developer, start, armorer, contriver, founder, journeyman, artificer, finder, progenitor, innovator, visionary, craftsman, spotter, deviser, armourer, discoverer, designer, engineer, pioneer, entrepreneur, creative commons, formulator, parent, artisan, introducer, patriarch
producer (part of speech: noun)
- The inventor of limited means, opposed by a company with almost unlimited capital, is at a serious disadvantage when he gets into the courts, and there are cases where the value of an invention has been largely destroyed by having the market flooded with the article before the legal rights can be definitely determined. - "The Best Policy", Elliott Flower.
- But Garcia is the man who produced the first results, and to him, therefore, is due the credit of being practically the inventor of the laryngoscope. - "The Mechanism of the Human Voice", Emil Behnke.
- The inventor of such a device would earn a large reward. - "The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner", Georg-GÃ¼nther von Forstner Commentator: John Hays, Jr. Hammond.