I am new to this site so please excuse me if this info has been covered before somewhere else.
I have several problems regarding some inventions I have come up with.
The most important problem is a lack of funds to have prototypes made. I am disabled and getting SSI which is just barely enough to live on, never a penny left over to do anything with, seriously I can`t afford to even go to a fast food place for a burger once a month.
I have seen many of my ideas eventually show up on the market, I came up with the idea for wipes with 409 on them at least a year before anything like them showed up on the market.
My son and I used to collaberate but he passed away 5 years ago and I am alone now, so no one to even discuss things with.
I have several ideas that are basically medical or "assistive technology" and a lot of others that are just things I come up with.
Is it possible to find a company that would make a deal for part ownership of the idea in exchange for doing the physical part of the ideas?
In the past I have contacted a few companies but when I read the non disclosure there always seems to be a clause that states if the company comes up with the same idea I won`t hold them responsible! I have never gone through signing one of those ND forms since I have extreme reservations about that clause.
Does anyone have any ideas that can help me get to the next stage? I don`t have any collateral that would help secure a loan of any type and it`s so frustrating to see one of my ideas end up on store shelves and know that I am still in the same boat.
Thank you for this forum and site!
Common sense is my bitter enemy!