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10th May 2004, 15:17

Has anyone here created an invention?

How was the experience? Did you manufacture the item yourself? Who handled the distribution?

How do you see the pros and cons of self-manufacture and promotion versus licensing the idea to a larger corporate outfit?

Did you go to the bother of a patent, or do you think they are merely “calling cards” for big business and useless to the independent operation without extensive legal backing for enforcement?

Did you fund it yourself or go for VC capital? Did the VCs play all manner of “games” with you?

I’d like to make it clear that I’m not asking anyone to reveal specific details, or what market the invention was / is aimed at, just broad advice for anyone entering the fray.

Any advice you might have would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

a is dum
10th May 2004, 15:41
I believe a website exists.....................inventors website (http://www.btinternet.com/~a.ghinn/heath.htm) :ok: