but they will only sign a DISCLOSURE agreement. No confidentiality agreed to
Most larger companies won't sign the NDA because they don't want
to get sued for something that may hinge on what they have developed
in the past or are currently developing. It would be your choice to proceed
with them or not. As long as you have a provisional patent filed or at the
very least documented proof of first to invent, I wouldn't hesitate to show
a company an idea. That's just my opinion. I believe, if an idea will open
the eyes of a manufacturer, it is worth showing without an NDA. Mr.
Invention is right, about 97% of patented ideas never make it to market.
When you read patents, it's obvious why a majority are not successful.
The really good, patented ideas (few) may not be marketable for many
different reasons. Also, you hear about inventors having many products
marketed. I am beginning to think that being a really successful inventor
is a givin talent. Occasionally, someone comes up with one get rich quick
idea, but that doesn't happen very often. Being able to build good
prototypes yourself, having that ability to create from scratch. Few have it
and most don't.