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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...

Battles of the Bird Feeder

Posted on April 12, 2017

Cardinals, blue jays, black-capped chickadees and many other birds are regular visitors to the bird feeder at my home. So are squirrels and raccoons. Left to their own devices the fuzzy critters eat more than their fair share and crowd out the feathered ones.  Bird feeder designers try all kinds of clever mechanisms to stop them, but the furry fiends are highly motivated, dextrous and smart.  The last straw was when I saw a raccoon sitting buddha-style inside the bird feeder, the top having been ripped off. He was happily shoving handfuls of black sunflower seeds into his ...

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How a Corporation Says "No" to an Inventor

Posted on April 07, 2017

A Classic Invention Rejection Letter We just received a reply on two outstanding inventions we presented to a major US company for licensing consideration. Both inventions are engineered and ready for production. One has issued US and Chinese utility patents. The other has US, Chinese and European patents pending. Both have working prototypes that look like finished products. Target users love them. And they fit perfectly into  existing product lines of the company we pitched. The answer was "no" and offered nothing useful by way of explanation. But at least it was a clear no. That's something to be ...

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FREE Invention Submission

Posted on April 04, 2017

We'll Consider Your Invention for FREE. But you'll have to do some homework...(Scroll down for the submission form.) We have long wanted to offer a way for inventors to submit their ideas to us without spending any money. Here it is:  Inventicate your invention with the Inventicator™. Record the ICQ number.Inventicate a Benchmark Invention with the Inventicator™. Record the ICQ number.Fill out the form below. (You will not be asked to provide any Confidential Information). Sign and submit.We'll contact you if we're interested in learning more. If ...

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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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