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Welcome to the Simpson Strong-Tie product idea submittal page. We appreciate your support and taking the time to share your ideas with us. To begin the process of submitting your product idea, please select one of the two options below:

I have or am getting a Patent

I have started to pursue patent protection and have either received a United States patent, filed for patent, or have received a provisional patent.

Great! Please follow the following steps:

We will perform an initial review of your submission and get back to you within 3 to 4 weeks.

I do not have a Patent

I have a great idea, but have not pursued patent protection.

We strongly encourage you to file for a provisional patent to protect your interests.  Please visit www.uspto.gov to learn how to begin the process of patenting your idea.

If you just want to share your idea and choose not to seek patent protection, please make sure you understand the following:

  • You will be assigning all rights to Simpson Strong-Tie and the decision about whether or not to commercialize your idea will be at our sole discretion with no exceptions.
  • You will not receive any payment for your idea other than the promotional item described in the documents required for submittal.
  • You will be required to sign an agreement which outlines additional conditions for us to consider your submission.

If you wish to continue with submitting your product idea, please follow the following steps:

We will perform an initial review of your submission and get back to you within 3 to 4 weeks.