The Invention Addict 12 Step Program to Invent—Going from Inspiration to Innovation.
This is a series of posts on the 12 steps how to invent a product. A DIY class for Inventors.
- Who are you going to contact?
- How are you going to piqué their interest?
- How can you succinctly convey you product pitch without hopping on a plane and being there?
The who is easy. Search Google products or Amazon. You can also shop and write down the names of companies that sell in a similar market. I take note books to Spencer’s and Nordstrom and write down who’s making and selling similar products. You may even find the website URL on the packaging.
WHET THEIR APPETITE
Send a short e-mail. Don’t say you are an inventor, you are a “product developer”.
This is what I recently wrote:
I’m a product developer with 17 years product development experience and six issued US patents. I have developed a design for an innovative _____ product that I would like to discuss with you.
If your company is interested in licensing intellectual property, I would entertain an exclusive license to your firm.
Please let me know if you would like to continue this discussion and we can sign a two-way non-disclosure agreement.
Research Triangle, North Carolina
I covered the mechanics of this last post. Here the design element. I found a template that I like. Then my wife worked her design magic and tweaked the format.
Here are the 12 steps to invent a product:
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