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Products created and commercialized by Invention City and its partners have generated over $500,000,000 in retail sales and tens of millions in royalty income. We are actively looking to license new inventions in all categories and all stages of development. When we say "yes" we offer to do it all and pay for everything so that you risk nothing more - we take responsibility for patents, prototypes, engineering, design and marketing, to turn your new invention idea into a manufactured product with a real opportunity for market success. The first step to working with us is our Brutally Honest Review. Click to see the video and read our fine print in bold.

Starting as garage inventors we've had over 25 years of experience creating, developing, licensing and selling inventions to Fortune 100 corporations and start-up companies. This gives us deep first hand knowledge of prior art research, market evaluation, building prototypes, engineering for manufacturing, industrial design, writing and filing US and international patents and trademarks, defending patents and trademarks in the US and internationally, negotiating licensing agreements, managing licensing relationships, sourcing and managing manufacturing and fulfillment, marketing via traditional distribution to mass merchants, chains, individual retailers, direct marketing via DRTV, internet and crowd funding, forming strategic partnerships and launching and selling start-up companies. We don't know of anyone in our industry who's had our breadth and depth of experience. We've enjoyed a lot of success and have learned from failures too. Learn more about us here.

You can see some of our past and current product successes below. Click here to see some of the inventions we currently have in development.


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Over the years we've heard from inventors who've wasted thousands, tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars pursuing their dreams and failing. Invention City's mission is to help inventors keep money in their pockets, increase their chances of success and commercialize great new product ideas through licensing and partnership deals. The Invention City team is comprised of successful inventors and entrepreneurs who've made their money by bringing new patented products to market. We want to make money with you, not from you. Read about us here .

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Choosing Invention City

The difference between Invention City and other invention companies is the success, depth and unique experiences of the Invention City team along with a business model that's structured to profit with inventors rather than from them. Invention City grew out of WorkTools, Inc., (read about WorkTools here.) We come at this business having been bona fide garage inventors and that's where our hearts remain. These links explain:

We believe that inventors should do as much as they can on their own and then, when informed and ready, seek help and advice from providers who genuinely care. Our Brutally Honest Review is a great way to get professional feedback and a real chance for success. A visit to the info booth is a good way to get started. Be careful about disclosing proprietary and confidential information to anyone. We hope that your visit is productive. Please visit us often and let us know how we can make things better.

Invention City provides inventors and new product idea developers with information, resources and help for each stage of the inventing process. Use the links above to learn how to:

  • Evaluate invention potential
  • Make an invention prototype
  • Understand patents and how to patent inventions
  • Submit inventions to potential partners
  • Invention licensing manufacturing and marketing

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Latest from the Invention City Blog...

SF Start-up Makes Chicken Strips in Lab

Posted on March 15, 2017

Frankenchicken?A new company in the San Francisco Bay Area wants a piece of the $200 billion a year Americans spend on meat. The company, confusingly named Memphis Meats,  says it has successfully developed the world’s first chicken strip grown from self-reproducing cells. It will be years before these strips appear at your local KFC or Chick-fil-A, but a few lucky testers have had a chance to taste them. The verdict: "tastes like chicken." Read the full story at WSJ.com ...

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Costs for Invention Development, Patents and Licensing

Posted on March 09, 2017

It is ridiculously hard for inventors to find cost information on the various steps they'll likely take in developing, protecting and commercializing an invention idea if they go forward on their own. Prices vary because inventions differ in complexity.  But it is possible to give an example. Following is our estimate for the costs of taking a simple new invention concept from idea stage, through drawings, patents, prototypes, pilot production, licensing and manufacturing using Invention City and its providers.  Invention services are not like Big Macs. The quality of patent writing, prototyping, negotiating and other services ...

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Controlling Robots With Our Minds

Posted on March 08, 2017

The ability to move things with thoughts is no longer science fiction. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves. Read more at WBUR. ...

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Quest for the "Perfect" Pancake

Posted on March 04, 2017

One week ago, while spending a long weekend in the Berkshires (western Massachusetts) with my wife and daughters, we had breakfast at the Haven restaurant in Lenox. It's a pricey, yuppified, country-style, food joint that owes its existence to New Yorkers who frequently visit the area. The eggs and potatoes and bacon and coffee were excellent, but not any more enjoyable to my palate than what I get in a decent diner. However, the pancakes were something special and raised the bar in my quest to achieve the perfect ...

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Housewares Inventions Wanted!

Posted on February 24, 2017

Dan and I will be attending the International Housewares Show in Chicago on Sunday and Monday March 19-20, 2017. We'll be presenting potential licensees some of the housewares-oriented inventions we've licensed in the past few months and can take on a few more. If you have a great invention idea that's appropriate for the Home and Housewares Category, this could be a great opportunity.  Beyond the Housewares Show we'll also be running a Direct Response TV test for one of the best new products we've ever seen this coming spring. This new product could inspire an entirely ...

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