A New Book, Toy Fair, and a Hardware Idea Opportunity?!

January 2020 Newsletter Issue #26

Congratulations, Arin & Les, on your new baby product,
The First Years Finger Foods Placemat!

“It’s a placemat designed to make picking up finger foods easier for babies. We came up with the idea when Bailey (our second child) was a baby and now fast forward 2 years, Ellie (our third child) gets to be the first product user! We found the perfect partner in The First Years brand to bring our vision to life!” – Arin

“Help your little one get a grip with The First Years finger foods placemat. This 100% silicone placemat features wavy grooves that let little fingers grasp food for easier self-feeding. It’s designed to fit on most standard highchairs or can be used right at the table. Whether on a high chair or table, The base of this non-slip placemat helps it stay steady for less mealtime mess. Cleanup after mealtimes is simple too. This silicone mat is dishwasher safe and fits in the top rack of your dishwasher.” – The First Years

You can buy this product on Amazon currently, and The First Years website and at select Buy Buy Baby stores soon! It comes in blue and green, and is a licensed product! Congratulations on your success!

Buy Here!

Stephen Key has a new book?!

For the first time ever, Stephen has uncovered the consumer product licensing industry from the inside. He has interviewed 28 leading experts across 17 different industries, as well as professional inventors, to share their knowledge with you — so you too can now become a full-time professional inventor.

Stephen peels back the curtain to give you an insider’s guide to how companies evaluate your product submissions so you can become a professional inventor.

Get the Book!

Take a look at this upcoming webinar!

An Entrepreneur, Inventor, Advisor, and Attorney, Howie Busch is the Founder & Dude-in-Chief of DudeRobe, where he created a cooler bathrobe and loungewear for men, and appeared on Season 9 of ABC’s Shark Tank.
TIME CHANGE: The Webinars are now held on
Wednesdays at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern
We will share a recording of each presentation on our site.

Register Here!

Toy Fair 2020!

“The global toy community gathers at Toy Fair to buy and sell product, pitch and exchange ideas, meet with partners, and so much more. This is a trade-only event for play professionals.

From educational seminars, demonstrations, networking opportunities, to special events, all designed to get the most out of your time in New York and help you grow your business.” – Toy Fair

When: February 22 – 25

Where: New York, NY

Learn More!

“Realizr™ is a professional product idea development tool. Based on the 3D Ideation Process™ methodology, it helps inventors and product developers, like you, to come up with better ideas faster. This essential inventor’s tool provides a structure for streamlining your idea development process and helps to take ideas further, increasing their market viability and value.” – lanpdt
Learn More!

Ward Law Office has recently launched a new video series for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, called PATENTLY GOOD IDEAS.

The initial set of videos explains the three basic steps that every inventor should take before filing a patent application, namely:

1) properly document your invention
2) avoid the public disclosure
3) do a prior art search.
We believe these videos are a must-see for all inventors and entrepreneurs, and especially those who are new to the patenting process – WLO

We at IGA highly recommend doing some due diligence by taking the time to educate yourself before going through the patent process.

View The Series Here!

SUBMIT A PRODUCT IDEA FOR MATCO’S MADE BY IDEA PROGRAM

“Matco Tools is well known for providing innovative, professional quality tools and equipment to professional mechanics and enthusiasts. If you have an idea for a new product, Matco wants to hear about it! Submit the idea to us and we will determine if it fits in our product line. If it does, you could be awarded 2% of the first year sales, a minimum of $2,500.” – Matco Tools

Learn More Here!

The DudeRobe, a product made by an inventor!

The DudeRobe was created by Howie Busch!
“Why Is DudeRobe Men’s Best Luxury Hooded Bathrobe?
  • Feels incredible!
  • Looks cooler than any other robe you’ve ever worn
  • Towel lined interior
  • Premium hoodie material on the exterior
  • Super absorbent material for enhanced drying ability
  • Deep pockets to hold all of your manly gadgets” – DR
Howie Busch is our February speaker! Click to register here! https://inventleader.org/webinars/

Take a Look at the Dude Robe

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