I received a frantic phone call this morning from my husband, (who was working and listening to your program), and he said "Honey, you`ve got to turn on the radio fast!!!!" I heard the last 2 minutes of the show regarding selling your ideas (which wasn`t nearly long enough); but was able to hear the website address and here I am, and it`s good to be here.
I am will be submitting a provisional utility patent (within the next 2 weeks) for something I designed many years ago. Last year I hired a patent attorney to do a patent search which turned up not a lot of similar products!! This year I hired a patent attorney to help me submit my idea.
I don`t know how much information I can share (until the paperwork is submitted); but this product is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, primarily car and RV campers, boating (larger boats), tailgating, AND home use. It`s a great idea and there`s NOTHING out there like it..I`m very excited.
My question is how to go about marketing the idea without an actual prototype. I`ve got drawings and I"ve got myself. I have a lot of passion and excitement about this and I think companies like Coleman, REI etc. would be VERY VERY interested.
That said Coleman won`t look anything without it being patented, I`m not sure about the rest of them. I have some ideas, but was hoping you could help me and steer me in the right direction. I`m looking forward to your suggestions.
Thanks very much....Corrie