Inventors Digest explores the intersection of business and innovation. The magazine, founded in 1985, is committed to educate and inspire its global audience of engineers, scientists, students, designers, marketers, mom-and-pop inventors. Topics range from new inventions on the market to Trade Show recaps to inspiring personal stories that inspired innovation and bright ideas to improve lives.
Aided by—and being weaned on—high-tech gadgets, kids have never had more potential to innovate. Their pristine, innocently hopeful imaginations are not cluttered with practical constraints, their inventing goals seldom with self-centered intent.
This month’s Inventors Digest celebrates the naivete and open-mindedness of children. It doesn’t matter whether their ideas are practical or can ever come to market. What matters is that they and the rest of us keep dancing.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a memorandum on January 9, affirming a U.S. District judge’s 2017 grant of partial summary judgment in Hope Road Merchandising v. Jammin Java Corp. The Ninth Circuit’s decision upheld a nearly $2.5 million damages award for trademark infringement in favor of Hope Road, the licensing and merchandising arm for Marley’s family, against the coffee distributor.
The Cupcake Rack inventor overcomes the heartbreaks of inventing—and life—with help from friends.
“I didn’t have a leg to stand on! I was horrified, it was Christmastime, everyone was on vacation, and I was bawling my eyes out every single day.” —Liz Crouch
A neurosurgeon told family members there was no hope; her infant grandson’s brain was swelling, his skull fractured, a leg broken.
Don’t overlook your personal account as a way to market your invention.
Post regular updates using your account in order to connect with those who could be interested in what you (or your invention) have to offer.