Wanna Get Lucky?

How to make your own breaks as an inventor.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an inventor is to have expectations of someone you don’t know. That’s not only unfair to them, it’s unfair to you.
Try to make connections and appointments before you go to a trade show. Then you’re different from most of the attendees because your contacts will be expecting to see you.

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Prototypes: When Do We Need Them?

An issued patent with approved claims is often key to selling your invention.
A prototype is mainly valuable when you can demonstrate it. But a looks-like, nonfunctional prototype can also be used for sell-sheets.

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State of the Union

Comprehensive survey of real patent transaction pricing shows a strong market.
Data indicate that prices for brokered patents are higher than for auctioned patents, and there is a clear price premium for EOUs (evidence of use, meaning patents that appear to be infringed).

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Climate Control Gets Personal

Team’s wearable device provides comfort, can save natural resources.
“What we discovered was that there are two dimensions of temperature”—what a thermostat is set to, and how that feels.
—Sam Shames, Embr Labs CTO

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February Inventiveness

Projected 2019 growth for the SaaS (software as a service) market, according to global advisory firm Gartner. The market’s total worth would be $85.1 billion. SaaS makes up the largest segment of the cloud market. Percent IoT...

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