Invention of Silly Putty

Invention of Silly Putty

Invention of Silly Putty Some inventions were created because of a need in the marketplace or a need of the inventor. I invented the wrist water bottle because of my own need for hands-free hydration. But many inventions were the result of accidental innovation. This...
US Patent and Trademark Office

US Patent and Trademark Office

My experience with the US Patent and Trademark Office was overall a good one. I did have to resubmit my product twice for my patent and several times for my trade dress. But that happens to many inventors. It takes an average of 22.5 months for a patent to issue....
Invention of the Drive-in Theater

Invention of the Drive-in Theater

The drive-in movie theater concept was an old idea that has become a new idea during the Covid-19 pandemic. I always thought the idea was a good one, even with modern theaters and streaming. It’s novel and unique. People used to watch silent films at the beach...
The Continuing Process of Invention

The Continuing Process of Invention

Process of Invention Inventors are problem solvers and are able to spot problems other people miss. This is why people will often say “Why didn’t I think of that?” The answer is that they would if they were able to think like an inventor and the...
Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity

Economic Downturn Creates Serendipity Quite often innovation comes from serendipity. This was the case with Chester Carlson. It’s a great lesson in how innovation will often find you if you are willing to go in a different direction in life. It was the depths of...
The Invention of Nylon

The Invention of Nylon

Who could have guessed that a trade war between two countries would result in the invention of nylon? When trade relations with Japan soured in 1935, the United States had to figure out another way around the silk that we were getting from them since Japan was the...