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Louis Foreman
Product Development and Innovation Expert

Louis Foreman is a prolific inventor, product developer, innovation enthusiast and small business entrepreneur. In 20 years, Louis has created nine successful startups and has been directly responsible for the creation of more than 20 others. In recent years, he’s been called upon by Congress to share his point of view on patent reform, by USA Today for commentary on entrepreneurship and often to address schools and universities to propel the advancement of innovation for all ages. Louis J. Foreman's Bio 2014

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IP Watchdog-May 20,2015: Will the patent system continue to fuel the fire of creative genius?

“All of the businesses that I have started over the last 28 years have been based on intellectual property,” Louis Foreman explained on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Patent Reform 2.0 event I co-hosted with Bernie Knight at McDermott, Will & Emery. “I started my first business in my fraternity room in college. I have never beenContinue Reading

More Older Adults Are Becoming Inventors-New York Times- April 17, 2015

LIKE many inventors, Bob Nepper, 82, is a compulsive improver. Mr. Nepper, an electrical engineer who lives in North St. Paul, Minn., has pet projects that have included a self-guided lawn mower and an outside faucet that can run hot and cold. His basement is stocked with tools like a lathe and a milling machineContinue Reading

Hearpreneur- April 13th, 2015

Inventing a new product can be a difficult task for any entrepreneur. There are so many bases to cover when pushing your idea through that often times your invention is swept under the rug due to lack of knowledge about what you should do next. Getting your invention created and product on the shelf canContinue Reading

225th Anniversary Patent Act Celebration- April 10th, 2015

225th Anniversary of the Patent Act Celebration The program will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Madison Auditorium and will consist of two separate panel discussions—one hour and 15 minutes each with a 15 minute break in between.  The panels will be moderated by Louis Foreman(link is external), CEO of Edison Nation and Edison NationContinue Reading

IPO- Innovators Insight- March 18, 2015

The Key to Progress is Fostering Respect for IP Louis Foreman has worn his fair share of IP hats—in addition to serving on the IPO Board of Directors and as the current President of the IPO Education Foundation (IPOEF), he is the founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, a product design and engineering firm thatContinue Reading

Inventor’s Block? Get Unstuck From Your Creative Rut. February 05, 2015 Everybody invents differently. Some people spend months, years or even an entire lifetime researching, developing and perfecting one great idea. Others are able to conjure up ideas in response to specific opportunities, such as competitions or innovation searches. Whether you consider yourself a lifetime inventor or a serial one, you will probably experienceContinue Reading

What 3-D Printing Means for the Independent Inventor December 17, 2014 Three-dimensional printing technology was patented in the early 1980s by Chuck Hull, who co-founded 3D Systems, but it’s just now emerging as a trend. While the earliest applications of 3-D printing were limited to research and development labs, today the process is pervading almost every industry and the trend is showing no signs of slowing. Food can now beContinue Reading

What’s the Best Way to Tap the Crowd to Commercialize Your Invention? October 28, 2014 An inventor renaissance is under way. Increasingly, companies are looking outside their  walls for ideas for products ranging from the next novel ice cream flavor to new toys or health care devices. Likewise, inventors can now turn to a number of different online communities for ideation, evaluation, product development and funding.Continue Reading

Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts October 01, 2014 Each year’s end brings an onslaught of predictions for new consumer product trends and a recap of what made the biggest impact. Savvy businesses and entrepreneurs understand the importance of adapting to consumers’ ever-changing preferences to stay competitive. In today’s dog-eat-dog business environment, innovation is key to survival. While it’s easy toContinue Reading

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation September 11, 2014 Two years ago the America Invents Act ushered in a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent system. The purpose was to stimulate innovation and business creation by strengthening the value of patents. One noticeable change was changing the patent system from “first to invent” to “first inventor to file.” This change, which isContinue Reading