Category: Inventors

  • Insider Tips for Inventors: Your Tradeshow Success!

    Insider Tips for Inventors: Your Tradeshow Success!

          Top Tips for Inventors: Choosing the Right Tradeshow to Showcase Your Inventions       It has been a crazy few weeks of professional tradeshows; but then this is the season for face to face contact in the Business to Business world of consumer products.       Experience has taught us…

  • What Money Do You Spend First

    What Money Do You Spend First

    What Money Do You Spend First I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about what the first steps should be for an inventor and what money needs to be spent on initially.  Inventing is not easy, and it is not free.  Coming up with your idea may be free, but I can’t sell an…

  • Why Is Joining a Group so Important

    Why Is Joining a Group so Important

    Why Is Joining a Group so Important I’ve been adding on a caveat to all my videos lately about the virtual meetings that are available for everyone to attend.  You may be wondering why I take the time to mention this every video- Because there’s immense value in attending meetings that allow you to converse…

  • When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill

    When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill

      When to Use an NDA and when is it Overkill When do you need to use an NDA?  Well first off, an NDA is a non-disclosure agreement.  It means that anyone you speak with about your invention is legally bound to keep it to themselves.  You will need to have a template available to…

  • What kind of documentation do Inventors Need

    What kind of documentation do Inventors Need

      What kind of documentation do Inventors Need There are a couple documents that any inventor working on getting an idea to market need as they will be working with service providers.  Protecting your intellectual property is critical to success.  The first one is a non-discloser/non-compete (NDA/NC).  I do a video specific to this topic…

  • Be Careful of the Attorney You Pick

    Be Careful of the Attorney You Pick

      So how do you pick a patent attorney?  Over the past 20 years, I’ve dealt with a significant number of attorneys.  I’m even married to one.  He’s taught me a great deal about working with them and how to filter out the good ones. First of all, you need a registered patent attorney.  Attorneys…

  • Got an Idea Whats next? Call The Inventor Lady

    Got an Idea Whats next? Call The Inventor Lady

    So You’ve Got an Idea, What’s Next?   One of the reasons I recommend joining some type of inventor’s group is because it introduces you to other inventors and allows the opportunity for you to hear their stories and the mistakes they have made on their journey.  Often times, inventors new to the process can…

  • Inventor’s Galaxy Guide

    Inventor’s Galaxy Guide   We’re going to try and focus on some of the basic early steps in the mind to market process with the next series of videos.  So for all of you newbies out there, these are for you.  If you find you have additional questions, be sure to visit the Inventor Lady…

  • Too Good To Be True

    Too Good To Be True

    We’ve all heard this before is just above every aspect of life.  And in the inventing process, it is absolutely TRUE as well!  Listen to your instincts.  I talk to inventors all of the time who hear one thing or another about inventing and their question to me is “Can that be true?”  I ask…

  • Just Say No to More Saturday classes and 500 page books!

    Just Say No to More Saturday classes and 500 page books!

    In 2013 the US went from “first to invent” to “first to file”.  This change made time a big deal when waiting to file your patent.  While I don’t believe you should enter the inventing world light heartedly or without doing some work to learn about the process, remember that time is the enemy now…

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