So I’m gonna be broad in my description with you guys to protect any chance from my idea being stolen, but here is a random but practical example that explains the dilemma I am facing:
Say I thought of a great modification to the sprayer head of a cleaning bottle. Instead of a trigger type mechanism, it used something similar to the head of a spray paint can. I know the idea could potentially be impactful, but I have no idea on how to develop this idea into a physical product or outcome. Obviously, I don’t want to start producing plastic spray bottles, so I would want to license or sell my “modification” to a large manufacturer, such as Lysol. The issue faced is that I’m just your average Joe, and have no way of producing a spray paint can type mechanism in my garage. How do I go about either producing this idea into a physical product that I can show and propose to a company, or sell the idea without having it stolen?
So obviously I am not trying to reinvent the spray can here, but that pretty much describes the issue I am having. Got an idea I would like to sell to a larger company, but not sure the route I need to begin to do this.