A good thing to invent begins after a skill of some type is learned by a person working in a trade, or a young creative person that has developed learning from something they like to do. Anything that is well liked can be improved or made better by anyone with creative skills interested in doing that. Inventions that are improvements or advancements in existing available products of all types are good things to invent.
If you are performing a task for yourself or working for a company and find a way to do your work quicker, easier and less expensive than any other available current method would be considered as a valid invention. You need to keep in mind your experience in the field and scope that your invention falls into will be directly proportional with the success of your invention. A valid invention is a product that is well accepted by millions of people, produces what the claims state it will, and do it for many years for a cost that is within the parameters of pricing for available manufactured products within the same field.
Why do we invent?
We invent when we have generated abundant energy within ourselves after experiencing a learning lesson in the field of what we like to do. Also we develop inventions after feeling that we may have a better way to do something saving time, money, or having the desire to contribute an advancement in a trade.
We invent after feeling excitement from an accomplishment that developed into something useful to others. Usually the invention begins from the excitement of thinking possibilities that a product could potentially be developed and producing an outcome of rewards for us that can be collected after a U.S. patent is issued.
We invent to patent our work and patented inventions have the original inventors formula and instructions so others can reproduce the work. The patent paperwork remains unchanged once it is issued valid, and the useful product sells until another inventor makes their version of a product that does or performs a substantially identical task as yours, but in a different configuration costing less to the end user. Like a chef creating a signature dish that is his or her recipe. To get the same exact results the recipe must be followed step by step. Later the next individual can change the recipe up for a different taste but the chef that originally created the recipe has his or her own original creation without devieation from steps or product.
Why do we patent our inventions?
We patent an invention to gain title to the product, and it's alot like a title to a car, a deed to a house or land, and it's baseline is your intellectual property. Your intellectual property are things you make and develop that are concepts from what you have learned. Intellectual Property comes from within your mind and is translated into a useful product called work.
The first step in the patent process is intellectual property and becomes the tangible effort of the invention process. Invent something, write a provisional patent, and make the product yourself. Agree to have it sold by someone thats an expert at doing that, and expect that if your product happens to be well accepted and the best choice to purchace, that others will soon copy it and then make it less expensive to purchase than yours.
Without writing a strong provisional patent for your idea or invention product you will give up the legal rights to collect royalties after others copy your product and make an income from it. After you invent something from intellectual property that you feel is better than others, and you have spent a couple years of your time, thousands of dollars to make the prototype of the invention product, thousands of dollars for patent filing and legal protection, that you need some type of financial income to continue to invent, like a job.
With todays manufacturing prices why would one logically spend thier money in the bank just to make an invention that takes a couple years to ever see the profits for, and it's a big risk. There is no legitimate company going to pay you royalties before a US patent is issued. Another way to look at not starting the patent process with a provisional patent is purchasing a car you intend to count on for a long time and its an expensive car. Would you purchase that car if no one ever could title it ? No should be the logical answer, so that's why we need to follow all of the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) rules and file a US provisional patent. There are alot of rules that you need to understand and experience in this invention process and those are what eventually forms a successful inventor.
You develop ideas from experience, nonetheless the construction also is completed from experience, and whatever you create from experience will become successful. Patenting an invention, idea, or method will give you a legal paperwork trail that documents your progress from your intellectual property to the tangible work. An inventors product that has a valid U.S. patent issued has many values other than it's tangible cash exchange back to the inventor and the general economy of where it is manufactured. The personal rewards extend past the life of an issued patent, they are forever lasting and open your eyes to facing reality. Viewing life and how things really are without the noise is one huge benefit to inventing.
"we are, by one like element with time and the differences change us, into the form we imagine ourselves to be"