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!

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

Inventors’ Dreams Come True at The Container Store

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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!



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!

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

12 Years of Royalties and Still Counting

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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.


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.

Davison is Ending Summer on a Positive Note

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The unofficial end to summer took place over the weekend as we celebrated Labor Day, which means that the unofficial start to fall has begun.

With the beginning of each new season comes the chance to start fresh and refocus your attention on things that matter, like your goals.

It’s always motivating for us at Davison when we receive feedback from our clients who have reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios.

Their feedback is valuable to us, because it gives us a better understanding of how we can improve and refine our inventing method to help idea people everywhere potentially realize their dreams.

It’s for this reason that we like to share what our clients are saying about us with you. Check it out!

  • When it comes to determination, LaDarrell H.’s fire was reignited with Davison, “I tried 20 years ago, but was discouraged and quit.”
  • “Very professional.” – Kenneth B.
  • “Thanks for all the work!” – Gregg G.

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

Copyright Davison, 2016

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


Our Clients are Talking. Hear What They Have to Say!

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As another school year is upon us, we can’t help but think of our clients, who work diligently to learn and better themselves with the Davison Inventing Method.

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Though the school year may just be getting started, Davison is continually getting grades back from our clients, who are always providing us with useful feedback to help us further our knowledge.

It’s for this reason that we’re sharing with you some responses that we’ve received from our clients, who have reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios.

Client feedback is important to us, so once we review their thoughts, we put them to good use and refine our inventing method in the hopes of helping idea people everywhere to potentially see their dreams come to fruition.

Our clients have spoken! Check out what they had to say about their Pre-Development Portfolios:

  • “Very nice portfolio…” – D’jimmy D.
  • “The whole experience has been extraordinary with the assistance of Davison.” – Otusanya A.
  • “I really liked how everything was put together. It’s just what I imagined.” – Devonta C.
  • “I like the help that I have been given to get my idea out there.” –  Thomas D.

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

Copyright Davison, 2016

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

Davison Client Invention Reshapes the Burger

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Chef Tony Burger Dog Pan Inventor

When clients come to Davison, they come for inventing expertise and guidance backed by over 25 years of experience in helping everyday idea people hopefully bring their inventions to life.

As is with many new inventions, ideas are usually created as a solution to a common problem.

This continued to be true for one Tampa Bay, Florida mother who invented a unique baking pan that brings two all-American classics – hamburgers and hot dogs – together in a way that not only culminated into a new invention, but brings innovation to cooking and recipes.

This isn’t just any inventor story. This is the story of a Davison inventor who found a better way to combine two cookout favorites into one, in a healthier way.

For Davison client, Ingrid, the ingredients in hot dogs were particularly troubling. Though often a crowd favorite, Ingrid wanted to find a better way to make a healthier hot dog alternative.

After having been to many summer cookouts, Ingrid came up with an idea for a pan that would shape ground meat into the form of a hot dog. The pan would drain the grease during the cooking process and the final product would be a healthier alternative to a hot dog that would still preserve the convenient, easy-to-eat shape.

After being licensed to Love Cooking Company under their Chef Tony Notaro line of healthy cooking bakeware, Ingrid got to see and hold her final product in its packaging, with her idea turned invention all the more real.

Chef Tony Burger Dog Pan Inventor

If this isn’t exciting enough, Ingrid and her story were featured in a recent Tampa Bay Times’ article, which outlines the invention’s pending debut on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David and the hopes that Ingrid has for not only this invention, but also the “book full of inventions” that she’s been saving up for, in order to pursue.

Ingrid’s invention is reshaping the way that we make burgers. Now, the question remains, how can your invention potentially reshape and offer a better way to do something?

Start your quest for the answer and submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit. The client has not realized a net profit.

An Inventor’s Idea + Davison Inventing Method + QVC = Success

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In the invention industry, things change; they evolve.

This sentiment holds especially true for the Mega Bacon Pan, which evolved from our client Jean’s Meatball Baker.

Last month, the Mega Bacon Pan was featured on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David.”

QVC host David Venable was intrigued and excited about the Davison-designed product! During the segment, Chef Tony showcased the possibilities with this innovative kitchen product, which included perfectly-cooked bacon, jerkies and even healthy chicken breasts!

The two-part pan with baking sheet and wire rack holds 18 slices of bacon and elevates each slice out of its own grease on a diagonal, so that the fats and oils can drain away for a crisp, flavorful piece of bacon!

“We say goodbye grease, hello flavor!” said Chef Tony, as he was showcasing the product to viewers across the country.

During the segment, both Chef Tony and David Venable showcased the perfectly-cooked bacon, which the pan allows to cook on its side.

While this sizzling news was exciting, this month, we want to use this QVC appearance as a lesson in confidence for those idea people who are working towards their invention dreams.

Chasing after your dreams requires discipline, knowledge and the courage to take the necessary steps in order to get you closer to your goals.

Whether you have an idea for a kitchen product or an idea for another category, think of how Jean’s belief in her idea brought her product to success and even evolved into other successful products!

We encourage you to use Jean as a source of inspiration and motivation along your journey as she is a great example of what can happen when you believe in your idea and work hard to hopefully see your product in the spotlight, too.

Are you ready to move forward with your idea? Submit today!

Copyright Davison, 2016

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Look Who’s Talking…

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When we receive positive feedback from happy clients, we can’t help but share.

It’s for this reason that in today’s blog, we’re sharing with you some responses from clients who have received and reviewed their Pre-Development Portfolios!

Once we receive this feedback, we put it to good use to refine our inventing method and help idea people everywhere potentially see their dreams become a reality.

Without further ado, here are five responses from Davison clients:

  • “Can I say perfect?” ­– Ezra G.
  • “The efficiency of the Portfolio is greatly appreciated. Great work.” ­– Richard A.
  • “It was very informational, just what I needed to have in order to understand everything.” – Angie S.
  • “I love the portfolio. It has [given] me a new [insight] on my product.” – Phillip B.
  • “I am impressed with the information provided and the way it was provided.” – Carolyn E.

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

Copyright Davison, 2016

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

Wednesday Wisdom: Client Feedback

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Mondays are for motivation like Wednesdays are for wisdom!

In today’s Davison blog, we’re getting right to the point and sharing with you some positive feedback that we’ve received from our happy clients!

The road of inventing can be a long one with lots of curves and detours. But, these idea people turned to Davison to help them navigate through their journey.

As part of their road map, we send Pre-Development Portfolios to each of our clients to collect their valuable suggestions, comments and ideas that we can use to improve our services.

We take those sentiments and put them to good use in an effort to provide our clients with an even better inventing method.

Here are three Davison clients who have a lot of great wisdom to share!

  • “Before I came to Davison, I did my homework and these guys really rock.” ­­– DeMarques S.
  • “I have looked through other companies and I am pleased with the support with Davison.” – Sarah K.
  • “It’s very nice to see the process.” – William W.

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

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


A lot is H-APP-ening on

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If you’ve been on lately, you might have noticed a few changes.

Not only did we add a new Company Blog tab right on the homepage, but we also added something extra to keep you connected to our latest and greatest news.

Recently, we added a brand new feature slider on the homepage that connects you to our latest news stories, like our celebrity partnerships, big-name brands like Pepsi and Mountain Dew on Davison products and our mobile app development service!

In case you missed it, we evolved our development services by bringing the design and creation of apps to an exciting new level.

Now, idea people can safely submit not only their tangible invention ideas, but their mobile app ideas as well.

We’ve covered our app development in previous blogs; and, in those stories, we featured two of the apps that we helped to develop – The Daily German Verb app and the Coach’s Whiteboard app.

Our mobile apps are currently being developed solely for distribution through Apple’s App Store with future plans to hopefully include Android distribution.

In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here’s a quick recap of our app development services!

As you can see, a lot is h-APP-ening at Davison and on Browse a sample of our licensed products to see some exciting examples of our work!

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