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Inventions, Inventors, Ideas...that what my blog and this website is about.

My blog typically has all of the Site Announcements and Updates, as well as articles on various invention related topics I think readers would enjoy.

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Have Back Pain? 10+ Gadgets That Make Life Easier

Have back problems? 

If you just recently hurt your back or you live with chronic back pain, you know how hard it can be to do the simplest things. If you need some help to make moving around less difficult, there are some great products that can help you get up, down, and around with less pain.

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part III


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

We published Part I and Part II earlier this week. Here's Part III of his article: read more »

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process - Part II


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

Yesterday, we had Part I. Here's Part II of his article: read more »

The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process


Have an invention idea? Need help and advice about your invention?

Ed Zimmer has written what I think is one of the best articles on the web for inventors, "New Product Licensing" on his helpful website The Entrepreneurs Network.

I thought is was one of the best distillations of the challenges of the invention process and it offers priceless advice for inventors. Here's Part I of his article:

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You have a new product idea that you believe would sell very well were it only available on the market -- but you don't have the time or resources to "venture" the product, i.e., to manufacture it (or have it contract-manufactured) and sell it yourself. What now? read more »

Realistically, the best advice you could be given is to forget the idea -- and get on with your life.

Best Buy Guides And Gift Recommendations By Age - From 0 To 100

Now that shopping season is clearly here, I thought it would be helpful to provide an easy reference list of some of our best gift ideas and suggestions: Some of the ones listed here are cool and some are silly, but they all are innovative and inventive .Happy shopping everyone!

USB Plant Sensor Helps You Get A Better Green Thumb

Watching plants you broke your back to put into the ground die can be quite disheartening. You aren't sure why they died, either. Were the growing conditions not right? Did you put in the wrong type of plant for your climate? A nifty little USB device can help address these questions.

Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

Weekend Reading: Fun in the Sun

Lazy days of summer may slow some down, but these InventorSpot writers find lots of fun in the sun.

Pittsburgh Invention Firm Davidson & Associates Settles With Feds For $10.7 Million

We just received this interesting piece of news. Good news for the everyday inventor!:

Pittsburgh Invention Firm Settles With Feds For $10.7 Million Davison & Associates Was Sued By FTC -- 3:08 pm EDT July 14, 2008

Weekend Reading: We All Scream For Ice Cream

With the hot summer months here, ice cream is more popular than ever. So while you're sitting in your cool air conditioning (or not), check out some interesting reading from our archives about the latest ice cream innovations and inventions.

November 2006