Where to find ideas is a question that successful inventors get asked a lot. And it is really not easy to answer. Moreover, because the impulse to create and invent usually comes from the depths of a person's heart and soul. However, apart from the creative aspect, a good inventor needs balance and the ability to be able to evaluate carefully and judge whether his invention is really something that will one day prove useful or just a dream that will never come to pass.
This brings us to the most important things to be considered in any invention ideas. These are things that virtually all inventions have to consider in the hope of being viable anywhere. These focus on the question whether it will solve any problem satisfactorily enough to be seen to be useful. It is very common to find inventors who have created a remarkable gadget that is capable of accomplishing a task but does not really solve the problems or improve the quality of life of anyone in any way. Even if you were to push a product of this type into the market, it would be very difficult to sell or find customers for such product.
Taking inventions from the concept to reality can be difficult. In fact, it is quite confusing. I have gone this route several times, and without help simple questions become daunting. You can face some challenges when deciding who to talk to, how to patent and the path to take when pursuing an invention. Here are some important things to consider about your invention idea.
1. Know The Problems Your Invention Idea Will Solve
Every invention aims to solve a problem. Everyday people recognize problems on a regular basis, while the inventors decide to solve them. Before you pursue your idea, it is important to clearly understand the problem your invention will solve. Can your idea bring a solution? Does your invention need a little help? Is it too complicated? Therefore, your invention idea must help clarify problems and reveal solutions.
2. Market Your Invention
Once you know the problem your idea will solve begin to think about the market in which the invention would sell. Is it a product of the house? Will it be alone in its own category?
Understanding the market for your invention will help you in every step you take. Now you can compare with other products of this category and the companies that manufacture these products. This will help you later when identifying a company you wish to see license your invention.
3. Security Of Invention
If you choose to disclose your invention idea with someone, be it family, lawyer or company you hopes to work with, safety should always be on your mind. The greatest fear of an inventor is losing their invention idea to someone else.
The most dangerous moments can be when it comes to an outside company to help with your invention. Always make sure that you have the security measures in place for you and your invention to be protected. Do not sign anything unless you explicitly state who is there for your protection.
When dealing online, you need to make sure that it is a legitimate business. Always look to see if they have set up security systems. Some companies of the invention exist only on the Web, lacking roots in a community. Before sending your invention information, make sure that you know who is using a secure server trust or a security system like VeriSign.
4. Sample Of The Product
I think a product sample is essential to the success of an invention. Without a product sample, you will not really be able to understand the function of the invention, manufacturing ability and you might have difficulty maintaining a business conversation.
Building the product sample requires good design work, engineering, and prototypes, each of which can become very expensive on their own. In addition, jumping between these entities causes confusion that could damage the value of the invention. Keeping all these necessary processes at the same time, keeps your vision aligned.
5. How To Patent
Often the first thing behind an inventor's mind when they finish their creation is how to patent. Perhaps a more appropriate question should be "When do I have to patent?" Or “Am I really done inventing?”
There are many companies that are pushing inventors to patent their invention immediately. Unfortunately, patenting is expensive and time-consuming; if you think your new idea has a high income and growth potential, it is well worth the time and effort to learn how to patent your invention in order to protect such ideas from other people who may be willing to steal them. If you can afford to use a patent agent can be very useful but many inventors are able to go through this process themselves once they have gathered all the information and documents required.
If you have an invention patent and another person with bad intentions are trying to copy or sell your invention without your permission, you can sue that person because you have taken appropriate steps to protect the invention.
One of the reasons which I encourage the inventors to prepare a product sample is to identify the unique characteristics of the invention in order to protect it in a patent. This also prevents competitors and those who can try to eliminate such invention at the bay.
In the pursuit of your invention, keep in mind these invention secrets and save time, effort and money.