Invention Cons, Scams, and Problems
Have an invention idea and want some help finding a partner to help make your invention a success? Thinking about using an Invention Promotion Firm or Invention Marketing Firm to help you?
If you are looking to find and honest company to help you with your invention? You must do your research.
You should be cautious of using any company that provides a one-stop range of services. Please do you research before working with one.
Successful inventing is an a-la-carte process where the inventors in intimately involved throughout the process and works to put together the various resources, tools and services to bring to life a successful invention. If someone promises to do it for you for a fee of several thousand dollars, warning bells should go off.
Defending Against Fradulent Invention Schemes
- Spotting Fraudulent Invention Promotion Firms
- Spotting Invention Scam: Classic Warning Signs
- Form for Filing a Complaint against a Invention Promoter
- List of Complaints Filed with USPTO
InventorSpot.com Helpful Advice:
- Insider Expose of Invention Promotion Firms
- Licensing Your Invention; The Good, The Bad and the Incredibly Bad
- The Brutal Truth About the Invention Process
- How Invention Submission Companies Stay In Business If They Are Not Really In The Business of Getting Your Products to Market
- What To Do If You Think You Have Been Scammed By An Invention Submission Firm
- Anatomy Of An Invention Scam - How It Works
Places to Help You Do Research
- InventorSpot.com Forum Discussions about Invention Scams and Cons
- Inventor Service Provider and Resource Directory
- Invention Promotion Caution List
- Better Business Bureau
To check if a company has been investigated and/or fined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), enter the word "invention" in the FTC's web site search engine. There, you can see a list of FTC news releases about invention scam companies.