Three Ways Davison Works to Get Inventions Licensed

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Since 1989, Davison® has helped idea people turn their ideas into new products using our nine-step method that has proven to be A better way to invent®. For over twenty-five years, people have trusted our team of professionals to work through their ideas and hopefully get them to a stage where new inventions and innovations can be presented to corporations, manufacturers and retailers for possible licensing.

It’s not an easy process, but it’s a rollercoaster that many find to be worth the ride!  Let’s see how the Davison licensing department does it.

According to Licensing’s Bob and Matt, it’s all about staying true to our inventing method. How can we match our clients’ ideas with the right companies’ product lines and turn them into products that are ready to license? This question is only answered with a whole lot of work, research and relationship-building! Here’s a snapshot of just a few things our licensing team thinks about and works towards on a daily basis:

Get in tune with the company

It all starts with finding out more about a company’s mission, manufacturing style, product lines and their competition.

“We want to know where their focus is, so we can drive more products to best suit their needs,” said Bob and Matt. “They need to know who they’re up against – and so do we!”

 Learn the areas of attack

“We want to know what areas they want to attack. Then, we can focus on the client ideas that fit those categories so we can make an impact to the company as quickly as possible in their space,” said this Davison licensing duo. It’s all about knowing what a company does and does not want to see.

Find out the best ways to integrate

Having knowledge and background on a potential licensing partner only takes us so far. Then, it’s time to figure out the best ways to integrate client ideas into these companies’ lines.

“We want to know their business so we can develop ideas into product samples that integrate into their organization,” said Davison CEO and founder Mr. George Davison. “The Davison way to invent is all about integration!”

Are you ready to move forward with your idea with the help of Davison and our licensing department? Confidentially submit your idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical Davison client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

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Inventors’ Dreams Come True at The Container Store


“Fail your way forward.” This may be some of the greatest advice Davison founder and CEO Mr. George Davison has for any inventor. This advice is something he has learned and followed himself during his almost thirty years of inventing.

preview-party-inviteFlash back to 1987. “In 1987, I could only dream to be in dialogue with the manufacturer and the retailer all at the same time!” said Mr. Davison, who was determined to do just that – fail his way forward, develop a better way to invent, and establish the right relationships to get products to store shelves.

Fast forward to present day when just last week, Mr. Davison joined our friends from Inventionland and Jokari/US, Inc. at The Container Store’s new Pittsburgh location for an exclusive, invite-only preview party held before the actual grand opening of the store!

“There I was with Jokari and buyers from The Container Store, walking the floor!” said Mr. Davison realizing this unique opportunity that only presents itself after building years of industry relationships.

It’s these industry relationships and insider knowledge that bring value to the services provided by Davison to clients every day so that – just like Mr. Davison – our clients, too, have a better chance at finding success on their inventing journeys.

At The Container Store preview, there was much excitement after seeing client Jennifer’s Hanger Pockets on store shelves in The Container Store’s own private label packaging!



It’s another solid story of success for client Jennifer who, you may recall, earlier this year had her invention packaged under Jokari’s Paula Deen Everyday Collection!


Here’s to great inventors having their dreams come true at The Container Store!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

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Start your Journey with the Decision to Try

Start your inventing journey with the decision to try.

Every day, we are faced with a multitude of decisions. From the simplest, like what shoes you’ll wear that day, to the more difficult decisions, like deciding if today is the day that you’ll take the steps to chase after your dreams. As the clock ticks on, we are constantly uncovering answers to questions.

Deciding if you want to pursue your dreams isn’t an easy decision to make. There are a myriad of emotions that come rushing through, like uncertainty and anxiousness in not knowing what to expect when making this type of decision.

Though this can seem overwhelming and perhaps make you hesitant to take a chance, one thing that may be more plaguing is the feeling of regret – the regret of not knowing whether or not you could have succeeded.

Though failure could be the outcome, we’ve been taught time and time again that failure is a learning experience and our very own founder and CEO George Davison can attest to the notion of failing your way forward.

So, when idea people make the decision to pursue their dreams and choose Davison to join them on their journey, it’s always motivating to receive their feedback once they’ve reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios.

We value client feedback because it gives a well-rounded understanding of how we can improve our inventing method in order to help idea people everywhere potentially make their dreams a reality.

Here are just a few examples of the recent feedback we’ve received from our clients:

“I was blown out of the water by it.”Tommie T.

“Truly amazed at all the research and how well thought out the Portfolio is…Thank you.”Zina S.

“I would not know how to move forward without it.”Daisy P.

“It was easy to understand and answered my questions on the process.”Michael P.

If you’re ready to make your inventing dream a reality, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

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The Importance of Desire when Pursuing an Idea


You have a goal in mind. You dream about it. It’s a nagging thought. It’s always on the top of your mind. It’s a constant; but, can it become a reality?

We all have dreams and aspirations; however, it takes desire to turn them into reality.

As the popular saying from Eric Thomas goes, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

In the invention industry, desire is what sparks the fire; it’s what helps a person persevere despite the ups and the downs of the process. Desire keeps an idea person excited and willing to proceed with their dream, urging them to  do what it takes to make it a reality.

Desire is fueled by your why. Everyone’s why is different and that’s what makes it unique. What fuels your desire to relentlessly chase after your dreams? What’s the driving force behind why you want this product to succeed?

For our CEO and founder, George Davison, his why was fueled by failure and his story of passion and desire has become a great example of how to fail forward.

For some, failure is the end of the road. For others, like George Davison, it was a chance to find an alternative path.

“Nothing happens without establishing a deep desire inside of you. Your first quest should be to understand yourself and what you desire to accomplish,” said Mr. Davison. ”

Desire is in the driver’s seat of the invention journey, but before the gas can be applied, you have to determine which map you’ll follow, how you’ll handle roadblocks and how you’ll navigate the unbeaten path.

“Desire… it is the single most important step if you choose to be an innovator, inventor or entrepreneur,” said Mr. Davison.

Will your desire burn strong and bright enough for you to submit your invention idea, today?

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12 Years of Royalties and Still Counting


Husband and wife duo, Ruth and Gary, reached out to Davison 12 years ago for our expertise in preparing and presenting their product to corporations for licensing. Twister Bolts and Twister Caps solved the problem of caps popping off the base of the toilet – a relatable problem for many consumers. Little did they know then that their product would be a huge success and would result in a royalty check every quarter for a dozen years!

Just like with most invention ideas and products, it’s not always an easy path to success. When it came to Ruth and Gary’s Twister Bolts and Twister Caps, it was clear this product wasn’t going to get licensed right away, taking into account that toilet bolts come in different sizes. From a retailer’s perspective, they are always looking for a simple solution for customers that won’t cause confusion in a store aisle or result in customers headed back to the store for returns.

“The problem was how do we get different threads to fit?” said Mr. Davison. “We came up with a better way!” By designing caps and bolts to fit two major sizes – ¼ inch and 5/16 inch – Ruth and Gary’s Twister Bolts were fit for store shelves success.


With millions of units selling around the nation in big box stores like ACE Hardware, Home Depot and various mom and pop hardware stores still to this day, it’s a big win for Ruth & Gary and for the team at Davison who couldn’t be happier to see a client succeed. It’s all about moving forward and not giving up!

“These people didn’t give up. They worked on the project before they got here and failed. They spent quite a bit of money and failed. They then decided to bring us in and to get back up again and try to fail their way forward with us!” said Mr. Davison.

“Failing your way forward is normal. Keeping yourself positive through the process is sometimes a challenge, but you can’t find success if you’re not willing to get back up and try and try again. From the Davison perspective, what we like about this is we believed in our clients. We believed in our ability to help them. We brought them into our community so they felt a sense of belonging as inventors and together we were able to create something that’s now helping consumers with a problem in their house for over twelve years!” said Mr. Davison.

While the clients can see the fruits of their labor every quarter, we can see their success on store shelves!

Are you ready to pursue your inventing dreams like Ruth and Gary? If so, you can safely submit your invention idea, here!

Copyright Davison, 2016

The typical project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

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