National Hardware Show (NHS)

I just got back form taking 10 new products to the National Hardware Show.  What a wonderful experience for the inventors.  We had garden products, snow shovels, fun new home gadgets and even something for the swimming pool.  After attending the show a few times, the...

Can I do it Myself?

I get asked this question all the time, “Can I patent it myself?” Technically, yes, you can. However, my answer is always No. No! and Absolutely NO!! Doing your own patent work is like doing your own brain surgery. By the time you realize you’ve made a mistake, it’s...

Focus Groups

Inventors often ask me about their chances of success.  I can’t give an absolute answer.  There are lots of products on the market that I don’t buy.  There are lots of products on the market that I think are really stupid.  However, somebody is buying them.  I thought...

Tradeshows

Inventors struggle with marketing for lots of reasons.  It’s expensive, difficult to understand and hard to measure.  Attending a tradeshow is the fastest and least expensive way to gather the critical information that you need to successfully get your product to...