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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Invention Submission Corporation Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. InventHelp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over thirty years. InventHelp can assist you in trying to submit your inventions or new product idea to industry leaders. InventHelp can refer excellent independent licensed patent attorney to provide a preliminary patent search and opinion. InventHelp maintains the largest network of regional sales offices of any similar firm.

  • Submitted: Thu, October 11, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, December 24, 2016
  • Reported By: rockford Illinois
  • Invention Submission Corporation Verified TRUSTED Business | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. InventHelp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over thirty years. InventHelp can assist you in trying to submit your inventions or new product idea to industry leaders. InventHelp can refer excellent independent licensed patent attorney to provide a preliminary patent search and opinion. InventHelp maintains the largest network of regional sales offices of any similar firm.
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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Invention Submission Corporation for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with InventHelp have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. InventHelp listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.
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...... part of Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Matthew Tagliavia during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards Invention Submission Corporation.

Invention Submission Corporation, also know as, Inventhelp, is an invention company that looks to assist inventors that would like to submit their ideas confidentially to companies. Matthew Tagliavia stated the following about his company, "we offer patent referral services and marketing materials."

Leads for Invention Submission Corporation are obtained primarily through traditional advertising on television. Mr. Tagliavia additionally stated, "we advertise on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, as well as radio and any other way to reach inventors. Mr. Tagliavia additionally stated the following about the Invention Submission Corporation, "we have 65 sales offices all across the country in major metropolitan areas. We receive leads for those areas." The sales rep, also called regional directors, reaches out to the lead and had them come in for a confidential meeting, where they sign a statement of confidentiality, "which states we cannot do anything with their idea without their written permission." From that point the customer will tell Invention Submission Corporation their idea, "we do not evaluate ideas at all. We do not tell them if it is good or bad. We are merely providing services to them if they want to proceed."


During the onsite interview Mr. Tagliavia was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. He stated the following about the types of complaints that they see in addition to how they handle these complaints, "every single person that purchases our services receives a survey. And that is to ensure that all of our regional directors are following protocol, making sure that they are not talking about success, leading the inventor on, or evaluating the inventor. In the event that something could happen and they are not pleased wit the services, we do have a Client Services Department that handles that, and we truly to remedy the issue whether it is a discrepancy with materials."

When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. Coral stated the following, "I don't know if any of these [complaints] are clients. I had one client who said that they got hacked and posted a review and apologized for posting it." Mr. Tagliavia also stated that Invention Submission Corporation has been in business for 30 years and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. He additionally stated the following, "we are a legitimate company that provides legitimate services to the honest inventor that really needs help. That is why we have George Foreman as our spokesperson, because that is what he believes in."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. Tagliavia stated, "we are constantly trying to better our services for the inventor. If we get complaints or anything in regards to our services we obviously try to make them better. We try to make better metal prototypes, we are updating materials using 3D renderings, we provide a virtual invention browsing experience for companies to look at ideas. We are constantly improving. We are trying to give our clients the people paying that money a good service for the money they are paying."

Invention Submission Corporation is proud to be apart of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "It means we can talk to the people who have issues. There is no reason anybody's issue should go unresolved and being a part of this allows us to do that. Before being apart of this program, they see the negative first. Now that we partner with Ripoff Report, we are able to give then the pictures, the description prior to seeing anything else. It is an honest description of our company before they read any negatives. It is good and we are excited about it.


" We are constantly striving to provide our clients with the best services in the industry. We listen to our clients and try and make the necessary changes to make sure they are pleased with our services.

InventHelp's Employees are dedicated to their work. InventHelp takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "InventHelp is a great place to work! "

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that InventHelp's past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.


InventHelp recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, InventHelp has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Matthew Tagliavia, Ripoff Report is convinced that InventHelp is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

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Invention Submission Corporation aka Inventhelp intromark  Pittsburg Pennsylvania

I went to inventhelps invention submission company in 2002 with one of my many ideas. The first man I spoke with met me on a Sunday when they were not open to talk about there "services". they prepared a book for me about the research of my idea. He retired shortly after that. He told me that they couldn't tell me if I would make any money right then because I could file charges against them if I didn't. As I was leaving he told me that maybe one day I would have an office there. At that time, I just thought that was his way of telling me I got a good idea in a round about way. Now I think that was his way of telling me that I got a really good idea he hopes it does really good and one day I will actually help others who has one. The only reason I choose invent help is because they agreed to meet with me in person and they signed papers stating they can't use my idea. I always thought that it takes money to make money and that contributed to me paying to them rather than going to a free company. Besides myself coming up with the idea someone who doesn't know me that well thought my idea was good enough to invest 6,000 dollars to me just to get it going! That being said, If I can find a stranger to give me 6,000 dollars, how come they can't find companies that wants to make it? I know they stole from me. And in doing that they stole from my community. I came up with my ideas to get money to market my honest way of life to the young kids in my community to show them that it is a better way than selling drugs or robbing them. Now here I find myself being robbed by a bunch of men in suits. By stealing ideas, they are robbing my community. How can I teach these kids to go to work with a suit on and earn a living when white collar criminals are waiting. I guess I'm gonna have to tell them to just keep the sweat pants on. At least now I can tell them who not to go through if they got an idea! I gave speeches before and plan to do so again in my community. I'm selling a better way of life. Don't you think they would listen to me more closely if I was driving a Porsche? If someone was at your door selling something, wouldn't you be more prone to listen if the package was nicely rapped you can't write and respond to this but write to Oprah or call Micheal baisden on my behalf. I was wrote an article in "Youth Speaks Out" stating that I didn't pay my debt to society by going to prison and being absent from society, I choose to make a part of life and they are delaying that by stealing my "costume". We need to stop the violence by stopping the thieves that were suites. They need to give me my money because an inspiring fire can't be put out! Marlon rockford, Illinois

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#1 Author of original report

Do your job!

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

If people in control do their job we wouldn't have the problems we have as a country. If the F.B.I agents that got a call about some odd flight lessons would their of been a 911? If the people that were robbed for millions for these corporations stealing what would they do with their money? July 29th we lost our daughter to a stillbirth( very possibly malpractice) I lost my job because the hospital told me to stay with her. I went out and got another job but got rear ended and had to go through physical therapy for a few months. We lost everything because of this series of unfortunate events. If inventhelp would of done their job, This time in my life would be a little easier. If the better B.B.B would of informed me of the 26 million the had to turn over, would I of went through them? DO YOUR JOBS RIGHT!
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#2 Author of original report

Help for inventhelp

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

I feel locked up but I'm no longer in prison. I need a laywer everytime I make a decision. I pray to God... He talks to me... He says my son it's not for anyone else to see. He told me son out of all the things you been through, stop trying to figure it out because your really not supose to. He says you want to help others well son I'm a show you how. Stop complaining to others and just shut your mouth. To help people through pain you gotta know what it's all about. You have to give your life, you have to share your pain. Even if they don't like you, you gotta stick to your thing. Don't worry about whose listening, it was meant for them to hear this too.

If they start to down you remember everybody plays the fool. He reminded me of all the stupid things I did. I once sold drugs and we all know that it isn't right. I found a better way and now I have to sell my life. To all these kids... growing up like me.... I have to show them what it was hard for me to see. As I look back I can see myself in the classroom. In the back of the class acting like a bafoon. I was being passed... from grade to grade. Couldn't wait to get out so I can see the thug parade. All the fancy cars with the shinny wheels. Being driven by brothers who's face's hard as steel. If you stared to long one of them might stop. It's best to keep your head down because you just might get shot. Now I know why all these kids are so afraid of success... I'm going crazy I just want to beat on my chest.

After given a speech at an alternative school, I tried to take the kids out and they said it wasn't cool. All I wantted to do is take them to a museum and let them know that wasn't the last time I wantted to see them. I'm not a one not stand. That wasn't part of my plan. Action speaks louder than words I just want to do what I can. How can I help these kids if the schools won't let me in. They better thank God that I'm born again. God forgive me for all the swearring I done did. Lord help me , I made a promise to these kids. I'm trying to teach them to grow up and put on suits.

Now I find myself being caught up in a dirty group. I'm sorry kids... this company stole my patent. Some of these things that went wrong, really wasn't supose to happen. They stole my idea they stole my dreams, I want to help you but right now I don't have a thing. I'm on telling them my story. Wrote to the trade commission and now they working for me. Inventhelp stole my dream but my God gave me more than one. When I find the right people there will be more to come. They think they got over but they won't get over me. Inspiring fire is gonna burn for the world to see. Don't put it on the shelf and you better not of changed it's name. They came from God do really want to take blame.

As little kids we were taught not to talk to strangers. When you steal from people your putting yourself in danger. You might get locked up or your momma might just whip your butt. I was in a high speed chase, drove myself to prison that's just so messed up. I've learned my lesson and I think it's time that you all learned yours. Corporations need to go to their rooms stay in there and do your choirs. I'm sorry if your parents never told you not to steal. My dad was a pimp but he always told me to keep it real. He said son do as I say don't do what I do. It took years for me to get it right but now I got a clue. Just because you can, it doesn't mean you have to. I'm a treat you right but if you treat me bad I'm coming at you. I'm a tell your dad... your dad is mine.

That idea was his so guess who's getting your behind? You can't hide from the truth and you can't hide yourself. you make 20 million a month and you didn't do it by yourself. You settled before and had to turn over millions. Your still in business so that really didn't hurt feelings. Let go of my dreams because it isn't yours, if you come clean maybe we can settle the score. To all the kids you have to listen close in school. Don't grow up in life living like a stupid fool. Because things you do might come back on you. Davison you might want to give me a call. All your employees are not gonna be there when you take the fall.

One thing I learned from the streets people stick together when the times get tough. Sometimes people start to talk at the sight of hand cuffs. Who's gonna tell on you... who's gonna talk to me. I don't know about you but I just can't wait to see.
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#3 Consumer Comment

What you MUST do (con't)

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

What you MUST do-it is IMPERATIVE:

Contact Jennifer Kelley in the PA Attorney General's Office with a complaint. Make sure you reference them as 'formerly Invention Submission Corp.' This is imperative! They need nnumerous complaints in order to do an investigation. Here is the complaint form to fill out and address to Ms. Kelley:

Jennifer Kelley-Agent
Office of Attorney General
564 Forbes Ave.
6th Floor, Manor Bldg.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

Also send a copy here:

Office of Attorney General
Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

As well as to your Attorney General. They can be found here:

Also file a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office-copy and paste the below address and scroll down to 'complaints' and them 'complaint forms'

Also with the FTC:$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

Also with consumer affairs online:

also, send a complaint with copies of your paperwork-certified, return receipt requested to:

Mary Beth Buchanon
700 Grant St.
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219


Eastern Central Region
Federal Trade Commission
Suite 200
11 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-2507

Complaints about them as Invention Submission Corp. can be found. Also read what a former employee says about the way they operate.

Make sure you reference this in your complaint in association with Invention Submission

Do not let them bully you into a partial refund. They tried the excuse that 'it's been 10 years' with me-as well as a gag order. I want the full refund as required by the FTC-94 ruling. This is the minimum I will accept to even think about not talking about this scam. I have the list of alleged 'companies' from their highly touted 'databank' that had NOTHING to do with what I was trying to market-much less that I needed foreign patents and was told I didn't-a violation of FTC-94.

I don't care how long it's been. All this scam information and rulings have not been available for 10 years so who cares. I, myself, didn't get internet access until 1999 and was a real rookie then as to how to search and access information. I am quite a bit better now and they will pay-either me by way of a full refund or in loss of revenue which I know has already exceeded what they could/should have refunded me.

Keep us updated. We must keep these slugs in the public eye to save others from the same fate.
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#4 Author of original report

inventhelp a.k.a intromark, respond to something

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

We live in a world were you can call the police on your spouse and they can get arrested. If you get caught stealing in a store you go to jail. If someone robs a bank, they go to jail. But if someone steals your dreams...... it takes a long time for anything to be done about it.

Let's say that many years ago you were sitting around with your friends talking about what would make life easier. You all take turns going around stating, " they should come up with this that and the others". Many of us have had and will have this kind of conversation.

In doing this a few of the many has actually took it to the next level and got a patent rather it be yours or something one of your friends ideas that you literally stole from them because they weren't thinking outside the box or was thinking outside the box without knowing. This just goes to show how we all know what needs to be done but can't because we don't want to out of fear of failure or we are waiting for someone else to do it.

I once sold drugs many years ago. I went to prison to pay my debt to society, or should I say that's what they call it. I don't think like society thinks. You see prison makes you absent from society giving it a break from me for a while or from you or a loved one.
I choose to pay my debt to society after I got out of prison by being active in my in my community. Giving speeches in school settings. Managing a furniture bank for low income families ( actually staying well past my regular hours to get us caught up which I didn't get overtime for because it was through Americorps and I was a volunteer getting a living expense which was fine by me but my boss wasn't happy because he had to stay as long as I was out, what was he gonna do fire me!

That's another story!) I did all these things and will do more because I love it, it is me. Of course it wasn't much money in it.... but it got me high on life! I love to help when I can. Since I got in so deep and have all these good ideas. Since Our lovely president is cutting back on programs like Americorps, what is it to do? I searched my soul long and hard to the point of tears.

How can a man helping his girlfriend at the time fund a program that might die soon because of lack of funding. Let's say I get an idea for fireplace statues that are energy efficient in hopes that it makes millions. Everyone I know says it's a good idea after I explain it's inner workings. Someone I barely know invest 6,000 dollars just for 10 percent, I told them 20 percent just for being a friend and believing in it.

I got high hopes then and now that my idea of opening up centers of hope in my community are drawing close. This all took place between march and November of 2002 ( meaning the patent idea aspect of it) So I did a bit of research and decided to go with invention submission a.k.a inventhelp a.k.a intromark.

They are being investigated by the federal trade commission for stealing peoples ideas a.k.a lives a.k.a dreams. How come it's not on the news. How come we see O.J. Simpson on trial and those kids from down south being locked up on t.v. but those guys in suit are not in handcuffs. That inspiring fire I have is being delayed by some high profile thieves and no one is putting them in hand cuffs.... yet.

That is just one of my many ideas so I'm gonna call that bait! I want who ever reads this to do something, Write to Oprah, tell your rich father to do something if your spoiled, respond to me on here. Regardless what you do, think of life as you know. Then think about what your doing about it. Got any ideas?
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AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

First of you said:

"As I was leaving he told me that maybe one day I would have an office there. At that time, I just thought that was his way of telling me I got a good idea in a round about way. Now I think that was his way of telling me that I got a really good idea he hopes it does really good and one day I will actually help others who has one."

You are absolutely right. My "salesman" kept saying "I don't know what you are going to do with all the money you're going to make".

The website is acting funny for me but I'll post another rebuttal explaining what you must do to help rectify this.
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