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As the new Executive Director of the UIA, Mark Reyland is excited about the future of the inventing industry and the great new opportunities available to inventors.  He is also excited about the new benefits being offered for UIA members.

As a long time inventor Mark is passionate about the industry, and about the great people in it.  He is also passionate about growing and expanding the UIA, which is the national membership organization dedicated to inventor education and support.  The UIA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, offering non-commercial information to inventors and Certification to local support groups and invention service providers who comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards.

The participation of members and strategic corporate partners is vital to accomplishing the educational goals of the UIA.  The UIA needs the support of the inventor community through paid memberships, grants, and donations to reach its goal of no cost educational programs for inventors.

 Make a difference and become a UIA member atwww.uiausa.org

 

 

 

 

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What does that mean…National Inventors Month?  The designation was assigned back in 1998 by several organizations (the United Inventors Association, the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors Digest magazine).  It is meant to honor those among us who think “outside the box”, and to encourage even more free thinkers to think freely! 

Here’s the thing…you don’t have to be a scientist, a genius or a millionaire to have a clever invention idea.  Good ideas can come from ANYONE.  Patrick Raymond, Executive Director of the United Inventors Association (UIA) comments:  “National Inventors Month is a time to reflect on all those crazy ideas you have while standing in the shower. Resolve to pick ONE and try to make it a reality that would have maximum positive impact on you and the world. Rinse, repeat.”

At InventionHome, we’ve developed a streamlined process to enable everyday people to take an idea and pursue it.  We assist thousands of busy people who work full-time jobs, raise families, or just aren’t interested in handling all the details themselves, and we do it with attention to superior customer service and providing exceptional value.  

To get started with you idea call 1-866-844-6512.

Now, to get us in the spirit of celebrating Your Month, we thought it would be fun to share a few fun inventor facts.

Did you know…

 

…that Henry Ford’s lawyer was advised by Michigan Savings Bank’s president NOT to invest in Ford Motor Company? He is quoted as saying, “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.”

…that the formulas for both Cola-Cola and Silly Putty have never been patented?  Rather, both companies hold trade secrets which are shared only with their most trustworthy employees.  Both products have withheld the test of time…after many attempts to replicate the products, no one has yet succeeded.

…that Benjamin Franklin’s inspiration for bifocals came because he hated wearing two pairs of glasses?

…that Ivory Soap was accidentally invented when an employee left the soap mixing machine on too long? To hide the evidence of his mistake, he threw the mixture in a nearby stream. But he couldn’t hide the soap that floats – it floated to the surface, and the rest is history!

…that the Band-Aid® Bandage was truly a product of “necessity”?  A Johnson & Johnson employee named Earl Dickson was tending to his accident-prone wife who had cut her finger.  He aspired to create a bandage that she could apply herself, when he was at work.  He placed a small piece of gauze in the center of a piece of surgical tape, and that inspiration led to today’s self-adhesive bandage.

…that after evaluating Charles Darrow’s sample of Monopoly, executives from Parker Brothers turned down the game because it had “52 fundamental errors” (including taking too long to play).  Well, somehow the sample wound up in the home of the company president who stayed up until 1 a.m. to finish playing it.  He enjoyed it immensely…and now, 75 years later, 275 million games have been sold worldwide and it’s available in 111 countries and in 43 languages.

…that Steve Jobs created the first Apple computer in his parents’ garage? As a college student,  Jobs and his partner Steve Wozniak worked at a feverish pace in that garage building their computers for fellow students.  To raise $1300 cash for parts, Jobs sold his old VW bus and Wozniak sold his Hewlett Packard calculator. The following year (1977) Apple sales hit $800,000 and went on to become a Fortune 500 company in a record five years!

…that “patent leather” received its name because the process to apply the shiny black finish to leather was once patented?

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Invention service provider InventionHome.com sponsors inventor venues at two major industry tradeshows.

Monroeville, PA. June 29, 2010 – InventionHome is pleased to recap our recent tradeshow adventures.  In early May, we sponsored the “Inventors Spotlight” area of the National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  InventionHome president, Russell Williams, served as a judge/panelist along with other esteemed invention-industry experts.  Nearly 80 inventors participated in the pavilion, and found immeasurable value in both the educational speaker series and the show traffic which included representatives from Black & Decker, Ace Hardware, Home Depot and thousands of other hardware manufacturers and retailers.

Also in May, we sponsored the “Inventors Pavilion” at the Response Expo which was held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  This tradeshow spotlighted Direct Response TV companies, products and vendors.  In addition to exhibiting in the Pavilion, Inventors were given the opportunity to attend seminars from industry experts and pitch their product in person to BJ Global Direct. 

Both tradeshows provided excellent opportunities for InventionHome representatives to reconnect with familiar companies and bring many new companies onboard with our streamlined HotLinksTM system for sharing unique product ideas available for license.   

To get started with your invention, call – 1-866-844-6512

NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW & RESPONSE EXPO 2010

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For more information about the tradeshows:

National Hardware Show:  http://www.nationalhardwareshow.com/

Response Expo:  http://www.responsemagazine.com/response-expo/home-page

We have additional tradeshows scheduled for fall and winter 2010 and will provide further info as it becomes available.

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InventionHome is excited to sponsor the Inventors Pavilion at Response Expo 2010, along with the United Inventors Association and Inventors Digest Magazine.

The Inventors Pavilion at Response Expo 2010, with expected attendance of more than 2,500, will provide exhibitors with the unique opportunity to get in front of the top direct response (infomercial) companies, needed to manufacture, license and market their products.  Exhibitors are invited to showcase their products on the show floor and participate in exclusive events such as the “Learn, Pitch & Win Pitch-Off,” The Best Product/Service Award program, an invitation to attend the Inventor/Entrepreneur educational track and much more.   InventionHome President, Russell Williams, will be a Best Product judge, along with representatives from The United Inventors Association, Inventors Digest and Brainchild Marketing.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be seen, learn, and network at Response Expo 2010, the premier direct response marketing trade show.    To exhibit and showcase your product or idea to the infomercial industry, please contact Lori Posey (loriposey@brainchildmarketing.biz) or Jenny Lawlor (jenlawlor@brainchildmarketing.biz).

Who should exhibit?  Your product may be right for TV if it meets the criteria below:

  • Mass Appeal
  • Large Markup (Over 3 to 1)
  • Demonstrable Product
  • High Perceived Value vs. Price
  • Solves Immediate Problem
  • Improves Quality of Life (saves money)
  • Retail Potential

When / Where: May 11-13 / Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  Limited exhibit spaces are available

How to register: please contact Lori Posey loriposey@brainchildmarketing.biz  or Jenny Lawlor jenlawlor@brainchildmarketing.biz). 

The inventors pavilion exhibitor package includes:

  • 5×5 booth space
  • One identification sign
  • One 3’ draped table
  • One stool
  • Breakfast with the Inventors on the show floor, Thursday, May 13 from 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Participation in the BJ Global Learn, Pitch & Win “pitch-off” Wednesday, May 12, 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Participation in the Best Product/Service Award Program (judges include representatives from the top Inventor resources: Inventors Digest, United Inventors Association, Brainchild Marketing and Invention Home)
  • Invitation to attend the exclusive Inventor/Entrepreneur educational track
  • One All-Access Badge (valued at $695) which includes access to:  
  • All three networking events (Opening Night Party, Bayfront Celebration, Closing Night Party at Sea World)
  • Panel Discussions and Case Studies
  • Bob Geldof’s Keynote Address
  • Unlimited entry to the show floor

 

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InventionHome is excited to announce a partnership with the Direct Response Marketing Alliance (DRMA), the infomercial industry’s premier professional association, and Response Magazine, the definitive publication in direct response marketing, reaching more than 21,500 decision-makers in direct response marketing every month.

Response Magazine also hosts the Response Expo, the industry’s foremost direct response marketing trade show and conference. (Inventor booths are available.)

This partnership will broaden exposure for InventionHome’s new products and inventions to Direct Response Marketers seeking new products to sell on TV. Through the DRMA, Response Magazine, and the Response Expo, InventionHome’s clients will have even more opportunities to have their products seen by the top names in the direct response industry.

DRMA members include such infomercial giants as Allstar Marketing Group, Northern Response, and Tristar, who are responsible for the Snuggie, Ab Circle, and Jack LaLaine’s Power Juicer, respectively.
Response Magazine reaches more than 21,500 decision-makers in direct response marketing every month.
The annual Response Expo in San Diego brings together the biggest names involved in a direct response marketing campaign to network and make deals.

Response Magazine will also host InventionHome’s Innovation Search Portal directly on the Response Magazine website, which will enable direct response professionals visiting their website to search InventionHome’s portfolio of inventions and innovative products available for wholesale, license or acquisition.

Need help with your invention?  Click to Request Free Info Kit  or call 866-844-6512

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InventionHome.com strives to make more dynamic and timely searches available to all manufacturers seeking new inventions available for license or sale.


InventionHome.com announces new changes to its iShowOnlineTM marketplace, following feedback from inventor and corporate clients.  The high quality, low cost invention services provider has added the creation of an ‘Express Search’ function, allowing users to perform a partial search of its iShowOnlineTM marketplace without the use of a login and password.  The iShowOnlineTM marketplace is one of two methods utilized by InventionHome to share and communicate new product ideas with its network of over 3,500 manufacturers. Prior to the change, manufacturers were required to register for a login and password to gain full access to products listed on the iShowOnlineTM.  With the ‘Express Search’ users can now perform searches on products that are classified as non-confidential or have an issued utility or design patent.  Access to all other confidential inventions would still require the use of a login and password and signed nondisclosure agreement.  The change in search functionality is expected to significantly increase the exposure and license opportunities for all inventor inventions listed with InventionHome.

 

If you need help with an idea, request a free information package http://www.inventionhome.com/info/index.asp?referred=rel.ishowonline

 

 

About InventionHome

Invention Home has created a low cost, low risk, streamlined system for helping inventors through each step of the invention process.  The ultimate goal of this system is to connect the inventor with a manufacturer who will license the invention for royalties. Most recently, Invention Home launched MatchProduct.com, a free marketplace for helping inventors and small companies with fully developed, innovative products connect with retailers, wholesalers or manufacturers.  Call 866-844-6512.

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Invention of the Week:  Doggie Fountain

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This week’s featured invention is truly “for the dogs”…
The innovative “Doggie Fountain” was invented by Tony Lytle.  Tony has a Utility Patent on file for his unique invention, which operates similar to a drinking fountain but is modified to provide clean, fresh water for friends of the four-legged variety.
 
Doggie Fountain hooks up easily to an outdoor hose, and features a paddle that is depressed by the dog’s paw in order to activate the water flow. With minimal training, the pet can easily learn how to use the device.  Sure beats the dirty (and often empty) water bowls of yester-year!  Tony has produced samples both in stainless steel and in plastic, and has sold in limited quantities. 
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