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How to Dial Down Risk from Inventing

By Jack Lander Many inventors have spent up to $15,000 on their inventions only to find that their product isn’t marketable. Sometimes this is due to obstacles that, despite our best efforts, we couldn’t have foreseen. But more often it is because those we hire to perform services for us have failed to uncover or […]

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How to Give a Great Print Media Interview

By Marsha Friedman Sometimes I cringe when I hear people talk about “the media.” It sounds as if everyone in TV, radio, print and online press is a member of one fraternity that thinks and acts the same. There is a vast gulf between the daily life of a print journalist and the daily life […]

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Five Questions With… Edison Nation Pro

Punch in “Toni LaCava” in the search field found within Edison Nation’s forums and you’ll find some 40 pages of Toni’s words, comments and of course, that happy little girl smiling back at you in her avatar photograph. Toni is an early adopter of Edison Nation’s inventor community and has transformed into a super user and […]

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Re-Tooled, Re-Invented & Re-Purposed

Inventors often get their start by taking things apart. With that in mind, we asked young folks at FIRST to draft a list of modern devices they’d like to dismantle and re-purpose into other products. 1)      Turn a USB Webcam into a microscope Suggested by: FIRST Robotics Competition Team 811 from Nashua, N.H. “Cardinals”   2)      Turn […]

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Patent Office Exhibit Honors Steve Jobs

In tribute to the tremendous influence of Steve Jobs, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will showcase The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.  The free exhibit will open to the public on November 16 at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Virginia. “This exhibit commemorates 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 info@inventorsdigest.com. Put “Radar” in the subject. Homemade Game Guru Last summer global temperatures hit record highs. In response, game inventor and YouTube impresario Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame built what’s believed to be the […]

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Patent Office to Hire More Veterans

The United States Patent and Trademark Office  is launching an intensive recruitment effort to increase veteran hiring in its patent examiner corps.  The program will feature broad outreach and support to attract veterans interested in pursuing careers in patent examination. “The USPTO is strongly committed to hiring veterans and their family members into our workforce […]

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Don’t Let Your Invention Die of Old Age

By Jack Lander If you intend to license your invention rather than produce and market it yourself, you’ll need to submit your invention to a company at some point. For most inventors this process is daunting and discouraging. The process of submission and getting a conclusive response is often slow. More often than not the […]

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Womentorz – Helping Hand for Inventors

By Jennipher Adkins Womentorz is a website where struggling inventors, product critics, businesswomen, writers and public speakers converge to mentor women with products for success. Membership to the online community is free. The only catch – it’s a women-only network. “Keeping the site gender-specific is actually an excellent marketing and growth tool for the entire […]

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How Sandra Kopecky Got Her Groove Back

The Driven Divorcée Sandra Kopecky was a computer programmer for years, but bowed out of the profession to raise her two children. “In 2010,” says Kopecky, “I was handed a divorce.” Approaching her 40s and a few years removed from the workforce, prospective employers told her she was under-qualified. In the fall of last year […]

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Meet Perfect Bacon Bowl inventor, Thom Jensen!

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You’ve seen the infomercial, you’ve laughed at the quips on late night TV – and admit it – you’re DYING to have one of your own! The Perfect Bacon Bowl has recently taken the foodie world by storm thanks to the Edison Nation As Seen On TV submission of one Mr. Thom Jensen! By trade, ...

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