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A Positive Product Development Experience

Client Feedback, Davison News, Inventor Stories

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The New Year 2017 has kicked-off with a tremendous start as idea people from all over reach out to our professional team at Davison to help move their invention ideas forward. As each new client inventor begins their inventing journey, we send them a Pre-Development Portfolio for review so they can provide feedback on their overall experience thus far.

So, what’s the experience like? It all boils back down to our Davison® Inventing Method and the process we follow with each client’s idea for product development.

Based on the positive feedback we’ve received from several clients on their product portfolios, we grow more and more excited to work with amazing idea people with innovative creations in mind.

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“The work is awesome. No ordinary person knows what it takes to create a final product. Process is important.” – Saralyn I.

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“So far, the process has been very easy going and I like the direction we are beginning to move in with product development.” – Jeremaya M.

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“The company did a wonderful job working with me and my idea.” – Charlotte H.

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“Wonderful development!” – Mary H.

If you have fresh invention ideas this New Year, contact us to learn how our product development process and professional team at Davison can create a positive experience for you and your idea, too. Confidentially submit your invention idea today!

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End of Year Gift to Variety® Children’s Charity Helps Change Lives

Community News, Davison News, George Davison

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At Davison, it’s all about finding “a better way.” Founder George Davison created his 9-step inventing method to help everyday idea people with a more efficient and affordable way to invent. However, it’s not just about creating things for the sake of creating things. It’s about finding solutions to problems. It’s about designing inventions and innovations that have the power to change lives.

Finding “a better way” to change lives is really at the heart of what we do here at Davison. How can we help and how can we give back? During the end-of-year holiday season, this concept of “giving back” takes on an additional meaning.

This holiday season, our very own founder, Mr. Davison, contributed to a notable community cause with a donation to Variety® – the Children’s Charity, which holds an annual Anniversary Gala in Pittsburgh each winter to raise funds to empower children with disabilities.

Variety Chief Executive Officer Charles LaVallee was quick to express thanks to Mr. Davison for his support of the gala in an emotion-filled letter, which noted that all funds raised from the gala help provide equipment that has the power to give children with special needs the opportunity to participate in typical childhood experiences. In particular, this year’s 89th Anniversary Gala included the “My Bike” parade, which highlights a Variety program that grants customized adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

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Tracy, the mother of a child who rode his innovative adaptive bike in the “My Bike” parade, explained what the end of year gift meant to her and her son, Gage.

“When we went to get Gage fitted for his new bike, he was truly excited and felt safe and comfortable. It made my heart smile to watch him accomplish another milestone. He is so excited about receiving his bike. He has all these plans for going on bike rides with friends!” said Tracy.

As we bring the holiday season and 2016 to a close, we encourage the innovators, inventors and everyday idea people of the world to find “a better way.” What can you do in your community? How can you give back? What can we create that makes life better for all? We hope to help you with all of your innovative and life-changing ideas in 2017.

Copyright Davison, 2016

Ending the Year on a Positive Note

Client Feedback, Davison News, Inventor Stories

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As we reach the end of 2016, we reflect on another great year of helping fellow inventors move their ideas forward. As a client inventor continues on their inventing journey, we send them a Pre-Development Portfolio for review so they can provide feedback on their experience.

The feedback we receive from clients is strong motivation for the Davison team to move into the New Year with positive thoughts, ready to help another year’s worth of inventors whose New Year’s resolution is to work hard to make their invention idea a reality.

We end 2016 on a positive note, thanks to so many great idea people working with our team at Davison. May their words provide inspiration to others pursuing their invention ideas.

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“I just wanted to say that I’m glad to be a part of something that could make a difference to some, if not all, for the best.” – Abel O.

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“I will be working with more ideas in the future. I will be working with Davison, I hope, for a long time.” – James B.

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“I won’t gain anything if I don’t try, so I’m trying out all my ideas. One is bound to be a winner.” – Anelu B.

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“[My director] takes very good care of me and my invention. I look forward to the year to come!” – Anthony U.

Are you ready to jump into the New Year with fresh ideas? The professional team at Davison can help with your invention. Confidentially submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

On the Air: Davison Television Commercial

Community News, Davison News, George Davison

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Innovation is all about finding “a better way.” It’s about tuning into your power of observation to open your eyes to possible improvements.

Speaking of “tuning in,” just think about the dawn of color televisions as an example of innovation. Many of us will soon be watching the ball drop in New York City’s Time Square from the comfort of our own homes. We’ll watch on flat screen televisions with such high definition that we see every glimmering color, it’s almost like we’re there to close out another year.

It’s a great improvement over the original color picture tube, of which one of they key inventors was a friend of our very own founder, George Davison. That’s innovation! It’s a natural phenomenon that occurs over time as advancements and improvements are made.

As a company, Davison is always trying to innovate and improve to better reach and serve a community of inventors. Now, Davison is on the air with our first ever 30-second television commercial. Check it out!

Have you seen our new TV commercial? Do you have an idea? Confidentially submit your idea today.

Copyright Davison, 2016

Client Reactions to a Professional Team

Client Feedback, Davison News, Inventor Stories

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Thanksgiving may have come and gone as we continue closer to more upcoming holidays, but at Davison, we’re thankful for our clients every day. Each and every client we work with has placed their trust in us as a team of professionals that can help move their invention idea forward.

While we are thankful for our clients and the ideas they have to provide “a better way,” we also appreciate the feedback they often give us. As a client inventor continues on their inventing journey, we send them a Pre-Development Portfolio for review and so they can provide feedback on their experience so far.

Receiving this feedback is helpful on multiple fronts because it helps us grow as a company. What can we improve to better service our inventor community? What are we doing well that clients continue to appreciate?

We’re always excited to see so many clients happy to be working with our team at Davison. Check out some of their feedback!

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“I feel more than happy with Davison.” – Hector B.

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“There is no other company like Davison.” – Dino

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“Davison company is good at what they do and takes time to answer questions with the clients.” – Sandra W.

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“I am very glad I found Davison to help me with my idea. The company is very organized, very professional, [has] very friendly staff, and [is] a pleasure to work with.” – Jason K.

If you’re ready to move forward with the help of the professional team at Davison, confidentially submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

Davison Client Justin’s Dessert Carrier Available at Bed Bath & Beyond!

Davison News, Featured Invention, Inventor Stories

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At Davison, there’s not much sweeter than when we can help a client inventor fine-tune their ideas and turn them into new products. By guiding a client and their invention idea through our product development process, the ultimate hope is for product success.

So, what is sweeter? How about when products begin selling in major big-box retailers?

Just this week, the Davison licensing department announced that client Justin’s dessert carrier idea has made its way to Bed Bath & Beyond – online and within 35 select brick-and-mortar stores across the nation!

It’s a huge win for Managing Senior Directors of Licensing Matt and Bob and client Justin, who’ve been working to bring the dessert carrier such success since 2012. In reality, this further bit of success is just another piece of the success pie as Justin’s dessert carrier had initially been licensed to Love Cooking Company who later relaunched the product under their David Tutera Decadent Delights collection, after solidifying a partnership with the celebrity wedding and entertaining expert in 2015.

“Love Cooking informed me that the entire David Tutera Decadent Delights line is now available for sale at Bed Bath & Beyond online!” said Matt. As you can imagine, this news really helped to jumpstart Matt’s week and we couldn’t be happier for client Justin!

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According to Matt, Justin’s dessert carrier and the rest of Love Cooking Company’s entire David Tutera Decadent Delights collection will be tested in the 35 select Bed Bath & Beyond stores through the month of November. If all goes well, the line could be featured on Bed Bath & Beyond store shelves indefinitely!

Congratulations on a job well done by Davison’s licensing department and to client inventor Justin on a sweet idea! Do you also have a sweet idea? Confidentially submit your idea here.

Copyright Davison, 2016

The inventor of the Dessert Carrier has not realized a net profit on this product.  The typical Davison client project is not licensed, sold in stores or profitable.

These Clients Had Something to Say About Davison

Davison News, Inventor Stories

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Client feedback is what helps us grow as a company. When a person decides to work with Davison, we send them a Pre-Development Portfolio to review and provide some feedback about their journey so far.

When we receive these responses, we take the time to review and assess exactly what our clients have to say about us and our services. We take this feedback in stride and use it to reshape our inventing method to help idea people from far and wide potentially see their dream become reality.

We are pleased when our clients take the time to give us special, positive feedback that we like to share their thoughts with you, too.

Check it out!

“I acted on good faith when I submitted my idea and I was treated in a way that made me trust and love Davison.” – Rudzani M.

“The help and advice that I have received so far has been excellent.” – Mike N.

“I’m glad I got to discover Davison. Without them, I don’t know what I would [have] done. I’m so honestly excited about this.”  – Mario L.

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

Copyright Davison, 2016

Three Ways Davison Works to Get Inventions Licensed

Davison News, Innovative Inventions, Inventing Advice

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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.

Inventors’ Dreams Come True at The Container Store

Davison News, Featured Invention, Inventing Advice, Inventor Stories, Product News

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“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!

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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!

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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.

12 Years of Royalties and Still Counting

Davison News, Inventor Stories

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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.

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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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