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5 Qualities of a Successful Person

Innovation, Inventing Advice

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On Monday, November 16, we were inspired by a quote that our friends over at Inventionland tweeted that served as our daily bout of motivation.

It’s a common occurrence for idea people and creative minds to let their doubts and insecurities rise to the forefront and put their dreams and aspirations on the backburner.

So often, people are afraid of the risk to move their idea forward while some don’t have enough confidence in themselves or their idea to pursue it.

The quote, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do” is so straightforward and simple, yet it’s our own human tendency to let our fears and uncertainties take the driver’s seat.

Today, we are going to share with you five qualities that successful and confident people exude:

Creativity – Successful people don’t experience success because they followed the pack. Successful people are successful because they thought-outside-of-the box. Follow your dreams and use your imagination, your creativity is the brush and your idea is the canvas. Paint a beautiful picture!

Persistency – It’s no secret that along your journey you’re going to encounter some hurdles. It’s how you handle these hurdles that will determine your success. Successful people use hurdles as learning lessons and become stronger and more resilient because of them.

Thoughtfulness – Put on your thinking cap. Being successful requires a person to not only be thoughtful when it comes to their idea, but empathetic as well. Inventions are made out of necessity. Sometimes, invention ideas can help those in need, so ask yourself, “How can my invention change someone’s life?”

Realism – Being realistic is an important piece to the success puzzle. When working on your idea, know that you may never be successful and, if you are, it won’t happen overnight. Success takes resilience and time. Setting unattainable goals will only set you up for failure. Start small and keep building on your successes.

Confidence – The popular adage, “No one will believe in you unless you do” is very fitting when it comes to being successful. You have to believe in yourself, your abilities, your aptitude and so much more to be successful. Confidence is a learned skill and through consistency and practice you will exude an air of confidence.

So, take note of these five tips and always believe in yourself.  In times of doubt, remember to “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

Copyright Davison, 2015


Inventions: Real Solutions to Real Problems

Inventing Advice

Problem Solving - Inventions

More often than not, invention ideas evolve and take a different shape, resulting in a solution that may be completely different than the inventor initially pictured in their mind.

Change is a constant, especially in the invention world.

Inventions are meant to solve a problem and sometimes those problems are ones we didn’t even realize we had.

The fact of the matter is that these new solutions have the potential to make an impact on people. Whether they make our lives easier by providing a Better Way to do something or simply give us an option we didn’t know existed – successful inventions and innovations provide a solution to a problem.

That’s why at Davison we like to say, “There’s always a Better Way!”

As we mentioned before, invention ideas can change. At Davison, we see this happen all of the time and, sometimes, the results are wonderful.

We often think back to our client, Melanie, inventor of the Half N Half Cupcake Pan.

While Melanie courageously battled cancer, she also took on smaller challenges in the kitchen as a novice baker, who realized there had to be a simple way to quickly cut an entire pan of brownies to the same size with ease.

Mrs. Field Half N Half Cupcake Pan

Melanie pursued her idea on her own.  After spending a lot of time and money on a patent for her idea that seemed to be going nowhere, Melanie contacted Davison to help get her idea cooking, only to find that buyers were not so interested in brownies. Cupcakes, however, were a different story.  And, so evolved the innovative Half N Half Cupcake Pan.

Melanie Dared to Invent. Like every one of our clients, she took the risk and, even though her product idea changed, it became one that provided a real solution.

So whether an invention provides a Better Way to make cupcakes that are half chocolate and half vanilla or initiates extreme advances in medicine or technology – solutions to problems are out there and sometimes, it takes great people in this world to create a Better Way to make the world a wonderfully-inventive place.

Do you Dare to Invent?

If you are ready to potentially problem-solve, submit your invention idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2015



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


5 Reasons to Follow your Invention Idea

Davison News, Innovation, Innovative Inventions, Inventing Advice, Product News

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“This is what we work so hard for, this makes it all worthwhile,” said our founder and CEO, Mr. Davison.

It’s no secret that the proof of our Better Way to Invent can be found in stores far and wide.

That’s why, for over 25 years, we’ve been helping innovative people get their products on store shelves. In fact, our products have sold in over 1,200 stores!

Mr. Davison loves nothing more than seeing the Davison “D” in retailers ranging from Toys “R” Us to Lowe’s and many in between.

Check out this short clip to see the many products that have been on shelves along the way!

Now, none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for our tried and true Davison Inventing Method. So, without further ado, let’s see how our process could potentially help you!

  1. Your journey begins the minute you hit “Send” on your Idea Security Agreement. This confidential agreement is used to ensure the security of your project.
  2. While we are a fee-based company, we do provide a free initial consultation.
  3. Our product development service is very thorough and we’ll work with you every step of the way.
  4. We’ll assist you with product-related data and patent research, as well as designing, developing and building working prototypes.
  5. We’ll pinpoint corporations or manufacturers to present your product idea to for a potential licensing agreement.

The Davison Inventing Method can be fun yet challenging, and this is why we’ve assembled a skilled team of professionals to help develop inventors’ ideas.

So, if you’re ready to begin your very own journey, submit your invention idea today and, maybe one day, Mr. Davison will find your product on a store shelf. But, you’ll never know if you don’t try!

Copyright Davison, 2015

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

BedJet’s Take on Invention and Innovation

Inventing Advice, Inventions

BedJet - Davison

So many of us often struggle to get out of our cozy beds to begin another busy work day. Alarm clocks, including our smart phone alarms, are a solid go-to for signaling that it’s the start of a new day.

Though the alarm clock is an invention that has withstood the test of time… there’s a new product on the market with its own innovation; and, it’s alarming!

BedJet recently introduced their “smartbed” technology.  This new innovation is challenging the classic alarm clock invention by way of a mattress.

The BedJet is a mattress that’s equipped with technology that changes your bed’s temperature throughout the night. Its main purpose is to provide people with a Better Way to get quality sleep.

BedJet’s technology aims to help people fall asleep faster, get better sleep and potentially aid in a person waking up naturally without the help of an alarm clock.

Let’s lay down the facts behind this new invention idea.

Usually, our bodies follow a fairly predictable course of temperatures throughout the night. Before sleep, our bodies cool down and gradually get cooler and cooler as we nod off into deeper sleep. From there, our bodies begin to warm, right before we wake up.

The BedJet collects and uses this information to warm and cool your mattress during the night with the help of its fancy air blowers to maintain your body’s ideal temperatures, even if your room is too warm or too cold.

This invention also will heat the mattress to the person’s preferred waking hour for a more natural wake up call.

The jury is still out if BedJet’s innovation will work for everyone, especially heavy sleepers who may not wake naturally just by a change in temperature.

Whatever the verdict may be, BedJet is a good example of taking an already-existing product and making it better. They may have invented a new technology, but they also are improving an already-existing product… that’s innovation.

So what’s the difference between invention and innovation?

An invention is the “creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time.” While innovation is when someone “improves on or makes a significant contribution” to something that has been previously been invented, much like an upgrade.

Now that you know the difference between invention and innovation, do you think you have a Better Way to improve a product? The BedJet is a great example of how even one small change to an existing invention can make a big difference!

If you’ve got an invention or innovation, submit your idea today!

Copyright Davison, 2015




Inventionland to Host Invention Convention 2013 – April 6th!

Community News, Davison News, George Davison, Inventing Advice, Inventionland, Inventions

It’s time to get together for the sake of inventing! Inventionland is gearing up to host WQED’s Invention Convention 2013 – a day filled with invention challenges, advice from engineers and inventors and even an appearance by the cast of WGBH’s “Design Squad Nation.”

And, that’s not all. Students in grades 5-8 (and their families) are invited to the Saturday, April 6, 2013 event at Inventionland, where they can bring invention ideas, paper prototypes or models for review by Inventionland Creationeers. Students are even able to construct their own prototypes on-site.

Interested students can register for one of two sessions, which are slated from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited, so if you know a young, aspiring inventor, encourage them to attend (and to bring you, of course!)

Find out more about Invention Convention 2013 here.


Suffolk University Now Offers Mr. Davison’s Inventing Curriculum

George Davison, Inventing Advice
suffolk universityIf you ask future Suffolk University students what classes they are taking, don’t be surprised when you hear “Inventing 101.”  While there are no specific inventing courses offered yet at the Boston university, we are excited to share that Mr. Davison’s “Idea Teacher” curriculum is included in three different courses this semester! Dr. Sushil Bhatia, Professor and Executive in Residence within the university’s Sawyer Business School, has elected to include the Idea Teacher content in his Chemistry New Product Development, Writing Business Plans and Global Innovation and Virtual Teams classes for the Spring 2013 semester. 

As part of each course, the Idea Teacher curriculum will take students through Mr. Davison’s 9-step inventing method, essentially showing them how to go from idea to execution (I2E).  We’ve included a snippet of a syllabus, so you can see the curriculum outline.

Mr. Davison’s affiliation with Bhatia and the university has grown over the past few years, as Mr. Davison has helped judge the business school’s annual Product Innovation Competition and has joined Sawyer’s I2E board.

From an email that Bhatia sent to Mr. Davison, if the initial inclusion of the curriculum goes well, Suffolk students may see a lot more of it.

“This will give us a chance to check out the response at three levels.  Will keep you posted on the feedback.  I will be in touch with you as the new semester begins (Jan. 15th for my classes) to discuss feedback and to get more information from your end as needed.  Thanks to you and Nathan and his team for this material,” said Bhatia.

We’ll keep you posted of any additional feedback or possible inventing classes that we may hear of.

Congratulations to Mr. Davison and the entire team that made this awesome scholarly achievement possible!

Who Pays to Develop a New Product Idea?

Innovation, Inventing Advice, Inventions

funding an invention

If you are like most inventors, the ultimate goal for your idea is to create a product that will sell.

But one of the first problems you will face is this – an idea is not a product. In order to create a product from an idea, an inventor must be willing to devote time, energy and money to take all of the steps necessary for this to happen. In order to give your idea the best chance for success, you need to work with people who understand all the many steps to bring a product to market.

For over 20 years, Davison has helped inventors bring their ideas from the concept stage to products selling in stores. Their product development services are extremely thorough, and they work with the inventor every step along the way; from patent and product related research to designing, developing and building working prototypes and product samples. They design packaging for the product, identify manufacturers and present new products to corporations, manufacturers, and retailers for possible licensing agreements.

So, as an inventor with a great idea, you probably have a few questions regarding costs:

•      Who pays for the product development services? Clients pay for initial design research, product design, prototype development, integrated retail product packaging (illustrating what the product could appear as on the retail shelf) and product sample demonstration videos.
•      Who pays for licensing? Davison offers licensing representation for a fixed fee plus a 10% interest in any future royalties. However, this is not a purchase of patent or invention rights, and no purchase or partnerships are offered. To see the range of services and costs involved, visit
•      Are there ever cases where Davison would work on an invention for only a percentage of profits? No. Developing inventions is a very uncertain undertaking, and it would be too risky for Davison to work on any invention without some form of up-front payment.

So if you’re looking to have your new product idea prepared and presented to a corporation for possible licensing, Davison has the experience, expertise and track record you should look for in new product development services.

The Benefits of Developing a Product Sample

Inventing Advice, Package Design, Prototyping

When the Davison design team makes the first prototype, they just need to answer one simple question: “Does it work?”

The first prototype is a “proof of concept” model that determines if the invention can work as intended. It may not look exactly like the final prototype and it certainly isn’t made from the same materials. It is usually made of very inexpensive materials. This model is used to determine what design options are working, what will need to be redesigned and the overall “look and feel” of the product idea. With this model, the design team can see how the product fits in with its intended environment. For example, if the product fits in your hand, then they can ask: Is it a comfortable size? Is it easy to push buttons (with your thumb or other hand)? Does the shape feel right?

develop product sampleAfter the Davison design team has had a chance to refine the design, the next step is to make a product sample. These models are usually more like the intended final product in terms of materials, proportions, style, and function. The team will most likely still use less expensive prototyping materials, but the materials will be closer to the type used in the ultimate product. Photographs can be taken of this version and used to create marketing materials. Because this prototype is used to create the product packaging.

Davison creates packaging for the new product sample prototype, so that licensees can imagine how it would fit into their product line and imagine how it would look alongside their other products on store shelves. This by far is the most measurable benefit of the product sample development process, because manufacturers don’t buy great ideas, they buy great products that are well designed and ready for production.

If a manufacturer decides to license a product, they can request that an additional prototype be created to work out issues with their preferred materials and manufacturing processes.

So, you can see that from early concept to final product, the prototype development process is an important part of creating a new product that is well designed and appealing to customers.

What Guarantees About My Invention Can Davison Make Me?

Inventing Advice

davison a better way to invent

Davison is a product development company with designs that have sold in over a 1,000 retail and online stores. Working with Davison gives inventors professional quality services, because of Davison’s more than twenty years of experience designing, engineering, building and testing new inventions. However, even with a great track record of success in transforming ideas into products, there is no guarantee that any particular invention will ever be licensed, sold in stores, or result in financial gain.

New product development is an uncertain endeavor and the typical invention is not licensed, sold on any market, or profitable. In fact, no company can guarantee success; and, if they say they can, you can be certain that their promises are too good to be true.

What Davison does guarantee is a confidential exchange of ideas and information, so that an inventor can rest easy knowing their idea is safe. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when pursuing your idea is being willing to trust someone with your invention. However, if you want to create a successful product, you will need to share your concept with the skilled and knowledgeable people who can help you navigate the many complex aspects of the invention process. Product idea security and confidentiality are Davison’s top priorities.

Inventors can submit their ideas to the Davison team through a confidentiality agreement, which is a binding contract between you and Davison that states that they will not disclose anything about your invention without your permission. When you submit your idea to Davison, they will guarantee that they will not use, disclose, license or sell your idea without your consent.

Another thing that Davison guarantees is that the Davison design team will work with inventors in every aspect of product development; including product research, design, engineering, prototype construction, and packaging. Davison also identifies appropriate corporations for potential licensing deals, prepares materials and product samples for presentation, negotiates licensing agreements, and manages royalties. Davison has over 250 employees working together in an amazing 110,000 square foot office campus, which includes its inventing factory called Inventionland.

Davison has the skilled professionals and the state-of-the-art equipment that can help you develop your invention into a real product sample, and, they will use all of their experience to give you a truly professional sample and presentation materials.


Does Davison Buy My Idea?

Inventing Advice, Package Design, Prototyping

So you have a product idea and want to turn it into a real product selling on store shelves. But having the idea and turning it into something real are the beginning and end of a very long road. There are many steps along the way; such as product and patent searches, prototype building, and manufacturing.  Most inventors don’t have the time or money to develop a new invention on their own.  Therefore, a lot of inventors consider trying to sell their invention to companies that have the resources to manufacture and market the product and make it a success.

new product ideaNow the question is: who is going to buy my invention?

That is a great question, and the Davison invention development process was constructed to help you find an answer to that question.

Davison is a product development company that gives inventors the tools they need to move their ideas from early-stage concepts to a professional product sample ready to present to manufacturers. However, Davison does not buy any ideas and it does not take ownership in an individual’s ideas or inventions. Rather, Davison has refined and developed a unique inventing method over the past twenty years that works with the inventor to design, engineer, build, package and present their ideas to manufacturers for possible licensing agreements. Going through these steps is critically important because manufacturers often want to see a working model or prototype.  In fact, they usually want to see a product that is very close to being ready to manufacture.

If Davison is successful in finding a licensee for a product, they will also provide licensing negotiation and royalty management services. Davison offers licensing representations services for 10% or more of the future royalties. However, this is not considered a purchase of patent or invention rights and no purchase or partnerships with Davison are offered. All throughout this process, the inventor remains the owner of the invention.

So rather than buy an idea, Davison works with clients to bring their ideas to market.  Whether it’s an idea that will enhance a current product, or an idea to develop a product from scratch, Davison has the experience, high quality technology, and the drive to provide professional quality invention development services.


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