The 5 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Idea

Why Most Ideas Die:  The World needs Game Changers — inventors and innovators who passionately desire to bring a creation to people who need it. Game Changers champion ideas.This really isn’t a secret. That’s why you, the inventor, can literally own your creative thoughts. It’s the spark behind the Patent and Copyright system — it’s […]

The Five Stages of Entrepreneur Growth

How to stop wasting time, earn more money, and make a more meaningful impact.When you were a kid, did you ever wonder what makes some people wealthy, while others struggle from paycheck to paycheck? Did you notice that the really, really financially successful gave away the most of what they earned?  Those observations led me […]

The Five Stages of Business Growth

How to gain clarity, eliminate wasted time and money, and move forward with a structured plan in your business.What you’ll DiscoverAs you continue or begin your entrepreneurial journey, you are increasingly overwhelmed with activity and distractions. And, if you’re like most business owners, you sometimes struggle with what activity needs your attention most, versus what […]

How To Raise Money II: Growth & Funding Stages

Last weekend Tim Gillette and I enjoyed lunch, where some really smart people at our table asked: “what exactly is an A-Round investment?”Wondering How to Raise Money For Your Idea? Funding Your Idea Might Look Chaotic, But There’s A Framework To It! Since I’ve had, depending on how you look at it, the good fortune […]

Do You Need a Patent?

If You’re Wondering Whether or Not To Protect Your Idea, Pay Attention To Who’s Giving You Advice, and Watch What Your Competition Is Doing. Last week Jim DeBetta, a judge on one of those Shark Tank wannabe shows, made a scandalous claim: that you, inventor, do not need a patent. I’ve been thinking a bit […]

The Patent Office Crisis

​Did you know that the first right in the Constitution is the right to protect your ideas? The American Founders pioneered the idea that society benefits when inventors share ideas, and they created financial incentives for inventors to share.It’s really that simple: if you, the inventor, share your ideas, the government will, for a time, […]

Patent Infringement Turned Inside-Out

​Patent Infringement Turned Inside Out Can Your Invention Being Knocked Off Be Good For You? That’s right. Sometimes, you may actually want someone to rip off your design or invention, even if it’s copyrighted and/or patented! Here’s why, and one situation where it “works” . . .Patents, like all IP, stops at the water’s edge […]