He professed it wasn't worth anything and that it would be too costly to bring to market (this was maybe 7yrs ago). It is now showing a patent pending and is being marketed through several sources. The price I suggested and the name of the idea is the same as I discussed with the attorney. How can I research this further?
Sorry of consulting a new attorney, you could:
see who filled the application
see who is listed as an inventor
see if they have any affiliation with that earlier attorney