Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - THEY TOOK MY MONEY AND RAN WITH IT!!!!!!!

This respondent contracted with our company over 1 ½ years ago for assistance in submitting his invention to industry in the hope of obtaining a good faith review. His services were being performed and nearly completed in accordance with his contract until such time that he stopped paying for the services.

The respondent’s description of his initial meeting with us is inaccurate and misleading. We make it clear that we do not evaluate or appraise the merit or marketability of inventions in any way and that there are no guarantees of success. He acknowledged this, in writing, before, during and even after contracting with our company. In fact, in a discussion with us he stated he “…knows that there are no guarantees. The sales representative made it very clear that it is up to a company…”

We do not understand his remark with regard to a similar product and we made no such statement to the respondent. In fact, throughout the term of the services, we have no record that the complainant expressed any of the concerns stated in this review. To now at this late date to make these unsubstantiated and false claims against our company is unfair.

We upheld our contractual obligations and the respondent should do the same and pay for the services he received. In fact, he still owes several thousand dollars, most of which is past due.
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#1039096 Review #1039096 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Invent Help Invention Service
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NOT DELIVERED AS PROMISED.
Preferred solution
Full refund
Invent Help - THEY TOOK MY MONEY AND RAN WITH IT!!!!!!!
Invent Help - THEY TOOK MY MONEY AND RAN WITH IT!!!!!!!

WHEN WE FIRST MEET THEY SAID THE IDEA WAS GREAT AND UNIQUE VERY DIFFERENT AND ONE OF A KIND. THEN CAME THE PAID 4,500 UP FRONT; THEY ASSURED ME NO ONE'S INVENTION WAS LIKE THE ONE I GAVE THEM, THEY TOOK MY 4,500 DOLLARS, AFTER MONTHS OF NOTHING, THEN THEY SAID IT WAS TAKING LONGER CAUSE THEY HAD SIMILAR ONE TO MINE.

WHEN THEY WERE TAKING MY MONEY THEIR WERE NONE ALIKE TO MINE! THEN I WAS MAKING PAYMENTS EVERY MONTH, UNTIL I STOPPED I HAD PAID ANOTHER 3,000 OR 4,000. AND STILL NOTHING!

THEY SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TAKING PEOPLE'S MONEY AND HAVING NO RESULTS... SOMEONE SHOULD PUT THEN IN JAIL!!!!

Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - Invention Service Review

This respondent initially contracted with InventHelp for the preparation of a Basic Information Package (BIP). The BIP assembles basic information about an invention using standardized marketing information as well as information which the inventor provided to us. We also refer our clients to a patent attorney for the preparation of a Preliminary Patentability Search & Opinion.

The respondent then proceeded to contract with our company for assistance in submitting his invention to industry in an attempt to obtain a good faith review. InventHelp also referred his invention to a patent attorney in an effort to obtain a patent. Our records indicate that his InventHelp services were completed in their entirety and in accordance with his contract. The respondent, on the other hand, did not uphold his end, stopped paying for the services, and still owes nearly $7000.

The respondent’s claim that our contracts promise a refund if an identical patent is found is untrue.

The respondent is upset that his patent was denied. While this is unfortunate, the respondent acknowledged in writing, not only during, but also after contracting with our company that there is never a guarantee that the US Patent & Trademark Office will issue a patent and that a patent can be denied at anytime. We reached out to the respondent in a good faith attempt to resolve this matter and offered a fair resolution to his concerns.
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#1027764 Review #1027764 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Invent Help Invention Service
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy

So recently inventhelp admitted that my Patent was no good because there was already a pre existing patent filed. However, they could not refund me my full 7,048 dollars they gotten from me on the false pretense of investing into a good patent.

But they will, however, give me the 1,400 I paid for the patent and the 400 dollars filing fee, which by their standards, is a pretty good deal in which I should jump on. So this is their analogy.... If they steal a man's house from him and they offer to give him his cloths out of his closet, then he should be thankful. Within their contract they promise to refund you your full patent research money if they find an identical patent.

And of course you wouldn't see a need to invest an additional 12,000 into a non profitable patent. So to get around that they just tell you that your patent is good and if they find anything identical then they are only responsible for the patent research and filing fee and not the thousands of dollars taken to market it. It's a scam... A well thought out scam.Put a known Celebrity on the face of your business and you can scam the world.

Don't do it people. Nasty attitudes and entitlements are what your up against.

Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - Invention Service Review

This respondent claims to be a client from over 25 years ago and to write a post making these unsubstantiated claims at this late date is absurd. On a factual note, for over 34 years InventHelp has assisted inventors summit their ideas to industry and over 10,000 of our clients have received patents as a result of our patent referral service. Furthermore, we have an A+ rating with the BBB
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#1010528 Review #1010528 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Invent Help Invention Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

1992 1993 cost me 6480.00 gold eagle mfg "accepted"ideah then nothing. Recieved 111.00 for settlement /F.T.C.for P.I.N.

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signed poor as a church mouse ! Ps so much for dreams!

Invent Help - Invention Service Review

Hi this is a terrible company The only way they can stay alive by taking your money hoping you will not have the money to continue in the idea belongs to them, I went there with the idea of the removable heel for woman's shoes which is in storage right now, I paid $1000 in one week they called me they need 5000 more to move ahead,I already knew it was a scam, this was in 2007. Don't do business with them. I'm not even looking into a lawsuit because it just probably will cost a *** load of money "
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#1005702 Review #1005702 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Invent Help Invention Service
Reason of review
Bad quality

Invent Help - INVENTHELP

I HAVE BEEN WITH INVENTHELP FOR 2 YEARS NOW AND I HAVE TO SAY THEY HAVE FULFILLED ALL OF THERE PROMISES TO ME. OUR INVENTION IS PATTEN PENDING THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL PATTEN ATTORNEYTHEY PROVIDED. EVERY TIME I HAVE CALLED THEM THEY ARE VERY QUICK TO RESPOND AND ANSWER ALL OF MY QUESTIONS. I BELEIVE THEY ARE DOING THERE VERY BEST TO FIND A COMPANY FOR MY INVENTION. I WAS TOLD IN THE BEGINING THAT IT TAKES BETWEEN 3 AND 5 YEARS TO GET AN INVENTION TO MARKET. I WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT ONLY 1 PERCENT MAKE IT.IT IS NOT EASY THINKING OF SOMETHING THAT NO ONE ASE HAS THOUGHT OF. INVENTHELP DOES THERE BEST WHEN THEY SEARCH FOR SIMILAR INVENTIONS BUT THEY TOLD US UP FRONT THAT THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW IF A SIMILAR INVENTION IS ON THE DRAWING BOARD AT THE PATTEN OFFICE ALREADY. EVERYONE THAT CONSIDERS INVENTING ANYTHING NEEDS TO KNOW IT IS A VERY HIGH-RISK INVESTMENT AND IF YOU CANT AFFORD TO LOSE DONT PLAY. GOOD LUCK AND DONT BLAME INVENTHELP IF YOU DONT SUCCEED THEY CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH.
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#968876 Review #968876 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Invent Help Invention Service
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Good customer service
Invent Help's reply to:

Invent Help - JUST SAY NO!

We would be more than happy to help this respondent, but he needs to identify himself to us. The companies to which we submit our clients’ invention information have signed Confidentiality Agreements agreeing to review our clients’ inventions in confidence. We update our inventor clients on any responses we receive as a result of these submissions. While InventHelp provides a useful service to inventors, it is unfortunate that it’s so difficult to obtain the outcome that inventors desire. This respondent’s depiction of our services is inaccurate and misleading. Our company has positive reviews on many forums, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, etc. We wish the respondent would contact us directly to discuss his concerns.
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#965038 Review #965038 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Invent Help Invention Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Don't do it! Warning, Warning, Warning, they will take you to the cleaners!

We are 13k poorer. With NO invention in sight. The submission list is LIES! They won't give you the contact information to the companies, or the contact person for each company.

Your suppose to just TRUST that they are doing this when I in fact found that they are not, and had the proof, and still they are taking me to the cleaners! JUST SAY NO!

Run away as fast as you can, don't give these crooks a penny! Cant sleep at night, sick to my stomach, want to cry!

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Anonymous
#1291678

i read the contract and was able to cancel the contract of $13,652.11 caise it says you can within 7 days of signed contract date by certified mail letter

Invent Help Invention Service Review

Hi I'm writing this because someone. Hacked me and wrote a terrible review. I'm grateful to Invent help for considering my invention. So please forgive this intrusion. I choose this company because you're the best thanks again for being patient with me.
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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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Invent Help Invention Service
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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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#924075 Review #924075 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Invent Help Invention Service
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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

ISSUE NOT RESOLVED

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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Anonymous
#1237123

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.

Anonymous
#1227816

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!

Anonymous
#1224702

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.
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Invent Help Invention Service
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Fast order processing
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.
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Anonymous
#1257011

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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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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#184405 Review #184405 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Invent Help Invention Service

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.

It DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY QUESTION YOU ASK NOR THE INFORMATION YOU READ, THIS COMPANY IS GOING TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RUN BESIDES RUIN YOUR CREDIT!

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.

I know, not feel, I KNOW I HAVE SIGNED THESE PAPERS UNDER FALSE INFORMATION AND I WANT ACTION.

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.

DO NOT THINK FOR ONE MOMENT THAT THIS INVENT HELP COMPANY IS GOING TO PUT YOUR PRODUCT ON MARKET BECAUSE IT IS A SCAM AND BEFORE YOU PAY $300.00 TO $12,000.00 LISTEN TO ME.

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Anonymous
#1260870

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

Anonymous
#1260868

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

Norbert
#1258901

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.

Anonymous
#1257064

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

Anonymous
#1253854

Now CEO of davison open another invention website.

Anonymous
#1253851

Reza;

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 .

Anonymous
#1252060

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

Anonymous
#1247302

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!!

Anonymous
#1238553

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!!

Anonymous
#1236680

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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