Russell Williams

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Russell Williams is President and Co-founder of Invention Home, a company creating the first nationally recognized marketplace for connecting inventors with companies looking for innovative, new inventions available for license (http://inventionhome.com/startup-nation.asp).  Russell also runs MatchProduct.com, an online business-to-business marketplace enabling companies to sell new products or find product opportunities. See his profile at StartupNation.
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 8

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 7 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A." Question:     Can I really sell or license my invention/idea? Answer: Yes, however,...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 7

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 7 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A." Question: What are the benefits of developing a prototype of my invention?    ...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 6

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A."     Question:     I have a new invention idea. Can you tell me...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 5

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A."     Question: I have a new idea for an invention. What do I...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 4

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A."      Question: What is a patent search? Answer: One of the major factors...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 3

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A."  Question:     What is the value of basic market research with regards to...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 2

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A."  Question: What is the difference between having an invention and just having an...
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The Inventor Q&A – Edition 1

Russell Williams founded Invention Home over 6 years ago to assist inventors with the marketing and licensing of their ideas. He's been asked nearly every invention-related question in the book, and shares his wisdom with you in this series, "The Inventor Q&A." Question:    I have a new invention that I have been thinking about patenting...
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The Inventor’s Dilemma: Manufacturing vs. Licensing

“I have a new invention that I’ve been working on. I’ve done my research, I’ve met with a patent attorney to discuss patent options and I have investigated prototype and design options. However, I’m just not sure how to actually go about producing and marketing my invention. Do I need to arrange for manufacturing on...
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Invention: Should I Pursue Mine?

You have been thinking about an idea for months or maybe years. You feel like you have a good idea, your family and friends have told you that you have a good idea and you are passionate and optimistic about the success possibilities.   Regardless of your excitement, you would still like to know if...
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Provisional vs. Non-Provisional Patents: Which to choose?

Once the light bulb goes on, it is important to figure out how to best protect the idea, but it is at this stage where one of several inventor dilemmas first occurs.  After researching the invention, conducting a prior art search and discussing patent options, it is common for inventors to ask the question: Which...