Calling all inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners! Invention-Con 2017 is August 11-12 in the Madison Building at the USPTO Alexandria, Virginia headquarters. All independent investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners (as well as their IP professional employees) are welcome to attend. Attendees can listen to plenary talks, participate in small-group breakout sessions, and hear from USPTO officials and experts who will present information on patents, trademarks, and other IP matters and topics of interest to small businesses. This is a great opportunity to [...]
Campbell Soup Company is looking for the next best invention idea for controlling moisture migration in breads. Moisture levels in bread are critical to maintain freshness, control microbial growth and modulate mouth-feel and texture. Potential solutions will allow Campbell to deliver an artisan quality, convenient consumer experience where bread maintains a soft interior and crunchy-crust exterior. To learn more please visit www.campbellideas.com/challenge.php, register, and submit your ideas or contact New Product Consulting for assistance with the process at 888-680-4869.
3d Printing is really making some advances out there in the marketplace. Where at one time you could only do plastics and smaller items the 3d printing industry is expanding into all areas. Check out the story at the link below for further info into some of these areas. http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/tech/innovation/foodini-machine-print-food/ If you have an idea and need help call us at 888-680-4869!
New Product Consulting would like to congratulate Mike B. on his new fishing app that recently launched in the app store. Hooked On Sport Fishing is the latest ocean sport fishing game that offers players an exciting, life-like fishing experience. Designed by a saltwater fisherman with twenty years of fishing experience, Hooked On Sport Fishing will appeal to both seasoned pros and novices learning how to fish. Now everyone can enjoy an authentic saltwater sport fishing experience day or night! [...]
An article in a recent edition of Inventor's Eye outlined a new option for inventors wishing to file a design patent. "Thanks to the recent U.S. implementation of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement), a new option now exists for inventors looking for more global protection of their inventions for ornamental designs. While the vast majority of patent applications filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are [...]
“I have a new invention that I’ve been working on. I’m just not sure how to actually go about producing and marketing my invention. Do I need to arrange for manufacturing on my own, which seems like a challenging process in itself, or are there other options that I can explore for producing and marketing my invention?” Ultimately, after securing a patent (or patent-pending) every inventor reaches a crossroads where they need to decide how to proceed with commercializing their [...]
Good news for inventors that need help launching their new products! Amazon is launching a new service to help start ups manage some of the more time consuming work involved with launching new products and running a business. Amazon Launchpad will help handle inventory management, order fulfillment, customer service and more, allowing business owners and inventors to focus their efforts on the innovation that results in more cool products. The company will feature products that have already been funded through venture [...]
After a great presentation at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas this year we are happy to announce that QVC has chosen to work with one of our latest products, The Beverage Buddie! Congratulations to inventor, Kim C. of the Beverage Buddie glove! We are so happy for you that they have chosen your product! We are expecting big things in the future from this relationship! It is an honor and a privilege to work with the QVC team. [...]
The answer is of course: yes. It is absolutely understandable that inventors need good quality patent work. What does quality mean in case of patents? It covers a wide range of factors, including how straightforward the patenting process is and your satisfaction during patenting your invention. Those, who help you should be well trained and informed with the most up-to-date technological and legal changes to ensure correct invention description, protect inventors’ rights and, of course, the effectiveness of the patent [...]
Have you come up with the next big invention? If you plan on protecting it don't wait or you could end up like Elisha Gray! On February 14, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on an apparatus that could transmit speech electrically, beating out his rival, Elisha Gray, by just two hours. Never mind that Gray's design worked better. Timing was all that mattered. When Gray later filed a lawsuit, the courts awarded the patent to Bell, who [...]