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Finding Contract Manufacturers

A Top Source for Design Help, Contract Manufactures

Inventors frequently need an engineer, designer or prototype builder.  Rather than struggling through Thomas Register or state industrial directories consider checking out a web site http://thejobshopcompany.com/ home of the job shop company.  They have six divisions including:
Design-2-Part shows, Design-2-Part Magazine, Supplier Directory, Job Shop.com and Job Shop Web Design.

The design-2-Part shows are small shows that are arranged around the country.  No matter what you are doing for design, prototypes or manufacturing, I recommend you attend a local show. You can meet people and get new ideas about how to produce your product and how you might be able to solve design issue or simplify production.

Another options I recommend you pursue is attending the meetings of your local invention club, which you can locate on https://www.uspto.gov/custom-page/inventor-organizations, or at http://www.uiausa.org/inventorclubs.  These meeting often have great guest speakers, I speak at them occasionally, but more important you can meet people who have experience with prototypes, design and manufacturing. 

You might also want to start a subscription to Inventor’s Digest (where I write occasional articles mostly on marketing issues.)  They frequently have information on design and manufacturing of your inventions.  https://www.inventorsdigest.com

Remember to be careful  when you talk to people prior to having a patent.  You might want to consider having the contact sign a confidential agreement.  http://onestopinventionshop.net/blog/2017/02/3126. Some people won’t sign it, then you need to consider how much you trust the individual.

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Read the Complete Article at: http://onestopinventionshop.net/blog/2017/02/3126/

Do you need web content?  Don Debelak, who has written 15 books published by major publishers such as McGraw Hill and Entrepreneur Press is currently writing web content.  Check out more information at:

Web Content Writing Services

 Don Debelak offers affordable patent work. Check out http://patentsbydondebelak.com/

Sample CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENT

Note:  this is a sample of a confidential agreement that I have used in the past.

This Confidentiality Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and effective on _______________ (Date) by and between _____________________A (list person’s name)  (“Discloser”) and _____________________________ (list person’s name)   (“Recipient”).

1. Confidential Information.

Discloser proposes to disclose certain of its confidential and proprietary information (the “Confidential Information”) to Recipient. Confidential Information shall include all data, materials, products, technology, computer programs, specifications, manuals, business plans, software, marketing plans, business plans, financial information, and other information disclosed or submitted, orally, in writing, or by any other media, to Recipient by Discloser. Confidential Information disclosed orally shall be identified as such within five (5) days of disclosure. Nothing herein shall require Discloser to disclose any of its information.

2. Recipient’s Obligations. Recipient agrees that the Confidential Information is to be considered confidential and proprietary to Discloser and Recipient shall hold the same in confidence, shall not use the Confidential Information other than for the purposes of its business with Discloser, and shall disclose it only to its officers, directors, or employees with a specific need to know. Recipient will not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any of the Confidential Information received from Discloser to any other party whatsoever except with the specific prior written authorization of Discloser. Confidential Information furnished in tangible form shall not be duplicated by Recipient except for purposes of this Agreement. Upon the request of Discloser, Recipient shall return all Confidential Information received in written or tangible form, including copies, or reproductions or other media containing such Confidential Information, within ten (10) days of such request. At Recipient’s option, any documents or other media developed by the Recipient containing Confidential Information may be destroyed by Recipient. Recipient shall provide a written certificate to Discloser regarding destruction within ten (10) days thereafter.

3. Term. The obligations of Recipient herein shall be effective 5 years from the date Discloser last discloses any Confidential Information to Recipient pursuant to this Agreement. Further, the obligation not to disclose shall not be affected by bankruptcy, receivership, assignment, attachment or seizure procedures, whether initiated by or against Recipient, nor by the rejection of any agreement between Discloser and Recipient, by a trustee of Recipient in bankruptcy, or by the Recipient as a debtor-in-possession or the equivalent of any of the foregoing under local law.

4. Other Information. Recipient shall have no obligation under this Agreement with respect to Confidential Information which is or becomes publicly available without breach of this Agreement by Recipient; is rightfully received by Recipient without obligations of confidentiality; or is developed by Recipient without breach of this Agreement; provided, however, such Confidential Information shall not be disclosed until thirty(30) days after written notice of intent to disclose is given to Discloser along with the asserted grounds for disclosure.

5. No License. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting or conferring any rights by license or otherwise in any Confidential Information. It is understood and agreed that neither party solicits any change in the organization, business practice, service or products of the other party, and that the disclosure of Confidential Information shall not be construed as evidencing any intent by a party to purchase any products or services of the other party nor as an encouragement to expend funds in development or research efforts. Confidential Information may pertain to prospective or unannounced products. Recipient agrees not to use any Confidential Information as a basis upon which to develop or have a third party develop a competing or similar product.

6. No Publicity. Recipient agrees not to disclose its participation in this undertaking, the existence or terms and conditions of the Agreement, or the fact that discussions are being held with Discloser.

7.  Governing Law and Equitable Relief. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of MO and Recipient consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and U.S. federal courts located there for any dispute arising out of this Agreement. Recipient agrees that in the event of any breach or threatened breach by Recipient, Discloser may obtain, in addition to any other legal remedies which may be available, such equitable relief as may be necessary to protect Discloser against any such breach or threatened breach.

8. Final Agreement. This Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a further writing that is duly executed by both parties.

9. No Assignment. Recipient may not assign this Agreement or any interest herein without Discloser’s express prior written consent.

10. Severability. If any term of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then this Agreement, including all of the remaining terms, will remain in full force and effect as if such invalid or unenforceable term had never been included.

11.Notices. Any notice required by this Agreement or given in connection with it, shall be in writing and shall be given to the appropriate party by personal delivery or by certified mail, postage prepaid, or recognized overnight delivery services.

 

If to Discloser _________________________

Name

_________________________

 

_________________________

Address

 

If to Recipient:

 

_________________________

Name

_________________________

 

_________________________

Address

 

 

No Implied Waiver. Either party’s failure to insist in any one or more instances upon strict performance by the other party of any of the terms of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any continuing or subsequent failure to perform or delay in performance of any term hereof.
Headings. Headings used in this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall not be used to construe meaning or intent.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.           _____________________________________          _____________

Signature Discloser                                                                          Date

_____________________________________           _____________

Signature Recipient                                                                          Date

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