InvENtor Spotlight: A Q&A with Eric Huber

Eric Huber

For our April Inventor Q&A, we had a talk with Edison Nation member and an “Everyday Edison”, Eric Huber! Eric has been a member of EN since 2008, has submitted over 100 ideas and received FOUR G8s, most notably for his Germ Master product, which was selected for development and testing by the Edison Nation As

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ProtoTYPING: Six Things You Didn’t Know You Can 3D Print

3D babies

3D printers are crucial to most successful product development projects. They can make strong parts in just hours, and can build parts over night while designers and engineers rest. While it is obvious that 3D prints are well suited to making prototype parts for consumer products made of plastic, there are a few other applications and

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Is it Possible Someone Else has the Same Idea?


    Everyone likes to think they are the only person on the planet with their million dollar idea, but the reality is that may not be true. In fact, there could be hundreds of people thinking along the same lines as you are right now. To put things into perspective, consider how many times you have

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G8 Spotlight: The Perfect Bacon Bowl, Invented by Thom Jensen

Perfect Bacon Bowl

You’ve read about them here in our blog, you’ve seen their announcements on our Facebook page and if you’re an Insider, you may have gotten the news about them in Room 5. Yes, we’re talking about the Edison Nation members who have had their ideas selected for a licensing deal or for As Seen on TV (ASOTV)

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Inventing 101: A Lesson on Public Disclosure

patent help

Welcome back!  I hope you enjoyed my last post on the most common types of patents.  This month, the focus is on public disclosure and how it affects your patent rights as an inventor. A a reminder, my name is Katie Foss and I am the legal counsel here at Edison Nation and I’m contributing

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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

Ivy in carseat

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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