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Combining two products in one success?

jkp's Avatar

I just submitted to EN an idea combining two common products into one.

Each one is probably in every house in America.

Did a thorough search and found nothing like my combined idea.

Any of you have succeeded with similar approach? 

Any EN "combined product" success stories?

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fearnot1986's Avatargold

I haven’t had any success with that. I had come up with a two in one pet product and they rejected it. They said that there were similar products. Which was true in a sense because my idea had part of another pet product. However, mine was different because it combined two or three ideas into one. But they still rejected it even though you would have to buy two or three ideas to do what mine can do. But who knows that is just one incident. Good Luck!!

J P
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phonepaal's Avatargold

"You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user." -- Apple CEO, Tim Cook.

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Hello JP, 

I am still VERY new to the EN process, but, I can tell you that I currently have a G4 Idea in process that does in fact combine 'two things'.

- so based on my experience thus far,  I would suggest if YOU believe 'combining' ideas is a better consumer solution ..... then go for it! 

- best of luck to you sir! 

Derrick James
J P
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Does it combine two products to generate a new use?

J P
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Even though the combination of the two product may be new, the prior art of the existing seperate products is something that may trip you up.  Especially if the seperate products are currently under patent protection.  There may be a way to design around the existing patents, if they exist, to come up with a new combo product.  That is something that would require consultation with a patent professional (something which I AM NOT - although I aspire to be one day).

Rodney Goodrich
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vtac's Avatar

I've licensed a couple of product ideas using this 2 in 1 method. Definitely possible. Best of luck with your ideas! Never give up.

J P
Rodney Goodrich
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