- Black Belt
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If you don't already have pending status, and you are convinced that you would only be interested in U.S. rights, you may offer evidence of a proactive publication for your project to potetially interested parties. This would imply that only you can be granted IP rights to the project.
Doing this would be an advantage with companies that don't sign NDA's, because it states the you mean business. For this reason, a proactive publication should be devised carefully. It's also important to note that the existence of a publication would not supersede an agreement by the inventor to accept specific royalty terms, upon submitting a disclosure to a particular company.