• Report: #814680
Complaint Review:

Advent Product Development

  • Submitted: Wed, December 28, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, December 28, 2011

  • Reported By: Sherard — Delmar Delaware United States of America
Advent Product Development
313 Commerce Drive Pawleys Island, South Carolina United States of America


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I contacted this company in 2005 to pursue an invention. This company has alot of open ending problems. They claimed they would contact potential manufacturers, make a brochure, make a virtual prototype, trade show appearances and much more..........NOTHING was done.

I paid over $12,500 and it was sent to patent office through an attorney of their choice. Just recently I received paperwork indicated the product was already patented.  This was something the company claimed they would check in Phase I.  Obviously, that was a LIE too! 

Never once did the company contact myself about the product, I contacted them for updates and normally was told the same thing that it was in marketing.   I was told one time that list went out to manufacturers for my product.  Shortly thereafter my contract ended and I was told I had to continue to follow through with selling the product. [continued below]....

Approximately, a month ago I tried to contact Advent in SC. only to discover the number has been disconnected. According to the attorney handling the patent application which costs an additional $500, she said "that Advent tanked".  She claims she doesn't know what happened to them.  This is an attorney that Advent choice to do their patents so I believed she was lying then also.  

On December 23, 2011, I received a packet of information in the mail stating the patent was obtained by someone else in 1997.  I have emailed the attorney handling the paperwork and no one has contacted me back as of December 28, 2011 at 0320.  

This has cost me a great deal of money, time, effort and frustration.  I have lost my home, car and many other things while trying to pay this money to a LYING, CHEATING, MANIPULATING company!  I would like any information on how we can obtain the money back. Thank You in Advance

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