Are Inventors Paranoid?

There is a general belief that inventors should be paranoid. Otherwise, someone will steal your invention and run away with it. Is this true? Should you be paranoid?

Why are inventors so paranoid? The main reason is that the more evolved a product is in its lifecycle, the more difficult it will be for someone else to copy it. This is not the case when an invention is just an idea or just a prototype. With sufficient expertise, the guy whom you show it to may copy it and market it, before you can do anything. So, what do you, as an inventor, do in such a situation? Continue reading

Michael Jackson the Inventor

“King of Pop” Michael Jackson passed away on June 25th 2009. His former wife Lisa Marie Presley wrote on her blog about Jackson as “a dynamic force and power that was not to be underestimated. When he used it for something good, it was the best and when he used it for something bad, It was really, REALLY bad,” (Note: Unedited. Capitalization by Ms Presley herself).

Jackson was accused of a lot of horrible things, and was acquitted of most of them. At least one case was settled out of court. Some of the jurors who acquitted him publicly expressed their doubts as to whether he was really innocent. Extremely underweight at the time of his police booking in 2003, he died at the age of 50. It is suspected that the cause of death was prolonged drug (Demerol/pethidine) usage.

Very few people know that Jackson was an inventor as well. He was granted a patent for Continue reading