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If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Isarf » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:37 am

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There are websites like Inpama.com that you can register for free and they let you market your idea yourself. This is an international marketplace for inventors to sell and market their inventions free of charge. You can also find prospective license-ready technologies and quickly implement it into a finished product.

From small companies, universities, or private patent holders, inpama.com is the global marketplace to buy and sell patented ideas and inventions.

As an inventor on Inpama.com you can:
-promote, market, and sell your inventions.
-create a profile page for your invention with pictures, videos and documents
-find new investors, manufacturers, and worldwide distributors

On the other hand, investors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers can find new business ideas and new business partners on inpama.com

For more information have a look on their website: http://www.inpama.com

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:36 am

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I see this is your second posting of the same material so I thought I would repost my answer to it here also.
I looked at your site and it is basically the same as other sites doing the same thing. You are not the only one doing this. The web is flooded with websites all claiming to be the place every Inventor should list their idea/product to get noticed, funding, sales. They all say list with us for free and companies and investors will find your product.
You say yours is an international marketplace. If they are on the internet they are all international marketplaces. There is nothing special to being international anymore. You get international exposure just by being on the internet. I get contacted by people all across the world that find my site using Google.com. I didn't do anything special that makes me stand out over the next website or buy a spot on Yahoo or Google so I show up first in a web search.
My problem with these types of websites is that they don't work unless the website has direct contact to every possible industry worldwide, which they don't. The Inventor that has a patented tool and posts it on your website or any of the others has no better chance of getting noticed by Black and Decker than if they made their own website. Large companies do not daily search the web looking for invention posting websites and then look through each and every posting on that website looking for the next big idea. They would have to employ a staff just to do the daily searches. So, what would bring all these companies/investors to your site daily over the other hundred websites offering the same setup?
Most large companies have a system set up to either review ideas submitted or go through a broker to filter the products they see. They also do their own product searches or they don't look at any ideas at all and hope they can come with new products in house through their own research and development department.
Posting sites feed off the hope of the Inventor that they will be spotted by a large company and make millions. They are better served to contact the company they want to attract themselves than post on a site and hope someone notices them.
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Isarf » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:06 am

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So, you would like to know why we are better. Let me give you some reasons:

1. We are way more efficient than every inventor making his own website. Try it. There is a new invention on our site (posted a few days ago) with the name "2010 invention Dewu Magnetic Soccer Table".
2. If you search Magnetic Soccer Table on Google inpama.com will appear on top. Try that with your own site. It just doesn't work.
3. We have lots of page impressions because we bought old sites like pl-x.com or 1000inventions.com which were big in the past.
4. If you have already your own site you can link there (which helps the ranking of your site)
5. International does not only mean we are on the internet. In our case it means we actively contact inventor groups and the typical invention seekers in different countries.
6. Every inventor who invites someone to his invention helps the invention next to him. (that's what every inventor tells me in meetings and at trade shows. "we should all work together").
7. Every user (registered or not) can contact you via contact form.
8. You, as an inventor, can stay anonymous if you like. Your invention is in the spotlight.
9. Every invention seeker (investor, manufacturer, journalist...) on the site activly seeks new products. Contact him if you think he can help you.
10. And did i say it's free?! What are the risks of trying it? If we have enough traffic on the site we will post ads to finance our costs, right now it's a clear win for every inventor who joins.

By all means inpama.com is not a marketing machine! You still have to work. You still have to contact companies. But here you have the chance to easily post pictures, docs, pdfs, videos,... and you will be spotted. Try it!

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Roger Brown » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:56 pm

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You have proved my point. If you look at what you posted as your sites benefits it is nothing new from all the other sites claiming the same thing. You also notice you did not address the question of how large companies find someone on your site other than if they accidently find your site and do a search. It is not due to you having any special connection with large companies that makes them come to you.
That is why I say it is only random luck that a company would find anyone on your site or any of the others doing the same thing. As I said above large companies are not searching the internet daily going through all those sites looking for the right product.
Inventors would be better off contacting the companies they want to reach themselves versus waiting for the company to find him on these types of websies.
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Isarf » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:09 am

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This a marketplace where you can market your invention for FREE. That's was my tip for inventors in the first place. Large companies might not be online looking for new inventions everyday but they do keep on eye on their market and obviously search for related products.The website was optimized to put the searches on a high position. You don't necessarily have to start with the large companies. There are many investors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers of all sizes that can put your product in the market and they do look for new ideas everyday. To be able to use a website that won't charge you to maket your product doesn't look like a bad thing for me. What will you loose? Some people doesn't have a website to promote their inventions. If your idea is already protected, you are simply incresing your chances to be spotted and also, being able to use other tools to make your idea known. Do you really thing this is a bad start?

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:14 am

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I don't disagree that there are investors and others looking for opportunity everyday. My point is that their chances of getting found on your type of website is minimal at best. They can increase their chances by approach ing the companies they want to target than posting their product and waiting for someone to find them among the hundreds of sites like yours.
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby kaiser.wilhelm » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:02 am

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@ Isarf, @Roger Brown: I use this site and find it to be quite useful.

I have a patent for a camera flash attachment and have it listed on the inpama site: http://www.inpama.com/index.php?content ... ion&id=236

I wish I had the time+resources to develop my own website, but at least I now have something that I can point manufacturers and potential licensees to.

However, what I find to be most beneficial with the inpama site is that if someone googles "camera flash invention", my inpama page comes up on the first page of results. Not bad at all. Yes, it is true, inventors must approach companies, however if my invention comes up on the first page of google results, there is a chance that I might be found because you never know who is looking. BTW, I googled "inventor consultant" and after 10 pages of results, I did not find the site: http://www.rogerbrown.net/


Kind regards
Wilhelm

Re: If your idea is already protected, sell it yourself!

Postby Roger Brown » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:40 pm

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Kaiser, you are proving my point. I did as you stated and put "camera flash invention" in Google and indeed you do show up on the first page http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sour ... oEBU_QWzfm but you show up fourth pointing back to inventorspots forum not directly to inpama.

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However, what I find to be most beneficial with the inpama site is that if someone googles "camera flash invention", my inpama page comes up ...
inventorspotforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4256&p=27627

My point is that unless a perspective company puts in the exact title of what you called your product the chances of them finding it on their own is slim unless you yourself point them to your site. Which means you actively contacting the companies. It has nothing to do with the Inpama site actively going out and contacting the companies for you. You are making the assumption that a company like Nikon is going to say lets look up “camera flash invention” and see what shows up. If they just put in “camera flash” you would not show up.
The search word a company or person uses determines if you or I show up. As you stated when you put Inventor Consultant in Google.com I did not show up. That is because most of my PR efforts have been under my name and other terms. Which works the same as you just putting “camera flash” and leaving off the “invention” part. If you put in “Inventor Roger Brown” as your search term I show up as all the listings on the first page.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp& ... d24053d772
If you put in “inventor consultant roger brown” I am the first 9 listings. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&r ... 269e337b24
So you see it is not the inpama website that will drive companies to you, but your efforts to get your name out there.
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

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