Stephen Key talks about how he Licenses Invention Ideas (Podcast)

by Tara

Stephen Key Licensing Invention IdeasStephen Key from is an inventor who has successfully licensed his ideas for many years. In this podcast he explains how he started licensing ideas and the method he uses. Over the years he has licensed in many different industries, with one of his most successful inventions being the Spin label, a label which gives much more space to put instructions on things like medicine bottles or food products. Having experienced Stephen’s method of licensing ideas first hand through his InventRight Course, what I like about the process is that it is quick and involves little financial outlay, emphasis is placed on good ideas rather than patents.

Stephen has also recently written a book called One Simple Idea, which goes in-depth into his method of licensing invention ideas, which he talks more about in the podcast.

Links Mentioned in the Podcast – a licensing course Stephen and his business partner Andrew Krauss run
– the main website for Stephen’s book “One Simple Idea”
InventRight Free podcast
to learn licensing basics a blog about inventing and licensing

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandi Lehr May 21, 2011 at 2:55 am

I’m very eager to listen to this one!


Tara May 21, 2011 at 7:49 am

Hi Sandi, Stephen’s Licensing process is great, check out his book One Simple Idea too, I wish I had it 10 years ago.


Jason Atienza July 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

Hello Tara,

What a well-crafted, informative interview. Thank you for creating this resource. I just finished reading Stephen’s book, and I have already lost sleep thinking about it (it’s after 3am California time). I underlined everything I thought was important, and it seems like I underlined the entire book. I joined the book club, and will be a student of InventRight very soon. My focus is in healthcare product development, and I look forward to going through the licensing process. Good luck with getting your candy idea to market!



Tara July 15, 2011 at 11:36 am

Thanks Jason. I look forward to connecting with you in the InventRight forum soon.


Michael Mesorio July 20, 2011 at 8:53 am

Stephen key is a terrific instructor, Thank you soo much Stephen! I cant wait to be used as an example in one of you’re books :) . I think one of the most important thing I have been taught by Mr.key is that licensing is a number’s game, and not too put all you’re egg’s in one basket, you never know how the market is going to respond but if you step up to the plate enough times you are bound to get a hit and possibly a HOMERUN!!!!. Thankyou Stephen


MaryChristine November 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I have ordered Stephens Book . Can’t wait to get it as I have a patent pending to which I want to sell the license to.


Tara November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hi MaryChristine
Good luck with your product idea – it’s a great book.


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