At Ray Padula, we have one focus -
breakthrough, disruptive innovation.
Are you an out of the box
thinker? Have great solutions to everyday Lawn and Garden problems? Have
an idea for the next break-through product? Let's talk!
Each season, Ray Padula Holdings receives hundreds of unsolicited ideas
and proposals from individuals, businesses, and a wide array of other
sources outside the Ray Padula family of companies. We welcome
these submissions with warm regards. We understand that many of
those who approach us with product ideas and/or suggestions have very
little, or no experience disclosing information to a company. With
this in mind, the following are guidelines for submitting an idea to Ray
Padula Holdings. By submitting an idea, you hereby agree to all
the Terms and Conditions below.
Protecting Your Idea
Ray Padula Holdings strongly recommends that each individual submitting
an idea protect it to their satisfactory by obtaining, or at least
applying for a patent at the time of submission. Submitting
information to Ray Padula Holdings before idea protection may jeopardize
your ability to obtain any production on the submitted idea(s) in the
While we are occasionally asked whether individuals have
enough protection on their ideas before submission, Ray Padula Holdings
employees, affiliates, and/or partners are not permitted to offer any
legal advice, or consultation, except for what is listed here.
Terms and Conditions
1. Ray Padula Holdings will not consider any
product idea if the idea is unaccompanied by a signed Proposal Packet
(downloadable at the bottom of this page) if submitted via mail, or by
agreeing to the Terms and Conditions if submitted electronically.
If you have filed for, or have obtained a patent, be sure to submit all
patent/application copies, as well as the patent details and required
photographs and drawings.
3. If you have
not filed for a patent, submit a thorough description of your idea,
including photographs, drawings, and any specifications that would help
us evaluate your idea.
4. By submitting your
patented or patent pending idea, you are NOT giving Ray Padula Holdings
permission or any rights to use your idea without entering a written,
5. We are not required to hold your idea in
confidence, and no confidential relationship is established between you
and Ray Padula Holdings. Because Ray Padula Holdings relies on our
many R&D sources, both internal and external, it is against policy to
hold any ideas in confidence. Additionally, any submitted ideas
may be reviewed by many people for proper evaluation.
Ray Padula Research & Development teams, as well as our many global
partners have a broad access to confidential industry information,
therefore many ideas we have not yet pursued are already available and
made known to us.
7. You must own the ideas that you are
submitting. You cannot submit ideas of another person or party.
Submitted ideas must be the original creation of the individual who
submits the idea and agrees to all Terms and Conditions here.
Further, you must have any and all legal rights to the ideas in the
submission. Do not submit ideas that may be fully or partially
owned by another individual, employer, company, or other entity.
Do not submit any ideas that are subjected to any confidentiality
agreements, are part of any trade secret, or were developed using time,
materials, and/or resources by your employer.
8. If Ray
Padula Holdings is interested in your idea, you will agree to negotiate
with us the rights thereto.
9. You must be at least 18 years
old at the time of submission.
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