Toter is Looking for New Innovations for Organic Waste Disposal Products and Systems

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Toter is the premier manufacturer of two-wheeled carts and receptacles for curbside automated waste, recycling and organics collection by cities, private waste haulers and recyclers. After introducing the automated curbside cart system to America, Toter has been on a mission to perfect their manufacturing process. Today Toter is widely considered the producer of the world’s

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Introducing Edison Nation’s first iOS app, Sparks

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Sparks by Edison Nation – the fastest and easiest way for innovators to record new product ideas – now available for free on the Apple App Store A new iOS app to get people’s great invention ideas out of their heads and onto store shelves now available for download today on iOS devices John Hetrick,

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How We Work: A Message from Todd Stancombe, President of Edison Nation


Hello Edison Nation community! My name is Todd Stancombe and I am the president of Edison Nation. I want to reach out and address a few questions we have received lately about what happens behind the scenes at Edison Nation. First, and most importantly, no one cares more about your success than we do. You’ve

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protoTYPING: Podcasts for Inventors

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In 2008, I had a design job where I spent most of my days sitting at the computer doing SolidWorks. My office was in a cube farm and the atmosphere had about as much life as a Chernobyl cooling pond. The minutes dragged on, and eventually I started to bring headphones to listen to some

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InvENtor Spotlight: A Q&A with Wendy Bialek

For our July Inventor Spotlight, we’re highlighting Chicago native, Wendy Bialek! Wendy has been an active Edison Nation member since 2012 and recently received her first patent. We had the chance to catch up with Wendy and learn what inspired her first, now patented, invention, what inspires her, her thoughts on current innovation trends and

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Two More Ideas Selected for As Seen on TV Testing

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The Edison Nation As Seen on TV team is on a roll this summer! We just received news that two more ideas have been selected from the ASOTV Open Search for commercialization. Meet the inventors below and leave a comment to congratulate them as their ideas undergo ideation, product design and development, commercial production and market testing.

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15 Sport Outdoor Toys You’ll Wish You Had as a Kid

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Forget Slinkys and Silly Putty, kids today have toys that look like they’re from the future! A simple internet connection yields access to nearly every episode of every season of every show ever created. Although your third grader may be the only one in the house capable of explaining the complicated inner workings of your

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Inventing 101: Why Your Invention Idea Must have Mass Market Appeal

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When an invention idea is submitted to Edison Nation to be considered for commercialization through licensing or As Seen on TV, it is vetted through an eight-stage evaluation process before it is pitched to potential licensing partners or developed. Once your idea reaches Stage 4, it is evaluated against potential competitors in the market as well as

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Patents 101: When to File for Foreign Patent Protection

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While preparing to file for patent protection, it may be difficult to determine which countries, if any, may be important for an invention’s patent portfolio. While applying for a U.S. patent may be standard, what about Canada, China, or the European Union? There are many considerations to keep in mind when making this decision, and it’s wise

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From G1-G8: Mastering Stage 6 of the Invention Submission Process

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Whether you are new to Edison Nation or a seasoned inventor, submitting your idea into our secure system is the first step in bring your idea to market. As you may know, every invention idea submitted is reviewed through a complex, eight-stage process to determine its likelihood of licensing or As Seen on TV success.

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