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  • Submitted: Wed, March 28, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, April 23, 2007

  • Reported By:Wickenburg Arizona
Inventors Publishing And Research, IP&R
60 Spear St 10th Floor San Francisco, California U.S.A.

Inventors Publishing And Research, IP&R tried to switch our Agreements with a Power of Attorney Grant Ripoff San Francisco California

*Author of original report: attemp to resolve complaint was again to no avail

*Author of original report: The facts are referenced with my attorney

*Author of original report: IP&R also did a Knockoff of one of my Inventions and Posted it on their website

*Author of original report: I want to add the Choice IP&R gave me If I didn't Sign the Power of Attorney

*Author of original report: I want to add that IP&R said it was a Opportunity , and I wanted to say this .................

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I entered into 2 agreements with IP&R , the first in July of 2006 , to do a animation Cad drawing works , and put together a marketing report , and to approach would be manufacturers in the hope to secure a License agreement , that IP&R and I would share the royalties of .

After working 3 months , on the first invention project , I felt good enough to cosider signing up a second Invention project , this on in Patent Pending , so I was taking a chance exposing it prematurely , but felt I could trust IP&R with it and proceeded to work with them on it with the same agreements as was on the first Invention .

about 25 days into the second project , I get a Power of Attorney Letter in the mail along with my Monthly report. the Monthly Report is some thing they do on the progress they are doing on a given project . But I didn't see one of these power of attorney Letters in any monthly reports from the past 4 months earlier from any other project managers I worked with on the other project , and asked what this was all about , because the language in it was such that it stated that if I grant Power of Attorney to IP&R that it could result in my waving my right to hold a 3rd party liable for developing a competing product .

It also went on to state that by Granting IP&R full Power of Attorney and Notwithstanding any provision in my marketing agreement to the contrary the Power of attorney with full power of substitution as the true and lawful attorney-in-Fact with the ability to execute and deliever Invention Disclosure Documents on my behalf , and I thought why am I having to agree to this , when we already had agreements in place that said they were able to do the job at hand that included the nessesary ability to market the Inventions and we signed and I paid for these services .

So I asked them abnd they said it was for my best interest , and I said I would like to have seen this at the start of our agreements because it would have had a Impact on my decision to work with IP&R , and they said that it was new policy they recently implemented , at the request of the big retail companies , and I was thinking then I should be allowed a choice to a refund of part of my investment because of the new Policy that now says they will not be able to market my Inventions to most of the Potential Licensees , or to continue and sign the power of attorney , and I had my lawyer send them this request , to no avail .

Anthony
Wickenburg, Arizona
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

attemp to resolve complaint was again to no avail

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

I was recently letting the DA in San Francisco try and bring a resolution to my complaint with the Inventor promotion firm IP&R and they told the DAs office to go fly a kite , so My complaints Stand Bold and Strong . Thank you for the Platform in which to express my Freedom of Speech under the First Amendment of our US Constitution .
Thanks and have a Great day in the USA
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#2 Author of original report

The facts are referenced with my attorney

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

To make mention that these facts are true. I have these complaints referenced at my conusel in Mesa Arizona at the law firm of Schmeiser Olsen and Watts and we have on record Carbon Copies of the IP&R websites showing these complaints, as to the specific complaints I have filed pertaining to the issues displayed.
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#3 Author of original report

IP&R also did a Knockoff of one of my Inventions and Posted it on their website

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

I also want to express my demise with this company over the fact that after 6 months of working on one of my inventions with the IP&R group of companies Amazing Innovations. to be specific a Bumper construction patent, thats built to support a tire carrier. I wanted to display on the brochuer and CAD animation I hired them to do for the project. and show a specific version of a tire carrier that I had a seprate patent on, and this patent was Licensed to a different company in another part of the USA. and I wanted to have the brochuer and CAD animation show this specific tire carrier on my Bumper Construction product I Hired IP&R to do.

But that this Tire Carrier that Is displayed on the Work Needs to Be told In the Literature I was having IP&R create That this was a Feature that was Available through another Manufacturer, and that they want to Form an alliance with the New Bumper Manufacturer to Offer this Line of Aftermarket and OEM accessories. And my whole purpose coming to to IP&R was to use this development to find a Bumper Manufacturer to produce a line of automotive bumper for a select group of Offroad SUVs and other vehcles, that would work in alliance with my other partner that was manufacturing the Tire Carrier patent, under License with Me.

I was constantly right off the bat for the first 3 months, having to keep telling IP&R that I wanted to make this a Known fact that we were only displaying the version of my tire carrier for Illustrational purposes and they started out putting together the animation and they had changed the Acuator on the mechanism that actuates the drop down feature of this tire carrier. and I might add that this feature is a popular feature that I was in high hopes of expanding into the Offroad accessories market with the use of this Bumper Construction, and If IP&R was successful, they would get a 35 % share of the royality.

But they started right out with the actuator wrong in the animations, and Made the tire carrier with a Gas shock they termed it. and then after 2 attempts to get it with my screw actuator, they got it right. So we are working away, 4 months into the project, after I signed up the second Project, the MailBox display stand, and I get the Power of Attorney Letter in the mail, and I protested to IP&R about that. and they told me to Not sign it if I wasn't comfortable signing it. and so I go along for a month or so, not knowing what to think. and still trying to work with the projects, hoping that they will do something for my 31,000 dollars, and so at the end of the 6 months term of our contract what was unraveled on the IP&R website Amazing Innovations was my Bumper Construction Brochure, which would have been nice to have seen it on the site earlier that at the end of our 6 months term of the agreement. but what was Absolutely new and Amazing was the fact that they had taken my exact same features on my brochure. hell it was my brochure, and they put it on a seperate listing as a display of a " TIRE CARRIER " all buy itself listed for License, and it was displayed with the changed actuator. To a Pnuematic lift actuator, but used my same exact swingarm design and had it displayed on my Bumper, which I never signed an agreement with them on for a Tire Carrier project.

so I was Outraged, and thats when this all went south. I guess this was why they wanted the Power of Attorney grant, was to do some new patent work, which in the language of the power of attorney grant it specificly stated that I by signing and granting poer of attorney to IP&R notwithstanding anything in our market agreemnts to the contrary, with full rights of substitution as the attorney-in-fact. the right to sign and execute Invention Disclosure Documents, and that in the event they sign a a Invention submission Policy agreement with a Manufacturer and that 3rd party is developing a similar or competing product. I waive my right to hold that party liable for Infringement. so I guess this is the part where I get the shaft. and they get the gold mine, Right?? And I don't even know whats going to happen with my other project I had signed up with these People. they have me so screwed up over all this misleading, deception. and I was signed up to be a partner with them on these 2 projects, and trusted them with the mailbox stand that was only patent pending when I signed it up with them.

Oh my God, after that Power of attorney letter I also went out and bought a Abatement Insurance policy to hedge against infringment of a 3rd party, because of how that IP&R power of attorney letter was worded stating the 3rd party connection, and that was a anual 13,000 dollars for that, but I had to do something to try and defend my position. the patent work alone was 18,000, are we having fun yet? Thanks IP&R for your help its been a blast!
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#4 Author of original report

I want to add the Choice IP&R gave me If I didn't Sign the Power of Attorney

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

I want to add the Choice IP&R gave me If I didn't Sign the Power of Attorney , and that was , I Quote " Although it is my choice to grant the Power of Attorney to IP&R , if I don't then IP&R will to the best of its ability market my inventions . However please be aware that failing to do so means that IP&R won't be able to market to a Substantial Number of Potential Licensees .

Hey IP&R what Kind of a Choice is this Crap , when we already for 4 months have agreements in place that state to the Contrary that you have everything you need to do the Development and marketing , Tell me IP&R what kind of a Cotton Pickin Choice are you giving me here , and How is this a Cotton Pickin Opportunity ???? I want some Justice here . I want some answers here !!!!!!!!!!!!
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#5 Author of original report

I want to add that IP&R said it was a Opportunity , and I wanted to say this .................

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

IP&R said it was a Opportunity , this granting to them Power of Attorney over my projects with them , but it came with NO Specifics on what I would be entitlied too, as a Result of the granting of such Power of Attorney to IP&R NOTWITHSTANDING any provision in my marketing agreement to the CONTRARY , the full rights of substitution as the Attorney-in-Fact , that would have wiped my original Marketing agreements with IP&R and potential financial benefits that we would have shared in the event we secured a License agreement with a Manufacturer , this all would have been gone , and I would have had to rely solely on whatever they would have done , which seems like only a Opportunity for them .

And I Asked them why would I sign a Document that could result in the " Waiver " of your right to hold a 3rd party liable for infringement if IP&R has the Power of Attorney and signs a Invention Submission Policy of a Potential Licensee , So What Good is this and How is it a Frickin Opportunity IP&R , Tell Me how this is a Frickin Opportunity ???? I can not tell you how Cotton Pickin MaD THIS MAKES ME , BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS , Its a Fraudulant act of Greed of the worst kind , and Justice needs to be served !!!!
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