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Another new license product is out January 12, 2017 for bathroom storage. For all inventors never give up!! Four new ideas coming.

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Good luck with the sales of your new licenced product.

Your right about not giving up.

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I've had two of my inventions commercialized without the help of EN;  I won't try it again!  Even though I made money from the products, I now realize they could have done much better with the services and backing EN provides (at a much lower cost!)  I've said it before, but EN evaluators have learned over the years and they are now very good at analyzing the chances an invention has to succeed commercially.  If EN gives a bad review, then you'd better listen!   I've also filed and prosecuted five patent applications pro se,which all turned into issued patents;  I wouldn't try that again either!  You see, the patent laws are now set against independent inventors.  To appeal an adverse office action, such as a final rejection, you will have to pay a patent attorney at some point to do it for you (unless you happen to have a license to practice law!)  Patent Examiners know it, so they are more willing to "fight" your application than they would if a patent attorney is involved because they know the attorney will most likely appeal any adverse decision and you probably won't.  Everything related to inventing works together.  And nowadays, if you don't have patentable intellectual property to sell, then nobody is going to buy it.  It's plain and simple. My point is that EN brings everything together into a neat little package that works best in all aspects for independent inventors.  You'll be hard pressed to find a better company to represent you;  That's the way it currently is.

Michael Heagerty
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Robert Pontius
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Well  that's a real negative spin .

Doom and gloom .

I think I should just pack it all in now and take all your advice . Not. 

Doom and gloom. 

And I like EN.

Gizmo
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Doom and gloom to me is paying a patent attorney $300 an hour (or more!) for absolutely no guarantees of success, or paying an invention submission company thousands of dollars for an outdated list of companies that may be interested in your invention, or having your product knocked-off with no recourse available, or manufacturing and selling a product yourself and then facing a product liability lawsuit that could cost you millions of dollars you don't have.  EN buffers inventors from all the bad things that can happen, and that's pretty positive advice to inventors who want to spend their time inventing rather than worrying if their unproven invention will cost them their house or not!   Just saying....

Charlie Lumsden
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Sounds like you have had some bad experiences I totally understand all your points .

My products are not mass market products they are all work related around construction so I would probably waste my money joining EN . So really I have no choice in being them to market myself. Not everybody's cup of tea it's real hard work and you do a lot of  work for love . When things go right it's a great feeling but theirs always something round the corner to bring you back down to earth.

I wish you good luck with your EN submissions and hope to see others get successful product brought to market with a little help from EN.

Michael Heagerty
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Jimmy's Band and David illustrate exactly what I have been saying here for years. There is more than one way to get a product to market and every Inventor needs to find what works best for their situation.

I found out long ago if I wanted to be a serial Inventor I do not want to build a company around each of my ideas. The amount of time it would take to build a company around each idea would keep me from pursuing many of my ideas. In my case it makes more sense to license the ideas to a company that already has a distribution system and manufacturing capabilities.

I have gotten 11 products licensed in the toy, tool, kitchen, eyewear and nuclear industry spending less than $100 on each and some as little as $8. Using just a NDA and sell sheets. No patent, no PPA. Would this route work for everyone, No. Why, because eveyone has different needs. Look at all the successes of people here in the forums they are very diverse.

But they all have some core things that you need to do to find success. It doesn't matter if you are looking to license or build a business around your idea you first need to do the research on your idea to see if it has a market, who your competition is and does your product answer the Better Than question. You need to decide if building a business or licensing it is the direction you should take. Once you know the direction you want to go you need to formulate a plan on what steps you need to take next to keep you moving forward and understand the money and time you can put into this venture. 

You need to know your limitations and where you will need help along the way. It makes no sense to start building a product when you know it needs more design work or engineering. With all the tools available you can do a lot of testing using computer models before you make the first prototype.

You don't contact companies touting your product is worth millions when you haven't even looked at what is already on the market. 

Whether you are looking to license or build a business around it you need to know your product better than anyone else and you need to be able to point out how your product is better than what is currently on the market. If you act like the competition does not exist you are only fooling yourself.

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