Posted on October 11, 2019Maybe $2.5 Billion Wasn't Enough James Dyson built a phenomenal consumer products business starting with a namesake vacuum cleaner. In 2017 he told the world that his company had allocated a budget of $2.5 billion to develop an electric car. Two years later Dyson now says that his team of 523 people succeeded in creating a "fantastic car" but that he can "no longer see a way to make [the car] commercially viable." He's throwing in the wrench and reassigning the team to work in other areas of his business. Read the full story at Wired.com The car business has ...
Honest feedback based on deep experience. Maybe a licensing deal.
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.
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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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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Posted on September 18, 2019A Quick Look At New Product DevelopmentGuest post by Kayleigh Alexandra After weeks, months, even years of turning a problem over in your head, your cognitive iteration has produced a viable solution. Or perhaps you’ve just woken up one morning to find a pearl of an idea resting unexpectedly in your mind (the creative process doesn’t always conform to formula). Regardless of the preamble, you’ve invented something — something good. Just to confirm, you let it sit for a while, then revisit it with a clear perspective. It still works. You’re suitably convinced that you’re not delusionally backing a crackpot ...
Posted on August 06, 2019In the start-up and inventing worlds we regularly hear that failure is a component to success, but beyond that, the subject is treated like a marinara sauce stain on a white shirt. No one really wants to look at it closely. Except for Rich Clominson. Rich runs a website called Failory.com that explores business and product failures of all kinds. When I heard about Failory (in the midst of a Kickstarter failure of my own) I exclaimed, "well, if failures are what he wants, I have a bucket load!" So I got in touch with Rich and he asked me ...
Posted on August 04, 2019At the beginning of this millennium the best and brightest investors and tech observers told us that the Segway scooter was going to be the greatest, most civilization changing invention since the airplane. To anyone with common sense it was obvious that a Segway was too wide and too fast for sidewalks and also too wide for a bike lane. It also cost as much as a decent used car without the all-weather capability, carrying capacity or travel range. "Never mind," said Segway proselytizers, "cities will be redesigned to accommodate it." Let me repeat that. Intelligent people actually said that ...