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  • Submitted: Mon, September 10, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, September 29, 2012

  • Reported By: FOOL — San Diego California United States of America
invention home
San Diego, California United States of America

invention home and others ALL of these intervention/help companies WILL waste your money, time and hope! San Diego, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Invention Companies

*Consumer Comment: False Premise

*Consumer Comment: invention marketing// submission

*General Comment: Thank you for your reply

*Consumer Comment: INVENTION/SUBMISSION COMPANIES

*Consumer Comment: potential invent home client

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STOP! Don't invest a single dollar into your invention -- help company you're thinking about using to solicit your so-called great idea until you read this: Invention Home company as well as all of the other invention -- help companies will take your money and you will get nothing for it in return! This is a 97% accurate statement!
 
Only 3% of inventions/ideas solicited by these invention -- home companies are accepted by manufacturers/private companies. Invention Home told me this. I believed at least one of the two inventions I paid them $6000 to make  a product presentation of my inventions and solicit it to potential manufacturers/private companies would have fit within that 3%. WRONG! I foolishly believed my two inventions/ideas would be accepted and produced by a manufacturer or private company. I honestly believed my two products would have sold well in the stores if produced and presented. I believed this because the products I invented were extremely useful and appreciated because I enjoy using it at home as well as my friends, family and neighbors. They all said they agreed with me how useful and beneficial like two products were and they still have and use the prototypes I made and gave each of them. Does this sound familiar to you regarding your inventions/idea?

This website indirectly solicits possible customers to lawyers to consider taking on the case for the people who place posts at this website regarding dissatisfaction with a product or service of a company. I think it's a great idea and I hope this website continues it. But, no lawyer can help me nor any of you other inventors out there regarding this problem. These invention -- help companies spend thousands of dollars making sure they worded the contract properly which you sign in agreement before you pay them thousands of dollars to create a product description package of your idea/invention and solicit it to so-called hundreds and hundreds of potentially interested manufacturers or private companies.

 
At the end of the year of my two inventions being solicited by Invention Home they told me they had solicited my two inventions to over 400 and 600 various manufacturers/companies related to the idea/invention. How did they come up with that number?! I looked on the Internet for all manufacturers and companies related to my two inventions and only found a handful, worldwide. And when I ask them about those 400 and 600 related manufacturers/companies they would not tell me who they were, as agreed to par the contract/agreement I signed prior to paying them $6000 for soliciting my two inventions.

All of these invention -- help companies lead you to believe YOUR INVENTION may indeed be one of the 3% accepted products by a manufacturer or private company by simply telling you that they see some unusual unique ideas/inventions excepted which most people would not think Manufacturers would accept. But, what they don't tell you is the true facts: The only products excepted by manufacturers are those related to the medical industry or some handy dandy tool for home use like the ones you see on info commercials late at night on TV. You never get to see how successful or unsuccessful those handy dandy tool sales are through those late-night info commercials.
          
 Invention Home lead me to believe my products just might make it and be accepted by a manufacturer or private company by NOT TRYING to make me realize how slim the chance I or any of us have in getting a manufacturer or private company to purchase our idea/invention.
           
Invention Home receives approximately 2 or three new customers a week continuously, as I was told by them. Which means, obviously, they are taking approximately $6000 a week, $312,000 minimum a year and ONLY 3% of those customers will have their ideas/inventions accepted and used by companies, as I was also told by Invention Home. In other words, 97% of those customers have just lost all of their money, hopes and dreams of having their product become successful and available to others at stores.
          
 PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE, which cost me $6000 to learn about, DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY to any of these intervention -- help companies because your product WILL NOT BE EXCEPTED! Unless it is a medical tool or device or something like a 12-in-one screwdriver for home project use!
           
The most practical, simple, direct and immediate way to begin sales of your product is to manufacture it yourself using your money, your hands and your home to build these products. A perfect example I can share with you is what I did with one of my inventions about 15 years ago. I came up with an idea/design to quickly and easily remove scratches on fast food restaurant bathroom mirrors. The concept was simple. To remove scratches from the mirrors which the neighborhood Hispanic gang members love to scratch by signing their name or gang sign on I simply designed a mirror system with a replaceable shield covering/protecting the mirror. So, now the scratches on the mirror could be removed in three minutes time and at a cost of about three dollars. The fast food restaurants really love the idea/design because it meant they don't have to close down the bathroom for a half hour while the mirror companies replace the scratched mirror. Within a 50 mile radius of my home I sold and installed over 150 of these mirror protection systems and brought in over $18,000 in the first four months of business! I also did not spend any money or time in a patent search or patent protection for my product because I knew it was a completely new concept and the big companies would not come after me if they did happen to have something similar to it because I wasn't rich and I was just a private individual trying to make some money on an idea I came up with and could find no one else with anything similar to my idea/invention. And companies/corporations are not going to waste their time and money on one individual selling a few items related to their product. They will simply tell you to stop making it immediately or they will take legal actions against you. That's all that will happen. I did pay my state taxes on profit made from that mirror protection system.
          
 If anyone has any questions for me regarding anything here please feel free to respond to my post and I will reply ASAP.
        
   DON'T BE A FOOL WITH YOUR MONEY, PRIDE AND HOPE as had happened to me after I foolishly gave Invention Home $6000 of my hard earned money and then realized what a scam these invention -- help companies TRULY ARE! Do it yourself or not at all !!!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/10/2012 10:32 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/invention-home/San-Diego-California-/invention-home-and-others-ALL-of-these-interventionhelp-companies-WILL-waste-your-money-939018. 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 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Invention Companies

AUTHOR: jm73174 - ()

 I was thinking about using Invent Home to promote my invention regarding an invention I had with an Aqua Shoe.  I have a prototype but lack the funding to manufacture the product.  I thought maybe this company could help. Is there a way I can contact you so that I can get some advice.

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#2 Consumer Comment

False Premise

AUTHOR: abb - ()

As an inventor and founder of the product manufacturing company I current run, I say it is a false premise to assume that companies out there are looking for inventions.  People who work in a company in a particular industry have ideas flowing all the time about possible products they can offer.  Any idea coming from the outside is unlikely to be accepted because 1) It is not invented here or 2) it was probably thought of before.  Ideas have zero value unless they have a marketing plan and the capital behind it.  And when you think about it, it HAS to work that way.  Why would you want to make and sell something with an unknown market? 

I have been solicited by Invention Home quite a bit lately.  The inventions I see are in the "sporting and outdoor" category.  While some of these "inventions" are good for a laugh, it is a serious matter that some poor soul parted with his hard-earned money in good faith that a manufacturer like me will bite.  I am saying it now, and I feel that I speak for the majority of manufacturers out there:  We don't need, or want, your inventions or ideas! 

Please don't waste your money like this.  If you really believe in your invention, then you need to take it all the way yourself.  Do all the patent searches online to see if there is prior art - this could take weeks.  Find a manufacturing expert, and give him a stake.  If you can't fund it yourself (hundreds of thousands normally required), then find a friend or relative with money and give him a stake.  If you really love your invention you should be willing to work 80 hours per week for many years before you can get your investment back.  Just don't expect someone else to love your invention enough to buy it from you.
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#3 Consumer Comment

invention marketing// submission

AUTHOR: barb - (United States of America)

ALICIA,  Please think this over, who am I to pry into your business affairs, but this  50% off for a patent should be carefully thought over.  The invention company gave me a 2 year disclosure, told me no promises, put me in a trade show, then told me no one responses.

I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE WHO EVEN CONSIDERS GOING TO ANY INVENTION COMPANY.

PLEASE SEE LEGAL ADVISE BEFORE EVEN CONFIDING IN THEM. I AM BEING TRUTHFUL ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAS PUT ON THIS SITE.

I DID CONTACT FTC, GEN ATTY OFFICE   DEPT OF JUSTICE ,   AS WELL AS MY STORY WAS IN THE BOSTON GLOBE, IF YOU OR ANYONE WANTS TO DO A RESEARCH.

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#4 General Comment

Thank you for your reply

AUTHOR: alicia - (United States of America)

Just wanted to say thank you for your help. Ironically I received an email from InventHome today telling me that I could file for a patent for 50% off of the normal price. Its sad that with all of the ideas that are out there I read time and time again about how people are ripped off. Being a single mom of an infant who is also unemployed I find it devastating that there is no one out there to trust.

thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear about your hopes and dreams being shattered. I too have been there. I had the idea of discount travel via air, car, and hotel many many years ago I even had several hotels and car rental companies on board until I spoke to the wrong people and now look at all of the money that people are making from an idea that I had, its devastating.
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#5 Consumer Comment

INVENTION/SUBMISSION COMPANIES

AUTHOR: barb - (United States of America)

THIS IS TO ALICIA?  NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE REAL NAME, BUT JUST SO YOU KNOW  HOW SERIOUS IT IS TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION TO ANY OF THESE INVENTION COMPANIES,  I AM A VICTIM, CONFIDED WITH INVENTION COMPANY.  TODAY MY IDEA IS BEING SOLD. I TRUSTED THIS MAN ON THE PHONE.  I HAVE PAPERS TO SUPPORT MY STORY IS TRUE.  I ALSO CONFIDED IN HIM, TOLD HIM ABOUT DESIGN ON FINGERNAILS,   OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO,  WELL YOU SEE ALL THE FINGERNAILS DESIGNS TODAY, STOLEN IDEA!!!!
DO NOT TELL THEM ANYTHING, YOU WILL BE POOR, AND THAT INVENTION COMPANY WILL WALK AWAY  LAUGHING AT YOU!!!
THEN IF YOU TRY TO FILE SUIT,   THESE INVENTION COMPANIES   WILL HAVE EVERY LOOP  TO LIE AND STEAL WITHOUT BEING SUED.
GET AWAY FROM THEM     A S A P    SEE ATTORNEY,  GET LEGAL  RIGHTS      CONTACT ATTORNEY GENERAL      GET LEGAL  ADVISE    SOOOOON.
DO   NOT  TRUST   THOSE  INVENTION COMPANIES
If you want to be left heart broken, upset a lifetime,  fighting for your rights, then go right ahead and confide with those crooks, and watch how fast your dreams turn to the worst.
I am a victim, believe me
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#6 Consumer Comment

potential invent home client

AUTHOR: alicia - (United States of America)

Are there any legitimate companies out there that can help an inventor get their intellectual property (invention)manufactured? 
I have submitted my idea to several companies that claim to do amazing things with my idea for a fee and after reading reports from other people I don't know where to go. I am currently working with invent home (I haven't given them any money just the idea in detail)
the invention is very technical and requires electronics that are beyond what I can fabricate on my own. I have tried to locate manufacturing companies with no luck I feel like if I don't try one of these invention help companies I will never see the idea come to market.
I found out about invent home after contacting idea village who then referred me to invent home.
any ideas? There has got to be some way to get ideas created and marketed otherwise how do other inventors get their ideas out there-
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