I have an invention that is patent-pending. My product is used in the gift wrap industry. It is an improvement/modification to a very common existing product in the gift wrap industry. My product is bought year-round and is found in most households.
I want to obtain a licensing deal with one of the majors, e.g., Hallmark, American Greetings, CSS Industries, Taylor Corporation, and would like to retain a "licensing agent", representative or intellectual property attorney who has experience at making these types of deals and who I can retain to do the same for a percentage.
Is it commonplace to find a representative to go to bat with a major on these types of deals? If so, then can anyone recommend a reputable licensing agent, company, attorney, representative, etc.?
And if this is not the best means for my obtaining a licensing deal with one of the majors, then can anyone impart their knowledge and wisdom as to the best strategy/approach?
Thank you very much!
Look forward to hearing from ya` all.
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