Avoid Invention Scams – Text Searchable Document


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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 01/10/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

I.S.C. (Invention Submission Corp.)

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 ninth Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Mark Traumer

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Mark Traumer

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

I.S.C. (Invention Submission Corp.)

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Contacting companies including manufacturers, marketers, distributors, retailers and sales reps with

invention with the help of Intromark Incorp.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I.S.C. Reps states to me that there is no invention company like I.S.C., that they are the largest and

most experienced in the business to make my invention successful, tricking me believing in them because

of their very clever verbal techniques.

They also stated to me if I signed up for the stage 3 service kit, that would include above mentioned

promotion services plus tradeshow, magazine and internet exposure to make my invention successful. This

is the most expensive service package.

I strongly feel that I.S.C. was only interested in taking my money and had no intentions of making me

or any other customers invention successful.

This company is a large company who is very clever in getting around the law in taking peoples money

with no intention of making money for people. They used very sophisticated techniques in gaining your

trust so time will pass you by and when 24 months are up, they would simply reply we tried our best. This

company is not only incompetent in trying to make your invention successful; they had no intentions of

making your idea or invention making any money. I signed the original contract with I.S.C. on Oct. 10,

1998 and I’m out $13,097.46 and the only thing I have to show for it is a big pile of papers.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 01/22/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3506

Complainant’s Name:

Barbara Petrishon

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Barbara Petrishon

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Blank>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

<Blank>

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

One the month of May 28 Year 98, I presented my invention idea to a company called invention

Submission Corporation, they examine the material, and assure me that it is a good choice and <unknown>

to be patented, they promised to help with a search and provide me with a patent and submit it to

manufactures. So far I received I received a patent. The contract is now expired and I am left with nothing.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 01/22/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Hector Arvelo

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Hector Arvelo

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Trade Shows

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I had enlisted the help of ISC to help get my invention patented and marketed at the cost of $10,195.

What ISC did was direct me to a patent lawyer at an additional cost of $1,150 to get my patents. As far as

marketing goes, I was supposed to have my invention displayed at the trade show with myself there, and a

virtual drawing depicting how <Blank> works. This was never done. Many other things that were promised

to me were never done. It seems that the only thing I received for my money was a book with my name on

it and a drawing which I made myself.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 01/29/2003

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Aldo Glussich

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Deidre Glussich (Minor daughter)

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Blank>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Obtain a patent, create promotional materials, get in touch with and promote product to MANY

different companies via internet, direct mail, invention conventions (world wide), etc. Kept encouraging us

by exclaiming over and over “What a great invention” and “was a sure thing”.

Paid $9,250.00 directly to ISC Plus the cost to obtain patent. All we got in return for this large amount

of money was one small pamphlet and a bound book with invention information. We saw a small notice

posted on their internet site for a short period.

We were not represented as they promised. We realize now, in hind sight, that we actually got very

little for the large amount of monies paid to this company. They cheated us and used our trust in them to

inflate our hopes of success. They had us sign papers “as formality” on standard forms while they were

telling us “this looks like a sure thing.” And “can’t miss with this”, “I really believe you’re going to make a

lot of money on this idea.” We were very naïve and got taken!

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 02/08/05

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

16 West Main Street, Suite 759

Rochester, NY 14614

Complainant’s Name:

David Kirkland

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

David Kirkland

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Radio, TV, Trade Magazine

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Obtain a utility patent and promote my invention.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

After making a $1,000 down payment and several payments to this company, all I received was a 3

ring binder describing my invention and a patent search. With no follow up I feel that maybe my invention

cannot be developed through ISC and therefore I should not be responsible to pay them for no services

rendered.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 02/15/01

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Mordena P. Sephus

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Mordena P. Sephus

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Unavailable>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

<Unavailable>

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I am a victim of fraud by breach of contract & misconduct. ISC and its affiliation concocted a

relentless interdiction, suppressing and supplanting all of my priority patent application fees causing a 1

year lapse while re-incorporating money intended for patent app. Adversingly into their submission

program & discredited my invention on their website by deprivation.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 02/17/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Jason Ratcliff

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Emma Davis

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Emma Davis

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Intromark Incorporated

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Marketing for the purpose of trying to obtain a sale, <unknown> contracts.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I am dissatisfied with ISC services because I filled out forms for my patent at the beginning, to also

add my son’s name on the patent as the second inventor which is not on my original patent that I received.

I now acknowledge that during ISC’s marketing process for my patent, their efforts were unsuccessful

and poor because ISC sent information of my product to companies not in my patents field not having any

interest therefore very much limiting and lowering its success rate.

My representatives at ISC expressed a lot of enthusiasm and that my product was a good one and will

work through ISC’s efforts.

ISC’s representatives also asked me (Emma Davis), did I know any company interest in marketing my

product and never really kept a good open communication with me to let me know how the product was

doing.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 03/20/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC

Invention Promoter’s Address:

West Haven, CT

Complainant’s Name:

Douglas Barnes

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Douglas Barnes

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Unknown>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Marketing to get patent, get company to build and sell.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Never heard from ISC after signing papers and giving them a check for $7,500. Only rec’d updated list

of companies that pamphlet for <unknown> was sent to.

ISC representative gave me a speech on how good the <unknown> was and they would have no

problem on getting a company interested in producing, manufacturing, promoting and selling it.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 03/31/04

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Douglas D. Woolley

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Douglas D. Woolley

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention Submission Corporation

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To send me an information package and charge $600.00 for a prepared catalog showing detailed invention.

For $3990 more to market invention.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I submitted my invention to ISC about December 17, 1988, ISC was to help me get my idea into the

market. After two years of me waiting for any reaction from any company listed by ISC, I get a letter

saying ISC was done. I called them many times to get my money back without any results. All I would get

was a pre-recorded message to leave my name and phone number.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 03/22/06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

CathyM. Casey

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

CathyM. Casey

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

04-CMB-1017

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Gallaria expedition – not offered as originally told; Advertise and find company to manufacture, also get

patent completed.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

See Attached:

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 3/23/01

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation or:

Universal Finance

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

William S. Ryman & Diana Crain

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

William S. Ryman & Diana Crain

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Unknown>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Invention Submission

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

We took an invention idea to Invention Submission in Birmingham, AL. Contract dated 1-26-98,

Problems we had were:

1) Invention classified wrong, the companies we contacted (took upon ISC) produce household items

not automotive items.

2) The companies (on the attached lists) were from their database and we contacted them; these

companies did not acknowledge doing business with or hearing of ISC. The numbers were

obtained from the Thomas Register which lists products, and phone # of companies.

3) Finally, after several phone calls, the invention was re-classified or so we thought. Again we made

phone calls and no acknowledgement of ISC.

4) We feel the whole scam was just to keep getting our money for a service we were not getting.

We heard about Neustel Law Offices and he other problems that ISC has had and we feel we were

taken and then we wrote our letter of termination. We sent a copy to universal Finance. We were advised to

do this by a attorney

Our other letter regarding our refund has been ignored.

We feel we didn’t get the service we were paying for. We did receive one company’s name, we were

advised not to do business with them (by ISC). After reading their letter (we got a copy in October ’98) and

all their rules, we decided not to deal with them. After all the names we submitted to ISC & if they

contacted the names on their lists, why would there be only one letter of interest? This is another reason we

don’t believe they did their job.

We feel we are entitled to our money back because they did not perform the service we were

paying for.

Universal Finance continues to call and send letters threatening to ruin our credit by reporting the

$10,693.90 balance. We will not pay them any more money and as of 3/01 credit reports, they have not

done this.We are sending this whole packet of information to the United States Patent & Trademark Office

(USPTO) office of Enrolment & Discipline in Arlington, VA.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 03/28/02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

AKA INTROMARK INC

AKA UNIVERSAL FINANCE

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Anthony & Joan Repaci

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Anthony J. Repaci

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention Submission Corporation (ISC) as seen on TV

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

For a fee, to assist in submitting our product & idea to industry, help in obtaining appetent and negotiate

with manufacturers for a sale or license agreement.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

From Dec. 18, 1996 to Sept. 30, 2000, we paid a total sum of $9,093.07 to ISC and Universal Finance.

We have proof to substantiate this amount. And to date these people have done absolutely nothing to help

us get our idea on the market, but in fact hindered us (see IPEX below). We received many patronizing

letters from ISC but no evidence of help with manufacturers and other promises as outlined in their

contract. In 1998 ISC invited us to set up a booth at the ISC IPEX convention. We did at our own expense

(travel, hotel, etc.) and were aghast to see ISC invited the general public as well as mass media, who

videotaped a close up of our invention. Also we were NOT assigned a booth in the ‘Manufacturers Only”

private room. The CEO of ISC, Martin Berger was there standing near this room so we approached him and

complained not only about non-plus services but also why we were not allowed a booth in the private room.

He said prior to the show, ISC Company sent out a list of manufacturers name to his customers so that we

could contact them to set up an appointment to visit our booth inside that room. When we told him we did

NOT receive any such list he apologized and blamed his Customer Service Manager, Lisa Sweeny. He

instructed a staff member at the show to look up on their computer. She told us that they overlooked

sending us the list but would mail it out after the show. At this point after noting all the do nothing attempts

to help us, we told Mr. Berger we wanted out of his contracts (ISC and Universal Finance). He said to us,

“My lawyers have you people wrapped up tight in a contract which you can not so easily get out of”. I well

needless to say realized the hopelessness of this situation and that we had been scammed. This was

confirmed when we received a last letter dated August 23, 2000 from their patent attorneys Kaardel &

Associates, which informed of us a balance of $2,966.30 left on our loan for a US Patent Application and

that if we wanted to “revive” the application we had to pay another $505 fee. At that point, with a balance

of $2,966.30 left on our loan, we told Universal Finance that we would pay no more, for all the above

reasons. We haven’t heard from ISC or Universal since. However, just this year we were shocked to find

they had damaged our credit report with an unfulfilled debt reported of $4,100 (3 major credit bureaus) WE

WANT THIS REMOVED IMMEDIATELY WITH CONFIRMATION TO US AND DEMAND

REIMBURSMENT.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 04/02/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Norman Beaver

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Advertise & Find company to produce

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Wrong choice of manufactures sent material. Very little done to promote. I don’t feel I got my money’s

worth,

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 04/07/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Sarah B. Rondell

Complainant’s Address:

Customer’s Name:

Sarah B. Rondell

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

ISC

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I, Sarah B. Rondell had an agreement with ISC. I was told , and led to believe that everything I was

promised would happen even before the issue of my patent. I now understand that unless you actually have

the US patent, no one will speak to you, by this I mean the manufacturers.

I was also told that my patent invention would be viewed at tradeshows with only a prototype of my

invention. This was also a lie.

ISC also claimed that they would market the product, get it to manufacturers and that the manufacturer

would get it to the stores and HSC / QVC. Instead I receive letters every once in a while telling me that no

one had shown any interest. I was fooled into believing ISC. As a result, I gave ISC about $12,000 but no

contract or licensing with any manufacturers was accomplished. I lost all of my savings on a promise.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 04/20/06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Marc and Berline Fertil

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Marc and Berline Fertil

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV / Internet

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To market and patent number

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

See Attached:

<No attachment or additional scan provided>

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 05/10/02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Cammie Wilson

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Cammie Wilson

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

ISC preys on the poor, high school educated or less, dreamers like myself. They have an unfair

advantage over their targeted potential customers by not telling them the 1 year deadline after public

exposure law. Now I have one question. If our business is all they want, why not include the law giving us

a choice?

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 07/08/02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

I.S.C. Mel Karpen (Newark, NJ office)

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Jeanne Buesing

Complainant’s Address:

N/A

Customer’s Name:

Jeanne Buesing

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

N/A

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

They promised everything – but did nothing. I received a lot of paperwork.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

They kept asking for more money to get everything going. I’m out approximately $10,000 and I have

nothing to show for it.

I truly believe Mr. Karpen and the patent attorney, Kaardal Assoc., South Dakota (whom was

recommended to me by I.S.C.) were involved in stealing my idea. When the patent search was done –

nothing similar was on the market. After they received all my money, then all of sudden all kinds started

showing up on the market. I have been made a fool of. How can they get away with this? <Blank>, and this

has hurt quite a bit.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 07/27/03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Alvarado Jones – Son

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Virginia Jones – Inventor

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Submitting idea to manufacturers for development as and improvement to <Blank>

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

My mother and I feel the failure of ISC mainly was completing the final step of going all out to submit

the idea to manufacturers. We fell that communication came to a stop when we needed to know what was

going on. They told us at one time a company would call us. They never called.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE:

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Michael Chaput for son Nathaniel Chaput

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Michael and Nathaniel Chaput

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

We saw commercial on TV

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Background check on “invention”, Application for patent if patentable, marketing of invention.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

My son, Nathaniel Chaput, was hoping to secure a patent for one of his idea’s. We met and

spoke to a rep of ISC, (Invention Submission Corporation) and decided to pay to have a patent search

done.

Once the patent search was completed, we returned to discuss the results of the research with the rep of

ISC. We were told that a patent didn’t exist for Nathan’s idea. However, this couldn’t be any further from

the truth. Based on the patent research, presented in the book, (put together by lSC) a patent for an item

closely resembling Nathan’s idea does in fact already exist. And this is continued by a letter written to us

by Attorney Campbell. This information should have been disclosed to us, so that we could make an

informed decision, but it wasn’t. Instead we were led to believe that no patent resembling Nathan’s idea

existed, and that a patent could be obtained for Nathan’s idea Based on the information interpreted by the

representatives of ISC to us, we decided to proceed with the project. We paid to apply for an application

and to have the item marketed.

Had we been correctly and appropriately informed of all the findings of the research, favorable and

unfavorable, we would have never proceeded for the request of patent. And furthermore, would never have

had the item marketed.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 08/31/04

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Laura Stamper

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Laura Stamper

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV / Internet

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To market and get patent number.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I have paid close to 10,000.00 to Invention Submission Corporation and I am still not aware of how they

marketed my invention. They state they submitted my invention to companies however from my

understandings the companies they submitted to are no use to my invention. Also they hired an attorney for

me that allowed my patent to go abandoned. I am wanting my contract voided and all monies paid back.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 09/01/06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Universal Finance

Intromark

Inpex

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

John Lobur

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

John Lobur

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Television

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent searches, press releases, brochures, company submissions, patent applications and drawings, trade

show, marketing.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Drawer full of useless paperwork as well as 3 boxes for 3 different items that basically say exactly the

same thing with slightly different variations to differentiate them. Spent well over $25,000 to be misled.

One such instance was that one item had to do with machines manufactured overseas. Someone mentioned

to me that foreign patents would have to be applied for in those countries and would be more money. When

I questioned Chet Dombrowski (salesman) about this, he told me I didn’t have to worry about it. Submitted

lists to me about alleged companies that they supposedly sent my info to. When I gave them name/contact

info of companies I knew were relevant to my items, I was ignored. I did not partake in their “tradeshow”

yet was not returned any monies that allegedly were to be allotted out of my payment toward it. I stopped

their “work” on my items and was not returned any monies since no patent application was finalized or

submitted, nor did I request any more work on their end. The final straw that led to this decision was

calling to talk to a person being told they no longer work there, yet getting a letter dated after the phone call

but with their signature and name on it.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 10/05/05

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Lester Hicks

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Lester Hicks

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Television Ad

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent invention to manufacturers within their industry databank. Manufacturers that they have done

business with previously. Total lost over $40,000 for submitting and patenting 3 inventions.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

The invention promoter (Invention Submission Corporation) informed me and another client / coinventor

on one project, Mr. Hugh Moore, that Invention Submission Corporation had successfully

promoted various projects he (promoter) showed us pictures of a <blacked out> and a booklet showing

other inventions that they have received20% licensing royalties fees. The promoter informed us that they

would place our invention in various popular magazines, newspapers, tradeshows, and to manufacturers to

whom they had a personal working relationship. The Invention Submission Corporation and their attorney,

Mr. Edward Campbell, lost our paperwork as a result, we lost 1 of 2 two years of promotion that was under

the contractual agreement. See enclosed supporting documentation.We never saw any evidence of

promotion that was promised.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11/04/04

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Terrance Simon

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Terrance Simon

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

ISC & Universal Finance Company

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent search, patentability recommendation and assistance with manufacture.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

On 2/11/04, I entered into a contract with ISC to perform a patent search and patentability

recommendation. I was told that it would cost $975.00 but I could pay it in installments of $250.00. I gave

them a check for $250.00. In April 2004, I was notified that the search was complete and that they highly

recommend that I go forward with a patent and copyrights which they could assist me with in obtaining but

I had to pay the remainder of the $975 first. I gave them another check for $250 at which time they told that

they would present my invention to manufacturers if I paid them another $10,000 dollars. That was when a

red flag went off and I began to feel like was conned. Next I received a bill from a Finance company for a

loan I did not enter into. I feel I should not pay the balance.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11/05/02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Jack Armstrong

Invention Promoter’s Address:

76 N. Broadway suite 2010

Hicksville, NY 11801

Complainant’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammatra

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammatra

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Have an Idea? ISC

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To evaluate how marketable my idea would, also to do a research report, and If my invention could be

patentable.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Jack Armstrong from ISC told us I had to have this market report that would come in bound book to

present to companies. He also said that no companies would look at my idea unless I had this research

report done. He said they wouldn’t take my idea seriously. We feel he mislead us to charge us $925.00 to

have this book made. Now he says, since the report came back positive to pursue my idea would cost from

$8,490 to $14,040 for them to present my idea to companies. He also told me it would cost that much just

to patent my idea if a lawyer did it. I feel like I was misled.

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11-7-02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Brenda J. Ingram

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Brenda Ingram

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Television

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To submit invention to industry such as manufacturers marketers. To help patent and advertise invention.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I was under the impression that for my $10,000 that my invention would be submitted to manufacturers and

advertised at trade shows. I was at least expecting a prototype. I do not to this day know what

manufacturers, if any my invention was submitted to. All I got for my ten thousand dollars was a patent

worth $500. However, if my product was licensed the company ISC wanted 20% of the royalties. I

couldn’t understand why something as simple as a <Blank> was not picked up by a manufacturer since it

cost pennies to make it. ISC claimed that they had a data bank of over 10,000 companies. I feel that ISC

only wanted my money, and did the least that they had to for it. I feel that their advertisements on TV are

very misleading, and a rip off. They need to be put out of business. I ended contract in 1999.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11-7-02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Sherry Uloth

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Sherry Uloth

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention Submission Corporation

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

They were to send my invention idea to hundreds of companies so that one might market it.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

In ’98, I signed a contract with ISC. Then in 2000, I received a patent on my invention. I paid out over

$10,000 to them. My complaint is that they kept sending me lists of companies they were supposedly

sending a brochure of my invention to. ISC had told me that in theses brochures were comment cards that

would state either “No, I’m not interested or “Yes” I am interested in the product, and that if any company

responded back I would be notified. Well, not once did any company respond. So, I called ISC

“numerous” times telling them to send me some kind of proof that they are even sending brochures out.

Well, they never did!! One employee there even lied to me and said they sent something to me, but they

never did. I have just recently seen on the internet that ISC has been sued before and have given refunds

for the last couple of years. I have been trying to figure out how to get my $ back like all of those other

people because I feel that they haven’t done what they say they are doing. I regret paying $10,000!! Have

I been scammed and what can I do to try and get a refund?

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11/11/06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

James L. Ketrow

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

James Ketrow

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV & brochures were mailed to me

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Facilitate my invention (which did receive a patent, Patent# US6818127) to be marketed and prototype

developed

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I entered into a contract with ISC in 2000, (Mar 2002 Patent App. Date) received a patent (most of which

was problematic in that Kaardal dropped me just before my patent was in final review) 2004 I asked

immediately what they (ISC) would do to market, develop and otherwise facilitate the process. I received

<Unknown> explanations of all the clients and companies that they (ISC) had supposedly contacted, and

the trade shows that they had done. I kept attempting to contact them in 2004-05 and was notified by mail

that Kaardal had retired and that Leonard & Proehl would now handle my account. It is a fact that they

scam people, and do little or nothing for $13,000 they charge in various stages to make you believe that if

you don’t hurry and pay, you will lose your opportunity forever. I called Leonard & Proehl to ask what

they would do to help me since Kaardal & ISC were not. And, it was critical to move forward since I now

had gotten the patent. They said that they could do nothing.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11/25/04

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

John Nicholas Burgraff

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

John N. Burgraff

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in: (i.e., TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine, Other)

All of the above

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Submission and Patent Services

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

See attached complaint [No additional info provided]

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: Dec. 13, 2004

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Craig D. Mueller

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Craig D. Mueller

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV and Yellow Pages

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Artwork, patent completed, market my invention place in the invention show

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

First, they told me the time to receive my patent should take 2-3 years. It actually took 5+ years. They

waited 1.5 years to call me saying I needed to sign the patent app (June ‘03). I received my patent in May

’04. Second, I signed up for the optional invention show. They have two rooms, one for ideas not patented

and one for patented products. They called me asking if I wanted to put my non-patented idea in the show,

or wait until it was patented. I said wait. I found out in 2003 it was entered into the non-patented room.

Third, I have still not been notified my product has been patented. They were to resend out my idea to all

their companies in their database. They have yet to do this. Fourth, I have not heard from any company in

their database. The only time I ever heard from ISC, was if I needed to sign something.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: Dec. 14, 2002

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Richard R. Mercer

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Richard Mercer

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Blank>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent search 695.00, for 9,500.00. They will process patent application. For next 2 years they would

locate a manufacturer to sign a licensing agreement in which I would receive royalties.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

First of their services was a press release to describe the product, to be published in some form of

newspaper or magazine. I did not receive any proof this ever happened. Next was to produce a color photo

and description to send to possible manufacturers. I was unhappy with the photo, but was told it would

take time to change and should move on. Excited to move on, I approved it. This photo would be sent to

75 – 80 companies. They claimed to know all the right manufacturers for my product. I received a list of

said companies. I then contacted several of them only to find one to be a logging company, another made

particle board and another who made building materials. None of which would be my idea of possible

candidates. Yet they claimed to know what they were doing, at my expense. After 2 years and no luck,

ISC informed me they were done pursuing the licensing of my idea. All said and done, my cost was

10,195.00 for a patent.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 12-16-02

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

<Blank>

Complainant’s Name:

Paul Neves

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Paul Neves

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

ISC

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

patent invention, market my product, send product and patent to various manufacturers

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I paid ISC approx. $10,000 to patent and market my invention. They did not include all of my artwork in

their design and brochure. I had to work directly with a patent attorney, and although I got a patent, I never

had my product marketed to different manufacturers. ISC said they sent a brochure of my invention to

many manufacturers, but when I called some of the manufacturers, they said they never received anything

from ISC. ISC continually gave me the run-around and took all my money in exchange for nothing! I am

very unhappy and I want my money back. Please begin an investigation about the crooks at ISC, so they

don’t do this to anyone else.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 1-2-07

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Advent Product Development Company

Invention Promoter’s Address:

315 Commerce Dr. Pauley’s Island

Complainant’s Name:

Shelley Ann Kerby

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Shelley Ann Kerby

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Other. They were taken to trade shows and sending info various magazines and clothing lines.

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To try and get a licensing agreement with someone.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I paid Advent to do an initial market analysis and to investigate whether or not they was a utility patent out

there. Their investigation proved there was none. They did not properly investigate and there is a utility

patent already like the one I wanted on file. I have spent thousands of dollars on this and the utility patent

already exists. They misrepresented me and took a lot of money from me.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 10-10-03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison & Associates

Invention Promoter’s Address:

595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Alan Scoggins

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Alan Scoggins

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Internet advertisement

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Research design and patent search, disclosure document filing, creating presentation materials, creating a

production sample, production and executive summary.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I contacted Davison & Associates in good faith to assist me in the patenting and licensing of a <Blank>. I

have paid Davison & Associates over $15,000 to date without any results. I feel that Davison & Associates

misrepresented their services in exchange for my money. They have directed their marketing toward

companies that are not within my target market. They would take my advice when I would direct them

towards prospective companies until they marketed the product to their companies. Upon re-review of the

documents given to me by Davison & Associates, the agreement with the companies requesting a product

review have been back dated up to two year prior to my contact with Davison, indicating to me that such

requests have never been made and are alleged presentations have never been given.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 2-11-03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison (Rep: Steve Cianflone)

Invention Promoter’s Address:

595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammalva

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammalva

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Parenting magazine

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To get a major company to look at my idea, and also develop my idea into a product.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

I told Stephen Cianflone <Blank>. He insisted to get a research first to see if we could even move forward

depending on the research. I told him I needed to know how much it would cost before I would get the

research. He went on to say if my report came back positive, that Mr. Davison would help finance and

would ask for additional percentage and royalties. He also said that determining the price of my idea would

be done later on again depending on the research report. When he sent my list of fees I was very

disappointed. He could have told me from the beginning. Even though Mr. Davison discounted the fees

they were very similar to other companies I had called. When I told Stephen that Mr. Davison contribute

was a lot less than expected, he told me that it’s the most Mr. Davison would do or seen him do in the years

he has worked for him. I wish he would have told me this from the beginning. I would have not pursued

this. I also think the fees are told from the beginning even though they have standard pricing lists.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 7-1-03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison (Rep: Steve Cianflone)

Invention Promoter’s Address:

595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammalva

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Luigi & Bernadina Giammalva

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Parenting magazine

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

To do a market research on my idea, to evaluate how marketable my idea would be, and to get a major

company to market my idea.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

When I spoke to Mr. Cianflone, I told him I needed to know how much it would cost me. He continued to

explain that we would need to do the research first and from there we would know if we could even go

forward or not depend on the research. I told him that <Blank> and that is why I needed to know before

hand. He told me that in most cases if a major company wanted to look at my idea Mr. Davison would step

up to the plate. Meaning that he would pay for the production to market the idea. Then, he said he would

pay a percentage, and he wouldn’t be able to tell me that until the research came back positive. He charged

me $685.00 for the research, when it came back positive he told me it would cost between $9,895.00 to

$14,525.00 depending on royalties Mr. Davison agreed upon. When I specified that I would not be able to

do this if it costed in the thousands!

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 11-20-06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison

Invention Promoter’s Address:

595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Margo Hinson

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Margo Hinson

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Mail

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent research, prototype, marketing, manufacture, disclosure deposit request

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Davison, asked for 685.00. After a few months the conversation started to change. I kept asking for the

disclosure deposit request to patent my invention and Daniel Columbus stalled on <Unknown> request. I

also got information that my husband received on the computer with regards to Davison and would-be

victims. Mr. Daniel Columbus became very aggressive towards the end asking me to pay using (5) options:

1. Pay 165 an hour

2. 13,000.00 plus 10%

3. 11,000.00 plus an additional 5% = 15%

4. 9,000.00 plus an additional 10% = 25%

5. Option I pay 60% of either options to start w/ 1,000.00 retaining fee 40% of balance due upon

prototype

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 9-10-03

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison Design & Development Inc.

Invention Promoter’s Address:

Ride Park, 595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Lester R. Gotschall

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Lester R. Gotschall

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

The internet

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Design, develop, promote and offer for sale my idea of <Blank>

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Disclosure document submitted 1-27-03

Production contract entered into 4-7-03 to design and develop my idea of <Blank>

Cost to me: 1-27-03 $685.00, 4-7-03 $9,863.00, 7-23-03 $8,000.00

Letter I received from Jeffrey Sawyer on 7-17-03 stated product was ready to be presented to chosen

company for sale. Contract of 4-7-03 stated: item F inventor reserves right to inspect or review all

materials prepared by Davison in regard to development of the invention. I told Mr. Sawyer that I wanted

to personally inspect the finished product. He said no one in the seven years he had been there no one had

made that request. Two or three times they promised to send, but to this date nothing, and no word from

them. This is breach of contract.

P.S. Package came from Davison 9-6-03, but contained only a catalog from SA-SO Company,Dallas, TX

no written word about above contract.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 10/4/05

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison Inventegration

Invention Promoter’s Address:

Ride Park 595 Alpha Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Complainant’s Name:

Charles Merrill

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Charles Merrill

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Internet

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Project portfolio & licensee my invention

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

See typed narrative [No additional info provided]

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 10-06-06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Davison Invetegration

Invention Promoter’s Address:

Ride park 595 Alpha Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2911

Complainant’s Name:

Russell Baker

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

www.davison54.com

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Package, presentation, virtual reality product design, sample, royalty management

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

10-4-05 sent $650.00

1-18-06 sent $1000.00

2-06-06 sent $8176.00 for a total of $9826.00 received.

Downloaded pages of <Blank> OCT 22,2005. Nothing but lies in letters and phone calls since. I’ve

registered with MN. A.G. and BBB

Signed: <Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 6-2-05

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Homax Products Inc.

Invention Promoter’s Address:

468 W. Horton Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226

Complainant’s Name:

David Prokop

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

David Prokop

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Homax advertised in: tradeshows, internet websites, magazines (catalogs)

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Homax promised to develop additional ‘spin-off’ products, market to retail stores in USA andCanada

Promote the products at tradeshows and in catalogs to their ‘network’ of buyers.

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

On June 24, 2003, after 1 year of negotiations, I (David Prokop) signed a licensing contract with Homax

Products, Inc. of Bellingham, WA. The contract gave Homax exclusive rights to market and use 2 of my

patented products (patent numbers # D486,591 and D443,937) fencepost protectors. A royalty rate of 4%

of product sales minus returns or a minimum royalty of $25,000 per year. On March 16, 2004, I contacted

Homax to request a quarterly payment of the minimum yearly royalty payment. On June 7, 2004, I

received a letter from Frank Chmelik (Homax’s lawyer) that Homax was terminating the contract and

would not pay any royalty payments. In March 2005, I contacted the American Arbitration Association to

mediate the disputed contract. On May 5, 2005, after a hearing, the AAA arbitrator awarded to me a

payment of $25,000 plus expenses from Homax Products, Inc. Since that time, Homax has refused to pay

the judgment and I am forced to take additional legal action to recover the AAA judgment. During the

hearing a Homax representative stated, “they have used this contract many times with several inventors.” I

feel Homax has “cheated and used for their own profit” many inventors without due compensation for their

intellectual property. Homax is using the strategy to increase profits by exploiting independent inventors to

bear the cost of Homax research and development for new products. I feel this is unfair and in violation of

Federal Laws including the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 3-30-07

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Invent Help

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Fostoria Pierson

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Fostoria Pierson

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV and radio stations

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Market product through conventions

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Recently moved to <Blank> was a customer of Invent Help’s when I resided in <Blank>

See attached [No additional info provided]

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 12-11-07

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Invent Help

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Israel Johnson

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

Israel Johnson

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

On TV

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent attorney was suppose to call and contact and discuss idea BIP package was received after I asked for

my money back

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Company Invent Help promised a call from a patent attorney, (there disclaimer is ‘it is up to the patent

attorney to call you’) But they still charge $205.00 for the service. BIP package which cost $760.00 was

received after I asked for my money back. Constantly harassed by their parent company, Universal

Payment, irregardless of me telling them services were not performed and the sales representative Phil

Romo, had the audacity to proclaim the work was performed and also for $12,000 for the next step. What a

joke. I have put in writing I want my money back and magically, the BIP package arrives at my house. I

sent it back and I still want the $500.00 back that was paid towards the services that were not performed.

Signed:

<Blank>

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 6-12-06

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Invent Help

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Sergey Trushkov

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

<Blank>

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

<Blank>

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

<Blank>

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

This letter is to inform you of my effort to get my monies refunded by ISC/Invent Help. Company

representative Mr. Jim Folger mislead me about company business. By giving me the false information

they violated the consent decree. They company agrees that they have mislead me, therefore, they agreed

to refund my money. Provisions of the settlement have been violated. I assure you that many of them

were.

CC: Enclosed 2 letters

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 1-10-08

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Invent Help

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Wesley V. Thomas

Complainant’s Address:

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Customer’s Name:

Wesley V. Thomas

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

TV

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Prepare Basic Information Package – market idea

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

As of 10-23-07, I, Wesley V. Thomas enlisted the services of this company with the idea after speaking

with one of the agents that they could help me patent my idea and also market it for potential assets. After

my initial consultation I was convinced that this company could assist me with my idea (I was very

enthusiastic at this point). After signing papers and agreeing to invest over 900.00, I later learned from

another source that there was a class action lawsuit filed against these types of companies for misleading

people and giving them false hope. This information is also on the Federal Trade Commission’s website.

If I had been told that without having a patent there would be no use in my pursuing a portfolio in which I

can do nothing with. Nobody has 900.00 to throw away and these companies need to have integrity and

morals.

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 7-13-07

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Jacob Enterprises Inc.

DBA Invention Home

Invention Promoter’s Address:

275 Center Rd. Suite 105 Monroeville, PA 15146

Complainant’s Name:

Jerome W. Smith and La Tretha E. Stroughter

Complainant’s Address:

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Customer’s Name:

Jerome W. Smith and La Tretha E. Stroughter

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Jacob Enterprises Inc. DBA Invention Home was found on the internet

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Patent assistance – packaging idea to be licensed – marketing idea to buyers – developing prototype –

manufacturing product

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

See attached complaint letter [No additional info provided]

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 7/19/2005

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Millennium Marketing Group, LTD

* www.patentmovers.com

Invention Promoter’s Address:

10550 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66212

Complainant’s Name:

Connie L. George

Complainant’s Address:

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Customer’s Name:

Connie L. George

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in: (i.e., TV, Radio, Newspaper,Magazine,

Other)

I don’t know!! I’ve asked again and again for some kind of proof!

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Licensee for my invention

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Scott Norman (President): didn’t comply with the signed contract, to do the “Function & Duty” or INTENT

to do what it takes to accomplish the “Job Service Operation”. The contract made him “Legally &

Morally” to a Binding Agreement. I feel that Scott Norman & Company has breached the contract and

failed to give me “Consideration”.

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 10-5-07

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Millennium Marketing Group, LTD (MMG)

Invention Promoter’s Address:

10550 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66212

Complainant’s Name:

Gerold Kunkle

Complainant’s Address:

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Customer’s Name:

Gerold Kunkle

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in: (i.e., TV, Radio, Newspaper,Magazine,

Other)

US Mail

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Obtain a market for patented technologies and obtain a licensing arraignment

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Failure of MMG to provide an approved “Prospectus”, also called a Media Kit. Upon checking with a local

inventors’ group, it was disclosed that MMG did not comply with either the Kansas Law which required

them to enter into the words of the House Bill 2792, supplement to the Kansas Consumers Protection Act,

of the contract, “Agreement” signed into Kansas Law on July 1, 1990 and in addition, also omission of The

American Inventors’ Protection Act of 1999. The omitted disclosures would have resulted in not entering

into an Agreement with MMG. This invention promotion company, operating in Kansas, has no excuse for

ignoring the requirements of the supplement to the Kansas Consumers Protection Act, nor can they ignore

the requirements of the Federal Law, The American Inventors’ Protection Act of 1999, and are operating in

a deceptive manner.

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE:

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

ISC Invention Submission Corporation

Invention Promoter’s Address:

217 Ninth St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Complainant’s Address:

<Blank>

Customer’s Name:

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in:

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

Signed:

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COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER

DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: 7-3-07

Acct#: <Blank>

Name of the Invention Promotion Company:

Universal Payment Corp./Universal Finance Company (412) 338-5240

Invention Promoter’s Address:

931 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Complainant’s Name:

Deena P.Wilson

Complainant’s Address:

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Customer’s Name:

Deena Wilson

WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?

Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in: (i.e., TV, Radio, Newspaper, Magazine,

Other)

TV, radio

Invention promotion services offered to be performed:

Invention/Idea Promotion

Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter:

The company (Invention Submission Corp./Universal Payment Corp./Universal Finance Co.)

misrepresented their services. They did not market my product like they said they would and they did not

disclose the names and addresses of the companies they sent my invention information to. They told me a

patent search was not necessary, but said they did a patent search. I never received proof of a patent search.

The company provided me with a computer-generated book of outdated information alleging that my

product was marketable. They made me think my product was marketable, but when I changed my mind

and asked to cancel my contract because the results were going no where and <Blank>, Mr. David Schultz

told me it was impossible to cancel. Mr. Schultz pretended like his company, Invention Submission Corp.

was not affiliated with the finance company, Universal Payment Corp./Universal Finance Co. Mr. Schultz

advised me to ask for <Blank>, but did not tell the finance company that he had advised me to do that.

During my dissatisfaction with Invention Submission Corp./Universal Payment Corp./Universal Finance

Co., I spoke with Mr. David Schultz and Mr. Phil Penella regarding my complaints on several occasions.

This company has been <Unknown> of its clients. This information can be found on the ftc.gov website.

Signed:

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