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Rubbermaid submissions

Postby inventoy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:12 am

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Hi Roger,

Here is the email I got back from them just last week. Maybe I have misunderstood the email?

"Thank you for contacting Rubbermaid Home Products. Rubbermaid agrees to review product ideas from outside the Company on a non-confidential basis only. The ideas must be either patented or published on a patent application in order for us to accept them for review. If your idea meets our requirements for submission, please feel free to complete and return the attached Non-Confidentiality Agreement, along with a brief description of the idea to my attention at Rubbermaid Home Products, 3320 W. Market Street, Fairlawn, OH 44333. Please DO NOT send a prototype at this time. Thank you,

Corporate Paralegal - Newell Rubbermaid"


Maybe I will submit my invention anyway.

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:08 pm

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I was wondering if since this post went up has anyone found any companies that look at outside ideas from Inventors? I was hoping more people would post those that they know to help build up the listing here.
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Postby Road Show » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:53 pm

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Roger,

Keep workin' it! Sooner or later, some of the "inventors" here will get it. As I see it, too many are banking on something like AI, or Oprah, or Everyday Edisons to launch them to the "next level". I can't wait for my patent application to be filed so I can publically discuss what I'm doing...I'd sure love to hear your opinion of it.

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:31 pm

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Hi Road Show. I look forward to our discussions. Let me know once you can disclose more on your invention. I will help any way I can.

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Postby Road Show » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:12 pm

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Thanks Roger. I met today with someone who retired at 33 after his company was acquired for 40 mil. Not saying this guy is ready to make a financial commitment, but he's a nice guy who knows my wife through her work, AND he is well connected.

I do have one itty-bitty question though...do you have any contact information for Hasbro?

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Postby Roger Brown » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:07 am

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Hasbro only wants to see things presented to them through toy brokers they have a established relationship with. They also want to have working models for the presentation. What stage is your idea at?
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Postby Road Show » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:26 am

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Actually, Roger, I did not invent a game, but rather a way to enhance and promote an existing game for which they own the North American license to produce. Mattel owns the European rights. I am just thinking ahead. I was on their website last night, reading their 2005 Prospectus. I read that they do license from game designers, so this must be what you are referring to. Have you ever tried to submit ideas through their game designers?

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I read that they do license from game designers, so this must be what you are referring to. Have you ever tried to submit ideas through their game designers?


Can you send me the lnk to the page you were looking at? I am not familar with the game designers. I want to see if that is just another name they use for the toy brokers that submit games to them.

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Postby Road Show » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:33 pm

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Roger,

Here is the link:

http://ccbn.mobular.net/ccbn/7/1430/1561/

The relevant text is in the second paragraph of the ROYALTIES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT section.

The scenario of being in competition with other toy and game manufacturers for the licenses from these independent designers would indicate to me that you are correct in characterizing them as brokers.

Re: Before you submit your ideas to a company....

Postby jamesg » Fri May 11, 2007 10:27 am

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Myra Per-Lee wrote:I'm not a big fan of blind idea submissions to companies, but if you DO submit your idea, make sure you follow these steps first:

http://www.americaninventorspot.com/node/2567

I've tried this page a few times but I can't see the whole article because the page stops loading. I hope it's not time to get another new computer again...
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