StartupNation Radio broadcasts from INPEX (Invention & New
Product Exposition). The Sloan brothers interview two inventors
(winners of the INPEX “In the Spotlight” promotion), who discuss the
steps that turned their ideas into marketable inventions.
Also on the panel is an intellectual property attorney,
Blynn Shideler, who shares invaluable knowledge about protecting your idea.
Protecting your Idea
property attorney Blynn Shideler discusses the essentials of protecting
your invention, which include the following:
an Inventor’s Log (to prove you are the first inventor of your product,
and to protect yourself at interference hearings)
- Obtaining a Provisional Patent
- Conducting a patent search
- Constructing a sound business plan
About the INPEX “In the Spotlight” Promotion Winners:
INPEX hosted a promotion in search of two inventors who have done the
most to commercialize or develop their invention. The two winning
inventors were awarded various prizes, including an opportunity to be
featured panelists on the nationally-syndicated StartupNation Radio
show broadcast from INPEX in Monroeville , PA.
DLH Inc / Intelligent First Aid™
Red Bank, NJ
Invention: Intelligent First Aid ™ -
Intelligent first aid kits that include supplies and written,
illustrated instructions. The newest talking first aid kits also
provide audio care instructions using microchips.
When did you come up with the idea?
In 1980, after working more than 10 years with the Department of Defense.
At what stage of development is your invention?
non-talking products have been developed. Talking kits will be
available in September; production facilities are in place. The
Intelligent First Aid™ kits have received the Good Housekeeping
Institute Award for the Best Buy in Safety, as well as the iParenting
Media Award for 2005 as one of the Best Safety Products for 2005.
How many units have been sold?
More than 50,000 of the non-talking versions.
Is your invention patented?
Intelligent First Aid is covered by multiple US and foreign patents.
The first couple of seconds are crucial for survival
Inventor Dave Hammond gives advice to other inventors - keep your perspective REAL , and focus your resources.