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Invent Help - Anonymous Review from Houston, Texas

We would be more than happy to help this respondent, but the respondent needs to identify himself to us. Our contract is a two year service providing inventor assistance. If a client wishes to pay for the services over time that does not negate his responsibility to pay for the services in full and payment should not be based on the outcome of which there are no guarantees. Furthermore, our inventor success stories are not paid advertisers. The respondent should contact us so that we can address his concerns.
#949054 Review #949054 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy

I HAD AND I AM STILL HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME WITH THIS COMPANY! I could no longer pay for their services and they keep billing me even though I wamt to cancel their services they wont allow me to because they will tell you you only have seven days after you make a contract with them to cancel the contract thats no time at all it all sounds great and they tell you success stories and how some peoples inventions were made but you realize that your about 14,000 in debt and when youve almost half way paid it off you still have nothing but a bill to pay off and if you dont they send you in to collections which dings your credit report every time beware stay away from this company and research about half of these success stories or more are all paid people advertising for this company and im tired of this ruining my life I cant get anything in credit anymore heres some real advice save up some money and start a business if you want to make something that will be hard but rewarding and stay away from these scammers at all cost you have been warned!

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Invent Help - Egycorn Review from Jersey City, New Jersey

We can find no records to indicate that this consumer is an InventHelp client. He did not pay our company any money nor did we provide any services. It is unfortunate that he chose to use this forum when he has no link to InventHelp whatsoever.
#933059 Review #933059 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Why they let stealers like them working??FRAUD

Invent Help Review from Bolingbrook, Illinois

Stefen of Bolingbrook, IL It happened to be the right date, time and window for me to see the George Foreman commercial that promoted the utilization of InventHelp's services and that triggered the concept I was coming with. I also saw the reviews of the company on the Better Business Bureau and on a general web search. None of those came back with any indicator of concern fear or shady/wrong-doings and I gave them a try. I'm in the patenting status. Everything is submitted via patenting trade-off and it's under a third-party individual. It's been a little over a year and a half that we've been into with InventHelp itself. There's also Intramark, the other part, which I will pivot to after the two-year window with InventHelp and that should wrap in June of this year. To this stage, InventHelp has executed a lot of outreach opportunities to companies or developed mechanisms to provide information to companies that seek information on the product I've created. So far, interactions with their reps have been surprisingly above par. The individuals that I originally met with in the office to explore the patenting process/exposure to what it was I was thinking were very forthright and very much on deck with what everybody thought. I went a total of three or four individual sessions with the individuals at the Roswell office and talked to them. They were very open to my questions and were very clear about the parallel patenting process it was going to undertake with the separate patent attorney. They were very forthcoming with the cost affiliated with it and the variety of packages that they offered. I chose to go with the package that was the most expensive for the element of having the prototyping process that I didn't want to have to deal with. I was given timelines and they were very loose. It was easy for me to do as it was driven by my efforts and was a matter of hitting dates and getting it done. Those were my pressures, not theirs. I called them a couple of different times to give them my versions of the information. It went very cleanly. They were very available every time I needed them to be. I couldn't have been more pleased ‘cause I was expecting for the "what if" button to be pushed at any point here where I'd be let down, but that is yet to happen. Overall, the experience has been very pleasant and very open. There was no mischievousness present. It was very much an overt, candid, frank conversation that showed me a very directed path. It went very clearly for me on what my next actions were and what was expected of me in order for the process to go forward.
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#972926 Review #972926 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Good quality
Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - Invention Service Review from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We believe this consumer to be an InventHelp research client from 2003. Her concerns stem from her discovery in 2016 of a product similar to her invention. Similar concepts are a common occurrence in this industry. While we would like to be able to provide the consumer with her research material, unfortunately, due to the 13 years that has elapsed, we are unable to provide her with that information.
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Reason of review
Bad quality
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The saddest part about life is when you really need your family and so-called friends no one will ever be there for you been crying all day

Invent Help stole my idea and I want the world to know: Twin Back To Back Home Theater


In 1991 I thought of inventing a back-to-back TV that you can view from both sides but watch different channels at the same time the TV will also come out to two separate TVs that's side by side in 2001 I went through invent help in San Francisco California to help me patent MY idea I gave them I believe $2,000 I was outraged to only get a book in the past couple of years I've been trying to get people to help me on how to file a patent without giving them any information or details of what the idea was now on August 21 2016 I'm looking on Facebook and the makers of LG intra home system is now selling my TV for for $10,000 I called InventHelp to see if I can get a copy of the book I bought from them and they told me they have record of it but can't send me any information because all information was deleted out the system and all they have is my name and that I did pay for a research that's what they're calling it I asked them with crying tears if they could just send me the information they do have and I was told no and why did I need My information this is so crazy right now I feel like I'm in a dream that I'm never going to wake up out of I'm poor and I'm black and don't nobody give a *** but me I just want to crawl under a rock and die like this is my TV my idea that I came up with and I trusted InventHelp and this is what they did to me so my idea I can't even think like my heart is breaking into right now thanks for listening


Its unfair that you were victimized by this company! I am sorry to hear about the hearty you endured.

I know this makes you feel terribly violated.

Think of the strength you displayed during past crises as a indication of your resiliency, this too will pass. Continue to pursue inventions you have a great mind don't let this mishap discourage you or take it away.


Just look at this as a lesson learned and create something else. Trust me, if you came up with that, you can come up with more! Don't give up!


Yo bro my name is sean. Trust me plenty of people have done that to others.

Including invent help. A brilliant mind like yours should not go to waste. If you thought of that, then i know you can think of something 10x better. Use that as motivation to get you somewhere you never thought possible.

You can be successful you just gotta keep pushing homie. Dont ever think about giving up bro. More people in the world care about you than you think bro.

Because i care. All those people who dont give a *** now, tell them not to come around when your bank account starts looking like a phone number.

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Invent Help Review from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Ernest of Fredericksburg, VA I asked my sister to go online and see what kind of information I could come up with in a patent attorney. When I got home from work the next morning, I talked to her and she said InventHelp. I've seen the commercials and George Foreman, somebody people know and had seen, is onboard with them. I felt I could trust them. So I contacted InventHelp and their representative, Mike, just felt right, and I really appreciate everything he does for me. He got online with me and walked me through the filling out of the paperwork. He's made the experience easy. Their reps were very courteous, professional, willing to help me with my concerns and able to answer any questions I had. Right now, I've already got some drawings of my invention. I'm just waiting on InventHelp's paperwork. There's a packet of information they're gonna send me that I need to fill out and send back to them. I’m waiting for the brochure to be created and approved but understand it’s gonna be a lengthy process. So far, it's been an excellent experience.
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#972927 Review #972927 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Fast order processing
Invent Help's reply to:

Invent help $12,000 Scam. warning

We would be more than happy to help this respondent, but the respondent needs to identify himself to us. The respondent’s explanation of the services is not accurate. We do not evaluate inventions or state or imply success to any of our inventor clients. While we do perform a limited competitive check usually through catalogs, it is impossible to adequately check the marketplace for similar products. We do not understand his statement with regard to a similar product as we do not provide any correspondence stating that an invention cannot be marketed because of a similar product. The respondent should contact us so that we can address his concerns.
#782982 Review #782982 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment

First, I was told that my Invention idea sounded great, before I paid my money of course. I was also told that no invention idea like mine has been found.

After hearing this 'good news' I paid a total of $5,950. I was encouraged to finance the balance with Universal Payments Corporation at PO Box 2759 Pittsburgh, PA 15230.(800) 766-****)As long as I was making payments, I was receiving letters that my invention is being shown to investors. However, last year I noticed that only one month after I made my last payment (for a total of $12,000), I received a letter stating that my invention can't be marketed because a similar invention has been found. (not the exact words, but the same meaning) I have copies of the letters and all receipts.

I can't find my down payment receipt of $4,500. However, when I went on-line to verify the Invent help Office address in Lafayette, Louisiana (4010 West Congress Street #205, 70506, there was a message on-line stating that this Invent Help office is closed.


wow I hate hearing that but my friend guy I work with just went to this company not even two months ago and had along talk or you 100% sure their closed and again I am sorry too hear that I am crying about only have of the money to have put out but not with this company I was planning on going to meet them after I got my PPA not before I am just tried of the run around but my friend likes this company and he is super smart and wise


More info at


Put the bums out of business! File a complaint with the FTC - !

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Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - All inventors must read this warning!

This is not an InventHelp client. The description of the services is not accurate; our pricing is clear and concise and there are no pricing options available; our patent referral services do not include a provisional patent, etc. This is not our company.
#781102 Review #781102 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Pricing issue
New Reviewer

Inventhelp offers a free “inventors package” that includes a “Non-Disclosure Form & Confidential Agreement” which they want to you to fill-out and return for a free review.

After a week or so, an “invention consultant” will call you (or send an email) to tell you that your idea has been “accepted” by their firm. Additionally, they’ll tell you that: 1) your idea has tremendous potential, 2) their research dept. is very excited about it, 3) they’ve never seen anything like it, 4) there’s nothing else on the market that is similar, and 5) you could make a lot of money.

Next, they’ll send you a contract for $300 – $1500 for “a research report,” and they’ll tell you that if the report comes back “negative” – you’ll receive a full refund (beware: none of these reports are negative or critical). In fact, each report is filled with standard language (boilerplate) that describe the various stages for developing any invention. You might also receive “a preliminary” patent search (which is completely unreliable) along with a drawing and some other useless information. At the conclusion of the report, it will state that your idea is sound, practical, or useful. So, now the company wants to submit your idea to the manufacturing “industry” and bilk more money from you.

Within ten days, you’ll receive an “Invention Submission Agreement” asking for $2,000 – $20,000 that will provide completely useless services for developing and promoting your idea. They’ll probably give you a choice: you can pay a very high amount and keep 90% of your “future royalties” or you can pay a few thousand dollars less and keep 65% – 70%. This ploy is just a trick to encourage you to pay the highest fee and keep the highest percentage of “royalties” (that you’ll never see) – for example: you can pay $12,000 and keep 90% of future “royalties” or pay $10,000 and keep 80% or pay $8,000 and keep 70%. Most inventors choose the $12,000 – 90% plan because they’ve been convinced by the salesman (invention consultant) that they’re going to make millions.

They may also want to file a “Design Patent” which only protects the exact outer shape of your idea. However, a Design Patent does not protect the way the invention works. In some cases, the invention company will offer to file a “Provisional Patent Application” which does not protect the design and function of your idea. This application simply registers your invention at The US Patent Office on a specific date for $130 and gives you one year to file a real patent application (non-provisional). After the one year has expired, you will still need to file a real patent application (usually $8,500 – $15,000 for a simple invention). Needless to say, the invention company has no intention of paying for a real patent application that offers the only form of legal protection.

Your consultant will continue to deceive you by stating that: 1) the company will use every form of promotion to license or sell your invention, 2) you could receive a “cash-buyout” of millions of dollars, 3) you might receive a 5% royalty in addition to a huge upfront payment, and 3) they will pay all the costs associated with securing a royalty agreement (beware: they rarely – if ever – receive any legitimate interest from reputable manufacturers, corporations, venture capitalists, or organizations).

Now, this is just a small dose of the lies, misrepresentations, and outright deceptions that you will encounter with every single invention marketing company that asks you for money. So, how do they stay in business? Well, many of these firms have been closed down by the Federal Trade Commission. However, new ones keep popping-up who are more clever than their predecessors. For example, in their contracts, they include mandatory “Warnings to Inventors” that disclose the high-risk nature of inventing and the fact that most inventors lose their money. Federal and State laws require all invention companies to include a long list of warnings that describe the perils of trying to launch a new product.

The problem is that the salesman (invention consultants) are unbelievably skillful at dismissing these warnings and know exactly how to keep you hyped up. When you speak to a salesman on the phone (or in their office) they are well-rehearsed at making you believe that your invention has a very good chance of success; and it’s one of the best they’ve ever seen. Also, they’ll pump you up by saying: “this could be your one chance to make a fortune.”

The salesmen will stop at nothing. They’ll call you day and night to tell you how excited they are about your invention. They’ll also tell you that if you don’t market this invention – someone else will – and they’ll make all the money. The truth is: your salesman will say anything to motivate you to pay the fee because they receive a huge commission on your payments. In fact everyday, your salesman is telling other inventors the same exact lies that they’re telling you. Somewhere along the line, these salesman have lost their conscience and will say whatever is necessary to get your money.

You may find it hard to believe that these “nice consultants” are devious liars because they all sound so sincere on the phone or at their office. They seem to be your best buddy, but in reality they’re your worst nightmare; they know that you’ll never make a dime, and they couldn’t care less. For these consultants – it’s all about the commission.

Question: Are all fee-based invention marketing companies a scam? YES! (especially those that advertise on TV and the internet).

Within 4 months, you’ll feel the pangs of regret and realize that your invention company has absolutely no expertise in marketing inventions. Call the Attorney General in Pittsburg - they know all about Inventhelp and its former names: Invention Submission Corp, Invention Marketing Inc., IntroMark and others.


Omg thank you! You just saved me $13,000!

Everything you mentioned was explained to me! I'm supposed to pay a down payment on Monday! Now it won't happen. They already got $1,000 for patent search.

I guess that's my loss now.

I'm canceling them out! I'm so bummed!


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The saddest part about life is when you really need your family and so-called friends no one will ever be there for you been crying all day

Invent Help stole my idea and I want the world to know: Twin Back To Back Home Theater


In 1991 I thought of inventing a back-to-back TV that you can view from both sides but watch different channels at the same time the TV will also come out to two separate TVs that's side by side in 2001 I went through invent help in San Francisco California to help me patent MY idea I gave them I believe $2,000 I was outraged to only get a book in the past couple of years I've been trying to get people to help me on how to file a patent without giving them any information or details of what the idea was now on August 21 2016 I'm looking on Facebook and the makers of LG intra home system is now selling my TV for for $10,000 I called InventHelp to see if I can get a copy of the book I bought from them and they told me they have record of it but can't send me any information because all information was deleted out the system and all they have is my name and that I did pay for a research that's what they're calling it I asked them with crying tears if they could just send me the information they do have and I was told no and why did I need My information this is so crazy right now I feel like I'm in a dream that I'm never going to wake up out of I'm poor and I'm black and don't nobody give a *** but me I just want to crawl under a rock and die like this is my TV my idea that I came up with and I trusted InventHelp and this is what they did to me so my idea I can't even think like my heart is breaking into right now thanks for listening


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so every knows if they read this part there is another company called Davidson in Pittsburgh PA who operates just like this company mention


Valuable commentary ! I am thankful for the insight - Does anyone know if my assistant could possibly acquire a fillable a form form to complete ?


That was perhaps the best explanation I have seen, about these BS places. I had the same experience about 30 years ago, but thank GOD that I only went for what they called a FREE consultation at that time, and didn't lose any money.

(The Company name was different back then, but it's probably the same place/people).

I am planning to share your post with everyone I know, who has a product, or an idea, and may think that this is the way to go, if you wouldn't mind. The internet is more valuable than most people think.

ANYTHING you need to find out about ANY person, place, business, school, or service, is right at your fingertips, if you just take the time to LOOK! Thank you for sharing your experience.

@Elonzo Job

The Shuuk - All inventors must read this warning!

They make profit while the dreams of their customers die. Do not let this company fool you.

As we are all hard working people looking to make our dreams come true and should not be ripe off from company that are not real.

I know this is not going to sit well with me I will be moving foward with this matter.

Shuuk created a unique online voting system which is wide open to manipulation and accept negative votes as well. That allows you to vote for himself and agains others.

What is more – not only once? IT’S NOT ONE MAN –ONE VOTE.


As we know traditionaly votes are positive votes only. The negative votes system is manipulable, unlike the ones we have now- we only vote in favor of a single candidate (or a list of candidates) and not against a candidate. The only trustfull and legal voting system is that when voters voting over the internet were required to insert their PIN or tracks all incoming votes based on the unique IP address.

Not including any malicious pratices as multiplay negative voting. BUT WAITE; there is more ….. We noticed as well that during the contest someone had unauthorized access to the voting system and manipulated the votes. I would accept the results when the election is free and clean.

I cannot accept fraud. In addition, no one signs for the machines when they show up. No one’s responsible for watching them. Through the help of friends who had access to servers, he were able to rack up 1,000s of votes in less than an hour.

Hacking voting machines is easier than you can ever imagined. You can download online for free couple of programs who can changed your identities (like getting a new IP address) and submitt a vote again. They can be used with a browser to give you a certain degree of anonymity online by using a distributed network of relays run by volunteers. Read below; The Browser protects/annonymizes you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

In this effort it takes the ip address of the end of the relay channel and not that of your machine/router. The true moral of this story is if the vote counts are not made public, you can pick any one you want as the winner. Gaming online voting has been around since the invention of online voting so In a good will I sent couple of messages to Tamara G. Kleinberg and Jenny Rons to warn them that their sistem is corrupted and asked them to advice what action they will take.

They preferred do not reply on my message. I believe they know what they are doing and they are guided by experts on how to get legislations passed. They are fully aware of this issue and still have face to required non refundable inventor’s investment to submit for participation of $297. Perhaps you know, debit cards provided to fraud company’s victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, 'Girls Gone Wild' videos, and at least one sex change operation.

Do you tolerate this? We all together have to avoid invention promotion scam and take steps to prevent others falling victim. We have to eliminate waste and fraud.

We must do this. Mihail Mihaylov Phone- UK (44)1782 ****95 Skype; mihail.mihaylov77

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Inventhelp com will take your money but will not tell you ALL the NEGATIVE truth!

STOP! Don't invest a single dollar into your invention -- help company you're thinking about using to solicit your so-called great idea until you read this: Invention Home company as well as all of the other invention - help companies will take your money and you will get nothing for it in return! This is a 97% accurate statement! Only 3% of inventions/ideas solicited by these invention - home companies are accepted by manufacturers/private companies. Invention Home told me this. I believed at least one of the two inventions I paid them $6000 to make a product presentation of my inventions and solicit it to potential manufacturers/private companies would have fit within that 3%. WRONG! I foolishly believed my two inventions/ideas would be accepted and produced by a manufacturer or private company. I honestly believed my two products would have sold well in the stores if produced and presented. I believed this because the products I invented were extremely useful and appreciated because I enjoy using it at home as well as my friends, family and neighbors. They all said they agreed with me how useful and beneficial like two products were and they still have and use the prototypes I made and gave each of them. Does this sound familiar to you regarding your inventions/idea? This website indirectly solicits possible customers to lawyers to consider taking on the case for the people who place posts at this website regarding dissatisfaction with a product or service of a company. I think it's a great idea and I hope this website continues it. But, no lawyer can help me nor any of you other inventors out there regarding this problem. These invention - help companies spend thousands of dollars making sure they worded the contract properly which you sign in agreement before you pay them thousands of dollars to create a product description package of your idea/invention and solicit it to so-called hundreds and hundreds of potentially interested manufacturers or private companies. At the end of the year of my two inventions being solicited by Invention Home they told me they had solicited my two inventions to over 400 and 600 various manufacturers/companies related to the idea/invention. How did they come up with that number?! I looked on the Internet for all manufacturers and companies related to my two inventions and only found a handful, worldwide. And when I ask them about those 400 and 600 related manufacturers/companies they would not tell me who they were, as agreed to par the contract/agreement I signed prior to paying them $6000 for soliciting my two inventions. All of these invention -- help companies lead you to believe YOUR INVENTION may indeed be one of the 3% accepted products by a manufacturer or private company by simply telling you that they see some unusual unique ideas/inventions excepted which most people would not think Manufacturers would accept. But, what they don't tell you is the true facts: The only products excepted by manufacturers are those related to the medical industry or some handy dandy tool for home use like the ones you see on info commercials late at night on TV. You never get to see how successful or unsuccessful those handy dandy tool sales are through those late-night info commercials. Invention Home lead me to believe my products just might make it and be accepted by a manufacturer or private company by NOT TRYING to make me realize how slim the chance I or any of us have in getting a manufacturer or private company to purchase our idea/invention. Invention Home receives approximately 2 or three new customers a week continuously, as I was told by them. Which means, obviously, they are taking approximately $6000 a week, $312,000 minimum a year and ONLY 3% of those customers will have their ideas/inventions accepted and used by companies, as I was also told by Invention Home. In other words, 97% of those customers have just lost all of their money, hopes and dreams of having their product become successful and available to others at stores. PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE, which cost me $6000 to learn about, DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY to any of these intervention -- help companies because your product WILL NOT BE EXCEPTED! Unless it is a medical tool or device or something like a 12-in-one screwdriver for home project use! The most practical, simple, direct and immediate way to begin sales of your product is to manufacture it yourself using your money, your hands and your home to build these products. A perfect example I can share with you is what I did with one of my inventions about 15 years ago. I came up with an idea/design to quickly and easily remove scratches on fast food restaurant bathroom mirrors. The concept was simple. To remove scratches from the mirrors which the neighborhood Hispanic gang members love to scratch by signing their name or gang sign on I simply designed a mirror system with a replaceable shield covering/protecting the mirror. So, now the scratches on the mirror could be removed in three minutes time and at a cost of about three dollars. The fast food restaurants really love the idea/design because it meant they don't have to close down the bathroom for a half hour while the mirror companies replace the scratched mirror. Within a 50 mile radius of my home I sold and installed over 150 of these mirror protection systems and brought in over $18,000 in the first four months of business! I also did not spend any money or time in a patent search or patent protection for my product.I believed it was a completely new concept and the big companies would not come after me if they did happen to have something similar to it. I wasn't rich and I was just a private individual trying to make some money on an idea I came up with and could find no one else with anything similar to my idea/invention. And companies/corporations are not going to waste their time and money on one individual selling a few items related to their product. They will simply tell you to stop making it immediately or they will take legal actions against you. That's all that will happen. I did pay my state taxes on profit made from that mirror protection system. If anyone has any questions for me regarding anything here please feel free to respond to my post and I will reply ASAP. DON'T BE A FOOL WITH YOUR MONEY, PRIDE AND HOPE as had happened to me after I foolishly gave Invention Home $6000 of my hard earned money and then realized what a scam these invention -- help companies TRULY ARE! Do it yourself or not at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I’m thankful that information was out there and it’s a shame that some company’s make you think something different while playing on your emotions and robing you of all your hard earn cash karma is real


please contact me as soon as possible at 201-663-**** i have questions.


Invent-Help...or Like Invent-Tech,..Remember,

I Put in $ 5000 Dollars,..for you to take over my Idea,...

I received Nothing,......I want my Money Returned.


Interesting. We went to Invent Help today and listened to a very professional sales pitch.

First the book $746 then ONLY $10,000 for the next step...... We are still wondering if this is a scam and do they really do all they say. We have a product patent pending but just do not know how to market it.

I do not believe we will go with them. Like you my husband has made prototypes and given them to friends and neighbors who love them - but then what?


How would I go about it myself?


I am super glad I took the few minutes to look up reviews before I submitted my idea. I was a little sceptical before but now after reading this, I am certain.

Thank you for taking the time to share your story. It has helped at least one person from making a mistake. Thank you again.



That mirror thing is a great idea.



Just read your review. You mentioned if your idea was in the medical field you have a better chance.

Would you still use invent help if your idea was for the medical field?


What you said makes a lot of sense. I tried getting a company like Inventhelp to help me before.

I unfortunately am the guy who created the life-like punching bag that so many people are buying and it's sold in Sports Authority right now. I spent many years ago about $3000 for nothing only to find out that there was a class action law suit against the company and if i didnt sign on to the class action I'd get nothing.

I signed on and got 2 payments of $90.00. I think that I'm going to do this on my own.



Hispanic gang signs huh??


Can your product remove any mirror scratches or just Hispanic gang member etchings?

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#577012 Review #577012 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Glendale, Oregon
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
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Crayon holder

My daughter was about 13 years old. I would buy crayon and she would continuely break them. She came up with a crayon holder. I submitted it and signed a contract. I paid the compnay $6,877.53 for nothing. They sent me a digram book. So I feel I was taken advantage of. This took place 5/25/93 This company talks nice to get your monies. My child still wonder why her invention was not completed. I would like all monies back. If you need proof I have all documents that was sent to me. I was a single parent trying to support the well being of my children.
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Rochester, New York
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Bad quality
Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help Invention Review from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We have been aware of this individual for many years. In fact, we worked with this client to resolve her concerns in 2012 and we mutually agreed to resolve any differences of any kind. The client agreed that she would not raise her concerns again in any forum.
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Invent Help, helped themselves to my money onlY!

Notice the only thing that has been invented which was a hundred years ago is the Slip N Slide.

Do not let this company fool you.


In the month of July of 2008, I went to the company called Invent Help.

This company is for people whom have inventions and want it on the Market Place.

Invent Help, helps people to launch their ideas and claims they help put your product in the Market Place.

I personally do not believe this to be true due to the fact of why I am writing to you today and the information I have been learning in the past few months.

I get is a lot of hot air!

On July 8, 2008 I was asked signed papers stating I give Invent help permission to research my product to see if there are any other products similar to my invention and to check the patent aspect of this product. The fee for this was $1000.00, which I agreed to pay and was paid in full based on Mr. Fosters information given me, at the time.

Mr.Joe Foster. whom is one of the spokes people for Invent Help.

The results came back as, there are not any products even close to my invention and the idea is patent-able.

I then was told I would have to pay a SMALL FEE for the Company Invent Help to get my product out into the Market Place which when a buyer comes a long , on top of the so called SMALL FEE which turned out to be $12,000.00, Invent Help wants from me , I would then pay Invent Help 22% of any offer made on my product if it is sold or displayed.

I was given a hundred papers or so to read.

I take all the information home to read with many of questions I needed answers to.

My main question was what if I say yes to all because I have money today, but I loose my job tomorrow and can not afford to pay being the payments are going to be $300 + dollars a month and the total amount due is $ 12,000.00 + . I explained to Mr. Foster I do not want to have a problem with my credit in the future nor do I want to be in debt over this?

Mr.Foster informed me and I quote The company that you will be paying your monthly payment to is a PRIVATE Company hired by Invent Help and works for us (meaning Invent Help) and will work with you if you have a payment problem and does not reflect your credit.

Mr. Foster said we (meaning Invent Help and Universal) will put your process on hold until you are able to pick up the pace of your payments and as far as your credit goes, being that Universal is a Private Company hired by US (meaning Invent Help), we have nothing to do with putting any marks on any persons credit if we had to stop the process of Marketing your product.

Money became extremely tight since January of 2010 and I have tried to understand why neither of these companies are willing to do what was said by the Invent Help company's Mr.Foster spokesman said BEFORE I SIGNED if I ran into a finance problem.

I have been arguing with both companies over this project for the past two months. Now I am out of $6,000.00 and my invention is not on the Market.

I called Mr. Foster and wanted to know why BEFORE I SIGNED the papers I was told one thing and a year later I have fallen on financial hard times, why is it that what was said by you (meaning Mr. Foster) when I signed the papers is not what is being done?

His reply is he will call the company and talk with them. In the mean time I have pulled my credit report and low and behold on my credit I am in the hole for 3 months of none-payment to the company of Universal which I was told is a private company and will not impare on my credit. I did get a call back from Mr. Foster and the reply is there is nothing he can do, he spoke to this person and that person. I said I do not understand , YOU SAID BEFORE I SIGNED TO AGREE TO THE TERMS, I WOULD BE ABLE TO STOP THE PROCESS AND PICK UP WHEN I AM BACK ON MY FEET AND THAT NO BAD CREDIT MARKS WOULD BE ON MY CREDIT!

I also told Mr. Foster UNIVERSAL IS ON my Credit Report.

This is not what you said would happen.


This company has NO RIGHT to have people sign papers under false information which is a bunch of smoke being blown in unmentionable places and being taken advantage.

I do not believe Mr.Foster when he says, he did not know the process would be unable to stop nor do I believe he did not know my credit would be marked BECAUSE HE SAID THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN AND IT DID.

I believe he did know this information before I signed the papers and still had me sign these papers anyway, but just did not care as long as I signed and if in the future I would fall on hard times because he did his part in false having me sign these papers and he still collects his check with out a problem which means he has earned his Browne points for the company of Invent Help and Universal which now he is acting like Universal is the company I signed with, but I was told I am with Invent Help, but this is not the case. Suddenly Universal is the one calling the shots and the Company Invent Help is on the back burner as a sister company.

I want action.

On top of this, this SCAM COMPANY INVENT HELP sends me every 3 months the same list of companies Invent Help claims they have sent my product to.

It is the same ALL THE TIME With the same list of companies.

Its as though there are 20 companies in their data base and every other month they change the lay out of the list, but if you read the list, they are all the same just in different order.



Anonymous that to me is a great idea! Honest Inventors trying to get our inventions to people who truly give ***!


Thank you for sharing your experience. Good Luck with your invention. My experience was very similar.


Don't waste your time, hope, money and expectations!

To prove my point, why doesn't Invention Help company state their average customer success rate?

In other words, how many customers of theirs who have spent thousands of dollars paying Invention Help and all of those other misleading companies that will create a package describing your product and soliciting it to so-called "interested companies probably interested in your product/invention" whose product was NOT seen as important or profitable enough to want your product?

Show us the percentage of Invent Help customers that have had their invention accepted by the various companies that MAY/MIGHT HAVE BEEN INTERESTED!

The average success rate is ONLY 3% on every single one of these misleading Invention Help Companies! FACT!

And how come on the list of so-called satisfied customers of Invent Help have never listed their product to the people reading their posts on various websites?

That's because THEY NEARLY do NOT EXIST. Please, save your time and money and pride and DO NOT allow these type of "wishful thinking Invention Help Companies" to mislead you and draw you in when they are encouraging and allowing you to think and believe that your product could actually be one of the 3% products that are excepted by Product Manufacturing Companies.


I also paid over 12,000.00 dollars and got nothing in return


Now CEO of davison open another invention website.



My friend i am 64 years old this guys f me 25 years ago

they sent me a package and i drown and explain my idea in that package with confidentiality letter and sent it back to them and i never hear from them for two month.

I received a magazine and my invention exactly the product which was my idea was in that magazine for sale. they business is stealing your idea and they play with you for month and sale your idea to Chinese manufacturer or investors here .


Thank you! It's now 2016, and I was about to write to them on an invention that I have. Not now!


They got me for $15,000 and they basically did a patent search and made a computer drawing of my invention...THEY ARE CRIMINAL!!! If you are thinking about working with Invent Help DONT!!! Go buy a car instead of throwing money away on NOTHING!!


So is patent USA the same? How is it supposed to work because they want us to pay for blue print and for one he signed a confidential form...

We haven't paid for anything yet but we got a call from patent USA and said no out of pocket fees? I am lost, help!!


I went through a similar situation but realized I was sweet talked after investing half. I paid for a book & a basic patent search that a high school student could produce all for $1000.

The company has a 1% success rate?!? The second meeting didn't go so well, as I told him this was a crock of ***.

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invention submission corp. is a rip off fraud their business is to make money by charging what ever they can get up front, they " represented" me about 20 years ago i never got any results . one of the things they insisted on is that i choose a name for my invention , which i did , however the name really did'nt lend itself to the product . 3 years after my contract with the company while browsing in a magazine i found my product , my drawings for sale , by the name that i had given it . when i called to inquire why my product was being offered for sale without my knowledge or permission , they denied even knowing who i was.
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I am victim, as well, today my idea is being sold today. I have all papers, diagrams, letters, to support what is true and valid.My idea was stolen.These invention companies should all be closed and never be opened again under another name.

I am so upset because the letter from the Dept of Justice, says I can seek legal recourse for personel damage. Now I hear STATUTES OF LIMITATION. THE LETTER FROM THE DEPT DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT STATUTES OF LIMITATION. to find an attorney on a contigency fee is the toughest thing to find, no one wants to help a poor person!

If we all can go to Washington and get a ban and law into effect. ANY SUGGESTIONS


I am the one who invented the (CAR SHADES WITH SUCTION CUPS)!!! I had an idea because of the t-tops in my car, and the sun was hot shining down on my forehead.

I saw an ad in the back of a mag. called "INVENTION SUBMISSION CORP".

I call them and talked to a guy and he sent out some papers for me to fill out. It had a place to draw out the design, tell what it is , what it does, who would use it, etc.. After I sent it back, he called me and said he liked the idea and wanted to show it to a group of people to vote on it.

Of coarse I said yeah. A few days later he called and said they liked it and wanted to let another group of people vote on it and he said he needed my permission. Again, I said, "yeah". At this time I really getting excited.

He called about a week later and said every loved it and everything's a go. Then he said, he needed $585 for a patent search. That was a big shock, nothing was ever said about me having to pay any money. that was allot for me at that time.

I just lost my job from an injury. I was on disability. Both me and my wife was disabled from injuries. But I sent him the money.

About two weeks later he called and said, there's nothing else out there, everyone thinks it will be a big seller. While he's talking about how good this idea was, I 'm thinking this will sell millions and millions all over the world. I'm rich! Then he said he needs over $5,825 to get it started.

I told him the circumstances I was in and I didn't have that kind of money right now. We talked for just a minute or two and I reminded him that that idea is still mine and he acknowlege that it was. A few days later I tried to call him because I could raise the money, but couldn't get hold of him. I left messages and he would never call me back.

I called him at least twenty times, still nothing. Four months later I saw them at K-Mart selling for $6 ea.



any one in the state of new jersey been taken by INVENTHELP/ISC to join a class-action against the complany.


I was taken as well.they did get me a patient but I could have done it for a fraction of what the ripped me off for.they also told me they were in big with alot of manufacturing companies so I called the companies and most told me they don't even deal with onboard for a law suit


Julie Pechersky *** Esq., Oxman Law Group - InventHelp Class Action in process - 1-91*-***-****



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Is a fraud company, they committed me to give my money back, I emailed them and mailed letter saying I need refund they did not give me any response.

SUBJECT: I am asking My REFUND for this.


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