Each consultant is a seasoned veteran and highly qualified expert in the retail and consumer product industry.
The Purpose of the Invention Evaluation Panel
Each consultant on AON’s Invention Evaluation Panel is a seasoned veteran and highly qualified expert in the retail and consumer product industry. The consultant evaluates each product concept on the basis of patent-ability, manufacturing complexity, potential marketing strategies, competitive challenges and overall commercial potential and then creates a report of their findings and professional opinions.
After conferring with other members of our staff and management, your concept is given a rating of 1-3 stars.
- Three-star ratings are encouraged to continue with our full service, “Silo” program.
- Two-star ratings indicate cautious optimism and will include specific suggestions and recommendations to consider before you invest more money – with us or anyone else.
- A one-star rating means that our team feels that the commercial potential of your invention would not warrant further investment on your part and therefore we cannot, in good conscience, allow you to purchase our full-service silo program.
While we fully recognize how disappointing it is to hear that industry experts fail to see the commercial merit of your invention, we trust that you would rather find out as early as possible in order to minimize your investment of time and money. The internet is full of stories about enthusiastic inventors who have spent their life’s savings to development an invention, only to discover way too late that they had overlooked one or more details that had rendered the concept worthless.