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Pivoting During a Pandemic

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The pandemic has forced many companies to pivot and we are no exception. We redesigned the GermBlitzer© wristband so a good idea and a great opportunity would not slip away. 

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Persistence Pays Off

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Receiving a patent for your idea is a huge achievement, but that doesn’t mean your invention stops evolving. And it doesn’t mean the hard work is over. It takes persistence and flexibility to take a product to market.

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The GermBlitzer© Wristband Keeps Sanitizer on Hand

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The GermBlitzer© wristband from Invaluable Inventions is designed to deliver a spritz of hand sanitizer any time you need it. Licensing opportunities available.

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Pandemic-Inspired Innovation

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The way we live is changing, and that means the products we use will be changing, too. Now is the time for some pandemic-inspired innovation.

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Covid-19 Crazy Ideas

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There is nothing like a bit of cabin fever to get inventors to start thinking of crazy ways to address our new reality.

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Teen Genius

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Need to bring a new perspective to your ideation sessions? Go back to high school and think like a teen genius! 

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Innovation is Child’s Play

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Take your cue from your inner child and see what innovations you can come up with.

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The Inventor’s Field of Dreams

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Inventors need to understand the market challenges they face before they start talking to potential licensees. Learn ways to approach early market planning.

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A Look Back at the Best Inventions of 2019

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A look back at some of this year’s best innovations and new products from Time’s Best Inventions of 2019.

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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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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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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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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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