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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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Posted on February 05, 2020

If you have the money it's easy to get a patent and make a prototype. The big question is how to make people aware of your new invention idea without going bankrupt. Creating and launching a new invention has never been easier. Suppliers can be found online for everything from app creation, industrial design and prototyping to injection molding, metal stamping and more. Warehousing facilities are just a click away. Need money to get started? Kickstarter and Indiegogo are there for you. And once you get your product made you can easily create an Amazon listing to make it available ...

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A Scary Invention Submission Form

Posted on January 28, 2020

Before submitting your invention to Spectrum Brands be sure to read the agreement carefully. In looking for a potential licensee for a kitchen invention I came across Spectrum Brands. They own a wide range of brands in many categories and seemed to be a good fit for one of our inventions. They have a nice welcoming page for inventors that asks for contact information, description of the invention and so on. Since this particular invention is already in production with issued patent and issued trademark I wasn't worried about disclosure or really much of anything. I filled out page one ...

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Why Companies Sometimes Give Away Patents for Free

Posted on January 25, 2020

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Patentability Opinions

Posted on January 23, 2020

"They said I could get a patent." A patentability opinion is a legal opinion that considers what's known in the public record to determine whether or not your invention idea has unique features that might qualify for patent protection. The legal answer to whether or not your invention idea can get a patent is almost always yes - provided you offer enough details to distinguish your invention idea. The truth is, you can get a patent on almost anything. With that in mind, here at Invention City, a claim that so and so said you could get a patent means ...

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Invention Predictions for the Decade Ahead

Posted on January 18, 2020

By 2030 "You" Will Live Forever For three decades I've regularly enjoyed warm flour pillows of sublime glazed perfection from Stan’s Donuts before surfing dawn patrol. On December 30th 2019, Stan's served me a cold, heavy, oily, dishonorable lump of sugared dough. The sun did not rise in my heart and three weeks later I’m still crabby about it. But as I look back on the previous decade, the dud donut from Stan’s is a fine analogy. Cold, dishonorable lumps of sugary stuff are reasonable descriptions of many of the products introduced in the 2010's. Consider this list of the ...

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