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Tips on Conceptualizing Your Own School Invention Ideas

Nowadays, as young people create their own school invention ideas, their mentors emphasize on the need to have the spirit of entrepreneurship. One reason behind this is that competitions include the marketability or commercialization of invention ideas as a criterion for judging. This pushes students to think more critically and realistically as they conceptualize ideas for their inventions.

The following are some helpful tips on conceptualizing your own school invention ideas:

One common pitfall of students is that they make their school invention ideas too complex. This often results to the creation of a product that is difficult to operate or has underdeveloped features. Keeping your school invention ideas simple can help you focus more on developing its usability and uniqueness. One way to do this is to center on one part of an object or machine and think of ways on how to improve it dramatically.

Consider the business applications of your school invention ideas. This is where the commercialization of your product comes into the picture. Put yourself in the shoes of commercial companies and think about whether your product is worth investing on or not. Imagine it being mass-produced or creating huge demands in the market. If you realize that your product is not that marketable, then move on to other school invention ideas that you can develop.

Think about your target market. While taking into account your prospective customers, pay attention to the costs involved in making your product. It is important that you have an idea of the retail price at which you can sell your product so that you can determine if it coincides to the buying ability of your target market.

Take into consideration the uniqueness of your product. Some school invention ideas may be useful yet they are actually similar to some products in the market. Don’t fall into this trap just to make your idea marketable. Always go back to the factors that make an invention qualified for a patent and consider realistically if your own invention idea meets them.

By |2020-08-03T16:36:49+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Innovating Technology

Patents have long been used to encourage innovation. However there are many that argue that patents stifle progress and competition, particularly in vital medical technologies, and so should be eliminated.

Patents are designed to stifle competition. The purpose of a patent is to give the inventor the right to exclude others from practicing her invention. Advanced economies all grant these non-competitive rights to encourage innovation. Innovating is hard and expensive, while copying is easy and cheap.

Without patent protection for inventions, there would be little incentive to innovate because copying is so much easier. Countries with weak patent protection have less innovation because copying is far more cost effective than innovating as stated in https://usa.inquirer.net/56347/everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-a-successful-inventor.

If patents are doing what they are supposed to do, encourage innovation with the reward of reduced competition, why are they so unpopular? One source of discontent is that so much cutting edge medical technology was recently developed, and so is still protected by patents.

This is similar to the early years of the automotive industry. Then it was difficult to build a useable car, with steering wheel, clutch, and drive train, without infringing on someone else’s patents. Early auto pioneers were also frustrated that they couldn’t use core technology without getting a license.

medical technology

The significant amount of new medical technologies that are covered by patents is not a good reason for eliminating patents. This problem is quickly resolving itself as key energy technology patents expire. The early auto industry also got through its phase of limited competition because of core technology patents, and quickly became a hotbed of innovation.

A second reason for opposition to patents is that there are some bad patents. Bad patents are generally over broad, protecting far more than the inventor invented including rather obvious concepts. Bad patents were granted because the old law for determining if an invention was obvious set a very high hurdle for the patent examiner. It was difficult for an examiner to show that over broad claims were obvious. As a result, the patent office granted a number of bad, over broad patents.

However, this problem has also been corrected. The United States Supreme Court has made it much easier for a patent examiner to find patent application claims are obvious. As a result, the number of over broad patents has been sharply reduced.

While the sources of problems with patents have been diminishing, medical technology innovations are increasingly key to addressing growing health needs. We need the medical advances that patents encourage. For more information about patents and patenting process visit https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/use-inventhelp-to-kick-start-your-career-as-an-inventor-today-335441.

By |2020-07-31T12:54:39+00:00July 27th, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Useful filing instructions for U.S. patents

If European or German companies want to be represented on the American market with a new product, there are two challenges to be mastered: their own invention should be protected by the most powerful US patents possible and it should be avoided to infringe other or similar patents .

It is important to know that patents are permitted in America that would not be possible in Europe and Germany. This includes applications whose subject has already been published by the inventor himself, as well as those whose subject is only partially patentable in Europe or Germany due to legal regulations as described on https://midhudsonnews.com/2020/05/10/how-does-inventhelp-support-new-inventors/.

The latter include, for example, computer-implemented processes, specific business methods such as process flows in companies or surgical, therapeutic or diagnostic processes. It is important that when writing the patent in Europe, a possible use in America is considered and prepared accordingly.

Knowledge of the so-called grace period is also important. While patenting is no longer possible in Europe if a product or application has already been presented publicly before the application, this is handled differently in the USA as you can read from https://vocal.media/journal/innovating-as-a-small-business article. In the US, an inventor or a company can present a novelty and then has twelve months to file a patent application and bring the product to patent maturity.

By |2020-06-28T10:07:22+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Business|0 Comments

What can be protected by a patent?

Within the scope of the protected claims, a patent enables the patent owner to implement the invention in marketable applications.

Requirement for a patent

Technical inventions can be protected, in particular devices, technical systems, products, materials and electrical circuits as well as processes.
Novelty: the invention must not belong to the state of the art and must not yet be published
Inventive performance: The invention must not be obvious to a person skilled in the art from the prior art
Industrial applicability

The date of filing (priority date) with the patent authority is important for assessing the state of the art as described in https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/InventHelp-Reviews-E152162.htm article.

Not patentable

  • Discoveries
  • Scientific theories
  • Mathematical theories
  • Aesthetic creations
  • Plans
  • Games
  • Procedures for mental activities, games and business activities
  • Play information

Am I a service inventor? Do I have to report my invention?

According to the Employee Inventor Act an employee must immediately notify his employer of all inventions that arise in connection with or in connection with his work-related activity. This also applies to inventions from research projects that are financed by third-party funds, as well as inventions from sideline activities in which the professional knowledge is used as explained on https://blogs.cornell.edu/react/inventhelp-taking-inventions-from-paper-to-the-global-marketplace-hinges-on-usp/.

When is an invention a free invention?

  • inventions that did not arise from work in the workplace.
  • inventions that are not based on experience or work of the university and have arisen outside of employment.
  • inventions approved by the university.

Under certain circumstances, the inventor must inform the employer about the free invention if the creation is not beyond doubt.

The invention must not be published before the patent application! A publication goes into the state of the art and is therefore harmful to novelty! This applies to publications in journals, posters / abstracts or lectures at congresses as well as for diploma and doctoral theses that are open to the public.

By |2020-06-13T15:25:01+00:00June 9th, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Halal Directory Online

Do you know about the where to find Halal Food Outlets and Halal Businesses anywhere in the world? Here comes the role of Halal directory.

Halal Directory gives an online presence of Halal Businesses anywhere in the world. They make use of the directory service to show their online presence to everyone in the world. The use of Halal Directory is a free service to the public to help locate local Halal businesses. This service is not only the user-friendly service but also search engine friendly.

Halal food directory gives you an access to find Halal food outlets and restaurants, Halal finance shops, Halal meat or butchers, and other Halal products or services. Here is a listing of some of the most common Halal directory according the nation where they are present like Halal Directory UK, Halal Directory USA, Halal Directory Canada, Halal Directory Australia, Halal Directory South Africa, Halal Directory Worldwide etc.

For the last 5 years, there have been a thorough research being going on for finding out the means of finding the complete knowledge about not only the location of the food outlets, restaurants, and other Halal businesses but also, to obtain the exact listing of Halal and Haram ingredients, which are present in all products.

By |2020-06-09T12:26:18+00:00June 9th, 2020|Home, Travel|0 Comments

How can patent information help?

The commercial and technical information stored in patents has a significant role to play in a broad range of business activities: from basic research through to product marketing.

Before research projects are initiated, a scan of the published literature to establish what is already known can save many hours pursuing fruitless lines of investigation. The European Commission has estimated that European industries are wasting over £20 billion each year by simply repeating previous efforts, the results of which can be found in published patents.

Unforeseen difficulties can arise when scaling up for production. These difficulties may have been encountered elsewhere and solutions documented in patent literature. The subsequent time saved with this knowledge could determine whether or not a vital foothold is gained in a rapidly developing market as described on https://kulturehub.com/inventhelp-support-inventors/.

patent literature

An indication of suitable markets for products can be obtained by evaluating the world-wide patent practices of possible competitors.

A thorough review of relevant published documentation will also assist in drafting a sound patent application, thereby providing the maximum degree of protection to help you exploit the full potential of your idea.

Having successfully launched a product, it is essential to maintain market appeal by a constant programme of evaluation and refinement: new processes to reduce production costs, novel materials to enhance performance, and fresh outlets for increased turnover – all information that can be obtained from a regular review of patent literature to help you innovate and keep ahead of your competitors by retaining hard-won customer satisfaction. For much more information about patenting check https://twitter.com/inventhelp.

By |2020-06-05T17:29:16+00:00May 31st, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Ideas Can Come From Anywhere

The next time you’re in a store as K-mart or Wal-Mart, take a look around. You may be thinking, “I always look around when I’m there.” But this time, look around in a new way. Look at each product you see on the shelves and racks and think about what they were before they ended up there.

All of them, you can assume, were ideas that eventually took form in someone’s head. Now, how did the idea make it to the shelves?

Some products are the results of design teams at established companies. Some were created from ideas licensed from Inventors and Entrepreneurs like you. Ideas can come from anywhere, even from children as interpreted on https://www.techtimes.com/articles/249715/20200518/how-inventhelp-gets-new-inventors-onto-the-right-path.htm.

If two people walk through a store together, one would see things that he like that the other doesn’t like and vice versa. A product will succeed as long as enough people like it and/or need it enough of the time to keep it going.

People often bring up the “pet rock” phenomenon. The pet rock was successful, yes, but for a short time. Have you noticed a big demand for them in the past 20 years? Some items will have short-lived success, others will become staples that people buy again and again as stated in https://www.valuewalk.com/2020/05/medical-invention-covid-19/ article.

Some people are afraid to pursue their inventions because they think it’s simple or silly. They must not have been in a store lately. There are things out there that people are buying that are very simple. Some of the inventors of these things may have called them silly, too…all the way to the bank!

By |2020-05-27T13:49:30+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Difficulties in obtaining a patent

What is unique about a provisional patent application is that it is rather easy compared to a full patent application. You will not need to provide an in depth report on the inventions objectives, benefits, or a discussion on the prior arts that may precede it. You also do not need to have any claims at this time. This is the difficult part of getting your permanent patent.

The description of your invention should include a title of it, the purpose of the invention, a description that fits with each drawing that is provided, a components list and steps of the invention requirements, as well as how the steps happen as seen on this channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp.

You will need to describe how the components work and what the best mode of the invention is. You may also want to mention the alternative ways for the invention to reach the results of it and any advantages that the invention provides to the user.

There is no need to spend countless hours working on a provisional patent, but getting it is the jump start to getting your full patent. You have just one year from the time that you obtain the provisional patent to obtain your permanent one, and the permanent application is much more thorough itself as explained on https://www.tmcnet.com/topics/articles/2020/03/24/444881-everything-need-know-inventhelp.htm.

The good news is that an attorney can help you through the entire process, making it far easier to obtain the provisional patent you need. On the other hand, to save money, you may be able to do this part yourself.

By |2020-05-19T11:47:45+00:00May 16th, 2020|Business|0 Comments

Planning your Camping Trip

Decide where you want to camp by answering some of the following questions:
What is important to you and your party?
Do you want to fish and swim while you are there?
If swimming is important do you require a swimming pool or is fresh lake water fine?
What about running water and showers?
Do you need electricity?

The Campsite

Another important consideration is the actual campsite.
Do you want to be close to amenities such as the swimming pool, shower, or lake? On one hand this will greatly add to your convenience but on the other it will mean that you will have increased foot traffic from other campers near your campsite as well as more noise in general.

This matters depending on the people that will be with you. Being near a playground would be a good thing if you’re bringing children along, but if you’re a retired person and not bringing any (grand)children of your own, the noise might not be appreciated.

Pack Plenty of Clothes

Keeping dry and staying warm is important; depending on the time of year, dress in several layers. You can begin with a tank top, then a t-shirt followed by flannel shirt, a jacket and finally if needed – a heavier jacket.

Sleeping Bag Quality

One of camping’s the ingredients for a successful camping trip is sleeping well at night. As such, it’s essential to have a quality sleeping bag.
Even summertime can bring well-below comfort level temperatures at night due to the area you plan on camping in (mountainous or sub-arctic) or simply due to unexpected weather. Getting caught out camping on a cold night is bad enough… getting caught with inadequate protection could be the death of you (or at least of your ‘fun’ camping trip).

Taking a simple and thin foam mattress is an option for comfort’s sake. Bringing an air mattress is even better as long as you have a way to inflate it!

Flashlights are a Must

It’s always a good idea to have extra batteries and even a spare flashlight in case one gets wet, lost, or even smashed to pieces. A radio will also be very useful to stay on top of the weather forecasts – nature’s wrath can be upon you before you know it if you’re not prepared.

Take plenty of food … and then pack more! – Take plenty of easy snacks and quick to fix meals. One-dish stews are always a camping hit. Other favorites are hotdogs, marsh-mellows, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Be sure to also bring some things like cheese, crackers, nuts, pickles, beef jerky, cookies, and high-energy food bars.

Fun for the Kids

Another important consideration in your camping trip planning is if kids will be coming along or not? You will definitely want to plan ahead to make sure the little tykes are thoroughly entertained on the trip. Buy each of them some supplies so that they can create a camping journal. They may also want to make camping creatures by using small rocks and twigs to create small critters that the kids can keep as camping souvenirs. Yard games such as badminton, or frisbee, or croquet, would also be good to include in your camping planning; and these would provide entertainment for the adults as well as the kids.

Explore nature

Bring binoculars for some bird watching or a photo camera to take pictures of any animal or insect you come across. These might sound boring but learning about the pictures you took or the birds you’ve seen can be a true learning experience.

Your camping experience will be much smoother and therefore much more enjoyable if you simply plan ahead. There are websites dedicated to camping guides and tips such as the Traveling and Food blog, that will help you make the right camping gear and supplies list. Decide what you’d like to get out of your trip and then plan for it.

By |2020-05-09T11:35:09+00:00May 9th, 2020|Home|0 Comments

Why Ignoring PATENT ATTORNEY Will Cost You Time and Sales

What can be patented?

First you need to find out if you can even patent your invention idea. A lawyer can help you determine the best route to take. For instance, inventions must be in one of the following four situations to be patentable:

  • You can patent a process, for example, how to manufacture a product.
  • You can patent a machine.
  • You can patent articles of manufacture.
  • You can patent composition of matter.

In addition, the invention idea must be useful, and you must prove that it can be made operable and not be frivolous in nature. This is a big way a lawyer can help you. Patent Lawyers are trained and educated to help you turn your idea into a patent and profitable invention as you can read from https://www.jpost.com/Special-Content/Get-Your-Invention-Off-the-Ground-with-the-Support-of-InventHelp-624132.

Somebody is stealing my patented idea

When somebody attempts to steal your patented idea and profit from it, this is called infringement. Your lawyer can go to the Federal Court and begin legal proceedings to prevent or stop further infringement. He might even be able to retrieve infringing items until your lawyer can reach a civil agreement. You will possibly get money for the profits they made off of your patented idea, the damage they made to the reputation of your idea and your legal costs.

You can sell your patent

You can sell your patent with the help of a lawyer. This is called assigning. The patent must be filled at the USPTO in your name and your lawyer can help you with the legal issues involved to protect your idea and investment as described in https://spacecoastdaily.com/2020/03/inventhelp-the-way-forward-for-new-inventors/ article.

By |2020-04-18T14:16:12+00:00April 15th, 2020|Business|0 Comments