I once read, not all that long ago, where someone suggested that perhaps vendors could "buy" or pay royalties to Haunters who present them with new, innovative ideas. I'm thinking it was Larry in H/W mag...? Regardless...has then been any more discussion about this?
I, like many of you, create new things not seen in the industry market place (or at least at Transworld, the internet or mountains of old catalogs). I have no desire to produce, market, or distribute any of these ideas; this is not my passion. So I would much rather "sell' the idea to someone who is passionate about this area of the market.