International Housewares Show - March 6-8, 2011
I’ve made a living over the past 35 years by helping inventors to obtain important market information, and even sell their ideas PRIOR to patenting and getting a prototype. This can be done by simply selecting the right manufacturers who will accept new inventions for outside inventors, and pay them a royalty. Sometimes these companies will even take over the prototyping process, and pay for the patenting expenses. If your idea is HOT, this is not uncommon.
How can you find these companies? One of my favorite places is at industry trade shows. Trade shows are a place where most of the who’s who in a given industry congregate over a two to three day period to do business. As an inventor, you may attend these type of trade shows, not to sell products, rather to find and pre-qualify companies who are in a position to buy your invention and/or pay you royalties for your new ideas.
What’s great is that you normally don’t even have to reveal your patentable secrets in order to get tremendous value from attending a trade show. You can learn what companies are interested in the features, benefits and advantages of your invention, without initially revealing it. This way, when you do reveal it, it is to a company that you know is interested, and willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, if needed.
To learn more about the upcoming International Home & Housewares Show, March 6-8, 2011, see housewares.org or and my website for tips and articles such as Why Should I Attend a Trade Show.
Ron Docie, Sr. is President of Docie Marketing and Docie Development. He is the author of The Inventor's Bible, How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas, and has successfully commercialized new products and technology for himself and his inventor clients for over three decades.