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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.


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5 Places To Enter Pics of Your Homemade Halloween Costumes For Super Sweet Treats

Here is your chance to show off your homemade innovations. If you made a homemade Halloween costume this year, submit pictures of the costumes in one of the homemade costume contests below. Then cross your fingers (legs and eyes too) that your creepy creation is the most creative and unique of the entries. Why? The prizes are sweeter than that candy you are about to trick or treat for.

Avoid Getting Ripped Off By Get Rich Quick Schemes

Virtually any online get rich quick scheme that sounds too good to be true probably is. Some people are so eager to make quick money that they don't put in the due diligence to ensure a company is legit, and they end up getting scammed and losing their money.

2010 Trash To Treasure Competition Winners Are…

Last year, I wrote about the 2009 Design Squad Trash To Treasure Competition winner Max Wallack and his Home Dome design for homeless people. This year the Design Squad has announced the 2010 winners. The winners are Lilly, MaryAnn and Daniel. The best part is that Continuum is going to build their designs.

Invention Through The Eyes Of The Dean, On Planet Green

Dean Kamen, best known for the invention of the Segway personal transporter, will co-host an 8-part series on invention starting tomorrow, October 22, 2010, for Planet Green on the Discovery Channel.  The series, titled Dean of Invention, was named for and after Kamen, as he is now holds more than 400 patents himself.   Though inspiring for all, Dean of Invention is intended to inspire young persons to enter science and math so that they can be a part of shaping their own futures.

 


Important Considerations For Starting A Business

So you've been thinking about starting your own business. Perhaps it's been a long term goal of yours, or just an idea that came to you recently. Either way, there's some information you should consider before taking any further steps. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself, "What am I good at? What are my talents?" Next, ask yourself, "What am I bad at? What are my weaknesses?" As you evaluate, be honest - if you're not honest you're only doing a disservice to yourself.

Innovation Enterprise Conference - For Inventors

Inventors with patents, new product ideas and technology that may have military or government applications will have a special opportunity to have their invention reviewed at the Innovation Enterprise 2010 Conference, November 15 - 17, in Macon, GA.

Dream Machine Recycle Rally May Bring $100,000 To Your School

I love recycling fundraisers, but schools hesitate participating in recycling fundraisers because they often don't produce a lot of money and they require a lot of work on the schools part. Junk food and cheap holiday gifts make a quicker buck. This year I'm emailing information about The Dream Machine Recycle Rally to my daughters' principal. Maybe the incentives mentioned below will be mind changing.

Calling All Inventors: New Kitchen Tools Wanted

This is a great competition for our readers. The challenge is sponsored by World Kitchen LLC through What's Bubbling?  Your mission, should you decide to accept it,  is to invent a new kitchen tool - a new vegetable peeler, a new pasta machine, a new meat tenderizing tool... whatever kitchen tool you can improve on, either by starting from scratch or by making a significant improvement to a tool that's already in use.

 


NCIIA Initiates Student Ambassador Program For Inventors & Entrepreneurs

This Fall the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has selected its first Student Ambassador team, a group of exceptional students at 14 universities that are charged with encouraging and leading the creation of socially beneficial technologies and bringing them to commercialization. No easy feat, but the NCIIA will give them plenty of support.

 

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 4

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This four-part series unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually. Yet, nothing is ever  effectively done about it.

BANG... You're Not Dead! Buoyant Bazooka Wins James Dyson 2010 Design Award

There were 15 finalists in the previous round of the 2010 James Dyson international design contest and now there is but one: Samuel Adeloju for his invention of the LONGREACH Buoyancy Deployment System.  Though the system looks like a sawed-off bazooka and the supposed emergency person operating it is depicted as warrior from Second Life, LONGREACH's highly explosive warhead is actually a rescue device.

 

Green Technology is the Future

In the midst of one of the worst economic periods the United States has ever seen and the increasing need for renewable energy sources, green technology will lead the way toward an environmental revolution. Throughout history it has been entrepreneurs and inventors that have pulled economies out of the gutter, not government bailouts or higher taxes. As the future innovators of the world, it is our responsibility to make sure our planet is taken care of, not taken advantage of.

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 3

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This four-part series unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually. Yet, nothing is ever  effectively done about it.