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How to Pitch an Invention

The Complete Guide to Pitching an Invention Idea: What You Need to Know!

Some of the best made plans are created in the middle of the night – some people even keep a notebook by their bedsides in hopes of catching a dream-induced innovative idea. Others are just lucky – innovation seems to land like raindrops and ideas for the next best money-making invention fall steadily.   But a …

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Understanding Inventions That Need Improvement: Complete Guide

Product improvement is one of the buzzwords of the twenty-first-century business. Henry Ford’s Model T Ford, the first mass-produced automobile marketed to the middle class, remained in production from 1908 to 1927 – almost twenty years – with only minor changes to its design (Wikipedia, n.d.). Today, it is almost impossible to imagine any product …

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How To Build An Inexpensive Prototype

How To Build An Inexpensive Prototype: A Comprehensive Guide

Prototyping is strictly making a look-alike or functioning model of your idea. Both the prototype and sell sheet have the same goal: they make it immediately obvious what your product does. The prototype does this functionally, the sell sheet does it with words. I have made many prototypes out of plastic, metal, wood and fabric. …

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new product development process

7 Stages of New Product Development Process: Introducing New Products

Throughout the new product development process are seven crucial stages that must take place, alongside an organizational mind-set that embraces doing something beyond what has already been mastered, something that will keep your organization relevant in an ever-changing marketplace.  So if you are working on an invention, what would be considered the 7 stages of new …

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Provisional VS Non-Provisional Patent: What Are The Differences?

It’s time to patent your great idea, but there’s two ways to go early on to protect your idea. What’s the difference between a provisional patent compared to a non-provisional patent? You’ve had your eureka moment and thought up a spectacular idea, but there’s still work to be done, questions to be answered and solved as …

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