Many people ask, “What is the greatest benefit to be had by inventing something?” The answer varies from person to person depending on what the inventor is looking for. Usually it is something related to some sort of physical product such as a car, kitchen gadget or some other electrical device. This is because these things are generally easy to duplicate. Many times someone will come up with the idea for an invention but then cannot find the method of copying it in some way.
Inventing is not just about coming up with an excellent idea; that is the easy part! There is also the matter of protecting your ideas from others profiting from them and stealing them. Sometimes inventors die penniless and heartbroken after spending years trying to perfect an invention that just could not get past the first patent examiner. For this reason alone, the process of patenting should be approached with plenty of patience and research.
One great example of great inventors is Thomas Edison. Edison is responsible for the light bulb and many other innovations. Many of his innovations made possible products that we now use every day. He was not satisfied with simply inventing things as he also worked with others to improve the usability and functionality of the products he created. The invention of the light bulb has greatly benefited society today as millions of people are able to use and enjoy it.