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Ideas for a Changing World

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A look at some world-changing trends that are inspiring new product innovations.

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Bring on the Skeptics

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Bring on the skeptics! Tips for how to use skepticism to your advantage.

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Heading to #LabelExpo2019

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#LabelExpo2019 is coming and Invaluable Inventions will be there with a new functioning prototype.

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Avoid These Prototype Pitfalls

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Taking your patent to the prototype stage can be challenging, avoid these prototype pitfalls.

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Annuity Payment Services Make Patent Portfolio Management Easier

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Managing patent renewal deadlines can be a nightmare. An annuity payment management service can make managing your patent portfolio easier.

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The Other Kind of Privacy Mark Zuckerberg Should be Worrying About

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The best way to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft from trash pickers is to shred everything with your name and address before you put it out on the curb. And that includes you, Mark Zuckerberg. A self-shredding label would make that a whole lot easier.

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Is it Worth it to File for Both U.S. and International Patents?

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Today’s global economy might make you believe you need both US and international patents, but it’s important to understand a few key considerations before you make that decision.

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Patents 101: Continuous Improvement and CIP Patents

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Your initial patent filing might be only the beginning. As you strive for continuous improvement on your design, consider CIP patents as a way to secure rights for new improvements.

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Patents 101: When Offense Plus Defense is Your Best Strategy

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To know whether you need both offensive and defensive patents to maximize the extent of your intellectual property rights, start by asking yourself, “What am I trying to protect?”

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New Year, New Patents, New Opportunities

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The U.S. Patent Office has now approved two of our self-shredding label patents and issued no further objections to the third.

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‘Tis the Season for Packages and Precautions

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By some estimates Amazon will account for 40% of online sales this holiday season, but the convenience of having your gifts arrive on your doorstep comes with some downsides. 

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Protecting a Brand with Tamper-evident and Authentication Labels

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Tamper-evident labeling has application across the entire supply chain. Brands can use a solution like our self-shredding label to protect their products and brand integrity.

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Labels Tell More Than You Think

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I just got back from LabelExpo 2018 and I was struck by how many companies are tackling solutions for protecting consumer privacy and security. Specialized labels for the pharmaceutical industry are particularly important. This is a need that we’ve been forecasting for years now and a primary application for our...

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How Your Daily Routine Could Land You a Patent

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Wake up, shower, shave, brush your teeth, get dressed, walk the dog. Most people do a lot of the same things every day and probably don’t feel very inspired while they do them. But hidden within your daily routine could be an idea you can turn into a new patent.

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A Baby Changes Everything

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It has been a while since my last post, but I have a pretty good excuse. In June, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world and I found out firsthand what people mean when they say, “a baby changes everything.” I’m adjusting to the sleep deprivation...

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An Unintended Consequence of the Amazon PillPack Deal

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Last month Amazon announced it was acquiring PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers prepackaged daily dosages of all your medications by mail. The convenience of having prescriptions delivered right to your door has been a selling feature of mail order pharmaceuticals for years, but Amazon’s move into the pharma arena...

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What You Need to Know About Prior Art Searches

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One of the first things you need to do to get your idea patented is to do a search for prior art. Prior art is a rather broad term that applies to any prior publication of drawings or descriptions of products or patents that might be similar or identical to...

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A License to Make Money

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If you are an innovator who loves the process of developing new product ideas but isn’t as excited about the process of manufacturing and marketing that product, then one of the best ways to make money from your invention is to license your idea to a company who will take...

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Innovation 101: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Basics

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What is the difference between a patent, a trademark, and a copyright? When you have a new innovation or product idea it’s important to understand how best to protect your work. Patents, trademarks and copyrights have very different purposes and their uses are often misunderstood.

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What’s My Idea Worth?

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If you are thinking about patenting a new idea, chances are you are hoping to monetize that idea in the form of a marketable product at some point in the future. But how do you determine what your idea might be worth? Here are some pragmatic calculations you can make...

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Taking advantage of someone else’s invention

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If you’re serious about innovation, you have to be willing to take your product idea all the way to market. That process can be long and competition can be tough, so you may tend to keep your ideas secret until you’re ready to exploit them.

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Getting help patenting an invention as a solo inventor

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At some point, you’ll have had a good idea for another ‘invaluable invention’ but what do you do next? Here’s our guide based on our experience of taking an idea from concept to commercialisation. To get an overview of what’s involved also check out the patent process flowchart.

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Can a high-tech dressing heal wounds faster?

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Invaluable Inventions has developed a high-tech bandage that could be used to heal wounds faster. The medical grade bandage is progressive and adapts during the healing process.

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Do you know the most hygienic way to fill the water cooler?

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Go into any office, school, gym and even domestic kitchens, and you’ll spot a water cooler. The bottled water dispenser has become the easiest way to supply clean water. When it’s your turn to replace the bottle, do you wash your hands first? Unlikely.

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