Dear fellow inventors,
I don’t know if you ever experienced cold feet regarding your inventions. For these past few years I have experienced all the phases of the materialization of an idea. The excitement of the new idea, being able to put it on paper, being able to prototype it, continuously testing it and tweaking the design for the past 2 years, and also develop a series customization that can keep the product alive for years.
I get stopped and receive multiple positive feedback from strangers every time I use it on my car, but then I started to doubt myself, yes I did the patent pending but after the 1 year I let it expire, because I got discouraged with the enormous cost of creating and owning a patent and the investments needed for manufacturing and marketing the product. My family and friends tell me not to give up, and for this reason I would like to ask you fellow inventors that have been able to overpass these hurdles, how did you do it?
I’m at a cross road now, either to go ahead just by myself and maybe getting lost or scammed along the way, let my idea simply die or try Edison Nation.
If you did go the Edison Nation way, did you do a patent pending before submitting your idea to Edison Nation, and if so does it make a difference?
Let’s say hypothetically, that my idea is accepted by Edison Nation, then what? Am I still going to be able to be involved with future designs etc., or when you pass the ball to Edison Nation you get the 7% and that’s it, you are out of the picture?
I feel that Edison nation is the ideal forum to ask this questions, and that hopefully your experiences can guide me toward the right direction.
I want to thank all of you in advance.