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How We Work For Inventors

We utilize our experience and relationships to connect motivated inventors to firms that manufacture and distribute their great ideas as consumer products.

You can think of us like a talent agency, like those who represent high-profile actors or sports stars. But we go a step further. Not only do we make the connections and help broker the deals, we help develop our clients along the way through our digital content, courses, and direct coaching and mentoring.

There are two paths to submitting
innovations for consideration.

Open Call for innovations

We accept submissions any time to be considered by our licensing team for our Win-Win Licensing Program. We generally license products in the areas of Advanced Materials, Toys, and Consumer Products.

Monthly Innovation Challenge:

Each month we partner with an innovative company that is looking for great ideas to expand their product line. These challenges target specific categories. Past challenges include toys, holiday lighting & decor,Every Day Carry tools, and yard games.

“As a first time inventor, I couldn’t have asked for a better, more experienced company to partner with through the licensing process. Trident Designs used their vast licensing experience to prove themselves knowledgeable about the entire process from beginning to end.”

Chris Daniel
Grip Tight Spray Chalk

How We Evaluate Submissions

Not all submissions are created equal. It’s not enough just to have a great idea. In order to select the great ideas we present, we look at the level of readiness and potential of the invention idea using the “4 Ps.”


Product is king! It all starts with a great idea.
Product questions we consider:


A pending patent is your ticket to the show!


A great prototype creates “love at first sight”!


You only get one shot at your first impression!

What Happens When Your Idea is Selected

1. If selected, we will present your idea for licensing to potential partners.
2. If a partner expresses interest, we will work with you to negotiate a license with them. You retain the right to final approval.
3. If a deal is made, you will receive a 60% share. Trident will receive a 40% share of product royalties. With our Win-Win Licensing Program, we only get paid if you get paid.

4. If a license is secured, we will shepherd your invention through to production and manage the ongoing business relationship with the partner.

You Can Do It!

Inventing is challenging! The game of turning ideas into viable products is not for the faint of heart.

After 25 years of designing, developing, and licensing products, we can assure you that it is possible to succeed if you have the right ideas, realistic expectations, perseverance, and support.

Remember that manufacturing and distribution partners are looking for products, not projects. You can increase your chances of getting your great idea licensed by presenting the most developed products possible.

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