I called For Sale by Inventor a couple months ago. Their rep was very good. He was very consistent and very concerned, he asks if everything was okay with me and he's being a friend to me, which was very cool. I still need to proceed with doing my part, but so far, everything has been good. I like the service.
I called For Sale by Inventor about a month ago. The rep I spoke to explained things to me and asked if I had drawings. He said they'd love to go ahead with it and gave me the disclosure. I was told the fee to be paid so they could move forward with it. So far, my experience has been pretty good. We're negotiating stuff with them right now.
We're in the beginning of the process with For Sale by Inventor. Their rep gave me a lot of information on how it works and the booklet he gave me was very professionally done. I've got to acquire some more money for them to go with the next step. But so far, they have done what they said they were gonna do.
I had an invention and thought of getting a client and selling it. Now, I'm going through the process with Kurt, my consultant from For Sale by Inventor. He emails me and also explained everything. He's the guy. The confidence is great.
At first, I had a bad experience with For Sale by Inventor. I dealt with somebody there who was not professional and he hung up on me. But I talked to a new guy and he's taking care of it. He fixed it all and it worked out. After that, it's been all good.
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I was checking For Sale by Inventor and they seemed right to me. They've been available to me as they call me once a week. It's been a hundred percent with them. It's been tough but I hope they'll hang on with me until I get all my funds together.
For Sale by Inventor was good at explaining things. They told me how to present my drawings and my art of what I'm inventing, how to describe my blueprint of the style of keychains I was making. I'm trying to do this for my invention, but the only problem is I don't have enough money to make and send my inventions. So now, I'm looking for investors to help me get on that level.
I was scrolling through YouTube and accidentally touched a For Sale by Inventor ad. When it came up, it had a non-disclosure agreement so, I filled it out but I didn't send it in. Then I got an email from them which surprised me. I didn't answer any of their emails and then they phoned me. But I'm very seldom near my phone so they left a message and I listened to the message. They're on the east coast of the States, and I'm on the west coast of Canada so it wasn't possible for us to link up. I told them they could phone me before six in the morning.
An intern phoned and got me on a Saturday. I was surprised because it would have been quite late where she was calling from. I talked to her about my friend's invention. He already knows a lot of these perils of people who's going to help with his invention. I talked a lot about this to see where they'd go and what my friend has got to do. We haven't given them any money but we've gained a lot of information from them and we intend to deal with them. We've read reviews. Some people have good things to say, some people don't but that happens everywhere.
I came up with something one day then my daughter said I needed to patent it. We went online and she found For Sale by Inventor. I've been having great service. The company was patient and very attentive. They were interested in what I had to say and talked to me about the ins and outs and how to go about doing things. I’ve been getting calls and getting checked on to make sure everything is going okay. I recommend For Sale by Inventor.
I looked up on the Internet for someone for my invention. I explained to the rep from For Sale by Inventor what I thought would be life-saving, and he thought it would be great. I just don't have the funds to continue right now. I'm on disability so my check doesn't go real far. I also didn't realize that there were fees. But the people were fantastic. The gentleman stayed in touch with me and talked to me about several things. I didn't get to the point of faxing him the idea but he has followed up to see if I was ready to go further.
When I was looking for help in developing my idea, I contacted For Sale by Inventor. Their people have been very helpful and informative. I thought of my situation, not being funded right now, and they said I would be contacted in two weeks. It's been an excellent experience.
I talked over the phone a few times with Laurie of For Sale by Inventor and I'm still waiting to hear back from them. Other than that, everything went pretty smoothly. Overall the experience was very positive and I would recommend For Sale by Inventor.
It was a little bit of a challenge trying to explain that the idea that I have is very difficult for me to draw and For Sale by Inventor seemed very fixated on asking me to draw it. I have submitted my drawing and they've asked me to do another one so we're still very much in the preliminary stage.
I was trying to get a patent on the thing I invented but leery at first because when I called for the US Patent, I got the office for the lawyers of For Sale by Inventor. I tried to get their rep to understand that I can’t put a prototype together to show what the invention is. Building a prototype for standard use is not going to work because the situation, terrain or building, would be different. It has to be built according to the terrain and area that we are in.
I spoke with Dale from For Sale by Inventor, and he was very helpful. Overall it went pretty good. I wish I had the money to go ahead and get it started because if I did, it’d be a great service to deal with.
The packet For Sale by Inventor gave was great. They even came back on top of that to give a discount. The rep was wonderful. She stuck with me through the five sessions and I appreciate her service with her attitude and spirit. She had great customer service. Right now, we're still in a standoff phase because I'm trying to see which way I will go. But, I'll be getting in touch with her today and let her know what I am going to be able to do.
I looked online for someone to assist me with my invention. I didn’t have the funds that I needed, but For Sale by Inventor is leading me in the right direction and I’m very pleased. I have a billion-dollar portfolio that they’re working on for me, and I have two other inventions right now that I want them to help me with.
Our For Sale by Inventor rep was excellent. He gave me all the information I needed, went over and over because I didn’t quite understand, and continued to explain each of the steps where I could get to the point where the product could be marketed. He was very patient, detailed, and specific. I really appreciated all that he did and all the time he took with me.
For Sale by Inventor is really helping me out but the only issue is getting that $800 to do that. Their rep is giving me this week to come up with $598 just to do the title search. I'm having a hard time doing that because I have to pay my bills even if I work every day and the people that promised they would help me out backed out on me. I don't want to let it go and let somebody else get a patent on it and all of a sudden blow up off of my idea. But as far as For Sale by Investor is helping, they've been wonderful.
They stayed in contact with me and the rep's boss has even called me and talked to me which I appreciate. That's something missing with a lot of businesses today - real customer service. Once they find out if it's feasible to do, then they call me back and tell me that this is something that could be done and this is what I need to do, that makes me feel really good. What I want to just do is see if I can put that money together and let this thing come to life.
For Sale by Inventor has very reasonable prices and I'd be interested to see how they can afford to give those in certain areas. Right now I’m still in the middle of the process and in a way, I would like to find out if there are any catches down the road or something that I'm not aware of. The reps have all been very excellent, friendly and helpful. Even if I was ever abrasive, they were very understanding in return. They also seemed knowledgeable to the point they needed to be.
I was trying to deal with inventing a project that's very helpful and worthful for people to have and to wear during medical help or need. The representative from For Sale by Inventor guided me along and he told me he'll help me get the project out which is setting the plans out with the idea of the patent getting in through and getting branded. He gives me a follow up often and he tells me about how he's getting for level, prototypes and stuff like that. At the moment, it seems to be going smoothly with me trying to get the project out and I like how everything is set up. If I went over everything they've done and looking at how they followed up on the phone calls, I will recommend them.
It's just that my project hasn't gone out yet and I see that I need more help than what they're giving. Once I've started my payment, which I already have, I would like to see the project to be in a status that's worth the payment I gave. If not then it would be nice of them if the unused money could be taken out then I'd pay it back when there's progress to where we're anchored. I also wanted to ask them "Is it bad when the project comes out and if it do reaps success, being on your good reports, does it comes out to be like you need a lawyer or someone or counsel say that?" It's like For Sale by Inventor get paid for something someone else should be getting paid. I don't understand that.
Resolution response: Sept. 1, 2016
For Sale by Inventor contacted me and gave me a new estimate of their services.
Original review: Aug. 20, 2016
I searched on the Internet and found that For Sale by Inventor was higher on the list. However, I found them to be having some knowledge, but not the full plenitude of it. It was not suited to my needs.
I googled whoever I can get a hold of to patent an idea, and For Sale by Inventor came across. I talked to a girl there and it seems pretty good. I'm going to put some money in my credit card and let her take some out, to apply towards my patent. I have five other patents that I want to get done.
The rep explained to me the process and it's been fine. I was looking for ways to go about getting a prototype and moving forward, and he explained to me how to get the name secure and how to get a copyright. It’s a different focus than what I was expecting, but I'd recommend them.
It's been a good experience so far with For Sale by Inventor. Their representatives are knowledgeable and explained the process to me. I'd recommend this company.
I learned a little bit from For Sale by Inventor and it was great. Their service fee was pretty cheap and their reps are easy to get a hold of and nice, and they explained everything to me.
The representatives of For Sale by Inventor are all very informative, very encouraging, and friendly. I'd recommend this company.
For Sale By Inventor is a great organization. They stay on top of everything and let me know throughout the whole process, keep me updated through emails and phone calls. They're punctual when they email information on what's going on. Also, working with the reps was very helpful. Everything is moving at a steady pace and it has been good news so far.
My experience with For Sale by Inventor has been good. Joel has been very helpful but I can’t get my experiment going because it costs too much - $900 for the marketing process. He said that if I could come up with that amount, he could hook me up with some more investors to help me with the patenting and to get the ball rolling. I don’t have $900 but I’d finish off the process if I had the money.
The reps at For Sale by Inventor email or call me and we go over all kinds of different stuff. We're still on the idea and we’re waiting to do the research on the patent part of it. They’re also waiting for me to send the money in. They’re an excellent five-star rated company.
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For Sale by Inventor helps inventors, new and old, get on the fast-track to launching their products. They provide excellent guidance to both inventors wanting to market their inventions, and companies wanting to find the right invention to sponsor for sale. With a fully licensed legal team and an extensive combined background in marketing and sales, For Sale by Inventor delivers excellent service to both sides of the coin.
- Education for new inventors: From start to finish, even those with no background in marketing, sales, or even legal principles can be guided to product launch in record time.
- Legal complications ironed out: With a fully licensed legal time holding an impressive combined background, they will help new inventors dodge the rough legal expectations that can come alongside new products.
- Inventions accessible by businesses: Successful inventions will be placed on the website, which is easily accessed by companies and other entities for investment and sponsorship.
- Companies guided to the right products: New companies simply have to enter in the budget and details of products they want to expand with, and For Sale by Inventor will do the leg work of finding the right products for them.
- Premium marketing packages: The offered marketing packages are well worth the money spent, thanks to the combined knowledge of their marketing and sales team.
- Best for People looking to bring their invention to a larger market.
Question and Answers - For Sale by Inventor
What problem is your company trying to solve?
- For Sale by Inventor assists individual inventors with bringing an invention idea to the marketplace with coordinated legal, engineering & marketing services.
What sets your company apart from the competition?
- We provide coordinated, in-house legal, engineering & marketing services to clients unlike other firms who outsource the work to independent 3rd party contractors.
What needs do your product or service fulfill, and how do you fulfill those needs better than your competition?
- We work with inventors all the way through the process until their patent ISSUES unlike other firms who simply file applications and become abandoned at the patent office.
How does your company measure success?
- We measure success by how many products we can successfully get through the complicated legal process to an issued patent and by how many ultimately make it to selling on the marketplace.
What’s the most common misconception consumers have about your industry? Your company?
- Many inventors have the perception that all patents are the same regardless of who files them, how much they cost and what type of patent that was filed. Unfortunately, many companies take advantage of this and sell patent application filings with questionable quality by non-licensed practitioners.
Our company has had the misconception from inventors that our cost for patent related services are high when on average they are lower than typical patent firms. Some inventors compare our services to DIY related websites or companies that don’t use licensed patent practitioners to file patents.
How has your industry changed in the last 5 years? 10 years?
- There are companies who advertise aggressively that appear to be misleading inventors into purchasing patent services from non-licensed patent practitioners or patent practitioners based in another country. The services are marked up significantly and don’t appear to be disclosed prominently which gives the appearance of taking advantage of ill-informed consumers.
What is something you wish every consumer knew about your company?
- We are a family-owned business with employees who care deeply about the quality of the service we provide inventors.
Has your business received any awards or recognition for its products or services that your customers would like to know about?
- We are an accredited member of the BBB with an A+ rating with over 1,000 ISSUED patents obtained for clients through the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
How has your company grown or evolved?
- We continue to grow and evolve daily to provide better quality service and faster turnaround times for our clients demonstrated by our new multi-device friendly, responsive websites with cutting edge 3D virtual prototypes and graphics.
For Sale by Inventor Company Profile