Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions. Straight answers.
Does Enhance sign a Confidentiality or Nondisclosure Agreement?
Yes, disclosing your invention to Enhance is always 100% confidential. We understand that you want to be comfortable and take the proper precautions with your inventions and are glad to accommodate. You can view our standard Confidentiality/Nondisclosure Agreement by clicking here.
Does my invention need to be patented before I submit it to you?
No, we work with inventions at all levels of development. Further, since we sign the confidentiality/nondisclosure agreement, it is not considered a public disclosure, nor will we disclose it outside our firm.
Will Enhance pay me for my invention?
Enhance is a full-service product development firm and marketing/licensing agency, not a venture capitalist. Consequently, we do not buy inventions from inventors. That said, for our clients who utilize our services, we seek to commercialize their inventions most often through licensing, which can ultimately result in our clients getting paid for their inventions.
Do you work with clients outside of Minnesota?
Yes we do! We have clients all over the US and Canada, as well as many countries throughout the world — most notably Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
I would prefer to meet face to face, can I come to your office to meet?
Yes, please do! We love it when our clients come in to meet with our staff at our office. When that happens we try to include several folks from our staff to go over various components of working with Enhance, most notably design and licensing. If you sign up that day, we’ll even include you in the initial “whiteboarding” and “ideation” phases with our design team!
I'm an inventor and I have lots of questions about licensing...can you help me?
Absolutely! Because there are so many questions about licensing and our process, we developed a separate licensing section to answer your questions. Click here to learn more.
Which trade shows do you attend?
Every year we attend the trade shows listed below and we will also add new shows depending upon the portfolio of products that we are representing at any given time.
- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – January in Las Vegas
- PGA Merchandise Show – January in Orlando
- Toy Fair – February in New York
- International Housewares Show – March in Chicago
- National Hardware Show and Lawn and Garden World – May in Las Vegas
- Super Zoo Pet Show – August in Las Vegas
- Electronic Retailers Association (Infomercial Show) – September in Las Vegas
- ABC Kids Expo – October in Las Vegas
- Automotive Aftermarket (AAPEX) and Specialty Equip (SEMA) – November in Las Vegas
Why should I choose Enhance?
Learn more here on why you should work with Enhance.
How much does your service cost?
Why don't you have a set fee for product development?
Since inventions can range in complexity, we first need to review your invention to assess the number of hours involved and provide you with a free quote. To start the quoting process, click here and fill out the short form.
What is the process to get started?
Details on the steps to get your invention developed can be found here.
If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.