Shank Tank Chrismukkah

 However lets first recognize one of the best Tree Topper’s of all time seen in Shark Tank’s Season 5 Holiday Episode. More Families are celebrating both the Christmas and Hanukah traditions together as evidenced by the explosive sales of the Tree Topper, there’s another product on the Shark Tank tonight looking to expand this market even further.  Hoppy Paws  The Hoppy Paws will have your kid’s hopping for joy when they…

Thankful For Young Minds

With Thanksgiving upon us, it seemed a good time to look back at some powerful young minds we’re all thankful for. Let’s face it, kids have amazing minds. In one moment, they seem to have infinite wisdom that could only be native in an old soul, and in the next, they’re trying on your too-big high heels and singing like they’re on Broadway. Although we try to stay as creative,…

New Innovation To Print Me

Today, 3D Systems announced the commercial availability of its 3DMe® Photobooth to bring the 3DMe experience to the retail and event floor space. With its new compact size, the 3DMe Photobooth uses 3D scanning technology for instant, full-color photorealistic 3D face capture. Like taking a picture, a 3DMe scan is instantaneous and can then be used to personalize over 200 customizable 3DMe figurines using the 3D portrait on the photobooth…

Shark Tank Gives You A Lot To Be Thankful For

Thank you Shark Tank, say some. Every entrepreneur that gets their chance on Shark Tank is hoping to make a deal that gives them a really big something-to-be-thankful-for, but only the lucky few really know the rush of having one of the Sharks look at your idea and say, “I want in on that,” and then turn it into a success story. So here’s a look at some of the…

Tasty Innovation

You don’t have to be sci-fi nerd to remember that familiar scene from cult-classic Back to the Future, Part II. Salt N Pepper-aged Marty McFly is at the dinner table with his family, and his mother takes a small disk from a shiny foil packet and pops it into a Black and Decker “Hydrator,” a device that resembles a cross between a microwave and a toaster oven. In about three…

Power of Video Marketing

A good product video can be the difference between a product in stores versus some dude with an idea. Why to market you product online: It offers vast possibilities for reaching a very wide audience. A good invention doesn’t recognize borders and language barriers, and the best place to reach a wide international auditorium is, of course, the Web. But, for our purposes, specifically, video marketing lies at the core of invention online marketing, and here is why. Tell…

Those Big Ideas

Every inventor knows, you have to be on top of everything. After all, when you are thinking up the idea for your next invention, you usually start with a problem. The first thing you need to ask is: ”Did somebody already come up with something that solves this particular issue”. It would be quite pointless to work on something somebody already took care of, unless you think you can come up with a better solution. Highly anticipated inventions can…

Patent Appeal Fading?

Lets talk patents today. Of late, I’ve read numerous comments from folks about the perception that patents – or at least, enforcement of patents – is in decline.  Major substantive decisions by the Supreme Court – in Mayo, Alice, Nautilus, and Octane Fitness – have provided new tools for patent challengers to draw upon in infringement suits, and inter partes review has become an almost automatic procedure.   So far, the…

All Hail HP 3D Printing

There is a rumor running wild that Hewlett-Packard could one day become the biggest fish in 3D printing, but that won’t be a bad thing for the guppies already in the industry. That’s the view of David Reis, CEO of 3D-printing firm Stratasys, who in an interview Thursday sounded a mostly positive note about the new competition. HP just a day earlier unveiled plans to enter 3D printing by 2016…

Shank Tank Runneth Over

Shark Tank II, Sharknado? No, but the network on Wednesday did announced it has picked up spinoff Beyond the Tank, a companion series that examines what happens after the start-ups are launched. Beyond the Tank will follow the next stage of a start-up, in which the products created on Shark Tank find their way to market and either succeed or flop. The network has picked up 10 hourlong episodes. Like the original, Beyond the Tank hails…