- Report: #132109
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Complaint Review: Invention Submission Corporation
Invention Submission Corporationwww.inventhelp.com Pittsburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Invention Submission Corporation ripoff. FTC Settlement- charges of unfair or deceptive trade practices of promotion services Pittsburg Pennsylvania
*Consumer Suggestion: ISC has a long history
In 1991 My husband's invention was submitted to ISC. A few years later, the design began popping up everywhere. I'm not saying they sold the idea, however, ISC received the ONLY drawing with items that are now patented by a man who in my state (and who never saw the item as we didn't show anyone). I called him with questions about the design.
The patent owner could not tell me why he added two particular items to the design, or what their functions were. There were indeed reasons to have them...not just looks.
Anyway, we received a notice from the FTC that ISC was being ivestigated and that a suit was pending. In Spring of 1996, we received a settlement check that was around $126.00. A far cry from the $6,000.00 sent to them.
I wish this existed back then, I would have thought twice. It was interesting that when we sent in the and product description and what it was used for, that the mkting dept couldn't get the idea right. We'd tell them and they finally admitted that they had no idea what a "dutch oven" was and it was painfully obvious that they didn't care either.
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