we didn't work out a deal yet. I asked about possible alternatives to payment, such as a stake in the business, and they said that they do consider such options. He said that if I could think of a way to work out payment, 'you name it, we've done it'. As I've said, this is a large firm with a well established reputation. I know that they normally would not want to be tied up in the risk of the invention, but just assume that, in this case, they know that there is a great viability to the invention, and they are confident of its success.
So, what other options for payment do you know of? You guys are being really helpful, but so far you've only said what you don't think is possible. Can you give me some ideas of what people do do to work out payment when they don't have the means to pay for it out of their pocket?