Tips for Inventors
The recent conflict over alleged patent violations between Apple and the medical product development laboratories, Massimo, allows us to reach 4 key conclusions useful for all inventors. If you want to know the details of the conflict and the conclusions that we at Let's Prototype have drawn, this post is for you.
It is not possible to secure funding to launch a product to the market without understanding the Risk-Return Relationship. Similarly, it is crucial to be aware of the key milestones and their impact on risk dilution.
Finding the right source of inspiration to create a product for sale is one of the most time-consuming aspects in the journey of entrepreneurs and inventors. If you want to learn about the most common mistakes and the sources from which successful inventors usually draw inspiration, this post is for you.
Artificial intelligence is a technological phenomenon that has coexisted with us since the 50s. Undoubtedly, today it is booming and it is a real revolution that many inventors, like you, will take great advantage of. EYE, the inclusion of artificial intelligence also has risks and you have to know them. In this post, I intend to show you that products that are based on your own intelligence can also reach success.
ChatGPT has been on everyone's lips for weeks and, to date, more than 100 million users have launched their questions to validate its "artificial" wisdom. I'm sure you already know it and have used it, so little introduction deserves. Here are some questions from ChatGPT for inventors who, like you, are planning to launch an innovative product.
3D printing is a technique increasingly used in the manufacturing process of functional prototypes. As we already know, the speed of execution and the number of iterations are the most critical arguments to achieve a successful product. In this post, we explain what are the 3D printing techniques that we use every day in Let's Prototype.
Patenting an idea too soon is the most frequent error committed by inventors. We explain it to you in transparent terms through examples. It is important to know the details prior to investing in a patent or utility model.
If you’re an inventor, a real one… you likely have gone through a moment of extreme uncertainty while doing searches to determine whether your idea already exists or not. From now on, you’ll experience this moment very differently. Step Nº 2 of Lean Prototyping will show you the path to reinforce your invention and determine its feasibility.
What’s important is not to master the methodology, but for all your questions to be totally resolved. In Step Nº 1 of Lean Prototyping, you’ll understand the steps to follow so that the innovation continues to make sense. Remember, your invention must resolve a real problem in the market.
“…the idea is my thing, but I’m new at this …” Without a doubt, this was the most common phrase among the inventors with whom we’ve spoken in the last 24 months. That we should roll up our sleeves to finally develop a clear method that guides inventors throughout the entire process. From the idea to the working product that is feasible for the market.
You have a great idea, but… now what? I hate to tell you this but, after the great idea, investors or major brands will not be lining up at the door to your home or office, clamoring to pay for your invention. If they’ve given you the typical “patent and get rich” pitch, that’s not the real world.
The human race has succeeded in evolving in never-before-seen ways thanks to their mental capacity, which allows them to invent, imagine, learn and convey knowledge, including abstract knowledge, and relate with others intelligently. Not all humans, of course, but definitely the majority of them.
You’ve probably already received propositions to register your idea as a utility model. You may have been told that it’s a cheaper patent or the step prior to a patent. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We invite you to discover it.
What’s the difference between a utility model and a patent? Does it really protect my model to be the only one with the right to exploit it commercially? Discover the main differences between a utility model and a patent through four questions which we will answer by drawing upon the Law, our experience and, as always, common sense.
Does your prototype require electronic elements? If so, the short-term goal is not to get the best price for manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) like hotcakes. It is essential to have iteration capability in circuits and component selection. This way, we will not only end up with electronic prototypes that work, but we’ll ensure that they are feasible in the immediate future.
Beware! Factories are undoubtedly your best ally when you already have a working prototype and sufficient technical documentation to mass manufacture it. However, approaching factories too soon may condemn your project to failure. Want to know why?
We tell you in transparent terms how we at PROTOTÉCNICA define the budget estimate for the design and manufacturing of a working prototype.
Major companies don’t have a department to service e dreamers. Therefore, showing up at their doorstep with dreams or utility models does not make much sense. Discover which are the necessary tools to capture the industry’s interest.
Tips for Inventors is a space exclusively for entrepreneurs, inventors and innovation directors. In this space, Let's Prototype team members post opinion articles that answer the most frequent questions posed by inventors.