An Interesting Approach to Unsolicited Invention Submissions

From I/P Updates:

"According to the Dial Coporation Partners in Innovation Website,

'If you are an inventor and have a patented or patent-pending product that you would like The Dial Corporation to review, please follow the carefully established guidelines and process. Dial will only accept your idea if it is covered by an issued patent or if your patented application has been published by the US Patent Office. (Applications are typically published approximately 18 months after the initial filing date.) Our guidelines may be strict, but we want to clearly communicate the expectations from this process. We want you to know where you stand from the start so you can protect your interests.'

The site goes on to describe a simple four-step electronic submission process."