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
Please note that there
are now three lists. One list is this list, the
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/ .
Be sure to
check for published complaints on the Patent Office web
- Andrew Abrams aka AGENT ANDY Who is
plying his wares here. BEWARE
- America Invents - AmericaInvents.com
(Per Bill Seidel's request:
regarding disgruntled client)
America Invents Mini Section for more information.
- American Dynamics of Atlanta, Ga.
- American Group for Innovation and
- American Idea Management
- American Innovations, Inc. (AII)
- American Media Group (Now Media
- American Patent Research
- BruMar International, Bruce
- Crocket, Tim American Innovations
- Franklin Forge
- Goldberg, Arthur (Art)
- Idea Management and Patent
Assistance Corp., Stoneham, MA
- Invention Affiliated Companies,
- Invention Consulting
- Invention Marketing Services,
- 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,
- Media Corp Worldwide (Formerly
American Media Group)
- National Idea Center, Inc., 5130
MacArthur Blvd., Washington, D.C.
- Patent and Trademark Institute of
- Patents Plus (was American
- 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***)
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.
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
2) Then other court
records were searched and that information added to the
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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