15 Inventions Every Parent Should Own

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Parenting can be stressful. Whether you’re dealing with bath time, monsters in the closet or messy meals, there are a number of things that can add unnecessary challenges to your day. Lucky for you, and parents everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite 15 inventions (some invented by Edison Nation members!) to help make

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InvENtor Spotlight: A Q&A with Tim Hayes


Last month, we started a blog series called Inventor Q&A to give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow Edison Nation inventors a little better. For the first month, we sat down with John Vilardi, a professional 3D modeler, serial inventor and G8 Edison Nation inventor. This month, we’re getting know Edison Nation inventor and Insider member,

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New As Seen on TV Idea Selections! Congratulations, Alli and Michael!

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Congratulations to two Edison Nation members whose invention ideas have been selected for development and As Seen on TV (ASOTV) market testing. Meet the inventors below and leave them a comment to congratulate them as their ideas undergo ideation, product design and development, commercial production and market testing. Alli G An Oklahoma native currently living in Dallas

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protoTYPING: How Having a Kid Is Kind of Like Product Development

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On February 17th my second child (and second daughter), Ivy, was born. She came out a perfect blonde haired, healthy, 8 lb ball of love. Her first few weeks on Earth have (mostly) been a delight. My partner Kerry was a total champ, birthing her naturally and without any pain medication. The labor and delivery

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2015 Home And Housewares Show Recap: Product Trends

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Once again the International Home and Housewares Show proved to be THE destination for those looking for the latest and greatest in consumer lifestyle and product trends. We hit the ground running, pouring over 13 miles of aisles of 21,000 exhibitors over the event’s four days. From 3D printer pancake makers, to the Guinness world record for largest

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15 Creative Websites to Inspire (and Entertain) You

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Creativity is the cornerstone of inventing and is the foundational of everything we do at Edison Nation. When we hold innovation searches, oftentimes you’ll need to step outside your comfort zone and think creatively about a category you might not be familiar with. But, how do you summon creativity? How do you come up with an innovative

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Inventing 101: Types of Patent Applications

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Patent Law and intellectual property can be a tricky road to navigate, especially for independent inventors. At Edison Nation, intellectual property is a cornerstone of our business model and we take extensive measures to ensure that your idea, from the moment it is submitted until it is licensed, is kept secure and private. My name

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From G1-G8: Mastering Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Invention Submission Process


It happens to everyone…you’re driving to work, you’re walking through a store looking for that one thing you can’t find anywhere, you wake up from a dream, you’re in the shower and BING! You’ve got an idea. It’s an awesome idea and you know just where you share it…Edison Nation. So you log in, you

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Second Invention Idea Licensed from Ellery Homestyles Innovation Search


   We’re excited to announce that a second licensing deal has been signed from the Ellery Homestyles Innovation Search we hosted last fall. To remind, Ellery Homestyles is a leading supplier of branded and private label home fashion products, which are sold in major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, JCP and

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Edison Nation Inventors “Pitch the Hill” to Showcase American Innovation

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As you may know, Edison Nation has been a key player in fighting for the rights of independent inventors. Last year, Edison Nation was instrumental in ensuring the voice of independent inventors was heard, resulting in Senator Leahy dropping proposed patent legislation that favored large corporations over legitimate patent holders. In addition, Edison Nation CEO, Louis Foreman, has

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