We were recently issued a US patent for a new invention without any possibility of PCT protection. We would like to get sourcing quotes from both the USA and overseas.
Although we have no overseas protection, we would not want the knockoffs to start just yet. We would love to get a piece of the pie first. This is especially true if we find a manufacturer we like and perfected the product and now they undercut us.. Would having them sign an NDA even be worth the paper it is written on since any Joe Schmoe can produce it overseas? Is it worth getting them to sign a contract or is it a waste of time and paper?