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----- Original Message -----
From: "THOMAS JELLEMA"
To: <help>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: invent-tech

For the past few months, I have been banding together other inventors
who have been scammed out of their money by Invent-Tech. we have made
formal request to them as a group, asking for our monies back, or we
would report them to the BBB, FTC & attorney generals office, state of
Florida. their attorney, Leslie Hecker, sent us a release if I would
stop talking about  Invent-Tech. in that agreement, if I so much as
breathed, they wanted 50,000 in damages from my partner & me. we would
not sign it. Today I was served papers from the sheriff. Invent Tech is
now suing me & my partner for 100,000 each. I am in contact with a
school teacher in Louisiana who is being sued also for 100,000 also for
reporting them to the BBB & FTC. defending ourselves is going to be very
costly. If you happen to know of any other inventors who have had
problems, or could give us some advice, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely
Tom Jellema/Tom O'dea

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: "Ronald J. Riley" 

To: <brooks1500@>

Cc: <IAGBOB@>

Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: Invent-Tech vs. Tyler Court Case in Florida

----- Original Message -----
From: <brooks1500@>
To: <rjriley@>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 1:52 PM
Subject: Invent-Tech vs. Tyler Court Case in Florida


Mr. Riley:

I thought I  would share with you the outcome of Invent-Tech's case
against me in Dade County, Florida.  My name is Rhonda Tyler, Mr. Tom
Jellema spoke to you last week about the case against me, and I just
heard from my lawyer in Florida.  Judge Bailey was more concerned about
Ms. Leslie Heckler filing a suit against me because I asked the BBB of
Miami to check on my complaint against Invent-Tech.  On Friday, February
8, Invent-Tech, by way of Ms. Heckler, dropped the "breech of contract"
part of the law suit.  Reason why was because my contract was over with
them prior to my complaint being filed.  The judge, according to my
lawyer, has her court in order and perhaps a ruling won't be too far off
in the distance future.  I certainly hope not.  I am ready for this
nightmare to end.  Also, I just emailed my attorney in Florida and asked
him if Judge Bailey seem concerned with me threatening to put my negative
comments on a web site about my dealings with Invent-Tech.  (I just
wonder where my 1st Amendment rights end these days.  As long as I am
speaking the truth, is this not my right?)  I am waiting to hear from him
on that one.

Mr. Tom Jellema said you thought I was  a plant from Invent-Tech.  I can
rest assure you I am not.  Matter of fact, I am dedicated at doing what I
can, and it is costing me the mortgage on my home, to PUT THEM OUT OF
BUSINESS FOR THEIR UNETHICAL AND DECEITFUL PRACTICES.  Anything your
organization can do to help me or Mr. Jellema would be greatly
appreciated.  WE HAVE GOT TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO ANYONE ELSE.

I am willing to send you whatever you need in order of you to help us put
them out of business and hold them accountable for these costly and
frivolous law suits.  Please feel free to call me if you need any
information.

Sincerely,

Rhonda McNeal Tyler
rcmtyler@

==== Reply ===

Most all inventor activists are threatened by invention promoters.  They
often try to trick us into saying something which might be actionable, an
attempt to create an excuse to sue us.  When you contacted Mr. Lougher he
let me know about the contact.  He sent you a reply, but then did not hear
back from you.  At that point we thought you were another invention promoter
stooge.

Invent-Tech is the first invention promoter I have seen use SLAPP
www.InventorEd.org/SLAPP/ suits to try and silence clients.  This is a
really stupid tactic.

Two other firms have used litigation to silence inventor activists, ISC
www.InventorEd.org/caution/isc/ and Advent
www.InventorEd.org/caution/advent/.

You are protected by the First Amendment, and may speak the truth.  But it
is up to a court to decide if you have spoken the truth.  Still, the web is
a great equalizer.  It is a great support tool when used in conjunction with
a media campaign.

Send Bob Lougher and I the documents about the case.  Where possible send
them in electronic form in addition to hard copy.  This will facilitate
posting the material to the web.  I will create an Invent-Tech section on
the www.InventorEd.org/caution/ pages at
www.InventorEd.org/caution/invent-tech/ .

I suggest that you join our inventor support forum, InventorEd-L.  Just
follow the link below and click on InventorEd-L.

Ronald J. Riley www.InventorEd.org
1323 West Cook Road
Grand Blanc, MI  48439
(810) 936-4356

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Invent Tech's  Infamous Attorney Disbarred 12-8-2002

Leslie Hecker
650 West Ave Apt 2612
Miami Beach, FL 33139-6370

 
RJR Note - Only listing in the area for Leslie Hecker as of 12-29-04
 
2044 Alta Meadows Ln
Delray Beach,  FL  33444-1173
(561) 274-4078  

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Below you will find links to explore Invent-Tech in more detail:

1/. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION COMPLAINTS UNDER FREEDOM OF INFO ACT: www.ftc.gov/foia/frequentrequest.htm

2/. PATENT OFFICE COMPLAINTS:
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/dta_txt.htm#Complaints

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/data.htm#LicensePromotion

3/. COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST INVENTORS COMPLAINING ABOUT INVENT-TECH, ETC: www.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil
Once at the site, select: (1) Standard Case Search then (2) type Invention Technologies in the "Party Name."

I strongly advise you to become familiar with the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 as found at: www.wenderoth.com/statute.htm
Run cursor down to: SEC. 4102. INTEGRITY IN INVENTION PROMOTION SERVICES. If you can get them to give you their stats as mandated by federal law per the question you should be asking them on the above link, I believe you may find the answer to your question. 

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FTC Invention Technologies-Consumer Complaints on 
Invention Technologies Corp. (as of 01/15/02) [PDF 1MB]

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USPTO Published Complaints

Read the Caution Flags List at http://www.InventorEd.org/flaglist/ .

Another information source is: Invention Marketing Companies .

National Congress of Inventor Organizations (NCIO)

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