napkin sketch into a professional 3D drawing. We talked with Val […]

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Rev Your 3D Software Engines

By James Richardson A hundred years ago if you wanted to make a prototype, you broke out your hammer, chisel, lumber, metal, forge and other brawny hardware. Today, you use a keyboard and a mouse. Although 3D modeling software has been around for many years, it was very expensive and used mainly by large corporations. […]

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Do-It-Yourself Patent-Infringement Policing

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It turns out Rich Holmes, assistant general counsel for Edison Nation, didn’t need his law degree to fight knock-off operations that were trafficking in one of the company’s top-selling products, the Gyro Bowl. This year Holmes discovered shady Chinese manufacturers selling cheap imitations of the Gyro Bowl on eBay and Alibaba. “I saw a photo […]

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