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Have You Ever Thought About Inventing Something?

Updated on March 18, 2013

Inventions

I thought of inventing something. It is a no-nag kit. It comes with hooks and notes that remind people in the house about things that need to be done.

If you've ever had the idea for a great product or service and thought about being an inventor, you should know that there are associations worldwide that can help you. One thing you will not find at association meetings is ideas for inventions. You have to show up with an invention idea and start to seek information as to how to go about making it happen.

I once had the pleasure of meeting Peter P. Ruppe Sr., president of the Inventors' Association of Metropolitan Detroit. He's a mechanical engineer and an inventor who has patented over 25 products. He told me that each invention is a big secret, and that this association was an action line for inventors. He went on to say that inventors need support because they may not know if product is of any value, or if it is filling a need.

At this point Ruppe Sr. suggests inventors consult a patent attorney, and from there a patent search must begin to determine if a product like yours is already on the market. Although many inventions are modifications of current products that do not meet some standard as far as the buying public is concerned, these are valid inventions too.

Sometimes, and maybe more often than not, things in the invention business don't work out. Just before General Electric came out with the double-edged electric knife. Ruppe Sr. had been waiting for his version of the idea to become patented and they beat him to it.

While you're at an association meeting you may enjoy lectures on a variety of topics of interest to members. Also your group may break down to specific committees which address things like research and development, protection, finance, small business, marketing, and the patent process.

Inventors associations are generally nonprofit so they don't expect to make any money from your invention, they're just there for support. So if you've been toying around with an idea for years maybe now is the time to dust it off and give it a shot.











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      Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

      epigramman,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them. I try to write just like I would talk to someone. I love writing.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      I think I have 'invented' a strong liking for your writing and your hub topics. You have a bold self-assured way about you in your writing and it's called confidence, passion, wit and intelligence. Thank you for being you - I am quite taken by your writing style - and I sit here inspired and also sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 1:35pm

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing this information. Hope the inventors-wanna-be will take the step..

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