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Anybody with any experience with pitching their inventions? I'm so close to cold calling Samsung Engineering myself to see if we can't work something out.


Joseph DFiennes Colorado Springs, CO

I have an innovation idea is more like it. We would probably use our smartphones more than our laptops and desktops if we could. With tablets and foldable phones on the rise it may be more of a reality than ever before. Their R&D departments doesn't look like they can cut it anymore. I think they could use some help. I could use some help too. Not the convincing yourself it can't be done help but this is what I would do help so we can show our kids and their kids that David has ways of not only beating Goliath but ways to work with him and be civil.

6 June 2019 4 replies General



Joseph DFiennes Colorado Springs, CO

Thanks for the responses Gordan, Terry, & Lisa
I have a product consulting company helping. I have provisionally patented this for my family's protection. My invention not only could provide extreme convenience to smart device users but help save their lives as well as others. It is urgent I try to get this out there to those who could probably expedite it and reach the masses before more time is spent on a grassroots like movement. I understand big tech could be a big undertaking but I feel they would be the ones that would be the most interested in this since AI cameras are all the rage at the moment. I have a bunch more I could share but I'm pretty wiped out right now perhaps due to my PTSD. Not much energy from my side and I think I'm at the point where I dont even care if it is stolen but as long as those who do have the strength to make it happen then that's what truly matters right? Thanks you all. I guess I'm looking for something more immediate to build back to my lost confidence. Dont get me wrong my family could use the compensation and with that glory comes giving back. I missed my opportunity(ies) to serve our country more so this excitement I have for giving back through this way has helped me not give up on it yet. But I could use all the help I can get. Thanks again.


Lisa Duda Warwick, RI

Hi Joseph - thank you for your service!
You should somehow capture your idea/apply for a patent if ready, with as much documentation as you have - to establish your ownership before oversharing. Next contact local university (Univ of Colorado?) b-school and network with their department leaders who are focused on innovation and emerging technologies - they will likely have resources/groups who are also working with incubating businesses and may have some related activities going on that can extend and increase your opportunities!

Good luck!


Terry Boyd Springfield, VA

Hi Joseph.

You might consider contacting Bunker Labs. They have quite a few programs and resources that you might find helpful in taking your idea and moving to the next stages



Gordon Hannah Alexandria, VA

Hi Joseph, thank you for your service! There are many resources online to provide individuals with ideas on how to obtain patents and/or develop products. If your idea is specific to Samsung, you may want to use their website to try to contact them and get pointed to the right contacts to speak with there. Hope this helps and best of luck, Gordon

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