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Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Facebook

Postby Roger Brown » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:05 am

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Just because Youtube and Facebook are free does not mean you need to post your entire life on them including your product idea. Many of you are contacting me to look at your new idea that will make you millions and then send me a link to Youtube or Facebook to take a look at it. You do not have the video or pictures on a privacy setting, they are open to the public and I see it has been up for over a year and has a couple of thousand views.
So, here is the million dollar question. What is wrong with this situation?
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Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby jackbnimble56 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:53 am

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You can't patent anything that's already in the public domain...

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Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:51 am

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You are quite correct Jack. I got two more non-patented items on Youtube sent to me this week so far. Neither one had any form of protection. One has been up about 9 months the other a little over a year. Both had over 200 hits.
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Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Gizmo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:43 am

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Roger Brown wrote:So, here is the million dollar question. What is wrong with this situation?


There may not be anything wrong with the situaton if a PPA was filed then the Non-Provisional after the 1 yr PPA expiration date......

Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Roger Brown » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:47 am

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You are correct if that is the case. The problem I am seeing is they have not filed a PPA or Non-Provisional. They are excited to show the world their great idea and use FaceBook and Youtube to do just that and have no idea it is not protected. Some feel that by putting it online they are showing they came up with it first and that is their protection.
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Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Gizmo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:44 pm

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What about inventors that go to inventors day held by different companies. Is there a difference between exposing your invention/ideas at an audition like Telebrands holds a few times a yr.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnCUoGdMLI&feature=fvst

Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Gizmo » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:09 pm

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Gizmo wrote:What about inventors that go to inventors day held by different companies. Is there a difference between exposing your invention/ideas at an audition like Telebrands holds a few times a yr.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnCUoGdMLI&feature=fvst




This one isnt posted on youtube or Facebook,,,,,its still public disclosure by a TV station

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/good_day ... hia-081110

Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Gizmo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:40 pm

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Roger Brown wrote: The problem I am seeing is they have not filed a PPA or Non-Provisional. They are excited to show the world their great idea and use FaceBook and Youtube to do just that and have no idea it is not protected..



Roger,
If an inventor's been invited to one of the ASOTV companies for inventors day to demonstrate,pitch their invention/idea what should they do if the company wants to film the demo/pitch ?

Should they refuse to pitch the idea ? How many inventors do you think would decide not to pitch their idea.

Lets say the Company was Telebrand & AJ was going to listen to the pitch how many inventors do you think would change their mind to PITCH their idea ?

Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:24 am

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I need to add Quirky and similar sites to the list. There are a number of people posting their product ideas on these sites and have not filed for a PPA or patent.
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Re: Lesson #27 Quit Posting Your Invention on Youtube & Face

Postby ATtheLake » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:39 pm

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I believe with Quirky it doesn't matter if you file a ppa or patent; because they take your IP Rights and simply pay you a percentage as per agreement. I don't know how well the actual inventor does because if you click on the items, it gives a breakdown of contributors % and their pay. The pay seems to never be more than a few hundred dollars to maybe several thousand dollars for the majority of products. I haven't checked recently so don't qoute me. In my opinion Quirky is a neat idea for someone who doesn't consider other options from a licensing standpoint, but the downfall in my opinion is; where are the sales ?? Where is the marketing behind these soon to be products that produces and significant income for both parties? Selling a couple thousand units isn't going to make anyone enough money to make it worth their time.
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