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Who Invented the Original Plastic Drain Stick? (Invention Facts)

You may have seen a slew of YouTube videos where individuals use a plastic drain stick to pull out large clogs of hair and all manner unseemly things from their bathtub or sink drains. Now there are several such simple easy to use products on the market but who originally invented it? The original inventor …

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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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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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