how can I get manufacturing companies interested in my new invention?

I have invented a new invention to aid in the application of tongue and groove trim/ siding that revolutionizes the process of the installation, and cuts waste up to 30%.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    To protect an original invention OR a significant improvement to an existing product, a patent would be filed. Here's the USPTO's definition:

    NOLO is a great, free informational site. Also, be sure to read what the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) has to say about patents.

    Associations may be a good avenue to explore. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet. See the source box for some relevant links.

    Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

    Getting a Patent:

    * Patent It Yourself (11th Edition) by David Pressman

    * Patents and How to Get One : A Practical Handbook by U.S. Department of Commerce

    * How To Make Patent Drawings Yourself: A Patent It Yourself Companion by Jack Lo

    * The Inventor's Notebook: A Patent It Yourself Companion by Fred E. Grissom

    What to do Next:

    * From Patent To Profit: Secrets & Strategies For The Successful Inventor, Third Edition by Bob Dematteis

    * How to License Your Million Dollar Idea: Everything You Need To Know To Turn a Simple Idea into a Million Dollar Payday, 2nd Edition by Harvey Reese

    * The Inventor's Bible: How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas by Ronald Louis Docie

    * The Complete Idiot's Guide ® to Cashing in On Your Inventions by Richard Levy

    There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check the source box for links to articles.

    Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

    Source(s): -- NOLO – Patents Resource Center – United States Patent & Trademark Office Home Page -- USPTO's FAQ about Patents -- USPTO's How to Get a Patent -- Search Patents Associations: -- International Federation of Inventors' Associations -- United Inventors Association -- Directory of Local USA & Canada Groups Articles: – Patent – How to Get One by Michael Russell – Invented Something? Get a Patent by Thomas Choo – How to Select a Patent Attorney by Lisa Parmley – How to Patent Your Invention by Neil Armand – Can You Start Selling Your Invention Before Patenting It? by Xavier Pillai
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First and foremost thing is to patent your idea/product.

    When you do that, you will know if yours is the original idea or if some one already had this idea.

    Then, Identify where it can be used. Is it specific to a machine? or is it just a concept.

    If it can be bundled with a product that is in demand, the manufacturer can add this to his prodcut as a value addition.

    If you can not convince the manufacturer, then it is difficult to go retails.

    Identify few manufacturers after patenting. Else, your idea may be copied and they may develop the same themselvs.

    All the best. Get rich and remember us !



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  • 1 decade ago

    first do all ur homework on your own product. does your invention actully improve the product? and if yes by how much? are there any flaws in your invention that wouldnt make it work in a certian situatition? would your invention be worth the money to buy or build new machinery to manufactur your invention and still make a decent profit? is your invention needed? and if yes how is it better than what the old style of tounge and groove is?? can your invention be improved farther than what you have now? how much differance will it make? how much would it cost to add your invention into an exsiting product? have you actully changed the whole process of tounge and groove or just modified it? and how much?is it easier to use than tounge and groove? you have to answer all these questions before you take it to a company as they will ask you these same questions while reviewing your invention. then you have go to a manufacturing company and "sell" ur invention to them. meaning you should set up an apointment with a designer or engineer and convice them that your product is worth marketing. you have to convince them that your product will make money and set the standard for tounge and groove siding. no one is interested in something that wont make them money. you have now went from being an inventor to being a salesman, be very professional and make them want your invention. (make a demonstration speech with charts and graphs and bring a sample of your invention with have to convince them that if they spend money on your invention they will make money from it as well .if they see you are professional and organized they will take you more seriously and it may determine if you have made a sale) if you really think you have a invented something that will revolutionize the industy you need to think about a patent.( a patent protects your product from other companies coping it and selling it under thier name and making money from it) patent are very expensive and also have to be aproved so even if you apply for one ur not gaurenteed to get it. the u.s. patent office is a good place to start a search for products that are close or simular to what you have invented as to check to see if someone already has come up with your idea also. patents are very expensive and can cost up 100k with a lawyer depending on what kind of patent and what the invention is. the best thing to do would be to contact a patent lawyer and see what they say about your invention. if you do not have alot of money this is where you would look for investors for your product where 4 or 5 people would put up the money for the patents and back the product so it would make it to production and start making money from it. the down side to patents are all a person has to do is change slightly the aperance of a product and a few minor details and they too could sell your invention and profit from it.(patents only protect your invention from an EXACT copy of it, not something simular.) 9 times out 10 the inventor of a product gets screwed out of it before it makes it way on the maket, as lack of funding forces the inventor to either "sell out" the invention to a company for a few thousand dollars and the company winds up making millions off the product or the inventor get investors or business partners to put up the money and they take most if not all the profit, or someone sees the invention and beats the inventor to the patent office and gets a patent first. nowadays you have to protect yourself and your invention so you will be the one to reap the benifits of your labor not someone else.i would start with people you really trust like friends or family and get thier opinions on ur invention and ask them if they would back you on your invention . also you need to figure out just how much money your willing to invest into this invention. an example would be if you invented a car engine that got better gas milage by 10% over a regular engine it might be better off just to "sell" your idea to a larger company and let them market it where as you would keep you investment to a minimum, where as if you invented an engine that got 500% better fuel milage over a regular engine you would want to get investors and market it yourself as you would be setting the new stardard for car engines and creating a new demand. hope this helps and good luck with your invention i hope it does well

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Talk with a patent attorney or the U.S. patent office.

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