Monthly Archives: September 2011

The President Signs the America Invents Act

If you hadn’t been following public speculation over the past several months of “will they or won’t they?” around U.S. patent reform, you’ve likely become quite familiar with the legislation since Friday’s signing of the America Invents Act into law.

Our own, Louis Foreman, who amongst a list of credentials, is well-noted for his involvement with the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee, received a personal invitation to the White House to take part in the festivities. Expecting to watch from the sidelines, Louis was both surprised and honored to be invited onstage to be at the President’s side as the bill was signed into law.

Below is video footage and photos from the historic event.

(Source: Associated Press)

Maura and Tom, You’re Season 4 Everyday Edisons!

As it is often stated, two heads are better than one — at least when it comes to inventing what could be the next big thing in pet products!

We are excited to announce our newest Season 4 Everyday Edisons, Maura Indes and Tom Adam!

With experience working in both Cosmetology and Real Estate, Maura Indes never dreamed the next entry on her resume would read “inventor.” But, that’s exactly what happened when the Carefree, AZ resident had an encounter with her cat that sparked an innovative idea. Using materials found around her home, Maura created the first prototype of her invention, but knew it needed a bit more enhancement if she was going to pursue development. That’s when her husband Tom, a real estate broker, stepped in to head-up prototype development, market research, and ultimately come up with a key component of their prototype that would become the basis for final patent approval.

Once Maura and Tom had the foundation laid for their product, they still found difficulty moving the process forward, so they began researching for guidance, where they learned of Edison Nation and ultimately Everyday Edisons. Maura and Tom decided to audition, but flight difficulties and several unfortunate events throughout the day caused them to nearly miss the casting call, just making it as the last to attend the Saturday audition.

Now, with Maura and Tom joining the Season 4 cast of Everyday Edisons, find out if the invention that nearly didn’t make it to auditions, will turn out to be the cat’s meow!

Watch below as Maura and Tom learn the news for the first time!

On Got Invention Radio …

Brinda Wiita is Executive Director of Technology Innovation and Business Development at Johnson and Johnson Consumer companies. She’s in charge of finding inventions that meet strategic business needs, evaluation, licensing and acquisition of technologies. She manages the Intelli-Ideas Open Innovation website www.jjconsumerideas.com for submission of patented and patent-pending opportunities. Brinda’s on Got Invention Radio at 8pm E.T./5pm […]

Read the full article on InventorsDigest.com »

Tonight on Got Invention Radio …

Brinda Wiita is Executive Director of Technology Innovation and Business Development at Johnson and Johnson Consumer companies. She’s in charge of finding inventions that meet strategic business needs, evaluation, licensing and acquisition of technologies. She manages the Intelli-Ideas Open Innovation website www.jjconsumerideas.com for submission of patented and patent-pending opportunities. Brinda’s on Got Invention Radio at 8pm E.T./5pm […]

Read the full article on InventorsDigest.com »

30 Million Eggies Contest

Hey, Inventors! Feel like winning something?! :) If so, get out your rulers and brush off those math skills; we have a fun challenge for you!

We recently shared the exciting news about the 30 millionth Eggie rolling off the assembly line! Now, in celebration of this feat, we’re giving some of those Eggies away! Want to win a set? Here’s how it works:

The first 30 people to email us with the correct answer to the following question will win their own set of Eggies:

If you laid 30 million Eggies end to end, how many miles would they go?

Email your answers to eggiescontest@edisonnation.com no later than Wednesday, September 21 at 5pm EST. The correct answer will be announced and the winners will be notified by email on Friday, September 23.

To help you out a bit, here’s a tip:

-The Eggie in this image is very close to actual size.

Eggies

Hope this helps and good luck! :)

***Important Note: Those whose answers fall within 10 miles of the correct answer will qualify. Please also include in your email, your full name and mailing address. U.S. residents only, please. ***


 

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