Let’s Rebuild Titanic!

British TV Show Looking for Inventors I received this clarion for inventors yesterday, but delayed posting until I could get some sense of a deadline. Kate Fraser of the UK’s Twenty Twenty Television wrote me saying,...

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Connect A Million Minds

Time Warner’s One-Stop Shopping for STEM Late last year, Time Warner Cable launched Connect a Million Minds, a national afterschool initiative to motivate kids to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers....

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Cutting through the clutter

How to craft compelling press releases & pitches By Damon Carson The starting process to getting your invention in the news is writing a press release or a story pitch intended for the eyes of editors, producers and...

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Wooing Angels

By Jack Lander Angel investors are of two kinds: remote and local. Remote angels typically are located within about a 100 mile radius of your home-base, are risk takers, and have made their money by selling out a business that...

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Ask the Patent Commissioner

Q. If you use the USPTO Web site or Google Patents to do a preliminary search on patents, how can you confirm that the patent is actually an active patent? In other words, how do you know someone didn’t default by missing...

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Licensing vs. Manufacturing

By Roger Brown Inventors Digest posed a seemingly simple question: Which do you think is the better route for inventors – licensing or manufacturing? The answer is complex because it begs more questions. You need to decide...

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Billy and Me

What I Learned from Billy Mays By Ron Komorowski The best thing we can do to for the dearly departed is to honor their legacy. The late and legendary Billy Mays taught me some great lessons when I had the opportunity to be on...

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Inventor 911 at the Housewares Show

The International Home + Housewares Show is March 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, with a special pre-event “Inventor 911” educational day as well as an Inventors Corner area. Here’s what’s on tap for...

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