Update: Innovation Direct™ receives request for infant accessory prototype from potential licensee…
Hello, Juan C. Blanco, Innovation Direct™’s Director of Product Licensing, checking in with an update. Earlier Friday, the Innovation Direct™ representative managing the Innovation Direct To Industry™ account of our West Coast-based industry partner received a request from him to have the inventor of an infant accessory that has become the subject of an advanced level of interest from a company he deals with send them her prototype. We had most recently reported on this ongoing situation in a February 12th entry (“Update: International Technology Transfer receives update from industry partner regarding infant accessory; licensing agreement may be forthcoming…“).
As we’d explained in that posting, the company’s interest appears serious enough for our industry partner to comment that a licensing agreement may be forthcoming. However, the manufacturer apparently wants to review the prototype first-hand to be able to get a much better grasp on possible manufacturing costs. Given that the request has come directly from the firm’s president, we are certainly encouraged.
On Monday, the Innovation Direct™ representative will place a call to the inventor to have her prepare the sample for shipping, as requested. Join us here on the Innovation Direct™ Blog for any and all future updates!