Category Archives: Inventors Digest

Five Questions With… Edison Nation Pro

Punch in “Toni LaCava” in the search field found within Edison Nation’s forums and you’ll find some 40 pages of Toni’s words, comments and of course, that happy little girl smiling back at you in her avatar photograph. Toni is an early adopter of Edison Nation’s inventor community and has transformed into a super user and […]

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Tune into Got Invention Radio Tonight

LegalZoom, the do-it-yourself legal document company, takes to the web-airwaves on Got Invention Radio tonight. Chas Rampenthal, LegalZoom’s vice president and general counsel, and Dan Goldman, legal architect for intellectual property join Got Invention host Brian Fried at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Click on the “listen live” button on the homepage, www.gotinvention.com. Call 877.474.3302 or email your questions to […]

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Re-Tooled, Re-Invented & Re-Purposed

Inventors often get their start by taking things apart. With that in mind, we asked young folks at FIRST to draft a list of modern devices they’d like to dismantle and re-purpose into other products. 1)      Turn a USB Webcam into a microscope Suggested by: FIRST Robotics Competition Team 811 from Nashua, N.H. “Cardinals”   2)      Turn […]

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Patent Office Exhibit Honors Steve Jobs

In tribute to the tremendous influence of Steve Jobs, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will showcase The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.  The free exhibit will open to the public on November 16 at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Virginia. “This exhibit commemorates the […]

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New Inventions from Inventors

Every month, Inventors Digest features new inventions from independent inventors in our Under the Radar section. Get your invention in the magazine; email info@inventorsdigest.com. Put “Radar” in the subject. Homemade Game Guru Last summer global temperatures hit record highs. In response, game inventor and YouTube impresario Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame built what’s believed to be the […]

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Patent Office to Hire More Veterans

The United States Patent and Trademark Office  is launching an intensive recruitment effort to increase veteran hiring in its patent examiner corps.  The program will feature broad outreach and support to attract veterans interested in pursuing careers in patent examination. “The USPTO is strongly committed to hiring veterans and their family members into our workforce […]

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Womentorz – Helping Hand for Inventors

By Jennipher Adkins Womentorz is a website where struggling inventors, product critics, businesswomen, writers and public speakers converge to mentor women with products for success. Membership to the online community is free. The only catch – it’s a women-only network. “Keeping the site gender-specific is actually an excellent marketing and growth tool for the entire […]

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How Sandra Kopecky Got Her Groove Back

The Driven Divorcée Sandra Kopecky was a computer programmer for years, but bowed out of the profession to raise her two children. “In 2010,” says Kopecky, “I was handed a divorce.” Approaching her 40s and a few years removed from the workforce, prospective employers told her she was under,-qualified. In the fall of last year […]

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