How I got started on this web site

I went to Google and did a search for “invention help”. I wrote down every web site listed on the first 10 pages – nearly 100 sites. I then put them all into excel so I could organize them. You can see the result of my review of the first 50 hits in the picture to the right. I assigned a value to each site. I have experience with IdeaBuyer that I will be sharing. 

Invention City has a phenomenal new idea evaluator, their “Inventicator”! Mike Marks and Dan Fulford, the founders, have been inventing fascinating products for decades. They also offer the best service you can find to develop your idea and make it pay off. But they are brutally honest. They offer you their  “Brutally Honest Review”  – The BEST method for you to get the invaluable feedback you need on your idea. 


Step One – Document your idea and then get your Brutally Honest Review

Be sure to create your inventor notebook. Write on every line and date every page so it shows when you had the idea. Then consider going to the Patent Office and file for a provisional patent. The USPTO gives you the opportunity to file for as little as $75 and have a filing document that is good for one year. That gives you the freedom to tell about your idea to the world at almost no risk of losing the patent rights. After you have documented your idea in your inventor book, use the Brutally Honest Review. There are two ways – one is free and the other costs $95. 

good review – free

The Inventicator is a questionnaire that covers more detail than any other invention help site and computes a score that helps Mike and Dan decide if your idea is worth their investment. With a Free Benchmark Submission they do not provide any feedback and there’s no chance for an inventor to have a deeper conversation (and possibly change their minds). In their experience to date, the Free Benchmark Submission has been most successfully used by advanced inventors who do not need feedback or support

best review – $95

If you have the cash, this is the best way to start.  In the Brutally Honest Review Confidentiality Agreement is put in place and then you discuss the details about your invention. Mike and Dan look at prior art and competitive products and run an  Inventicator™ analysis. The goals are: 1) give you helpful information and 2) help them make an investment decision (a possible licensing offer) . The final result is an 8 page report with initial prior art research, feedback on your invention, suggestions for next steps plus a 10 page Inventicator™ report. There’s also the possibility they will offer a licensing deal. You can speak to them on the phone about your invention and point out things that they missed.

Step Two – If Mike and Dan do not make an offer I will help you improve your idea. 

As you can see from the list I posted above there are over a dozen good firms ready to help you improve your idea and get it to market. I have been contacting every help site I find to understand what they do. I will be posting more detail here often. 

Step Three – Get my book – “My 1st idea sold over $100,000, my 2nd sold over $150,000 and my 3rd is heading to $1 Million”. For your free copy of Chapter 1 send an email to kurt@kurtshafer.com 

 

Portfolio of My Inventions

August 26 2019 I am here adding inventions but it is late. More later. 

Client Testimonials

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like “Hey, I think I’ve been here before”

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like “Hey, I think I’ve been here before”

John Doe

Company name

Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them, like “Hey, I think I’ve been here before”

John Doe

Company name

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