Faq's


What is the main objective of International Licensing Consultants?

International Licensing Consultants was established with the aim of supporting independent inventors and encouraging new product development. As an independent licensing agent we offer assistance in the areas of licensing negotiations and product introductions.

What is the meaning of licensing?

The transfer of patent rights held by an inventor to a third party corporation is known as licensing. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement as the corporation can earn profit by manufacturing and distributing the patented product, while the innovator can claim a royalty.

Is a patent necessary to avail International Licensing Consultants services?

We only accept those clients, who can provide verifiable proof of international or US patent pending status or patent protection.

Does International Licensing Consultants provide patent assistance?

International Licensing Consultants is neither a patent assistance agency nor a patent agent. However, we are affiliated to some patent assistance firms. In case you have an innovative idea and wish to get it patented, we can refer you to one of our patent assistance affiliates.

How can I get in touch with International Licensing Consultants?

You can contact us through standard mail or by telephone. Our contact page offers all the contact details.

What is the cost of services provided by International Licensing Consultants?

We offer services on a contingency basis (no up front fees) to the clients coming through our affiliate companies. For further information on the cost of our services, call us today.

Will International Licensing Consultants represent my idea at tradeshows as a part of invention marketing?

Representing client ideas at tradeshows is an important part of our invention marketing strategy. Annually we attend six to eight tradeshows where our team members interact and connect with prominent members of the manufacturing community with the aim of establishing business relationships.

Can I get more information regarding tradeshows?

Details regarding invention marketing through tradeshows are available on the ‘tradeshows’ section of the site.

How can I trust International Licensing Consultants with my idea?

Our main aim is to support individual inventors and promote new product development. This means that our concern for your idea equals your own. When you approach us directly, the first step we take is the creation of a confidentiality agreement, which proves your ownership of an idea. Even if we come in contact with you through an approved affiliate, you can rest assured that we have signed a confidentiality agreement with them. We understand the importance of confidentiality. We proceed with discussions regarding your idea only after a confidentiality agreement has been signed.

How can you prevent manufacturers coming to your website from stealing my idea?

We only accept clients having a patent pending status or patent protection. This in itself is a strong protection against being cheated by manufacturers. Moreover, we do not provide manufacturers with immediate access to complete details of your product. To access these details, manufacturers first need to get registered with us and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Is creating a prototype a part of the company’s standard new product development process?

Advancement in the field of technology has rendered the creation of physical prototypes unnecessary. To create an accurate working model, a prototype may have to be redone multiple times making the whole exercise very expensive. To avoid this, we create animated graphic 3-D depictions of your product. The digital prototypes provide an accurate interpretation of your idea. We post these on our Virtual Product Showcase for manufacturers.

How do I come to know, if a manufacturer shows interest in my idea?

We provide our clients with regular updates regarding the progress made on their projects. If a manufacturer expresses interest in your product, we will notify you about it in the shortest time possible.

How much time will it take for my product to get licensed and reach the market?

A considerable risk is involved in the licensing and selling of an innovative concept, idea or product. As such, we can’t guarantee that the inventions represented by us will be licensed, sold in the market and provide monetary benefits to the inventor.

How many inventions actually make it to the market?

You may see many new concepts and products entering the market every year. But, compared to the total number of inventions pursued, the percentage of those making it to the market is small.

As a manufacturer, how can I check out products relevant to my field?

If you are interested in taking a look at innovative products relevant to your industry, you just need to get registered with us and send us an email at info@successwithilc.com. We will promptly contact you to discuss your particular interests.

What is the procedure for a manufacturer to get detailed information on particular products?

Getting registered at our site and signing a confidentiality agreement will allow you to access our product descriptions. If you are interested in specific products, you can get in touch with us and we will provide you with all the assistance you need.