HAVE A NEW IDEA? SUBMIT IT HERE.

LBP welcomes great ideas for food packaging. As a leader in this market, LBP knows that partnering can lead to great success. We’re looking for ways to bring new ideas to the market and seek the expertise developed by passionate users of our products. Do you have an idea for a product or service to share with LBP? We would appreciate hearing from you to explore the opportunity to bring your idea to life. To share your ideas with us, you must first review and agree to our Idea Submission Policy. The policy spells out the all details of the submission process to ensure that all parties understand the process as well as their respective rights and obligations. A submission of your idea to LBP serves as acceptance of these policies and its requirements.

Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Whether you are an individual inventor or a small business, LBP wants to make it simple to share your ideas with us.  The information in this section will help answer your questions about what our team is seeking and how best to reach out to LBP.  We look more favorably upon new ideas that are aligned to the company’ business platforms, with a focus on providing products that bring considerable innovation to the market.  Please note that LBP will not consider any ideas or suggestions for advertising, marketing campaigns, artwork, slogans, logos, brands, trademarks or other similar items.

Documentation

LBP prefers that your idea be described in an issued or pending patent application.  However, LBP will accept an idea submission that is not patented or does not involve a pending application but only on a non-confidential basis and we may decline to review your submission if it appears to lack this form of intellectual property protection.  You may wish to consult a legal representative versed in intellectual property law matters or the inventor resources available from the United States Patent and Trademark office before considering submission of your unsolicited idea to LBP.

LBP Review

LBP will acknowledge receipt of your submission.  Then our goal will be to get back to you within 30 days to provide an initial indication as to whether or not we would like to discuss your submission in more detail.  Occasionally, the initial review may take a little longer depending on the complexity of your submission.

  • Idea Submission Policy - Terms and Conditions

    LBP welcomes submissions that are free of legal encumbrances such as a duty of confidentiality or obligations to a third party. Please include with your submission any information that you believe will better convey the benefits of your idea such as the results of any safety, consumer, efficacy or other testing or additional technical illustrations or photos.

    By submitting my idea and any subsequent materials to LBP, I represent and agree that:

    • I am at least 18 years of age.
    • My submission is an original idea and does not violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to a duty of confidentiality, trade secret rights, contractual rights or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
    • My submission is entirely voluntary, non-committal, non-gratuitous and LBP is under no obligation to treat my submission as confidential and that no effect will be given to the marking of any information submitted as “Confidential.”
    • In return for LBP’s receipt and review of my submission, I hereby release LBP from all liability in connection with such receipt and disclosure.
    • LBP is granted in perpetuity, a royalty-free license to use, test, and evaluate any idea, expression of ideas or other materials included with my submission and to reproduce, prepare derivative works, combine with other works, or copy the same without restriction and without compensation to me of any kind, except as may be limited by any valid patent issued to me.
    • I have not relied, and will not rely on representations by any LBP employee that contradicts the Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy and the Terms of Submission Policy.
    • No other person or entity is owed compensation or has any rights related to my submission including any rights that would arise form LBP’s use of my submission.
    • LBP’s review of my idea is not an admission of novelty, priority or originality and does not prejudice LBP’s rights to contest any existing or future patents, copyrights or other intellectual property rights or protections on the idea.
    • I understand that LBP may have developed or may be currently developing many potential products, inventions, and/or ideas or may have already had other sources provide or suggest the same to it, and there is the possibility that some of these potential products, inventions or ideas may be similar to my submission. Therefore, I agree that LBP remains free to develop and use any potential product, invention or idea that is similar to that disclosed in my submission or in the public domain or otherwise available to LBP.
    • Acceptance of these Terms does not grant any patent rights to LBP under pending or granted patents related to my submission and LBP is under no obligation to seek or to obtain patent rights on my behalf for my submission.
    • I agree that I will not rely on current or future trade secret rights or other proprietary rights for any legal claims against LBP relating to my submission.
    • I agree that LBP is under no obligation to consider or use any part of my submission and submitted materials may not be returned or preserved.
    • I have read and agree in their entirety to all terms and conditions of the Submission Policy and the Terms of Submission Policy as stated herein.

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