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Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I need a patent to submit my idea?
A: If your idea or product is not patented, patent pending, trademarked or copyrighted you can still submit your product for evaluation and if we like your idea we may want to partner with you to launch your product.

Q: Can I submit my idea in person at your offices?
A: If your invention meets the DRTV Inc. criteria and unique scoring process, you will be invited to meet with us and demonstrate your product in person. But the first step is to submit your invention here.

Q: Can I send you a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) before submitting my product?
A: Our process is 100% confidential, but unfortunately due to the volume of products we review, we can't sign an NDA for each submission.

Q: How will I know what you think about my product?
A: After you submit your product, within 4 – 6 weeks you will receive a response from us letting you know if DRTV Inc. is interested in your product or idea.

Q: Can I withdraw my submission?
A: You can request to withdraw your submission by sending an email to Upon receipt of your withdrawal request, we will stop any further review. Any submission fees paid are non-refundable. Any submitted materials will not be returned.

Q: What is the submission fee for?
A: A nominal $10 fee is required to cover the cost of processing and handling your submission. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Q: Can I submit my idea for review even if I already have an infomercial?
A: Absolutely. You can enter the DRTV Inc. product launch process at any stage in your product's lifecycle (find out more about our process here). Just let us know about your current marketing when you submit your product.

Q: Do I have to be 18 to participate?
A: You must be 18 years old OR you must have your parent or legal guardian submit your product.

Q: How much will I be compensated for my invention?
A: There are many ways that DRTV Inc. partners with inventors, so we can't give an estimation without getting the details of the specific product. Every situation is different, but if we choose your product for launch, we are committed to offering competitive, honest and very fair licensing deals.