Yearly Archives: 2016

Patenting Hanukkah

This Saturday night is the start of the festival of Hanukkah. Candles of the Menorah (Chanukiyah) are lit each night. When I was a little girl, people generally used a Chanukiyah with the traditional design of a metallic eight branched

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How Old Is Too Old To Invent?

My previous blog post showed how even the very young can invent important and useful things. Is the same true of the elderly? From at least the examples below, it appears that there is no upper age limit when it

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How Old Do You Have To Be To Be An Inventor?

Although the business world tends to focus on and cater to entrepreneurs of whom the youngest are school leavers and the oldest below retirement age, there is no limit on the age of an inventor. I often wonder why incubators

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Designing Products That People Want

You want to make a certain type of product, but you want it to be different and better than other similar products being sold. You have asked yourself the question ‘How can I make this product something that people will

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Questions Inventors and Innovators Should Ask