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Should I Manufacture or License My Invention?

I recently attended my local Inventors Association (Inventors Alliance in Northern California) and noticed that Inventors kept asking Andrew Krauss (President of Inventors Alliance) about the differences between Manufacturing and Licensing a product.  New Inventors were confused about what these terms meant and wanted to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding which way to go for their own product.  So I thought I'd take a minute to discuss both options as this comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes as well.


Woven Recycled Denim Charpai Cot One of Finalist in Recycled Denim Challenge

Remember the days when cutting an old worn pair of jeans could make shorts? Me too. I'm glad those days are over too, but I am also glad that there are creative people who can craft recycle jeans into anything from sturdy furniture to practical coasters. Some of them won The Ecouterre Recycled Denim Challenge.

Fat Foam Changes Home Hair Color Application

Fat Foam by Samy is a new type of home hair color product.  The product comes with what looks like a big drink cup.  You pour in the base solution and color powder, put the lid on and shake.  After 30 seconds of shaking you are left with a thick, rich foam that you apply with your gloved hands. 

Strollometer Helps New Moms Regain Their Pre-Pregnancy Shape

With all of the magazine covers featuring celebs who have given birth only weeks before and are now back in bikini shape, there is a lot of pressure on new moms to get back to their pre-pregnancy form.  However, if you have tried to get back your pre-bump bod and have not seen the results you were hoping for or cannot seem to keep yourself motivated then there is a new gadget that may help.   

World's Tallest Manmade Climbing Wall

The Netherlands has proved that you don't need mountains to have challenging climbing.

Sexually Agressive Men Not As Likely To Notice If You're Interested...

The study, undertaken at the University of Iowa and Indiana University, not only reinforces what we've already learned in behavioral psychology, that we notice what we are primed to notice, but also that we don't notice what we are not primed to notice.

 

Inflatable Bike Helmet May Be The Best-Looking Helmet Yet

A new bicycle helmet design puts a helmet on your head only when you need it.

Just Lie Back And Leave Your Body To The Zerona® LipoLaser

Exercise and a healthy diet are regimes everyone should follow, but face it, they don't always shape your body the way you'd like it. That's why we have cosmetic surgery! Here is a cosmetic procedure that can sculpt and tone your figure without even one little incision - it's totally non-invasive!

Laptop? iPad? No Problem, The STM Revolution's Got You Covered

The average bicycle commuter has enough to worry about. The STM Revolution pack takes safely storing and transporting a computer, iPad and all accessories of his plate.

First Study Linking Hormone Therapy & Mortality From Breast Cancer

Another study from the Women's Health Initiative 11 year follow-up has revealed, for the first time, that women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are twice as likely to die from breast cancer than those who do not receive the therapy.  This information is contrary to the prevailing notion that estrogen plus progesterone therapy has little impact on severity or mortality of breast cancer.

 


Worried About Winter Germs? GetGloved And Kill Them Naturally

Gloves start out looking fresh and clean, but after a very short while end up looking pretty dirty and beat up, not to mention that they likely harbor a lot of germs.  GetGloved bamboo gloves sound like a great alternative to the usual old hand protection.  The organic bamboo material is said to be incredibly soft on the skin, eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and hypoallergenic.   

Sportier Sex: MovModa "Performance Lingerie"

A new line of sport-specific lingerie makes combining sporty and sexy easier than ever.

Interactive Virtual Makeup Remover Strips Girls To The Cheekbones

A new iPhone app called 'Suppin' promises to reveal what a dozen of Japan's cutest and most fashionable girls look like without their makeup. Sorry guys, JUST without their make-up.

Fits.Me Mannequin Gives Online Shoppers A Way To 'Try On' Clothes

Online shopping has become immensely popular in recent years, especially for the holidays.  People love the idea of avoiding the crowds and saving on gas.   One type of item that is still difficult to buy outside of the stores though, is clothing.   Well, with the new Fits.Me mannequin a person can virtually ‘try on’ clothes to find out how they will fit before ordering.

A Backpack For Bears: Granite Gear Nimbus Core

The new Granite Gear Nimbus Core is an innovative backpack that turns the traditional backpack on its ear to accommodate some rather large, bulky cargo.

iPong: It's Like Batting Cages For Table Tennis

The iPong Table Tennis Trainer is the latest training tool for serious ping pong athletes.

New Alarm Clock Concept Hurls Ball At Your Face To Get You Up

It's hard to make the alarm clock any more obnoxious and hated than it already is. But one designer has managed to do just that.

Magnetic Bike Water Bottle Holder Cuts Weight, Keeps Your Water Planted

Ultralight cycling fanatics looking to shave every ounce should love this new water bottle holder from Vincero Design. An innovative twist on a standard, timeless piece of equipment, Vincero's answer uses magnets rather than a metal/composite cage to hold your water.

Zeal Optics Solar-Powered Backpack

Known for award-winning sunglasses and goggles, Zeal Optics is increasingly pushing toward technological sports gear. Joining its GPS-integrated snow goggles is the new Reliant charging backpack.

A Revolutionary Kitchen Design That Furthered Equality For Women

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City has a special and vast exhibit of 20th Century kitchen designs happening now. In going through the complete online guide to the exhibit, which really just touches on some items in  the complete collection, what fascinated me most is one of the earliest kitchens in the MOMA show, that of architect Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky's Frankfort Kitchen, designed in 1926-27.