Peremptory \puh-REMP-tuh-ree\, adjective:
1. Precluding or putting an end to all debate or action.
2. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
3. Expressive of urgency or command.
4. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; dictatorial; dogmatic.
I get a lot of email requests for referrals. If the questions are from book buyers (you can tell from the quality of questions they ask), I try to help. If not, I either try to convince them to buy the book or barring that, I ignore them. Why shouldn’t I? I can’t make a living dispensing advice to every Tom, Dick and Mary. I don’t think my regular visitors really know just what kinds of demands that DEs are known to make of service providers. I tried pointing out the flaws in her thinking but to no avail. I’m printing this so you can see that I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
I’ve already had the utility patent filed and the Trademark filed. I have not done international filings as I
would rather seek VC or an angel investor and hit big enough (instead of “inching in”), that the pirates have a harder time stealing my stuff. The law firm I used can do patents in China; however, I realize this would not protect me from India, Taiwan, or Mexico!
If I could find an expert who is already in the field already producing, etc., I would be willing to do a joint venture – their money/backing/experience – my utility patent (way above a design patent). Before I begin working with any entities for pricing abroad, etc., I’d make them sign non-confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements. I only want American branches so they would be “sue-able” here in the states; being if they attempted to create these designs at their third world plants, an international antitrust attorney could shut down their American connection by serious court costs etc., so I’d have my revenge if the need arose.
If you know someone in the “business,” I would be interested in partnering up – but not for “experience” as I can get this on my own, it would only be for a substantial funding to launch this properly so I can step out of my multi-million dollar residential annual sales into the handbag industry instead. Sales and marketing knowledge is not the issue -the start up funding is the issue.
Perhaps this designer-entrepreneur will wend her way back to our lowly quarters to read any comments anyone cares to add. In spite of my best efforts, she hasn’t the slightest clue why she can’t find a backer. It should be no mystery to any of you why I didn’t give this woman a referral. I swear, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Oh, and I couldn’t find a listing in the USPO under her name either.