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of five years waiting in vain for riches to be showered upon
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Ronald J. Riley Executive Director
The following section is about
companies and/or individuals who have been associated
with invention promotion companies who in my opinion are
Bob Lougher, as a result of his
employment by a not so reputable invention promotion
company, led the battle against invention promotion firms
for many years. After taking an excessively long
vacation, Bob is back and ready to do some serious
kicking of invention promotion firms tails. His web site
is: UIA/USA Inventors Awareness Center http://www.uiausa.com.
An excellent article about why one stop shops
are not a good investment.
THE BRAIN: www.inventionconvention.com/b-12
been Scammed? Find out
what to do here.
Pennsylvania Attorney General
With Invention Promoter Bullies
Marketing Companies By BPM Legal
Inventor Fraud Center (NIFC) & Burdick Law
Special mention goes to NIFC for
their courageous fight against both ISC and Advent.
Both companies filed SLAPP suits against NIFC, and through
what is in my opinion an abuse of the process of
law both were able to force NIFC to remove all
mention of them from the NIFC web site. Mind you
not on the merits, but simply by dragging the
suit out and running the costs sky high. NIFC
countered with a RICO action which named a number of
companies including ISC.
You will find no mention of ISC or Advent on
NIFC. Nor will you find any links to this site.
The reason is that both companies sued NIFC founder and
collectively cost him nearly $100,000. It is no accident
that neither case made it to court. That is the whole
point of a SLAPP suit.
There is a rumor going around that each company required that
NIFC not link to InventorEd as a condition of the
ISC sued a sole practioner named Bruce
Burdick and forced him into signing a gag agreement
and to remove all links to InventorEd in 2003. InventorEd
obtained permission to use the material shortly after the
lawsuit was brought so that we would be able to show everyone
the information which ISC wanted to suppress. To see what ISC
wanted removed from the web click
S. Neustel and Bruce
Burdick are U.S. Registered Patent Attorneys who deserve
your business because they had the moral character to speak
publicly about the invention promotion problem.
The fact of the matter is that
some service providers may start out with the best of
intentions, but the Peter Principle may get them. Common
causes of them being bit by the Peter Principle are -
business is slow so they take a job outside their
experience, or they may not be very good business people
- large egos get in the way of doing the job. In these
cases they may not be an outright scam, but still for a
variety of reasons they get in way over their heads. The
bottom line being that the inventor did not get the
service they deserved and paid for.
Some invention promoters want to
be named co-inventor or given a piece of the invention.
There are many risks associated with this. Read
about them here.
has been widely reported that many companies whose
services are of questionable value - or even outright
fraud - threaten to sue, and in some cases even threaten
to hurt, those who speak out about the problem. A
warning for those who would try to quell free speech in
the inventor community. I work extensively with
many journalists and other media. Any threats, to
sue or otherwise, will be promptly passed to the
media. This will get the questionable party much
more publicity than do these pages.
Be sure to check for
published complaints on the Patent Office web site:
Search The FTC Web Site For "Invention
"PROJECT MOUSETRAP" SNARES INVENTION PROMOTION
Operation Mousetrap: Statement of Jodie
INVENTOR: THE FTC SAYS SCAMSTERS ABOUND -
The Federal Trade Commission reveals
Invention Promotion Firms
So You've Got a Great Idea?
Have you been Scammed? Find
out what to do here.
Are Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act (RICO) statutes the
answer to reigning in invention Promoters?
Inventor-Link is the latest company to threaten a member
of InventorEd. Follow the link to learn about their
ill considered and vague threats.
Corporation (ISC) and
associated companies have earned special
treatment on this page because the organization
has the distinction of being the largest and most
aggressive maze of companies of it's type, read
about their indiscretions at the Federal Trade
Commission site. FTC-93
All of Mr. Berger's businesses and associates are
marked in this list in RED.
ISC has so many locations, (about 60 in five
countries, that I gave them a page of their own
ISC has been moved to the top of this short
list once again as a result of their latest attempt to stop
legitimate public discussion of their business
practices. They have a strong affinity for SLAPP suits.
The latest one being a suit the filed against patent attorney
This suit really surprised me because just a
few months ago they got their tails kicked royally by the
USPTO after the filed a SLAPP suit against
Invention Submission Corporation should have
learned by now that every time they do something like this it
galvanizes many people to help them get the attention they
crave. Attention from media, First Amendment activists,
law enforcement, and a hoard of contingency litigators who a
salivating over they exceptionally deep pockets. May
2003 be a year of interesting times for ISC and similar
N. Waxman changes the names
of his companies often. It is rumored that Mr.
Waxman makes such name changes more often than he
changes his underwear. He has now earned top
billing on these pages with his threatening
letter. To give Mr. Waxman's
views full and fair exposure I have now created a
N. Waxman mini section on
this web site.
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