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Gorcon

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I even won some awards for it including mentorship from top of thier game retirees giving back. It is everyone's opinion that I need to find someone, a very knowledgeable and connected person or persons in my industry to help me develop a working and manufacturable design and bring it to market. Does anybody have any suggestions on who I might approach? Maybe someone who has experience bringing new products to market and or tool and machine manufacturing. Or a ethical company already in the building and selling of tools and machines in the annual 4.8 billion dollar Carpet Cleaning Industry?

Thanks for any help or referrals!
 

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I can help you. After securing an NDA for your protection we can visit the idea. Feel free to pm me for my cell.
 

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Man...You are really opening up a can of worms even by asking on this site! I have a friend who trusted, and even had an NDA signed by, a colleague but then had his idea ripped off and sold by the same guy. It was small potatoes but it taught me something. Remember that an idea is only an idea. There are millions of good ones had by people every day and very few are brought to production because the hard work is done by those who spend the time and money developing, testing and perfecting prototypes. I'm sure they feel that they deserve more than the guy who just had a thought pop into his head, and they probably do.

I'm not trying to discourage you, I hope you make millions, I'm just saying be careful it's a dog eat dog world out there. When it comes to a new product like yours and there's money to be made, it's very hard to find a person worthy of trust. If you have the time and money, make a working prototype yourself and patent it. But do a little research, patents aren't all they're cracked up to be either.

If you don't have the time and money, you can either wait until you do, or put your trust in someone and get as ironclad an NDA as your lawyer can possibly draw up. Even then be prepared to make much less than you think you will. BTW, I'm no expert, but in my limited experience it seems that being the first guy to get something to market is way more important than waiting for a patent, they can usually be gotten around pretty easily.
 
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Man...You are really opening up a can of worms even by asking on this site! I have a friend who trusted, and even had an NDA signed by, a colleague but then had his idea ripped off and sold by the same guy. It was small potatoes but it taught me something. Remember that an idea is only an idea. There are millions of good ones had by people every day and very few are brought to production because the hard work is done by those who spend the time and money developing, testing and perfecting prototypes. I'm sure they feel that they deserve more than the guy who just had a thought pop into his head, and they probably do.

I'm not trying to discourage you, I hope you make millions, I'm just saying be careful it's a dog eat dog world out there. When it comes to a new product like yours and there's money to be made, it's very hard to find a person worthy of trust. If you have the time and money, make a working prototype yourself and patent it. But do a little research, patents aren't all they're cracked up to be either.

If you don't have the time and money, you can either wait until you do, or put your trust in someone and get as ironclad an NDA as your lawyer can possibly draw up. Even then be prepared to make much less than you think you will. BTW, I'm no expert, but in my limited experience it seems that being the first guy to get something to market is way more important than waiting for a patent, they can usually be gotten around pretty easily.
agreed....
you might just find someone to market it and forget the paton.....
everyone copies everyone in this businsess sooner are later....
example:
saphire copied prochem...simialar to hydraforce.....
most all HX are the same.....
zipper is a copy tweak of a drag wand....
bonzer copied zipper, mytee will do the same
a guy had a patent on glide wands 10 years ago....
look how many wand glides there are now!!!!!!!

hydratech, siroco... all make siiliar recovery systems,
no way to patent a engine blower combo with pressure washer.....
 

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True, many similar products come out. Pepsi copied Coca-cola and so did many others. But, there is an advantage to being first to become well known in a market even if others do eventually copy your product. Work with a company that can get you into the market place.
 

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True, many similar products come out. Pepsi copied Coca-cola and so did many others. But, there is an advantage to being first to become well known in a market even if others do eventually copy your product. Work with a company that can get you into the market place.
im in agreement with scott....
dont know much about patents????
another example:
look at all the dry flow upholstery tools now....
saphire
hydraforce
rotovac
mytee
all great tools...ill never go back to the old ones
all very similiar ...dont know if anyone has a patent
 

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Man...You are really opening up a can of worms even by asking on this site! I have a friend who trusted, and even had an NDA signed by, a colleague but then had his idea ripped off and sold by the same guy. It was small potatoes but it taught me something. Remember that an idea is only an idea. There are millions of good ones had by people every day and very few are brought to production because the hard work is done by those who spend the time and money developing, testing and perfecting prototypes. I'm sure they feel that they deserve more than the guy who just had a thought pop into his head, and they probably do.

I'm not trying to discourage you, I hope you make millions, I'm just saying be careful it's a dog eat dog world out there. When it comes to a new product like yours and there's money to be made, it's very hard to find a person worthy of trust. If you have the time and money, make a working prototype yourself and patent it. But do a little research, patents aren't all they're cracked up to be either.

If you don't have the time and money, you can either wait until you do, or put your trust in someone and get as ironclad an NDA as your lawyer can possibly draw up. Even then be prepared to make much less than you think you will. BTW, I'm no expert, but in my limited experience it seems that being the first guy to get something to market is way more important than waiting for a patent, they can usually be gotten around pretty easily.
Thanks for taking the time, but I do have lawyers, a team behind me and a strong utility patent. I just need a little help from somebody that knows the players
 

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Thanks for taking the time, but I do have lawyers, a team behind me and a strong utility patent. I just need a little help from somebody that knows the players
No one has deeper market penetration than I do. No one has more 5 star reviews than I do. Also I have several referrals of people I have put on the map I this industry. The only, and I repeat, the only 3 or 4 that went awry, were because we didn’t have a written agreement. Either way, good luck.
 

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Apply for a patent and take copies of all plans and mail them to yourself and never open them (this holds up in court against thieves for determining date of original idea). Protect yourself and good luck!