Submit Your Idea to Oatey!
Oatey encourages and welcomes new ideas for plumbing's most frustrating problems. We love the opportunity to engage with individual inventors, plumbing contractors, small businesses, academia and even Fortune 500 companies. These partnerships can help develop innovative solutions to our company's most challenging problems.
However, with our continuing research in many fields, our existing patents, and a steady flow of scientific information from many sources, it is possible that your submission may duplicate an idea we are already pursuing independently. If this is the case, you initial non-confidential submission will be declined after initial receipt. Also, we want this to be a fair and successful process for both parties. PLEASE PROTECT YOUR INTEREST before submitting it to us. The best method of doing this should be determined in consultation with legal counsel or appropriate government agencies, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Having an issued patent or a published patent application describing your concept will help to expedite the submission evaluation process and protect both parties, but it is not a required with a submission.
If you are ready to submit your idea, please following the instructions below:
Share your idea
Review terms & submit
Have You Applied for a Patent Relating to this Idea?
Has a patent been granted yet?
Problem/s that this idea solves:
Unique Differentiating Features (when compared to known competitive product)
Related Product Family
Pipe cement, primers and cleaners
Thread Sealants / Plumber's tape
Solders, fluxes, and wire brushes
Putty and Caulk
Grease, Lubricant and Hand Cleaners
Drain and waste system cleaners/openers
Wax Rings, Bolts
Drains & Closet Flanges
Shower Pan Liners
Tubular / Bath Waste / Overflow
Pneumatic Test Plugs / Mechanical Test Plugs
Water Heaters / Washers / Pans / Stands
Upload Files (drawings, sketches, pictures, etc.)
Note: the files will not be sent to Oatey until the agreement on the next page is accepted. If you do not accept the agreement, Oatey will not have access to your files.
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