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sjane722's Avatargold

For those who are looking to license their product ideas on their own, below are two links to websites with listings of manufacturers:

http://www.licensemag.com/license-global

http://www.licensing.org/limanet/directory/license...

Duane Bartlett
Karen C Adams
Crystal-Diane Nappi
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WOW you are one sharp propsector! Very helpful indeed. Thank you very much.

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Sarah Mann
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Thank you!

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rogerbrown's Avatargold

Great resource for any Inventor to have in their database.

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Here's another one:

http://www.inventright.com/companies-looking-old

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Karen C Adams
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LOL, I helped Stephen Key start off that listing when he first started that website. Glad to see he is adding to it. Inventor's Digest also built off that listing https://www.inventorsdigest.com/articles/inventor-...

Don't forget this one also https://www.edisonnation.com/forums/market-researc...

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Karen C Adams
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sjane722's Avatargold

Ha! Awesome!

InventRight looks really interesting. I found my way there via their YouTube videos. It appears as though they've worked with a LOT of successful inventors....?

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Sarah, just keep in mind they do charge for their help.

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Right, that's expensive! There might be benefits to their education or coaching, that could conceivably have a number of beneficial applications, but it's certainly no guarantee of ensuring your product gets licensed. I don't see them as a scam though.

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I do like AmyJo!

Here's another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuCwmMN2ZEs&t=4s

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rogerbrown's Avatargold

Most Inventors need to learn organization, research tools and have a plan of what they want to do with their idea such as license it or build a business. Once you get the focus of where you want to go the rest helps you achieve it.

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http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2010/02/18/companies-don...

A list of companies that do not guarantee confidentiality (from 2010.)

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It can be scary though to submit to a company who won't sign an NDA and states up front that confidentiality isn't guaranteed. I know this has come up before in the forums (recently) and I understand why these policies might be in place., but it's still a calculated risk. A provisional patent seems to offer no real protection.

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That is where I normally move on two the next company on my list if they will not sign an NDA.

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Hi Roger, interesting. I just contacted a new company today about my current product.  I send them just enough information - hopefully to see if they are interested and asked if they would sign an NDA. I am hoping I can do this dance as that is what it is - a fine line between saying too much and saying too little. Good to know you move on. I do think that may not be a negitable point.

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Crystal-Diane you have come a long way with how you approach your product.I have no doubt you will find success.

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Thank you so much for sharing these resources with everyone!

I am in need of the "naughty list".

Does anyone know of companies that have a flair for the naughty?

My situation is such that I only have 1 company. It's not the way I can function. There has to be a backup plan and a backup plan for the backup. This has always been my way with everything.
While I have only been researching companies for 3 months (which isn't a long time at all) this is worsening my health lol. ( Haven't even been able to read Roger's book yet and focus).Doc has even not so cordially invited me to come back for a 4th visit within the past 3 months. 

If anyone has a "naughty list" or knows any companies I hope you can share these resources too.
Thank you 

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Karen, am I assuming correctly when you say naughty list you mean adult? First one that comes to mind is Spencers. Keep in mind they normally try and just pay a one time fee of around $3,000. 

If you are looking for more Adult try

Topco Sales
3990-B Heritage Oak Court
Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA
Phone (818) 332-4600

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Karen,

I would think there are innumerable companies producing sex related items.

In fact I would think there'd be more of that than almost anything else!

If your items are clothing I don't know if Fredericks is still a thing. It's probably tame nowadays compared to its competitors. But you could google it and see what else comes up.

If you're looking for fetish items or sex paraphanalia there are likely limitless companies.

You can search the online sex shops and see what they sell. I'm sure you will follow NDA just about everything.

But you've done all this already?

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Thank you Roger and Sarah!

Naughty novelties, bachelorette and Christmas.

Most seem to have their own design teams and work in house and not with those outside the company.

I have looked into the sex shops, many of them and those that sell just bachelorette supplies. 
Traced that to the main company that sells them but none that I have found seem to be inventor friendly.
I can just hear my daughter now "Details mom, supporting details, stay away from the computer late at night and when you are sick." My daughter my mom. Lol.

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Mr. Nardone is the owner of Priveco and learned his mother actually designs and sells a veil through the business. 

While an interesting bit of knowledge still unsure as to whether or not they are inventor friendly as I do not have the space to make 100's of items.

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Hey thanks Roger as always I appreciate all your Insight and encouragement. I'm still trying to figure out just how much to disclose without disclosing everything I've gotten in touch with a couple of companies and I'm hoping I'm going to hear back we'll see in the meantime I'm just trying to get my fall sales together for my gen 1 product

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Karen p.m. me  because there are a number of stores that you could contact in San Francisco  that might be a good outlet for your ideas

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I just realized my last comment got autocorrected. I did not mean to say anything about NDAs lol but no longer remember what that sentence was supposed to say!!!

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