Welcome to the forums!

Our encouraging community is a dedicated resource for innovators everywhere.

Learn about industry trends, common questions,
and stay informed of the latest happenings at Edison Nation.

Can I add drawings to my idea after it reaches G7?

sparkjockey's Avatargold

Does anyone knows if its possible to add drawings to an idea already in the pipeline?  I have an idea at G7 which I'd like to open up a bit with another alternative embodiment.  I havent changed the PPA yet but Im hoping to get a little feedback as to whether its advisable or even possible.

posted    Report this topic
Reply
rpontius's Avatarg8_badge

Technically speaking it is possible to upload and otherwise modify your G7 submission in the same way you'd do that at any point in the process, but I'd check with Michelle S. because it may not be advisable. It could actually gum up the works if they have momentum with the current embodiment. It certainly could confuse things if they are already in hot and heavy discussions with partners and the alternative embodiment makes your item fundamentally different.

You definitely don't want to risk muddying the waters at this point, but Michelle may be able to give you additional guidance on this based on how their conversations are going with partners.

I typically only add to or change my G7 submissions and post-presentation G7's by request from EN (for example, if they want a prototype demo video to show to an interested partner) or only with an email explaining what I'm doing or asking ahead if it is advisable/useful for them at that point.

Duane Bartlett
posted    Report this post
rpontius's Avatarg8_badge

Perhaps your best option is to not touch the submission itself but rather email Michelle with the details of the alternative embodiment and ask her to pass those details onto the team as/if appropriate.

posted    Report this post
magurn's Avataren_staff_badge

Hi guys!

Once a product has reached G7 status, pitching materials have already been created. If you feel strongly about your new drawings, please send a note outlining the situation to questions@edisonnation.com and I'll forward to our licensing team to see if they can make changes within their pitch.

Hope this helps to clarify!

Robert Pontius
posted    Report this post
sparkjockey's Avatargold

Robert, 

That's what I was thinking.... that its not advisable to submit a change now.... although I believe it could strengthen the design, at the same time I don't want to muddy the waters if they're already excited about it.  Thanks for the input.

I shouldnt second guess things at this stage of the game ..:) 

Thanks Michelle for the update also.  

Robert Pontius
Robert Pontius
posted    Report this post