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Election Announcement from Josh Malone, Inventor of Bunch O Balloons

By July 20, 2020General

Josh Malone is a long time Make 48 supporter and a mentor on the upcoming Season 4. He is also the inventor of Bunch O Balloons, the number one-selling outdoor toy. 


Josh Malone at the filming of Make48 Season 4


My goal is to help inventors succeed. I want America and the world to benefit by affording all inventors the opportunity to develop and turn their ideas into working solutions. One reason I support Make48 is for their core value that anyone can be an inventor, and is entitled to benefit from the fruits of their labor.

When my invention was copied, I wound up in a multi-million dollar legal battle over the rights to my invention. I was shocked at the injustice that pervades the legal system which allows corporations with deep pockets and insiders in the government to escape consequences for their misdeeds.

On the verge of losing everything I had worked for, I went to Washington, D.C. to plead my case to the highest levels of the government. Now I am a full time volunteer with the non-profit US Inventor to represent inventors in public policy. To be effective, we need your participation.


Inventors Need Representation

US Inventor, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of inventors, is hosting an election to choose one or more delegates to sit on the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC). The PPAC is an official committee created by the United States Congress and charged with reviewing the USPTO operations and advising the Director of the USPTO.

Inventors rely on patents to protect our inventions, access capital, build businesses, and create jobs. Research and experience have proven that independent inventors and small businesses are important sources of innovation.

We need trustworthy and capable advocates who will ensure that the USPTO addresses the needs and interests of inventors.

I encourage everyone who supports inventors to participate in this election.

Vote Now! Polls are open at inventorvote.org.



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  • Jerry Crenshaw says:

    My name is Jerry Crenshaw. I am a part-time woodworker and for literally years I needed a particular tool in my shop but didn’t know exactly what it should be. So I sat down and did some drawings and long story short designed and had prototypes made of a unique type of clamp. I looked around and found a manufacturer that would fabricate 100 units for me and used the tool for a couple of years and it really exceeded my expectations. I tried marketing the device but only had very limited success. I find that marketing is just not something I do well. I had two different designs and obtained provisional patents on each design but those patents expired sometime ago. I set aside the marketing of the tool a while back but have continued to use it in the shop and still feel that it has potential. I don’t know if this is the type of thing you get involved in but thought I would run it by you and see if I get any response. Thank you. Jerry.

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