Re: 1. Complaint against America Invents, and Mr. Bill Seidel, CEO.
Mr. Bill Seidel
CEO, America Invents, LLC
220 Halleck Street, Suite G100
San Francisco, CA 94129
2. Complaint against the Better Business Bureau for dismissing my case
without notifying me.
Better Business Bureau, Inc.
1000 Broadway, Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94607
Dear Sir or Madam:
I wish to report America Invents, Inc., and specifically Mr. Bill Seidel, its CEO. I feel that their activities, in relation to me, were clearly fraudulent.
For $11,100, America Invents (AI) promised to do its best to license my patented sleep induction device, and this with great promises of success.
After 3 months, it became clear that Mr. Seidel fundamentally did not understand the product at all. I was astounded to learn, after all this time and my detailed explanations, that he was operating under the (very false) impression that it was a device to be placed on a nightstand. This convinced me that Mr. Seidel spent little time studying the material at hand. How can he seriously market a product when its basic nature is completely misunderstood?
My contract with America Invents specifically stated that they would send me monthly reports of contacts with companies. In six months, only one cursory report was sent, via Email. As nothing was happening after 6 months, I called the companies Mr. Seidel claimed to have contacted. No one had heard of Bill Seidel, nor of America Invents! When I asked Mr. Seidel for specific contact information relative to these companies, he refused to provide it.
In defense, Mr. Seidel claimed that it was difficult to license my invention because it has no research to back it up. Wrong again, because I had provided Mr. Seidel with extensive data from a sleep laboratory which clearly showed its beneficial effects.
I filed a complaint with the San Francisco Better Business bureau. They dismissed my complaint which included a request for reimbursement claiming that my Email address was invalid. This was false, my Email has always been valid and current. Furthermore, the Oakland BBB closed my case without ever attempting to contact me via telephone or regular mail.
In summary, I lost $11,100 via America Invents and Bill Seidel, with nothing to show for it but grief. Most importantly, I lost invaluable time in developing my product.
New York, New York