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How to find the people to talk to about licensing your Patented idea

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Hi everyone, i am new to Edison Nation and really looking forward to being involved!

One question i have which is baffling me, (although i understand there is a method through this website but costs around 50%?) when contacting manufacturers/possible licensee's, how do you find the person to speak to?
Is it a matter of just emailing the company general inbox, or is there a way of finding specific people?

Hope to hear back soon!

James 

Karen C Adams
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James, from what I've heard from some members of the Inventors Association I belong to is to ask for their product development or new product department and tell them you're a "product developer," not an inventor. Don't just send a prototype unless they ask for it. Ask them to send a NDA before you send them info about your idea. (Some large companies won't sign a NDA, so it's up to you whether you want to take the chance. You can always research the company, or a patent agent or attorney.  If there's an inventor association near you, it will be helpful overall to attend some meetings and learn from others.  There's also a ton of info on the EN site.  Good luck!

Robert Pontius
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Thankyou very much for the reply Kim!

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