Inventor Friendly Companies to Submit Invention Ideas

by Tara

submit invention via laptopI am just learning that in order to try and eventually license one of my ideas I am going to have to pick up the phone and call some prospective companies, instead of taking my normal cowards way out and emailing them. I just have that dread of trying to sell myself and my idea by phone, although I guess with an initial call to get a name, then follow up with emailing a sell sheet at least hopefully the drawings will sell the ideas themselves.

Anyway, back to the point of this post, there are are couple of lists on the internet which show inventor friendly companies where you can submit invention ideas to. These are companies which openly are willing to look at ideas from outside their company doors and perhaps a way to start you company search. As with anything you need to check all their submission guidelines carefully as I notices some only accept patented inventions and some may not guarantee to renumerate an inventor. You will also want to do a bit of a search on the company, to check their reputation. Please note also that some of these links may contain duplicate entries.

On the the most comprehensive list of inventor friendly companies to submit invention ideas to is on Inventors Digest

http://www.inventorsdigest.com/?page_id=166

Inventor friendly toy companies

http://toyinvention.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=inventorfriendlytoycompanie

More inventor friendly company links

http://theinventorsmentors.forumo.biz/inventor-friendly-companies-f13/inventor-friendly-companies-t37.htm

http://www.inventright.com/forums/topic.php?id=7

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Megan March 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for the great links!

I discovered the company Quirky a little while ago ( http://www.quirky.com ) that is another option if you don’t think you’ll ever actually go through the invention patenting process on your own. They’ll do all the work (for some of the profit of course). But it’s a pretty cool company that any potential inventors should check out.

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Tara March 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Hi Megan

Thanks for the suggestion I wrote about them in a post a little while ago.

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