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FAQ: Unprotected submission, how do I submit it?

Postby bottleslingguy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:43 pm

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FAQ: How do I protect myself when submitting an unpatented idea to an existing company?

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Postby Roger Brown » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:48 pm

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When submitting a unpatented idea to a company you should make sure you have a signed nondisclosure from the company prior to submitting your material. Also, doing most of your communications through email gives you tangible evidence of contact, names and dates of contact established between you and the company. This also gives you emails stating their intentions to move forward with your invention or to state that they are not interested.
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Postby Scrupulous » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:13 pm

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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.

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Postby Scrupulous » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:53 am

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mojo62 wrote:...And if you really think about it, why shoould an inventor with a good product idea have to spend a bunch of money to get it to market ?


ALERT! ALERT!

***Cliff-hanging Rhetorical Question in an FAQ Forum***

Code Red : Code Red

There's nothing to see here, folks...just keep moving. :P

Postby mojo62 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:35 am

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I broke the FAQ rule. So sorry !!! I really mean that !!!

Let me go away and make someone else some money!!!

My other post will self distruct in one minute !!!

Postby Scrupulous » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:32 am

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C'mon, Mojo.

This forum isn't meant for open discussions.

Don't take it personally. I'm just trying to keep the mood light, and I wasn't even suggesting that you broke any rules.

The idea is to keep starting new topic questions in this forum.

Eventually, anyone can come here and a get all the answers they need, from a number of different perspectives, without having to read through a bunch of dialogue.

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No offense taken Scrup! 8)

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