Category Archives: Technology Transfer

Recession: The Mother of Invention

With the economy presently on the downswing, most people are looking for creative ways to increase their income or make up for a job loss. Small business owner and freelance writer, Julie Momyer, has addressed this need in a unique way by researching and assembling information on manufacturers interested in purchasing or licensing new product ideas and inventions in her newly released book, To Market To Market: Where to Sell or License Your Ideas, Products and Inventions.” (ISBN 978-1-59977-019-2)

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Regardless of the economic outlook personal and business needs still exist, and with small business in the US generating more than half of the gross domestic product it is the private sector that has the capacity to deliver. Alana Semuels’, May 25, 2009, LA Times article, “Some Inventions Born Amidst Recession,” gives us a glimpse of how presently laid off Americans are using their ingenuity and creativity to bounce back by licensing or selling their inventions. The iTie, the Lid Punch, and Squishy Toes are only a few of the newly launched inventions resulting from job loss, and are a reminder of what ordinary people can do and have done to overcome in this economic downturn.

For decades new businesses have been birthed through the licensure or sale of innovative products and ideas contributing to individual finances as well as strengthening our national economy. To Market To Market: Where to Sell or License Your Ideas, Products and Inventions was written with this in mind. This directory simplifies locating manufacturers interested in reviewing unsolicited ideas with the possibility of pursuing a contract to purchase or license.

A small business owner and freelance writer, Julie Momyer, has several years of research experience in a number of fields with extensive practical knowledge and interest in small business and new product ideas. http://www.wheretosellyourideas.com

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How Companies Can Cash In on Innovations and Patents Revealed in New Book

Co-authored by a partner at a large, international law firm and a marketer with 23 years of experience working for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500, Business Success Through Innovation explains how savvy entrepreneurs and businesses generate wealth through innovation and patents, rather than by manufacturing prowess. This book is a must for U.S. businesses facing an economic slowdown and increased foreign competition, and for entrepreneurs looking for a sustainable, competitive advantage.

Business Success Through Innovation shows which companies (U.S. and foreign) and universities are most active in obtaining U.S. patents, the technology categories in which most patent activity occurs, and how each of the 50 states ranks in terms of patent activity, education level, and median income.

Written from a business perspective, the book contains nearly 200 charts of valuable, competitive U.S. patent information and explains how to formulate your own game plan for success.

Although approximately 80% of the U.S. economy is now service based, it is still the world’s largest with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately $14 trillion. That is about three times larger than Japan’s GDP (which ranks second) and about four times larger than Germany’s or China’s. Business Success Through Innovation explains how the United States maintains its edge: about 75% of the value of publicly traded U.S. companies is in intangible assets rather than plant or equipment. Innovation and the control of innovations through legal mechanisms, particularly patents, are imperative for companies and entrepreneurs hoping to succeed in today’s economy.

For further details and excerpts, please visit www.isopatent.com.
Business Success Through Innovation is available at isopatent.com and Amazon.com.
Business Success Through Innovation
Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9819052-0-4, $28.95.

About the Authors
David E. Rogers is a patent attorney and partner with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., one of the world’s largest international law firms. David practices patent, trademark, trade dress and unfair competition law and has been a featured speaker on patent and trademark topics in the United States and abroad.

Amy L. Hartzer is the President of IsoPatent LLC. She has a BS in Marketing from Indiana University, an MBA from Michigan State University and more than 23 years of experience in both consumer and business marketing. She has worked in a variety of roles including Director of Brand Management, Director of Customer Retention, and Vice President of Marketing for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 including Southwestern Bell, General Motors OnStar, and Cooper Industries.

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Welcome to EPR Small Business News

EPR Small Business News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the small business and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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