Will, some time back you asked:
"Has anyone here on the Startup Nation Forums worked with companies similar to Evergreen IP?"
Norton Townsley responded:
"Man, I would be EXTREMELY cautious about entering into any agreement with any firm like this. Most of these firms are scams."
A little harsh, but generally sound advice. The inventor industry has been plagued by those who would play upon inventors` hopes. On the other hand, there is an emerging set of firms who are different. Like Evergreen IP, they invest in testing, protecting, developing, and commercializing ideas. They don`t earn money by charging fees; they earn money by sharing in the success of commercialized products.
Check out what the Harvard Business Review has to say about innovation capitalists.
Since yours is a high-tech consumer product, it`s not a good fit for EIP. But, it`s possible that over the coming months, there will be an innovation capitalist firm that emerges that does exist.
Best hopes for your success,
W. David Bayless
Evergreen Innovation Partners