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Inventors: First Inventor To File Forum By USPTO!

A public forum will be hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the one year anniversary of the First Inventor To File provision. First to file changed the law for inventors in the United States meaning that the first inventor to file for a patent will own the rights to the product, not the first to come up with the idea and prove it. This measure makes it imperative that all inventors protect their product with some [...]

One Shark Eats Up A Breakfast Brand On Shark Tank!

The shark tank Last Friday, Erica Barrett walked into Shark Tank to pitch her business “Southern Culture Artisan Foods,” a breakfast lifestyle brand. Her product is  a pancake and waffle mix. She uses organic, all natural ingredients. Erica asked the Sharks for $100,000 for 25% equity in her company. She made $100,000 in sales in the first year.  Her gourmet gift packs are available in T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom Whole Foods and QVC. Erica created a brand dedicated to [...]

A New Website That Connects People In The Boating World!

The owners and managers of Boating Friends List realized that there was a need to connect people in the world of boating. Most people who have boats just didn’t use them enough. There are about 1,000,000 registered boats in Florida and it seems that they were not used enough. Nationwide there 70 million people who like boating and 13 million registered boats. There are many uses for boats which include short cruises, extended trips, fishing, parties. Their new service connects [...]

What Inventors Need to Know About Patent Trolls!

Recently, a federal judge has ruled that Google must pay a percentage of their revenues to a tiny company that purchased a group of patents originally filed by Lycos. This is the very definition of a patent troll. An individual or company that uses patents solely as a way of making money from other businesses. Google is battling patent trolls on many fronts including a large conglomerate called Rockstar, which is backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and others. These legal [...]

Two Sharks Cough Up Dough For Cookie Dough Cafe!

Joan Pacetti and Julia Schmid, entrepreneurs and sisters, walked into Shark Tank to pitch their product and company, Cookie Dough Café. They asked the Sharks for a $50,000 investment for 20% equity in their company. The Cookie Dough Cafe is cookie dough that you can eat straight out of the container. No more are the days of having to bake cookie dough or eat it raw which is bad for you. It is gourmet cookie dough that is made to [...]

Lockerbones Locks up a Deal on Shark Tank!

Last Friday on Shark Tank was pretty exciting. Two fathers, Greg and Stephen, created an innovative product to keep student lockers organized. They own and operate LockerBones, which the product will be an instant success on Shark Tank. Lockerbones organizers divided lockers up into storage boxes for all the necessary things a student needs in their locker. Students can customize the space for large binders and various sized books, as well as make compartments for smaller items. Vertical dividers keep [...]

Shark Tanks Picks Up Some Tipsy Sweaters!

Shark Tank aired last Friday with a Holiday Themed episode and the big winners of the night were the owners of, Tipsy Elves. Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton confessed that they had gotten a little tipsy one night and decided to design the most visually offensive Ugly Christmas Sweaters ever made. They walked in front of the Sharks asking for $100,000 for a 25% stake in the company. The funny and tasteless holiday sweaters give consumers an option without resorting [...]

A Few Sharks Get Super Stuck On A Product!

Eric Child and Spencer Quinn walked into Shark Tank to pitch FiberFix. They claim their product, which is a super-strong tape, is one hundred times stronger than duct tape. FiberFix is water proof and can fix anything from pipes to windows. It is cold and heat-resistant, non-toxic, and it dries in minutes. Eric and Spencer asked for $90,000 for 10% equity in their company. They handed out their product to the Sharks and said they’ve sold over $100,000 in the [...]

A Shark takes a bite out of Ramen Rapid Cooker on Shark Tank

Shark Tank, now in its fifth season on ABC, has entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to successful business people. On Friday, Christopher Johnson walked into Shark Tank asking for $300,000 for 15% equity in his Rapid Ramen Inc. company. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Lori Grenier, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark. Johnson’s company developed and sells the Rapid Ramen Cooker, which is a microwavable tray that is supposed to [...]

Breathometer catches the breath of all 5 Sharks on Shark Tank!

Season 5 is kicking off to some staggering numbers and shattered records. The second episode that aired last Friday set the record of the first time all 5 SHARKS made a single deal together on Shark Tank. It was for a good reason and a great product which can help prevent drunk driving. Charles Michael Yim walked into SHARK TANK as the inventor and CEO of Breathometer which can transform your smartphone into a breathalyzer within seconds. Once a small [...]

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