Older Inventors More Successful


At press time, about 60 percent of The United Inventors Association of America members were 50 or older, estimates executive director Mark Reyland, and overall membership had grown 243 percent in a little over a year. “Older adults have more experience, plus the insight and persistence to get a product to market,” says Jeffrey Dobkin, president of Philadelphia’s American Society of Inventors and author of How to Market a Product for Under $500! You can make money, but don’t expect to get rich.

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