Do you have an invention idea you've been thinking about for a while?
Getting started with a new idea can be difficult. InventHelp is an invention service company staffed with researchers, illustrators, writers, and customer service representatives (just to name a few!) who will assist you in submitting your invention idea to companies who want to receive new ideas. After being in the business for more than 35 years, we know what the invention industry is all about. Are you ready to get started?
How InventHelp Can Help You with Your New Product Idea:
- InventHelp prepares and submits your idea to companies who have agreed to confidentially review InventHelp client ideas.
- InventHelp can refer you to an independent licensed patent attorney for a Preliminary Patentability Search and Opinion. We have helped inventors secure more than 10,000 patents.
- Our database has more than 9,000 companies, representing many different industries and ranging from small businesses to large corporations.
- InventHelp attends trade shows where we establish new contacts for our Data Bank. Ask about how you can have a digital representation of your invention displayed at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo.
- InventHelp can make a 3-D prototype model, which can be helpful for others to understand your invention and its function and features.
- We prepare a publicity release announcing the availability of your invention idea but not disclosing its working details. This release is submitted to trade publications, other media, and an online publicity distribution service.
- Our client services representatives are here to help you Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to answer any questions you may have.
Tips to Get Started with New Invention Ideas:
1. Do your research
What kind of product have you come up with? If that particular industry is flooded with similar ideas, either consider tweaking your idea so it fits in another industry, or add in features and value which set it apart from the other new products. What can your product offer others lack? What problem does your new invention solve?
2. Know the trends
What products are hot right now? Although trends are constantly changing, if you can get a sense for what is going to be popular in upcoming months, you may be able to alter your idea to fit in with, but also stand out among up-and-coming trends. For instance, superhero movies, products with associated apps, and eco-friendly goods are all trendy right now. How could your idea mesh with those or other trends?
3. Ask for opinions
What do other people think of your idea? Without disclosing too much information, casually ask your trusted friends and family what they think about your invention idea. They may have ideas on alternate uses or improvements which could be made. But, be careful who you approach if you don’t have a patent, and don’t take harsh criticism to heart. Can others offer additional insight?
4. Make a plan
How are you going to proceed from here? Make yourself a checklist and a plan, and remember to cross off each step as it is completed. It’s much easier to achieve your goals if you write down exactly what you want to do. Set both short term and long term goals, and remember to make them measurable. How exactly will you achieve your goals? If you’re unsure how to proceed, InventHelp can help you.
5. Sketch and build
What does your invention idea look like? A rough sketch and a non-working prototype help immensely when describing your idea to others. A sketch can include stick figures and traced drawings; you don’t need to be an artist. A non-working prototype can be made out of cardboard, clay, tape – any material can help make a model of invention ideas. For a more professional approach, InventHelp also offers prototyping services. How can you show others what your idea looks like and how it works?
Getting an idea in front of a company is very hard. Many people do not have the resources or knowledge to do it on their own. And that’s okay – that’s why inventors turn to InventHelp. We have been helping inventors submit their ideas to companies since 1984. No matter where you are in the invention process, whether you have just an idea stuck in your head or even if you have inventory of your product, InventHelp can help you. Call 1-800-INVENTION today to get started today!