Are you an inventor? Have you ever thought of creating a new product that will benefit people worldwide, and are you familiar with the process involved to get your product to market? If not, don’t worry as Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing, by Warren Tuttle, is an excellent guide to the world of invention showing the full range of opportunities to steer you in the right direction.
Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing
I, personally, have never thought of becoming an inventor, as I know my limitations; however, the world is full of very talented and creative individuals who have invented products that I use daily in my home. My hat goes off to those inventors. It is because of their tirelessly hard work that we, the public, can lead a much more comfortable life. So, being inquisitive of the process, when I was offered an opportunity to read Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing, I was quite excited to do so.
Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers for providing me with a copy of Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing for the purpose of this review. All opinions contained are 100% my own.
About the Author: Warren Tuttle
“Warren Tuttle, well known in the inventor community, serves as the President of the United Inventors Association, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to educating aspiring inventors, patent holders, makers, and product developers. He speaks regularly across the country about licensing and open innovation at Inventor Clubs, Industry Trade Shows, and on occasion, USPTO events. Warren also serves on the Pro Bono Patent Commission and ISPTO National Council for Expanding American Innovation.
Currently, Warren oversees Open Innovation programs for several major US companies, including housewares industry leader Lifetime Brands of Garden City, NY. As an outside contractor, he screens and serves as a liaison for innovative external product submissions for the mutual benefit of both companies and inventors, and he has been responsible for originating well over one hundred licensing agreements that have generated over a billion dollars in retail sales.”
Mr. Tuttle’s writing is very straight forward and personable. Mr. Tutttle states: “I dedicate this book to those who have a big idea and want to explore taking it to market the right way. I will help guide you in setting realistic expectations learned from substantial hands-on experience”. His primary goal is to “expand your understanding of taking a product to market while saving you time, energy, frustration, and most of all, your money”.
Calling himself a “middleman” between investors and corporations, he personally interacts with thousands of inventors each year reviewing products. He prescreens products sent to him by individual inventors. If he feels the product worthy of being forwarded, he then presents it to various corporations for review and consideration. In turn, if after consideration during the prescreening process, he discovers that the product is not worthy of further consideration, he informs the inventor and offers his suggestions for either rectifying the problems or discarding the idea, all at no charge to the inventor.
Mr. Tuttle mentions that at some point in the process, you are bound to fail in your attempts to accomplish a feat. In order to cope when this happens, he has developed a code (SIAM), which he lives by to relieve any anxiety, by stopping what he is doing, identifying the problem, addressing the situation and then moving on to something else. “SIAM is an acronym for “S”TOP . . . “I”DENTIFY . . . “A”DDRESS . . . “M”OVE ON.” We might be well to remember this acronym and apply the same in our daily lives.
The book itself is divided into four sections: Open Innovation, Inventors “Beware”, Inventors “Be…Aware” and Organic Innovation Matters. Of note, the book is sprinkled with “Honest Tips”, “Heroic Inventors”, and “Inventor Industry Rockstars”, which I found to be words of encouragement. Throughout the book, Mr. Tuttle discusses various topics involved in the innovation process, and carefully explains the necessity and importance of a patent, licensing agreement both advantage and disadvantage wise, prototypes, vetting, trade shows, among others, all dedicated to independent product development, going to market and promoting grass roots innovation in America. He says the complete process of getting a new product to market can be rather cumbersome both monetarily and timely. He also talks about possible pitfalls that an inventor might encounter along the way, as well as the revenue benefits that can be acquired, if their product is marketed.
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I found this book extremely valuable in learning the innovation process, as well as being very enlightening. It stimulated my interest to think outside the box, so to speak. Who knows, maybe I can invent a product in the future that you simply cannot live without. Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing is a fantastic tool for utilization in the innovation process, whether you are a novice or seasoned inventor. With a release date of March 23, 2021, you can easily obtain it on Amazon at your convenience.