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Complaint Review: Invention Home Jacob Enterprises - Inventhelp Invention Submission Corporation

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  • Submitted: Thu, November 16, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, November 29, 2006

  • Reported By:ocala Florida
Invention Home Jacob Enterprises - Inventhelp Invention Submission Corporation
275 Center Rd Ste 105 Monroeville, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Invention Home Jacob Enterprises - Inventhelp Invention Submission Corporation rip off Monroeville Pennsylvania

*Consumer Comment: Why does anyone want to use an "Invention Assistance" co.?

*Consumer Comment: Why does anyone want to use an "Invention Assistance" co.?

*UPDATE Employee: Invention Home is NOT related to ISC in any way!

*Consumer Suggestion: Please refer to the other reports

*Consumer Comment: I don't know when they would have changed their name

*Consumer Comment: I don't know when they would have changed their name

*Consumer Comment: I don't know when they would have changed their name

*Consumer Comment: I don't know when they would have changed their name

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I almost got ripped off tens of thousands of dollars. If it wasn't for the fact that I researched all avenues of this business they would have got me. I already had an appointment set up with a lady named lori in clearwater,florida.

This company keeps changing names. They e-mailed me with links to check them out with the bbb and the ftc. I noticed when I ran a search that the addresses of different named companies were the same as this company. They go by invention home or jacob enterprises. They used to go by inventhelp and invention submission corportion.

All I ask is that you run all of their names before you shell out ANY money to these rip off people. I hope I helped someone from losing their life savings. Alot of people have lost at least 11,000 dollars from this company. Please research completely. Thank-You

Christina
ocala, Florida
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Why does anyone want to use an "Invention Assistance" co.?

AUTHOR: Thomas - (U.S.A.)

At some point you WILL need an IP (Patent Attorney), and often the earlier the better. But DO focus on the fourth step.

Here is a "simplified outline":

your first step
Prepare a dated description complete with all sketches required to define your patent, and witnesses who FULLY UNDERSTAND your idea must then sign and date EVERY page;

your second step
Figure $1000 for a patent search to discover 'prior art' ... unless you do this yourself. [This step is really a benefit to you!] The PO will cite 'prior art' based on your document from Step 1;

your third step
(YOU) Review and (YOU) understand ALL discovered 'prior art';

your fourth step
Prepare YOUR explanations WHY any discovered 'prior art' is NOT 'prior art' to your idea... this is YOUR responsibility, not the responsibility of the IP. If any cited 'prior art' CAN be considered a variation of your idea, then this is a good place to stop, because you most likely WILL be 'shot down' by a PO examiner.

your fifth step
NOW you are ready- maybe- to have your patent submission drafted, complete with all formal figures required to document your description and claims.

Your patent submission cost usually starts around $5000 and could easily be $15,000.

And then.... YOU (not the IP) argue with the PO examiners [through your IP. Cha-ching!] as much as is necessary to prevent your claims from being disallowed because they are 'prior art'. If you performed Step 4 in a dilligent manner, this should be easy. But the examiners WILL be persistant, so you had better be well prepared.

If all goes well, you get a patent.

You are taking a risk if you try to market your idea before filing your patent. After all, you must TELL your prospective buyer WHAT you idea is during the selling process and then he/she might 'borrow' it. This can happen once in a while. And lawsuits to recover your stolen idea can be expensive... And what if all of your claims were ultimately disallowed.....

Of course, your prospects may not want to buy until your patent is actually secured.

Meanwhile, companies in other lands will learn of you idea (a granted patent is a public record unless it is a Classified idea) and, believe it or not, they may try to steal your idea. Honest!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Why does anyone want to use an "Invention Assistance" co.?

AUTHOR: Thomas - (U.S.A.)

At some point you WILL need an IP (Patent Attorney), and often the earlier the better. But DO focus on the fourth step.

Here is a "simplified outline":

your first step
Prepare a dated description complete with all sketches required to define your patent, and witnesses who FULLY UNDERSTAND your idea must then sign and date EVERY page;

your second step
Figure $1000 for a patent search to discover 'prior art' ... unless you do this yourself. [This step is really a benefit to you!] The PO will cite 'prior art' based on your document from Step 1;

your third step
(YOU) Review and (YOU) understand ALL discovered 'prior art';

your fourth step
Prepare YOUR explanations WHY any discovered 'prior art' is NOT 'prior art' to your idea... this is YOUR responsibility, not the responsibility of the IP. If any cited 'prior art' CAN be considered a variation of your idea, then this is a good place to stop, because you most likely WILL be 'shot down' by a PO examiner.

your fifth step
NOW you are ready- maybe- to have your patent submission drafted, complete with all formal figures required to document your description and claims.

Your patent submission cost usually starts around $5000 and could easily be $15,000.

And then.... YOU (not the IP) argue with the PO examiners [through your IP. Cha-ching!] as much as is necessary to prevent your claims from being disallowed because they are 'prior art'. If you performed Step 4 in a dilligent manner, this should be easy. But the examiners WILL be persistant, so you had better be well prepared.

If all goes well, you get a patent.

You are taking a risk if you try to market your idea before filing your patent. After all, you must TELL your prospective buyer WHAT you idea is during the selling process and then he/she might 'borrow' it. This can happen once in a while. And lawsuits to recover your stolen idea can be expensive... And what if all of your claims were ultimately disallowed.....

Of course, your prospects may not want to buy until your patent is actually secured.

Meanwhile, companies in other lands will learn of you idea (a granted patent is a public record unless it is a Classified idea) and, believe it or not, they may try to steal your idea. Honest!
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Invention Home is NOT related to ISC in any way!

AUTHOR: Jared - (U.S.A.)

I am an employee for Invention Home and Jacob Enterprises and have been with this company for almost 2 years. We have NEVER been associated with any other company in the invention development business.

In fact, we have reffered our own customers to this very site to research our industry. We are a family owned and operated business that has worked hard to establish a reputation for integrity, value, and performance. We also have a 100% satisfaction rating from the BBB and are members of the United Inventors Association (our Industry's non-profit watchdog).

With so many companies in our industy with "invent" in their name, it's easy to be confused. However, we don't even have an office in Florida, so that previous complaint can't be true. InventHelp is formerly known as ISC (Invention Submission Corporation) and Inventors Helpline is formerly known as PTI (the Patent and Trademark Institute).

If you are looking to patent and develop an invention, I encourage you to research any company in our industry with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, www.uspto.gov.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Please refer to the other reports

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

about this company that contain info on what to do to help your (and our) situation. Thanks
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#5 Consumer Comment

I don't know when they would have changed their name

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

but Invention Submission Corp is last known as Inventhelp as recently as Oct. 23, 2006. I know this as I have a complaint filed with the PA Attorney General, USPTO, and the Federal Trade Commission and all are investigating. Inventhelp tried to offer me a "gag order" deal on the date stated and that was the letterhead they used.

Invention Submission indeed has complaints on file in the USPTO.
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#6 Consumer Comment

I don't know when they would have changed their name

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

but Invention Submission Corp is last known as Inventhelp as recently as Oct. 23, 2006. I know this as I have a complaint filed with the PA Attorney General, USPTO, and the Federal Trade Commission and all are investigating. Inventhelp tried to offer me a "gag order" deal on the date stated and that was the letterhead they used.

Invention Submission indeed has complaints on file in the USPTO.
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#7 Consumer Comment

I don't know when they would have changed their name

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

but Invention Submission Corp is last known as Inventhelp as recently as Oct. 23, 2006. I know this as I have a complaint filed with the PA Attorney General, USPTO, and the Federal Trade Commission and all are investigating. Inventhelp tried to offer me a "gag order" deal on the date stated and that was the letterhead they used.

Invention Submission indeed has complaints on file in the USPTO.
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#8 Consumer Comment

I don't know when they would have changed their name

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

but Invention Submission Corp is last known as Inventhelp as recently as Oct. 23, 2006. I know this as I have a complaint filed with the PA Attorney General, USPTO, and the Federal Trade Commission and all are investigating. Inventhelp tried to offer me a "gag order" deal on the date stated and that was the letterhead they used.

Invention Submission indeed has complaints on file in the USPTO.
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