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Complaint Review: IP&R - Inventors Publishing & Research - Amazing Innovations

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  • Submitted: Sat, May 17, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, March 08, 2012

  • Reported By:Coloma Michigan
IP&R - Inventors Publishing & Research - Amazing Innovations
60 Spear St. 6th Floor San Francisco, California U.S.A.

IP&R - Inventors Publishing & Research - Amazing Innovations Absolutely New BEWARE - LIERS - THEIVES - SCAM ARTEST - BEWARE San Francisco California

*Consumer Comment: RETRACTION OF PREVIOUS POSTS

*Consumer Comment: Shortening

*Consumer Comment: WE WERE RIPPED OFF AS WELL - DISTURBING PATTERN HERE FOR THIS COMPANY

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My wife has a great invention and a patent to go with it. Not long after her patent was granted we started getting phone calls and snail mail from a company calling them self IP&R. They told my wife that her invention was great and that they would have no problems getting it out on the market place and that her money problems would be over forever. They promised her that she would be the Boss, and have all the finial say as to how her invention was made and marketed. They also promised her that within the first 45 days she would have a full-color one page sale brochure as well as a copy of a CAD that they were going to use as a selling tool for her invention, and that her invention would be take to many trade-shows. It was almost six months later before she had the color brochure and over a year before she had the CAD. Both were very poor quality. She complained and they said they would work on another brochure and CAD. To this date we dont know for sure if her invention was ever shown at any trade shows.
Anyway, the horror story goes on and on and after over a year and a half IP&R has stopped all communications with my wife. The last communication she had with them was when she requested a substantial amount of our money back. They of course refused to return one cent so as of now we are out $16,900. PLEASE, STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AND LETS PUT THEM AND OTHERS JUST LIKE THEM OUT OF BUSSINES. DONT LET THEM TAKE YOUR MONEY AND RIP YOU OFF!!

Ed
Coloma, Michigan
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/17/2008 11:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/IPR-Inventors-Publishing-Research-Amazing-Innovations/San-Francisco-California-94105/IPR-Inventors-Publishing-Research-Amazing-Innovations-Absolutely-New-BEWARE-LIERS-333222. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

RETRACTION OF PREVIOUS POSTS

AUTHOR: Peter - (United States of America)

Although AbsolutelyNew disagreed with my earlier posts; we were able to work out our differences. I am now satisfied with AbsolutelyNew's resolution of my invention project so that I would retract my earlier posts if this site allowed me to do so.
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AUTHOR: Peter - (United States of America)

AbsolutelyNew and I have reached an agreement to settle our differences pursuant to which I am shortening my original post.
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WE WERE RIPPED OFF AS WELL - DISTURBING PATTERN HERE FOR THIS COMPANY

AUTHOR: Peter - (United States of America)

Filed against : 
AbsolutelyNew, Inc.
650 Townsend St Ste 475 
San Francisco CA 94103-6225

Complaint Description:
We are requesting a full refund of our contract "fees". This request is based on the fact that Absolutely New has breached our contract. Specifically, Absolutely New has failed to comply with our agreement with regard to the following sections of our contract: 1) Absolutely New breached our contract according to the Marketing Agreement signed and dated November 30, 2010. Section 3 (sub-section 3.2 titled Installment Terms) is an agreement that requires my partner and I to execute a separate agreement allowing ANI to automatically withdraw the payment on the specified due date from a credit card or checking account over which the client has control ANI did not offer or require us to sign a separate agreement to pay our fees. 2) "Schedule 1 - Services" (Item #4): We were not given a virtual model within 45 days. We have not been given a virtual model as of the end of the contract. Not making the model available, as part of the package that was sent to the potential acquirers was seriously detrimental to the success of acquiring a licensing agreement. This is a direct material breach of contract. Our concept sheet was not completed until mid February 2011 this is a breach of the contract limitations. Our assigned Product Manager Christina Lett left the employment of Absolutely New, and delayed the final concept sheet. While Christina was our lead contact she ignored several calls, messages, and requests. In addition, Absolutely New made errors by disregarding changes to the concept sheet that we put in writing. ANI simply overlooked our editing changes; this further delayed the project. Serena Soo took over as our lead contact. We asked her to make changes to the concept sheet and we received resistance. We brought this to the attention of ANIs legal counsel, and we were given an emphatic apology for their oversight and mistakes. 3) "Schedule 1 - Services" (Item #5, #6, #7): In this schedule it states, "...ANI shall perform the following Marketing Tasks beginning forty five (45) days after the Effective Date... We were told several times by Absolutely New that they would be attending "...several trade shows on our behalf... and would specifically represent our invention at these shows. As of this day, we have received no written reports that confirm our invention was represented at ANY trade show. The only confirmation that Absolutely New has attended any trade show on our behalf are verbal comments from Absolutely New staff stating they represented our product at one trade show; the "PGA trade show". We explained to ANI during several phone conversations, and in face-to-face meetings that the "PGA" trade show was not an appropriate venue for our invention. ANI agreed, and said that they would be attending several other trade shows on our behalf, however this has not occurred. In your email today you cited two additional breaches that we did not note in previous emails. The first quarterly report we received was in May - this delivery was untimely, and is a breach of our contract. At your own admission, we have not received the second quarterly report as of the drafting of this email. This is an additional breach of contract. Our contract ended June 1, 2011, therefore; ANI breached our contract by not supplying our report.

Your Desired Resolution:
We feel the breaches of contract noted above are sufficient to warrant a refund of our fees. We are open to any meaningful discussion that will enable us to reach a reasonable and fair resolution to this matter. 
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