I subitted my invention to Lambert and Lambert in good faith, hoping their company was legit. They require a score of 96 out of a possible 107 for them to fund your project, I scored a 82.
They say you can submit just an idea and dont need a patent, but they score you negatively just for those things! I have a provisional patent on my invention.
Even with fixing the things they said were wrong with it and adding on points I felt should have been higher I ended up with a score of 95. That lets you know that they dont want you to reach that score, they just want your $199 for their worthless report. It's not even usable by itself since its not based on industry standards, but on their own company's "made up" criteria.
They then include at the end of the report the names of companies they recommend to help you further your invention. More vultures to pick over you and your invention.
If they are the "official good guy" as listed on the United inventors association's site then they should also make it clear on their site that they reject 95% or more of those inventions submitted to them. They should also make it clear that just an idea and not having a full utility patent will "guarantee" that they will reject your idea. By not doing so is a sure sign they are not "Good Guys".
Save your money fellow inventors, try for a grant or a loan and get your invention a utility patent and a manufacturing spec prototype made. It may take longer and cost a fair amount, but it will save you some heart ache and major irritation.
I will be going a bit farther than most, I am sending copy's of this report to the news and media, also to my state senator. I am sure they will form an unbiased opinion of the true validity and value of this report.
Hopefully for Lambert and Lambert I am wrong about them, but I wont hold my breath! :)