Harvey Reese


Marketing, Licensing Agent for Patents, Inventions and New Product Ideas
The foremost authority for helping inventors to market, sell or license their great new invention
or new product idea

Articles on the invention process

by Harvey Reese

These articles were written for Inventors Digest and are reprinted here with the hope that you’ll find them interesting and informative. As you travel your own road to find success for your new product idea, I hope this information will provide some light to guide you on your way.

1. Are You a Real Inventor?

How to Prepare and Show Your New Product Idea Like the Pros Do.

2.Marketing Your Invention – The Chicken or the Egg?

What to do First — Next — and Next After That.

3.Marketing Your Invention – The Heimlich Maneuver

The 4 Big Reasons Why No Company Would Dare to Steal Your Idea.

4.Inventing for Success: The Neustel-Zimmer Approach

Guest Experts Offer Advice About Patents and Licensing.

5. Will it Sell?

The Dirty Little Secret About Product Marketability.

6.Invention Licensing help – Dealing With Idiots

Knowing Who to Meet With and How to Know if You’re Wasting Your Time.

7.Your Licensing Agreement’s 10 Non-Negotiable Demands

What to Ask For, and Why You Shouldn’t Take No For an Answer.

8.Don’t Take Honest Advice as a Personal Insult

Knowing When Your Love Affair With Your Product Idea Should be Over.

9.10 Make-or-Break Points in Your Licensing Agreement

Where to Expect Licensee Arguments and How to Address Them.

10.Are You Inventing For Fun or Profit?

How What You Do Makes You Either a Dabbler or a Professional.

11.Are You a Real Inventor?

Understanding What’s Expected of You, Your Product Idea, and the Marketplace in Which it’s Intended to Compete .

More articles will be added from time to time, so please come back.

Here are just a few e-mails from clients that shows what I mean:

"Thanks for the big check! And thanks for all your help and fine work. I believe it has been my good fortune to come upon such a professional and capable partner as you. May this licensing agreement serve as a foundation for a prosperous and innovative partnership in the future. "
- M.A., Scotts Valley, CA
"I have been meaning to contact you to congratulate, and thank you, for getting a licensing agreement for my product. I am, to say the least extremly happy. I am looking foward to submiting other product ideas to you - I think that you may like them! Your reputation is well earned!"
"...your evaluation shows me that you are a man of integrity and honesty. That is very refreshing to find. I plan on pursuing my ideas with new vigor in the direction you have suggested. Thank you."
- R.D., Willingboro, NC
"Getting an idea should be like sitting on a tack. It should make you jump up and want to do something."
-- E.L. Simpson
"Successful people are successful because they do things that failures don't like to do."
-- Albert Grey
"There is no adequate defense, save stupidity, against the impact of a new idea."
-- E.L. Bridgeman
"The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt