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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 December 09, 2018

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Patent Stories - Real World Examples of How Patents Are Useful

Posted on December 03, 2018

Patents are complicated, aggravating, annoying, expensive and often ineffective. You don't need one to make and sell a product. You don't even need one to collect royalties in some cases. But if you are an inventor and you have a great product concept that can sell for many years, having a strong patent is essential. Below is a video with the stories of three patents and why they were worth having; the stories can now be told because the patents have expired. The patents referred to concern hand tools, but the basic concepts can be applied to patents on anything ...

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Sleep Well with Sweet Dreams

Posted on November 29, 2018

Secret new product coming soon. It will help children sleep better at night. We're quietly excited about it. Shhhh. Photo by Mathias Krumbholz. ...

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Dragway™ Grading Accessory

Posted on November 28, 2018

The Dragway™ attaches to the bottom of a snow plow assembly to transform it into an effective grading attachment. Invented by Eric Louwers and available for license. Contact mike@inventioncity.com for more information. ...

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How to Make Great New Product Explainer Videos for Your Invention

Posted on November 25, 2018

Your first step to license or sell a new product idea should be a short video that explains features and benefits. A short explainer video will open the doors to selling your product better than a sales sheet, better than a website, even better than a face to face meeting. Why? Because more people will pay more attention to a short video than any other communication method and they can easily share the video to get buy-in from other team members and advisers. The video must get straight to the point and should ideally be no more than 1 minute ...

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