This photo is our new patent for China. It’s for the GearGuard line, the only security system for cameras and lenses. I have a locking lens cap, and bag locks, and a body lock that fits in the tripod socket.
I have a number of worldwide patents, and once you know the procedure, it gets a lot less intimidating. It is expensive (especially to secure worldwide rights) and for most people it really isn’t worth the expense. The first part is to know if your product is marketable, but then you also have to protect it in case of counterfeits.
The nice thing is, the process of protecting your idea doesn’t have to be expensive. And if you are thinking of hiring one of those “invention” firms, I haven’t yet seen one that is worth it. They’re like modeling agencies that charge you a fee. They kind of prey on people’s dreams.
So if you want some free advice for inventors, it’s on my YouTube Video here.
I think everybody is a budding inventor. If you’ve ever said, “Why doesn’t anybody make a _________”? Then that’s the mindset for creativity.
For me, I’m the ultimate consumer. I buy gadgets, and often nobody makes the gadget I want. So when I say the sentence above, we start the product process.
Below is the product that just got patented. If you have ever lost a camera or lens due to theft, it seriously makes you SICK. I’ve had an entire collection of gear taken once ($55,000) and thank goodness I was insured. But still, I wish I had locked the stuff up after it was too late.
Click on the image below to see product details, and enter product code GFPATRON for a special discount.