One of the well-known inventor service company is InventHelp. The company was established in 1984 and it employs more than 100 people in their headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that includes illustrators, researchers, writers and also customer service representatives as well as their other staffs. They also help maintain the largest network of regional sales offices or other similar firms in 60 more cities in Germany, Canada, US and in Australia. Check out InventHelp BBB.
The company also made its corporate headquarters which is located in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. They will also be able to help you in submitting your inventions or new product ideas in the industry., However, they will never promise that you will get profits from their efforts. They could also refer you to an independent licensed patent attorney to give you a preliminary patent search and opinions. Based with the opinion, the attorney could then help prepare and also file a US patent application for the idea with the Trademark Office and US Patent.
InventHelp had some issues previously with the Federal Trade Commission in the 1900’s, but there were no major complaints with them recently. Though there were some grievances with consumer chat boards, the Better Business Bureau gave the firm with an A+ rating due to the fact that it has addressed their consumer complaints.
But, new complaints actually were present with the firm, where this is going to be detailed below:
After the process of sending your invention, there will be a salesman who will call you or perhaps send you an email, telling you that your idea has been accepted by the firm. They will also tell you that your idea has high potential, their research department is really excited about it, your invention is unique and that you could make a lot of money through it.
After that, they will send you with a contract for a research report and they then will tell you that when the report comes back negatively, you will then receive a full refund. Each of the report is filled with a standard language that will describe various stages for developing an invention. You will likewise receive a patent search that has a drawing and other useless information.
During the end of their report, it states that you have an idea that’s practical, useful and safe. This would be where the firm wants to submit your idea to the manufacturing industry and then bilk more money from you. After eight weeks, you will then receive the research report in the mail and you then will be anxious in finding out what’s next. The consultant will then call you in reviewing your research report with you.
Though there are some InventHelp Complaints to which the company receives, you should always do your research first so you are able to find out about the credibility of the reports and in order for you to find out if you are taking the risk.