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InventorEd created the watch list to list those companies whom we feel bear close scrutiny but who have not been the subject of any government action.  We feel that companies listed on this list should be closely monitored by enforcement agencies and that inventors should carefully consider whether or not the companies listed here merit their business.

Please note that there are now three lists.  One list is this list, the "WatchList", a list of companies whom we believe merit caution, another list is the ExtremeCautionList which is a list companies who have either had published complains against them or have been the subject of government action, and the last is a special list for the biggest and oldest invention promoter, the ISC List.  

And last, a list of service providers whom we believe to be good prospects for inventors is located at www.InventorEd.org/service/ and at www.InventorEd.org/marketorg/ .

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Be sure to check for published complaints on the Patent Office web site:

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

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  • Andrew Abrams aka AGENT ANDY Who is plying his wares hereBEWARE
  • America Invents - AmericaInvents.com
    (Per Bill Seidel's request: SLAPP-correction regarding disgruntled client)
    See: America Invents Mini Section for more information.
  • American Dynamics of Atlanta, Ga.
  • American Group for Innovation and Technology, Inc.
  • American Idea Management
  • American Innovations, Inc. (AII)
  • American Media Group (Now Media Corp Worldwide)
  • American Patent Research Corporation
  • BruMar International, Bruce Tarbell
  • Crocket, Tim American Innovations
  • Franklin Forge
  • Goldberg, Arthur (Art)
  • Idea Management and Patent Assistance Corp., Stoneham, MA
  • Invention Affiliated Companies, LLC
  • Invention Consulting
  • Invention Marketing Services, Incorporated (IMSI)
  • Inventor's Express Services (IES) John D Burley Timothy J Ryan
  • InventorsHelpLine (PTI) [1-17-07 PTI was put into federal receivership and is now closed]
  • Invention Marketing, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA - Also branches in GA & TX
  • Keller, Martin E. from Washington, D.C.
  • Media Corp Worldwide (Formerly American Media Group) 
  • National Idea Center, Inc., 5130 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, D.C.
  • Patent and Trademark Institute of America (PTI)
  • Patents Plus (was American Innovations)
  • Quinn, Archer The New Da Vincis www.thenewdavincis.com (Threatened a SLAPP)
  • Rodriguez, Jorge
  • Royal Ideas & Inventions (www.rii.com.au located in Australia)
  • Schoonover Law Firm - Donald R Schoonover, Phd JD. (PTI)
  • Smith, Hugh
  • The New Da Vincis www.thenewdavincis.com, Archer Quinn
  • Washington Innovation Center, Inc.
    (***Not to be confused with the government sponsored Canadian Innovation Centre***)

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Other Organizations

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)

The watch list is people and companies who have the MO as detailed in the Caution Flags List at http://www.InventorEd.org/flaglist/ of firms listed on this page but do not have any published FTC or other actions about them yet. I urge the investigators with both the FTC and state agencies to exam these companies activities.

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How this list was compiled.

1) The initial list was generated by searching the FTC web site for companies or people associated with those companies whom the FTC had brought action against for their invention promotion activity.

2) Then other court records were searched and that information added to the list.

3) Additional names of people from individual complaints sent to InventorEd or forwarded to InventorEd from other organizations were added only where a company was already identified by FTC or court documents.

4) All the above information was sorted and associated groups were color coded to allow easy visual identification of companies who are known to work together or where common ownership is clear. Associations where someone got their start in the business by working for another invention promotion firm but then went on to start their own company are not shown in the caution list. We are happy to supply such information to law enforcement or journalists.

5) Last, complaints received about companies who fit the Red Flags profile (http://www.uiausa.com/subredflag.htm) are listed in black. Please note that there are no known legal actions against these companies, but that we are requesting that they be investigated.

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