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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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Thoughts on Getting a Software, App or Business Method Patent

Posted on November 14, 2018

Before spending a lot of time and money on any invention idea, you should take steps to confirm that the idea has a likelihood of commercial success. That means gaining an understanding of the market and doing online research of competitive and alternative products and methods, including searches at http://google.com/patents . You could then use Invention City's Inventicator for free to put your findings through an organized evaluation process. You might also choose to have Invention City do a Brutally Honest Review to get a third party perspective. What you learn from prior art research and get from other feedback ...

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Inventor Warnings, Education and Suggested Questions - Be Careful Here Too

Posted on November 11, 2018

Not Everything You Read on the Internet is Accurate or True - You Already Know That, But... Invention scams are in the news again and inventors looking for ways to avoid being scammed may run across websites giving them advice on how to avoid them. Some of the advice is good and some is not. The first thing to ask yourself when reading anyone's advice is, who is the person giving me this advice? What have they done that makes them credible and what is their angle? Invention City is very transparent about who we are and what we do ...

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World Patent Marketing in The News Again

Posted on November 09, 2018

The sleazy invention promotion company, World Patent Marketing, is once again in the news. I last wrote about them in July 2017, after they had been defenestrated by the FTC, and am pleased to note that the company has not been resurrected. WPM was uniquely evil in their success at scamming inventors out of tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars and delivering nothing of commensurate value in return. Inventors seeking help with their inventions should be careful in choosing a development and commercialization partners. Here is a helpful article. ...

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Inventing is a Form of Gambling: Consider The Odds of Success

Posted on November 08, 2018

Understanding how to value a bet can help in making better decisions about when to press ahead with an invention and when to walk away. A lot of guessing is involved: How big is the market?What percentage of the market might actually be penetrated?How likely is that to happen? There's no way to know for sure. But even with very rough guesses it helps to have a framework for thinking through whether or not an invention bet makes sense. Invention City founder Mike Marks explains: Why did we think that 0.1% odds of success rather than 50% or 10% or ...

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