Russell Williams

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Russell Williams is President and Co-founder of InventionHome and MatchProduct.com. Russell created InventionHome in 2002 as a credible and affordable platform for inventors to explore the invention and patent processes and has subsequently grown the company from a start-up enterprise into one of the industry’s leading organizations with a vast network of manufacturers, inventors and partners. He launched MatchProduct.com in 2008 as a free online marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers of finished “innovative” products. Russell holds educational degrees from both Carnegie Mellon University (Masters/Management) and West Virginia University (Bachelors/Finance) and has accumulated over 20 years business and entrepreneurial experience.
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5 Tips for Pitching Your Invention to ‘As Seen On TV’ Companies

Do you have an invention that is ready for prime time? Have you ever heard of the Snuggie, Total Gym or Ped Egg?  All three were mega hit infomercial products and inventions that generated hundreds of millions in sales making their creators very rich in the process (Total Gym generated over a billion in sales)....
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4th Annual ‘As Seen On TV’ Pitch Event Returns from InventionHome

InventionHome announces that their popular DRTV Product Summit will return for a 4th consecutive year to the campus of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA on October 22, 2014. The DRTV (Direct Response Television) Product Summit offers inventors the opportunity to present their products in person and privately to some of the most influential companies...
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2014 Response Expo Offers Great Opportunity for Inventors

If you're an inventor with a potential "As Seen On TV" product, consider exhibiting at the 2014 Response Expo – one of the best trade shows for inventors in the Direct Response Television (DRTV) industry. A booth at the Response Expo "Inventors Pavilion" brings the right people directly to you, all in one place over...
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Pitch Your As Seen On TV Invention To 6 Great Companies in 1 Location

The DRTV Product Summit is the only industry event that offers so much opportunity for inventors! Hosted by InventionHome, the DRTV Product Summit is a one-day event that gives everyday inventors the opportunity to pitch their products to six (6) leading “As Seen On TV” companies in one location. Twenty-four inventors will be selected based...
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InventionHome Product Spotlight – Tipsy Tower

Memorial Day has come and gone.  The holiday signifies many things…a time to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our country, as well as a time to visit the gravesites of our loved ones to pay respects.  In a much less ‘official’ manner, this day also marks a changeover in the season making it...
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Pet Product Inventors now have access to the Worlds Largest Pet Tradeshow

The Global Pet Expo is the world’s largest annual pet product show. Every year, it attracts attendees from leading retail chains, pet superstores, mass-market retailers, distributors, wholesalers and independent retailers. The 2012 Show featured 835 exhibitors, 2,487 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 5,011 pet product buyers from around the world attended. For...
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InventionHome Product Spotlight – Indoor Plant Duster

Many people list among their “New Year’s Resolutions” a pledge to keep a tidier house...to address those crevices and cobwebs that might get overlooked by the kids doing their Saturday chores…to impress their visitors with sparkling, clean surfaces.  Well here’s an invention that makes it a cinch to wash away surface dust and grime on...
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Is the PGA Merchandise Show Right for Your Golf Invention?

Yes.  I believe it is.  Each year the PGA Merchandise Show attracts thousands of top golf companies, brands and professionals to Orlando, Florida.    If you have a new golf invention that you would like to license or sell, we recommend having your own booth in the Inventor’s Spotlight area of the show, which is a...
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InventionHome Product Spotlight – “Spin-n-Stor”

Here comes November!  Gone are the lazy days of summer and the relaxing autumn evenings.  The holidays are now bearing down, and it is officially “busy” season!  Time is truly precious, and that’s one reason that we see many inventions that were designed to SAVE TIME.   One such invention comes from Ruth G. of San...
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InventionHome Product Spotlight – “Spin’nStor”

Here comes November!  Gone are the lazy days of summer and the relaxing autumn evenings.  The holidays are now bearing down, and it is officially “busy” season!  Time is truly precious, and that’s one reason that we see many inventions that were designed to SAVE TIME.   One such invention comes from Ruth G. of San...
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Submit Your Invention to Rubbermaid

Rubbermaid®, a leading manufacturer of home organization products and division of Newell, relies on the ingenuity of independent inventors to find innovative new products for their brands. To help with this effort, Rubbermaid has asked InventionHome to reach out to our inventor community and spread the word to inventors and entrepreneurs with innovative home products....
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InventionHome Product Spotlight: Jagged Jeans Design

It’s back-to-school time!  This means back-to-school shopping and for many it also means back-to-school JEANS.  The problem with brand new jeans is…well…they aren’t broken in to look and feel “old”.  But don’t worry ~ we have an invention for that, and it comes from our client Ronda E. from Iowa. The name of Ronda’s invention...
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InventionHome Product Spotlight: NeatSink

NeatSink acts as a customizable organizer for kitchen supplies, while also acting as a backsplash for the kitchen sink. This unique product comprises a vertical back panel with a number of spaced horizontal slots, a flexible water seal located at the bottom of the panel, and a hand access for operation of the water valve. ...
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LifeTime Brands Seeking New Products – Submit Yours!

Lifetime Brands, North America’s leading resource for nationally branded kitchenware, tabletop, home décor and lifestyle products, has teamed with InventionHome to conduct a National Product Hunt for the next great kitchen product. Now is your chance to turn your idea into a household name with prestigious branding from Farberware®, KitchenAid®, Cuisinart®, Mikasa®, Pfaltzgraff® or one...
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Pitch Your Invention To 6 “As Seen On TV” Companies

For those of you who feel you have a product worthy of the “As Seen on TV” label, here’s a great opportunity for you. An impressive list of companies, representing successful TV brands like Snuggie, Perfect Brownie, Topsy Turvy, Pajama Jeans, EasyFeet, Tony Little’s Gazelle and many more, will be present on the campus of...
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Golf Training Glasses: Invention Home Product Spotlight

"Golf Training Glasses" are unique sunglasses with markings on the lenses that allow golfers to align themselves properly when putting. The product addresses the difficulty that many golfers have in keeping their heads down and not glancing back and forth from the ball to the hole. (In doing this, golfers can mess up their body...
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Pitch Your Invention to QVC Sprouts

On March 13, 2012, QVC Sprouts is officially launching at the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show in the InventionHome.com Inventors Corner Pavilion. A panel of QVC buyers will be on hand to listen to inventor pitches. If you have a product fit for TV, submit it for a chance to be selected to attend...
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Do Inventors Need 3D Designs or Prototypes?

If you are an inventor in the early stages of development (you don't have finished samples) and you are looking to sell or license your invention to a company for ongoing royalty payments, you will more than likely need some form of prototype or design to showcase your invention to prospective companies. In reality, most...