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Professional inventors wish to help invention promotion companies do the best job possible. To that end we are collaborating with numerous State and Federal agencies to help invention promotion firms achieve their full potential. 

In the case of Archer Quinn - AKA Kevin Thomas, he is demanding that his name be removed from the "Watch" list under threat of bringing a SLAPP.

It is a fact that Archer Quinn has provided no verifiable credentials in the invention promotion field.  Yet he is offering invention promotion services to people in North America for a mere $100 US (Quinn is in Australia). 

Wallet with money flying away It 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 this page alone does.

Any company who actually brings a SLAPP suit will be counter sued, and all appropriate information gleaned in discovery will be passed to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

hwww.InventorEd.org/caution/archer-quinn/ personal profile, self described occupation "bum".

http://www.kftv.com/company-11205911.html

http://www.producers-source.com/bulletin/index2d.html Attempt to sell script.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Archer Quinn
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 11:26 PM
Subject: This is a link to our site
 
 
We have a section in cool links in the Launch kit, if you would like a free listing in the kit please let us know.
 
Archer Quinn
 
CEO
 
The New Da Vincis

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When Archer Quinn AKA Kevin Thomas did not get the rapid response he felt he was entitled to he fired off the following message.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:48 PM
Subject: Patent it yourself?

My firm has an information service in this industry, and whilst, I have
studied law and am conversant with patent and copyright laws, our primary
help is in the product design and marketing fields, no, don't panic, we are
advisory only and do not ever become involved in project of clients even if
offered. I would be interested in listing a link for your book when it is
digitally available online. As for inved.org they seem to tar everyone with
the same brush, our firm as do some others, guide people through the steps
without percentages and commissions, And if you see our site, it is the only
absolute privacy G'tee site in the world, we don't want to know the full
details without provisional protection, we simply help with component design
when stuck, or provide references for them to find suppliers of products and
then how to market, all written in English, not in holier than thou
technical speak.

www.thenewdavincis.com

Regards

Archer Quinn

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
To: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?

Mr. Quinn,

I have checked both the US and Australia's patent database and as far as I
can tell you hold no patents.  There is no history of your contributing to
the inventor community in any way.  A background check only shows that you
have a small presence in the entertainment industry.  Other then your web
site I see no evidence that you have any expertise.  The web site is more
glitz then substance.

In your first communication you make disparaging remarks about InventorEd.

At this point I have no reason to believe that you are anything other then
another smooth talking promoter who sees aspiring inventors as easy marks.
Everything about the way you have conducted yourself sets off alarm bells.

In light of your conduct and the fact that you are trying to elicit $100
from clients in North America for services which are at best of dubious
value, I have added your name to the lowest level of caution list, I.e. the
"watch list".

If we receive complaints from clients and they are unresolved it will cause
you to be moved to the "extreme caution" list.  Conversely, if you actually
produce verifiable success stories it may result in your name being removed
from the caution lists.

You need to understand that we frequently see brash, pushy, arrogant sales
types decide that inventors are easy marks and a source of easy money.

Ronald J Riley
www.InventorEd.org

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
To: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?

The Vine entertainment and producer Gino Cabanas owns one, and A third
generation A list actress owns another. My personal not company!! income for
1992 was 1.2m taxable income. What was yours clever.

What you don't know about inventors as you are clearly not one, is that all
true inventors have great imaginations and are usually actors, writers,
Sculptors Etc, clearly your book will be worthless for you have no
understanding of the people with whom you deal. I am skilled in chemistry
and physics, I could teach you how to make your soap explode when having a
shower ,to how to make a million from coca cola with a simple marketing
trick. I doubt you could teach anything..

I will be sure to pass on your name in the context which belies your
conduct.

Have a nice day

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
To: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?

Glad to hear I just sent him copies of your emails.

 

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
To: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?

Did you know that David Pressman is a Director of InvEd.org??  You are quite
funny.

I reviewed your site and it is a commercial web site seeking $100
memberships.  It is light on information.

A background check shows that you are also trying to peddle scripts.  And
doing so by placing ads on forums.

I hate to tell you this, but if you do not know how to contact people in a
position to buy your scripts I very much doubt you know how to contact
people and sell them inventions, much less teach inventors to do this.

I will pass your communication on to Mr. Pressman along with the results of
my research.

Ronald J Riley
www.InventorEd.org

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
To: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2004 11:01 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?

 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
To: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: Patent it yourself?


> The Vine entertainment and producer Gino Cabanas owns one, and A third
> generation A list actress owns another. My personal not company!! income
for
> 1992 was 1.2m taxable income. What was yours clever.

Mr. Quinn,

I am a self made millionaire.  But this is not about whose weenie is
biggest.
>
> What you don't know about inventors as you are clearly not one,

I hold seven patents and others are pending.

> is that all
> true inventors have great imaginations and are usually actors, writers,
> Sculptors Etc,

I hate to tell you this but I know many top inventors, Hall of Fame
inductees, Nobel laureates, and only one of them was in acting.

> clearly your book will be worthless for you have no
> understanding of the people with whom you deal.

Please!!  Mr. Pressman's book is considered the bible in our industry.

> I am skilled in chemistry
> and physics, I could teach you how to make your soap explode when having a
> shower ,to how to make a million from coca cola with a simple marketing
> trick. I doubt you could teach anything..
>
> I will be sure to pass on your name in the context which belies your
> conduct.
>
> Have a nice day

If you made so much money why are you trying to collect $100 each from
members?

It sounds to me like I should add your name to the caution list.
www.InventorEd.org/caution/  Specifically the www.InventorEd.org/caution/watch/.

Ronald J. Riley
1323 West Cook Road
Grand Blanc, MI  48439
(810) 6558830, F@x (810) 6558832
Personal Email: Ron@rjriley.com

President, Professional Inventors Alliance
www.PIAUSA.org

Former Advisory Board President,
Alliance for American Innovation, Inc., Wash, DC

Founder of InventorEd, Inc.
www.InventorEd.org
Ron@InventorEd.org

Personal page:
www.rjriley.com/about-rjriley/
Views expressed are my own.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Thomas
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 1:33 AM
Subject: Remove it or unlike everyone else I will sue you, for damages to Character and business

You have 24hrs to comply, withdrawal after that point will not constitute compliance simply a defiance of the liability laws to see how far you could go, and as such confirms an act of malice. Black lists for your information are illegal. I am advising you to seek legal advice to verify such so that in the event the list stays, you will also be subject to criminal not civil prosecution.
 
Archer Quinn

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Archer quinn" <archerquinn@dodo.com.au>
To: "Ronald J Riley (InvEd)" <Ron@InvEd.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 2:20 AM
Subject: Legal action will be filed with the US public prosecuters Office Tuesday Morning

Attachment of what has been found in ten minutes.

The Law

Defamation Generally
The reason for having defamation laws as a civil remedy in tort is because 'A person has the right to his good name'. Defenses are nevertheless available for balancing the interest of freedom of speech, such as the defense of fair comment and justification.

What is defamatory?
A statement is defamatory if it tends to lower the plaintiff in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally. Alternatively speaking, the matter tends to make the plaintiff shunned or avoided by right-thinking members of society. The meaning of the defamatory nature of the statement can be literal or by inference

Libel and Slander distinguished
A distinction has to be drawn between libel and slander. Libel: are publications in permanent form while slander are publications by spoken word or other transient means. Unlike slander, damage is presumed in libel actionable without proof of special damage.

Meaning of 'Permanent form"
Permanent form can be something in writing or in other permanent form. Examples are electronic communications via e-mail, newsgroups, message board, homepages are matters of permanent form. Broadcast by radio, TV, Internet, public performance, film soundtrack, CD, tape-recording also meet the requirement of 'permanent form'.

Requirement of Publication
The statement must be published by communicating to at least one person other than the person defamed.

Examples on the Internet are:
Usenet posting / e-mail to a third party, such as by cc. copy / message board / chat room /world wide web /

Defenses

O'Brien v. Brown; Manawatu Internet Services,  Palmerston Northern Dist. Court (New Zealand, 2001).  A New Zealand court awarded $42,000 against a website contributor for defamation. The court found Manawatu Internet Service director Alan Brown liable for defamation for posting on the web statements critical of Domainaz, a central domain name registry service. The court noted that freedom of expression was no greater on the Internet than in other publications. The court awarded $30,000 for general damages and a further $12,000 for puntive damages. 

Article at www.nzherald.co.nz

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: Remove it or unlike everyone else I will sue you, for damages to Character and business

Mr. Quinn,
 
You contacted me, and you made disparaging remarks about our organization in the mistaken belief that you were contacting one of our directors rather then us.
 
So are you Archer Quinn or Kevin Thomas?  Using two names, um....I guess that caution is in order.
 
You have made one blunder after another.  Now to be fair to you I will create a mini-section and post all of our correspondence so that your views on the matter get equal exposure.  I will try to post all you comments by Monday.
 
This is standard operating procedure for  InventorEd. There is a posted publication policy on the site which spells this out.  There is also a posted policy on every caution page, and in light of your first communication to us it is clear that you read some of those pages.
 
Getting back to the relevant issues, you are trying to sell memberships to inventors for $100, plus $25 a year thereafter.  You are an unknown in our industry, your web site is superficial, and as far as I can tell you have NO expertise in the field.  Even if you had expertise in Australia it would not qualify you to advise inventors in North America.
 
All inventors need to exercise caution when dealing with service providers.  The facts in your specific case make it clear that even more caution would be in order when dealing with an unknown like you.
 
The page you are listed on is the lowest level of "caution".  Your listing there is based on the facts.
 
If you have any other comments you would like to add to your new mini section feel free to write.
 
One last point.  You are citing law in your neck of the woods, but the law in America is somewhat different.  The fact that you initiated contact squarely places jurisdiction on my turf.
 
It might behoove you to research American law and precedent in regards to our First Amendment.  There have been a steady stream of decisions which protect my right as an advocate to counsel the public about the pitfalls of dealing with people who have no expertise in our industry.
 
Ronald J Riley
www.InventorEd.org

 

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