The Open Search - held twice a year in June and December - gives Insiders the opportunity to submit ideas from any product category.
It works just like our sponsor-specific Live Product Searches, except we’ll work with any consumer goods retailer or manufacturer in any mass-appeal category.Learn more about becoming an Insider
Live Product Search
Edison Nation runs idea searches to match your inventions with the needs of the world’s largest brands.
Simply tell your invention’s story through our secure Live Product Search system. Our team reviews each idea and narrows the submissions down to the finalists, which are presented to the search sponsor.
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- Minimum Advance
- 20 Years Percentage
- of Sales or Buyout
The Insider Licensing Program is exclusive to our Insider members with patented or patent-pending ideas.
How it works:
If you have an idea that’s patented or patent-pending and you would like our Licensing team to pursue licensing opportunities on your behalf, submit it to this program.
Once submitted, our team will review your idea to ensure it’s a good fit. We’re looking for great ideas that we can license, so if we identify issues such as engineering challenges, a crowded market or cost issues, we’ll have to pass on an idea.
When your idea clears our preliminary review, we will prep your idea for licensing. This includes conducting a best partner review, gap analysis and determining the necessary direction for your idea.
We have the tools, the professionals, the resources and the contacts to generate commercial interest in your idea. Our team will position your product in the best possible light, and will be diligent in their efforts to get your product in front of the right people.
We’ll do the heavy lifting. In the end, the market decides what products will be successful. There are no guarantees other than this: we will take a vested interest in doing whatever is necessary to secure a deal. If we do not license your product, we’ll provide you with feedback so you know what’s been done and what to do next.
Due to the public nature of licensing, we only accept ideas from Insiders that are patented or patent-pending. A provisional patent application will suffice. It is $100 to submit an idea to the Insider Licensing Program, and you must be an Insider to be considered.
Curious about those Insiders who’ve gone before?
If you have questions about the Insider Licensing Program, be sure to read our FAQ.
Reward: Advance & Royalties
Licensed ideas will receive a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout. We split the licensing royalties 50/50 with you on the products that we select. Royalties vary based upon the product but we always earn industry-leading rates.
- Your idea must be patented or patent-pending (even a provisional patent application qualifies)
- You must be an Insider