I will do my best to answer each of the concerns you posted. If I miss anything, please let me know and I will respond further.
In her emails she stated what and what did not belong to her specifically. I added and made clarifications to her email. Did I lose any of my creative ideas by answering her email? Here are the specifics?
You haven't lost anything but it would be wiser to no longer communicate going forward.
"All works created together under the concept of Conservation Kids cannot be used which includes the Conservation Guides (which were formed with heavy input and creative direction from me and I have retained all paperwork and emails related to development), company name, logos and concept art, adoption kits or conservation themed interactive CD's. This also includes any other related items to these concepts"
That is a correct understanding of intellectual property. Anything created out of the ideas is likewise protected. Both of you are equally barred from using IP that came from joint collaboration unless it remained in the business.
My response.......and correction to that paragraph...
"With that said, I will not use the name Conservation Kids, nor will I use the concept for the adoption Kits as that was truly your original idea."
That is not an issue.
Do I lose the ability to go forward with that idea, even though she came with up that concept, I helped to develop it further with my ideas and research with vendors/wholesalers on how to make if feasible?
Yes you did. Any further development is no longer personal but company based, and is owned by the business entity. Those are joint rights to the IP, not sole personal rights.
And can she say that anything "related" to the idea is not available for my business purposes?
Yes, she can, and she would be correct.
AND In these two paragraphs, which were written by me... Do I have the rights to make these claims, even though she feels differently?
Yes, you can. but then it becomes a situation for the courts to figure out on who has the stronger claim in this instance.
I will not agree to not use any type of conservation themed interactive CD or any other format. That we developed together and if you feel that I cannot use those ideas then technically you can't use those either.
I maintain the right to utilize any type of technical format, interactive or not, for any of my conservation products. I personally feel that if you follow my vision of creating conservation products for children, they will each look different and it will just add to the abundance of making a difference in the world for endangered animals.
And last -- as I have mentioned, if before August 15, (the date when we had our disagreement and more or less chose to not work together)...
if she heard back from Scholastics and is honest about the fact that we were in fact in a verbal binding contract, would she be liable for the proceeds that we had lined out together when we began this venture? Did she break our agreement by not informing me?
No, she did not. You were no longer part of the entity, there is no further obligation. Leaving terminates liability and further obligation.
Related to that, even though I have NOT submitted my publication to a publisher, would I be liable to provide those same percentage of revenues/profits to her? And until how long?
Yes, you would, and for the remainder of time when you file and sell the items. Or until you independently later create an agreement under which you 'buy out' her interest if she agrees to sell it.
Hope this make it more clear. Thank you, Dimitry.
You are most welcome, hope that helps.