JULIETTE FASSETT: INVENTOR & CO-FOUNDER OF HAPPY PRODUCTS
Juliette Fassett is the co-founder of Happy Products, Inc., and the co-inventor of Flippy, the original multi-angle soft pillow lap stand. She didn’t set out to become an inventor, but as is the case with a lot of successful innovators, she observed that a problem existed and created a unique solution that consumers really like.
Juliette was awarded a patent and was selling the product through Amazon and various catalogs. She wasn’t setting the world on fire, but doing fairly well. Then she made a QVC appearance where she sold $500,000 worth of product in just 13 minutes. Taking notice of Flippy’s success was a company that jumped on her patented product and started selling it without her knowledge or consent. Juliette also found, like other inventors, that large stores had no qualms working with the company that stole the invention rather than the actual inventor.