Dear Independent Inventor,
If you are considering a contract with AbsolutelyNew for invention promotion services, it is highly recommended you research the following public information before making your decision to give them your hard earned money.1. New Angle Pet Products LLC vs. AbsolutelyNew Inc.
By using the above link you will be taken to a site where you can learn everything you would want to know about a patent infringement lawsuit that AbsolutelyNew recently lost. They were ordered to pay $60,000.00 and destroy all of the product they had manufactured.2. Invent WorldWide Consulting LLC vs AbsolutelyNew Inc.http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/trademark-lawsuits/illinois-northern-district-court/72241/invent-worldwide-consulting-llc-v-absolutelynew-inc/summary/
By using the above link you will be taken to a site where you can learn the current status of a trademark infringement and unfair business practices lawsuit that AbsolutelyNew is currently facing. The allegations in this complaint are shocking and if true we will be asking Absolutely Who?
3. Suspended Status with California Secretary of State
AbsolutelyNew has been operating their business under a suspended status with the California Secretary of State since May 2nd. They also are not maintaining the required Surety Bond. If you go to the above link and do a business search using the entity number C2436332 you can see the suspended status for yourself. The suspension was initiated by the Franchise Tax Board meaning they probably did not pay their corporate taxes..A form has to be filled out and sent to the Secretaries office in Sacramento so see that they have no Surety Bond.
4. Falsely advertizes BBB accreditation on their blog and Facebook
If you use the above link you will be taken to a page on AbsolutelyNew's blog where they are bragging about being a BBB accredited business. If you go to the BBB site, http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/product-development-and-marketing/absolutelynew-in-san-francisco-ca-297003 you will see that they in fact are not an accredited business.
5. No longer a United Inventors Association certified member
By using the above link you will be taken to the United Inventors Association's blog where the UIA has posted a suspicious letter from AbsolutleyNew's CEO Richard Donat. In this letter Mr. Donat states that AbsolutelyNew will not be renewing their membership with the UIA. Their are some interesting comments about the letter and in one comment Mark Reyland the UIA executive director states that AbsolutelyNew's VP is also no longer on the UIA board. Its only speculation but the UIA probably finally rescinded the UIA Certification
enjoyed by AbsolutleyNew due to the high volume of complaints and as a result AbsolutelyNew decided not to renew their membership. We will have to wait and see whats going on with this one.
Do your homework on this one and don't say you weren't warned.
Your Guardian Angel