“No Idea Too Silly…”

Kookiest InventionsHey everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself really quickly. My name is Elliott Van Ness, and I am currently interning at Edison Nation and will be a guest-blogger. I hope you all enjoy my posts.

To anyone who has ever thought his or her idea or concept was too ludicrous or far-fetched to be patentable, think again. According to the inventors of these 15 patent-holding inventions, their ideas were well worth the time, energy, and money they each put into securing their respective patents. Despite the various costs associated with acquiring a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the annual number of patents filed from 1996 to 2008 has sky-rocketed 130%, to 485,000.

So, before you convince yourself that your idea isn?t worth the time and energy, take the time to read this article from Forbes.com on some of the most unconventional and unorthodox patent-holding inventions: http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/22/kookiest-inventions-patent-entrepreneurs-technology-patent.html?boxes=entrepreneurschannellightop.