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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: Sun, March 18, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, December 19, 2016

  • Reported By:Sierrra Madre California
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.
217 Ninth St., Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Invention Submission Corporation Verified TRUSTED Business REVIEW: Invention Submission Corporation is dedicated to providing inventors with the best service possible. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program benefiting consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business.
*UPDATE: Invention Submission Corporation recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe trusted business service.

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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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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."



CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – INVENTION SUBMISSION CORPORATION

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.



INVENTION SUBMISSION CORPORATION – STATEMENT FROM THE MARKETING DIRECTOR– MATTHEW TAGLIAVIA

" 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.



STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM INVENTION SUBMISSION CORPORATION

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 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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The representative I met with, Ms. Sorge, with Invention Submission Corporation, gloated over my invention, making me feel as though I had a product with definite income potential. The contracts state that the representative cannot give you an "opinion" of your invention yet on one of thier contracts it states: If we or our sales consultatns tell you for example, that your idea is "good" "is potentially marketable", "is commercailly feasible" or that "it is promotable", such statments represent only the opinion of ISC, WISC, or its sales consultants and in no way imply that a competent and objective apprisal or evalution of the merit or marketablility of your idea or product has been conducted.[direct quote from Affirmative Disclouser Statment]. Not only does the company infringe on people's hope it also makes false allegations of its success rate, and the companies they have in their data base. For instance, they sent me a letter stating that "Keenest Enterprise and Tropical Science" have showed intrest in my invention. When I conducted my own research, I discovered that the companies where non-existant. To my amaze, I'm not the only one that has been defrauded. The Federal Trade Commission has over 100 pages of complaints against this company. When I signed up with the company, it was not disclosed to me that a litigation was brought against them in 1993 and 1994. When I voiced my concerns to the company representative about my research, they sent me a letter stating that they will give me $1,000 dollars, basically to keep me quite. The amount they offered me is a joke compared to what I paid them, $13,000 aprox. I want my full amount and I will not stop pursing them until I have the complete amount in my hands. Janette Sierrra Madre, California
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#1 Consumer Comment

INVENTION MARKETING/SUBMISSION/INVENTHELP

AUTHOR: barb - ()

 JOHN    MARCH,  2007     do realize your report about the invention companies is here on rip off a few years back, but just to let you know,   you stated   THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO ,  yes, that is just what I did , plus more, and I am not getting anywhere, over and over and over, being told they can't help me, in other words " just go away don't bother me", is the impression I get. I lost alot, financial suffering, just like the rest numerous reports,   my story is no different.

Anyone who fall for this or any invention company,  my sympathy,  really do feel sorry for anyone.  Everyone had creative ideas, with big, big hopes and dreams.  It is a crying shame that any of these invention companies are still in business.

If an investigation can be done, how anyones income comes from the royalities, from all the lost or stolen ideas, this may be one way to help.

 

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

invention marketing// submission

AUTHOR: barb - (United States of America)

To JOHN  and/ or  PETER     California       your report is back a few years ,  but I am asking for help.  I did  all the things you listed, plus some.   Still being told now, not enough complaints on the list to do anything about these invention scams. Dave Jarrett told me my idea would sell within the year; then when the year was over, he turned around told me he never promised me anything. then the invention company put my idea in a trade show, sent me list and list of mfg names, when I followed up and wrote a letter to the invention company they told me there were no response from any of the mfg companies. do you believe how this company operates??  today my idea is being sold everywherw!! it was stolen.
I am being told limitation of time,  i can't do anything about it, but my feelings are DISCOVERY OF FRAUD  I do know my idea was taken from me, just like all the other stories and complaints listed on ripoff.
It is difficult to understand that these invention companies are still in business!  (((ROR redacted))) please contact me if  you or anyone found the right person to help.
I need an attorney and they won't even look or listen to my story, immediately told NO, time ran out. what about DISCOVERY OF FRAUD LAW?

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#3 Author of original report

Invention Submission Corporation(AKA: Invent Help)

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

InventHelp has acted in good faith and I no longer have a complaint.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Ann, you also need to assist.

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

By sending what you know to the agencies mentioned in the rebuttal above.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Good luck getting paid back...Inventhelp is a giant fraud

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

I know Lark Blasi she is one well let's say gym teacher mentality I guess she never found the right guy. The players in this company are Martin Berger,Gary Jones who you can call at 412-288-1300 ext1304. Elaine Angert is the Advertising Manager and that is just to name a few. This company needs to be shut down because they are getting away with fraud. I don't want to put a laundry list here but I think the more that comes out about them the better.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Just make sure...

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

you file with all the entities I mentioned in my response. Especially the FTC and mention the FTC findings -FTC94- and what that agreement mandates... a full refund. also make sure the USPTO posts your complaint on their site.
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#7 Author of original report

Invention Submission Corporation

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

I filed a small claims report with Los Angeles Superior Court against Invention Submission Corporation. The amount allowable is $7,500. At that time, my case was being reviewed by a lawyer who stated that he can get my full payement of $12,990. I retracted my claim from small claims court. Prior to canceling my claim, a representative from ISC called me to offer $7,500. I did not accept offer since I was confident that I can get a full refund.
The lawyer that was reviewing my case decided not to take my case because Pittsburg, PA(headquarters), laws are different from California, Burbank,(where contract was signed).

Thanks so much for all your support and responses to my reports and plea for full refund.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Have you made any headway Peter

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

Have you made any headway going to Mary Beth? I was given the cold shoulder by the Atty Gen's office due to the lack of others reporting their plights also and need other venues to go to.
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

Investigation File to DA & US Attorney

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

Janette, You must also file for request to investigate Invenhelps fraud
to recover your defrauded money from InventHelp through DAs.


I . Fraud file against manager Toni Sorge, Burbank, CA

To. Ms. Maggie Beccera, Supervising Investigator
County of Los Angeles,
Department of Consumer Affairs,
B-96 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

II. Fraud file against manager Lark Blasi, Pittsburg, PN, Headquater

To. Ms. Mary Beth Buchanan, U S Attorney
U S Federal Attorney, W- Pennsylvania
633 U S Post Office
Pittsburg, PN. 15219 USA

It will be long patiently fight to recover and seek the Justice.


Peter, Los Angeles. U.S.A.
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#10 Consumer Comment

This is what you MUST do......

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! Here is the complaint form to fill out and address to Ms. Kelley:

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/bcp_form.cfm

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:

http://www.naag.org/ag/full_ag_table.php

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"

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/index.htm

Also with the FTC:

https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

Also with consumer affairs online:

http://consumeraffairs.com/php/a_report.php

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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