May 2, 2008 3:43 pm

Before I head out for the weekend, Invention Girl would like to let you all know that the Washington City Paper has posted an article on an InventHelp and INPEX client. Erik Roberts, an inventor from Bowie, Md., submitted his Animal Sounds Whistle invention to InventHelp in 2005. After working with an independent attorney via InventHelp’s patent referral program, he was granted a patent for the idea in April 2008.

Next up for Roberts is InventHelp’s INPEX invention trade show, where he will be exhibiting his product from June 11-14. The Animal Sounds Whistle replicates the calls made by various members of the animal kingdom, and it would be ideal for use by children and zoo visitors.

“I’ve been thinking about this one, the whistle…for the longest time,” said the inventor, who is a truck driver by trade. “I mean, ever since I was like 17 or 18, I’ve just been coming up with things.”

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