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To: PugetSoundSoldier

How do you get to be an ‘inventor’ there? Is it a job or are you a partner/investor?


7 posted on 10/27/2009 9:05:18 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: WOSG

You get invited by an actual employee/worker of IntVen, the screened to see if you would be an inventor to track. If accepted, you can send in patent-worthy ideas, and if the idea is accepted, you get a cash payment. If it’s patented, you get another cash payment. Then you get a share of the royalties if the patent is licensed.

Note that they get rights only to ideas I send to them, and they have those rights for only 90 days unless they decide to accept the idea. Then they own it and the rest goes forward.

I retain the rights to ideas I don’t submit, or which they would reject or take no action on for 90 days.

So it’s not a “regular job” per se, but a group that will suck up IP from their network of inventors. And usually in pretty high-tech/big-picture areas. They don’t like small patents, they want patents that can return tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.

And they do have actual staff researchers and engineers and scientists whose job is to confirm/deny the plausibility of your invention, push back on your idea to learn/flesh it out more, and to help sculpt the science and disclosure of any patent application. But we inventors are just wild men with crazy ideas feeding into the beast...;)

Right now, I’m batting 1000 - every idea I’ve submitted has been accepted and is going forward with patenting. They thin the herd of inventors quite regularly to eliminate those who have a low conversion rate, so I only submit those ideas I know are sure-fire winners for their criteria, and that I simply do not have the contacts or resources or energy to develop on my own. Go for quality over quantity, so to speak!


8 posted on 10/27/2009 9:16:45 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible.)
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