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What to bring to your presentation:

  • Someone who can be a witness
  • An idea of what kind of deal you'd like; e.g. royalty or front-end payment
  • A good working model
  • An understanding of the market for the invention
  • A written outline of research results
  • A careful estimate of tooling costs
  • A notepad or tape recorder to take careful notes of the meeting

Source: Inventing Small Products (Crisp Publications) by Stanley I. Mason

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