For Inventors

Have a Clever Idea?

The wheels are always turning while you’re hard at work. We’re the same way. And we’d love to hear from you if you have a product idea to share with AMES. But before you contact us about an invention, there are a few important things you’ll need to know.

Submit an Invention

Inventor Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a patent to submit?

You will need to have filed for a patent application before submitting your idea. We require a patent application to have been filed in order for us to review your information.

Does the NDA (non-disclosure form) protect me?

No, if you have a patent pending or patented product, that protects you and nothing in the NDA takes that right away. It’s always good to consult an attorney if you have questions.

What do I need to submit for consideration?

Click the “Submit an Invention” button above. You will be taken to another website and can follow the step-by-step directions on that site to submit your invention.

What is the process?

Your information will go through a review that can last approximately 90 days. If more information is needed by you, we will be contacting you by phone or email.