Our company was established in 1984. InventHelp employs more than 100 people at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which include researchers, illustrators, writers as well as customer service representatives and other staff.
InventHelp maintains the largest network of regional sales offices of any similar firm: 60+ cities in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
InventHelp has made its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for over thirty years. We can assist you in trying to submit your inventions or new product ideas to industry. We do not promise that you can obtain profits from our efforts. InventHelp can also refer you to an independent licensed patent attorney to provide a preliminary patent search and opinion. Based on the opinion, the attorney may then help prepare and file a US patent application for the idea with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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They take your money and steal your ideas is right on. Don't do it is accurate advise. I am in a major dispute with InventHelp. They returned my money and calling it a settlement. A refund is not a settlement. Scam artists over and over. Please run.
These people wanted $10k to start out to help with my product. I even made an operational model. The man told me at the Arlington Texas location it was a great idea and they could help... For $10k then right at a year later I started seeing my exact product advertised. He also told me it would take approximately a year to get it into production... Imagine that I seen it one year later... they want money and will steal your ideas. DON'T DO IT!
In my experience with InventHelp it is a money grab with nothing to show for it. No proof that the services you are paying for are actually happening. No confidentiality agreement signed in order to protect your invention from intellectual property theft. If you want to throw your money to the wind... InventHelp is the place to go.
My experience is seeing results. I believe that people can work through barriers. My invention should be all over the world. I'm waiting to see the results and not just conversation. We will see if more than pushing button and checking a site get results.
I have a new invention and I am researching what to do. I am looking at the InventHelp stats and success rates which by law are suppose to be available annually. All I can find is 2007 to 2017. Out of 5336 clients only 86 got a licensed agreement. Worse only 27 out of the 86 made more than they paid for services therefore more than broke even. What??? 27 people out of 5336 made some money. How much money??? 100 or 200 dollars overpaying for the services? It doesn't say. This is a failure rate of .005 which means basically if you go to InventHelp, you have almost zero rate of return. Where does the money go if not to clients. Let me guess. George Foreman??
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I've known about InventHelp for a long time and my interactions with their reps have all been positive. They've been really nice and interested in helping me. Signing up was easy. The experience has been exciting and I'm liking it.
After I saw InventHelp's commercial with George Foreman when I was watching TV, I had an idea and I looked for their office. Their rep, Jeff, has been a good person and he’s been helping me and I’m very happy with his work. Any question and any doubt that I got, I just call him and he’s willing to help me and to advise me. This is my first project and I got a few more. I got a very good idea with cars and I wanna go ahead and do that one, but Jeff said we gotta do them one step at a time. Also, I wanna go ahead and finish this project because I wanna add some features to the idea that I got. I talked to Jeff and I told him I wanna make this idea better once we’ve patented it, but he tells me that we should wait a little bit. I’m satisfied and I’m really pleased with InventHelp.
My experience with InventHelp was great and they were so easy to work with. However, I did not understand what I was doing. Here in Orange County, Jim was my connection. Jim and co. did everything and I had gotten an excellent report back. He handed me this hardback book and on the front, it said, “InventHelp.” I thought it was the story of InventHelp and didn’t read it for five years.
Life went on for me and I have a lot of inventions now. One day, my husband asked why don’t I do the first invention so I went to get the book and opened it up. The whole thing was about my product, how great it was, that there's nothing like it on the planet and that if I develop it, InventHelp could recommend a person to sell it to. I had gotten all excited and I was gonna do it. It really took time and I ended up homeless, but I called InventHelp just recently and asked them for a copy.
I found someone quite by accident who was going to build it. She was a representative of Closet World. She was designing shelves and a closet for my house. I said that I know they're the designer and I asked if they manufacture. She said yes. I said I have a product I invented and showed her that book. She said they could do that and that she'll take the book to Closet World. I gave her the book and she disappeared. I think she wants to steal my product because I called Closet World and she doesn’t work there anymore. She doesn’t realize I have the original contract with InventHelp. She may try, but I have the real thing. Meanwhile, I'm moving ahead and developing, and I have a contractor who has been helping me build it and get it out there. Recently, I was invited to go to Daymond John’s team to develop my product.
I want that product developed and out there marketed. InventHelp said that if I can bring the cost under $140, I could sell for $600, which is a nice profit. I've modified it and I can make it under that. Also, I wrote to InventHelp and said to please put the name of the product of whoever was inventing something on the front of the book so that the inventor would realize that it was about them, not InventHelp. This company has been the best.
We have been with InventHelp for about 18 months. We have not seen any results and we are not even sure if they are trying to have our invention picked up by a company. They asked me to do a commercial with George Foreman. They wanted me to go on T.V. saying how they have helped me with my invention. Well that would be a lie. So of course I did not do it. My experience overall has not been positive and think that it’s a waste of money.
We met with a man at InventHelp in Houston, Texas. The building had seen better days. The office looked like it was just moved into very quickly without unpacking. It was dark, dirty and very unnerving. I automatically did not trust these people. The man we met with wanted very detailed descriptions of our invention, in writing. He wanted my husband to fill out an invention description, including a drawing. This man also took notes as my husband told him about the invention. RED FLAG! We did not fill this out. A few months later my husband invention is now in use. STOLEN BY INVENTHELP, HOUSTON, TEXAS. Do not get let these crooks screw you in the **, because they will.
I must say this is the most disappointed I have ever been in a company. I paid 730$ for something that looks like it was written by a middle school C average student. I am embarrassed to even show my book to anyone. Please don’t get scammed. Find your own way. They are a waste of time and don’t tell you about the final fee till after you waste your money already.
The company has a quick response for my complaint and they found out what is the problem and they fix it in a very professional way. My recommendation is take your time with the sales rep and understand what they are offer and how can they help you, It is a good start if you don't know from where you start from.
I started with this company in December 2016, first the sales person he will not give you an accurate information, he will try to attract you and get you money. When he success to get the first 1000$, and make a nice book for your patent, then he will convince you to go to phase 2 to get your $12000. Then you will start follow up with them. Every time you will speak with different person, no one responsible to your project. They just give you some information to calm down and you don’t feel your money is gone!!! In the end you will pay over $13000 for work not worth $1000.
I did get a call from corporate to resolve the initial complaint in contract.
This company did not even meet their responsibilities in the initial 2 year contract. I did get an attorney involved but decided the contract was almost up so I would deal with it until May. I expressed written consent that I no longer wished to use their services and did not want to renew my contract as instructed in the initial contract. I hate when companies make you jump through hoops in order to keep from renewing but I did so and yet they are still charging me. This company was the worst thing that ever happened. I suggest if anyone ever wants to patent an idea to just go directly to a patent attorney.
They provided me with a 5 star service.
I interviewed at the Boca Raton office and presented one of my seven different inventions, after a few weeks of back and forward E.mails and phone calls I gave in and paid them $890 to start the process. Little did I know I was being robbed by these delinquents, CROOKS, CONVICTED FELONS, WRONGDOER, CRIMINALS at the Boca Raton office. They just robbed me of my hard earn money and never did anything regarding my invention. I contacted the office of the general counsel in Washington DC to repost InventHelp, but, could not get the right person. DO NOT do any business with them anywhere in the USA, they are all the same. Your invention will not make it out their offices. They are just going to steal your hard earn money like they did to me.
Look their names up. They all have been convicted of different crimes.
On 2015 I started my journey with my invent with the help of Aaron ** (from InventHelp). This company help me to make the first steps on investigations about my invention and tell me about the packages that they have to help me to get my patent and post my invention on different invention fairs. Of course the packages have different prices but the company has affordable payment plans for your convenience. Two year later with their assistance I will get my patent soon. They have an excellent customer service, they always return my calls and try to resolve any issue with respect and consideration. They have an incredible staff.
On 2015 I give to InventHelp $5000. Then I was paying $289.21 every single month until I realized that this organization was doing NOTHING for my invent and actually the Attorney that they designed to process my Patent was asking me for the fees of the UNITED STATE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE and other cost. At the end of 2016 I couldn't continued making the payments and they just was calling me for payment request but never for result of any managing of my idea.
After two year send to the attorney money every single time that they asking for just one payment was late and they sent me a Notice of abandonment. And today the big question is: about the $5000 plus of the payments of $289.21 monthly, where did the money go??? Please don't let they trick you. You can do it for yourself. Just call the USPTO direct Toll-Free: 800-786-9199. or visit www.uspto.gov. Is free and they can help you better. Patent your product for yourself and them looking for a marketing company that help you.
We’ve met face-to-face with Jim and Carol from InventHelp here in the Seattle office and they were brilliant. I first met them the first week of October and with them in sales, I cannot fault their enthusiasm, friendliness and helpfulness. They have been amazing and really good. I've had to get in contact with InventHelp a few times when we were getting our initial paperwork and video done. It seems that they needed to actually speak to somebody and describe the invention to them so they can get the final draft down, the paperwork and video that was needed. I’m very happy with the experience but I don't think they’re following up on things that they were supposed to follow up on, and it seems to be taking a little bit too long. Still, I would tell others to give InventHelp a shot. It's extremely expensive to do it, but if they've got something worthwhile and they're very passionate about their invention, then they should go for it.
My partner and I did some research then investigated InventHelp and decided to go with them. The rep was a sweetheart to work with. She answered the questions that we had and if she didn't have the answers, she would find them for us. Every time we called her and she was out, she'd call right back too and it's been good.
We've had a great experience with InventHelp. It cost more money than I thought it was going to, but we've got everything up and running. It's a window box for cats where they go in and it's like a little condo for them. We've already got the video that they sent us of the cat box and we're waiting on the on the prototype now. We got this guy that's working and the next step is to go to all these trade shows, and I'm excited to get somebody that's interested in it and to go forward. We've been working on this project for a couple of years already and we'd like to really start making some money if we could. But everything seems to work fine with InventHelp and we had no problems. Additionally, we have another invention that we're going to be working on with InventHelp in the near future.
I've been accessing InventHelp’s website for the last 15 years and my experience with them has been great so far. I submitted my invention in November last year and it has been established and accepted. The draft has been adopted and the information has been sent out to various manufacturers. They gave me an account number to call. They also called me and let me know the process. They sent me a letter on all the processes and how far the processes were gonna take. Toni, my rep, also called all the prospective investors. What's neat about it was when you send your information to the lawyers, they'll tell you more or less if it's going to become looked at, acceptable, and out in the market. If it's not, they tell you. So it's not like you're spending your bills or wasting your money. I took too long to forward my invention. I wish I did it earlier.
If my friends ask about InventHelp, I would tell them to do their research and make sure they go to the correct organization. Also, not to go ahead and do it on their own because it takes a lot of time. I tried to go to the patent company and they give you so much information. You also gotta go visiting and see the manufacturer development. It took too much of my time and I don't have that. Also, I'm not a rich man to be able to do that. And that's what InventHelp does. They go ahead and they do all that research for you because they've been at it for the last 30 years.
I tried seeking out the advice from IH years ago when they were in LV, NV over an invention/idea I had for a commercial product. I was in LA, CA at the time and drove out to LV during some time off. Spoke with a salesman and he gave me the same sales pitch everyone else seems to still receive. "Great Idea", "very marketable", etc. etc. After the sales pitch, he wanted a downpayment for a PS. Close to $600.00 in 1982 money! I asked him at the end of the meeting how many actual items/products they had developed and or produced. He gave me a little pamphlet with some ridiculous, cheap products!
At that point, I felt the "scam jam" coming so I thanked him for his time and left without dropping a dime. Years have past and I have a new idea and came across IH again and laughed that they were still around and using the same "business model" they used on me after reading the comments section. George Foreman? What the heck does he care about you or your ideas. He gets paid every time his face appears on tv!!! Personally, I would find another firm or go it alone. There are some agencies that really do give expert advice on the web also. Oh yeah, about 3-4 years after they had seen my idea, the same exact thing popped up on a popular catalog website! Good Luck!
I was contacted by Invent Help following my review, and I was pleasantly surprised by their fantastic and professional response to help resolve my issue with them. Very classy to say the least. Because my original contract was initiated in 2013, new and updated marketing strategies and techniques have been incorporated, which were not yet available in prior years. Much more high tech marketing and trade show exposure than anything offered prior. So while my contract is officially past its time frame, Invent Help stepped up to work with me for future marketing and continued exposure, to help resolve the feelings I had with their Customer Service department and the experiences I had with them. Also, their Customer Service reps are also being made of my situation and past concerns, so that ALL clients of Invent Help will benefit in the future. Again, great response by Invent Help and I am completely satisfied with their new efforts on my behalf. Great job Invent Help!!!!
I have read many of the reviews by fellow consumers, and after the initial $10,000 you spend plus the $1000 for the patent search, it takes 12 to 15 months to go through their process. They do a review of how many corporations are involved in the area of your idea, who could be potential buyers or partners. My idea had potentially several hundred groups who could be buyers or partners, so all good so far. Once they "create" your profile, it really does seem like forever to get things going to the point of introduction to groups...again, 12 to 15 months or so. In the meantime, you call their customer service department for updates, and they do call you every 3 to 4 months to update you. Again, this is a 12 month process once they get everything ready to put you on their webpage and get your idea trade show ready, so be prepared for not a lot of anything for you to do in that time frame, but wait and wait and wait...
My biggest complaint lies in the fact that if you have as in my case, let's say 500 potential groups to target, they only send your idea to very small batches of groups (50 to 60 at a time on average) and then you wait... Then they wait another 3 months or so, and send out another 50 to 60 teasers...and then you wait another 3 months or more. In the months between waiting for these submissions to hit with any positive responses, unless a group does respond to I.H. with any interest lever, that's pretty much it. I CALLED customer service probably 100 times over the 3 year period of the contract, asking them to send more teasers out AND more often, and was told that they usually send new batches out every 6 months now, as they do not want to crowd or overwhelm the groups. Listen, when you drop $10,000+ you expect action and results.
After the 12 months expire, and they still have 2 years to go to fulfill the contract, you pretty much have to beg the customer service reps to keep working for you, and send out more email packages to more of the leads from the original marketing targets leads. And then they still tell you, "We will send out another batch in the next 6 weeks." You have to stay on top of these people and push them hard to do their jobs, almost to the point of being threatening. How hard is it to do a quick batch sort, and organize a email blast out to 50 or 500 target leads at a time, via computer?
Maybe the reps did not want to ruin their new nail color on the keyboard, but honestly, as you NEVER hear directly from your assigned case agent and ONLY work through customer service, you are at their mercy through the entire process. And I would rate them a 2 on a scale of 1 to be 10. Again, pretty terrible experience, as you always felt like you really had to kiss ass to get them to do anything. The initial local rep did his job, got the process started and made his commission. Once he turns the process over to Corporate in Pittsburgh, he is out of the process completely. Do not call him, call Corporate. That is how it works. The rep is the initial gatekeeper broker, and that's it.
On a scale 1 to 10 rating my experience with I.H., I would give them a 2 or maybe a 3. Not a good experience in terms of the money spent or the poor results received. Would I hire them again, NOT a chance. Probably wasted $9000 that could have been better invested doing the work myself. Buyer Beware. InventHelp is great at marketing with George Foreman and getting new clients, but I would never waste my money with them again or recommend anyone use them in the future. My 3 year contract has now expired, and I am moving on. Very disappointed I choose InventHelp.
I have very positive experience with InventHelp. When I came up with my tool invention, I was looking for patenting it and marketing. One night, I had seen InventHelp commercial with a cave man working on the stone wheel, and I thought, I give it a try. Next week, I approached closest InventHelp office, talked with their service, and filled out application with one of their packages. I had my prototype made and tested myself, so I knew it would work. I just needed a patent and marketing, and that is exactly what they provided for me. I received my patent after two years, but licensing took much longer, over three years. My patience has been tested to the limits, but trust me, it was all worth it.
I successfully obtained licensing agreement with large manufacturing company, and in a year my tool was sold worldwide on Amazon and other websites. It was a great feeling seeing my product selling well. But mostly, I really enjoy reading great reviews of customers and their appreciation for my tool, that works so well for them. For those who write disappointing reviews blaming InventHelp for not being effective, I do not think they are right. It is not up to InventHelp to make decision on licensing individual idea, they just present the products during their shows to the manufacturers, businesses and others. If product is attractive to them, and they see potential, then is more likely to be finalized with the licensing agreement.
It is a long and complex process, and there is no guaranty of success. I hope, my simplified success story and experience with InventHelp will help you in better understanding the whole process, and will motivate average inventor in making a right decision. Overall, I think, If you strongly believe in your invention, and if you have plenty of patience, you will succeed.
Customer service at InventHelp has always been very helpful. The meetings in person were very professional, the agent explained the process thoroughly, gathered all the information regarding my wife's product idea and then kept sending us information regarding progress of development. They created a very nice project with the product description that will be sent over to potential clients.
My wife came up with an idea for a new product. She met with InventHelp rep and he was a really nice and professional guy that did his job, promised her launching the product, taking it to trade shows etc. Communication in the beginning was great, they created a project on the paper etc. Then nothing happens, they initially said it takes about 12 months for them to market your product invention and that's when there should be a lot of interest. Nothing ever happened and when we tried to contact them at this point they would hang up on us when we tried to questioned them.
Please see all the other reviews, the positive ones are only the ones where people say "I met with a rep, he was great, very nice environment etc..." Nothing from anyone who was actually successful doing business with them, just new people who just signed up with them. The negatives are from people who had a prolonged experience with them and learnt after a year or more that this is a scam. Please contact me at ** or my wife at **. We have an attorney that will represent us along with others in a class action lawsuit. If you had similar experience with InventHelp please let us know and we will include you in our fight against them.
Dont spend your 10,000 with this company. The customer service does not know anything. They are just sending bull crap. My 10 year old came up with an invention. It's been about two years nothing but paper with names. That's all. Please dont do it. Rip off. I am going to stop paying them 239.00 a month. Tell everybody you know. Do not spend your money with them. A ripoff.
I would like to say that I have did my research on various companies and found that InventHelp have been one of the best sources in helping prepare making my dream a reality. So I am truly waiting patiently to have my invention at trade shows and into the hands and or homes and businesses throughout the world.
So far the experience I had with InventHelp is good. All the reps that I've met there were very nice. They asked me the question and I gave them the answer. Their services are very good. I would recommend InventHelp to others since they've been doing this a long time.
I had an idea for an invention and I wanted to try if it could work. I met Robert from InventHelp and he was very nice and always very professional. He answered my questions and everything that I needed to know. He definitely knows his job. Everything has been sent in a timely manner, all the information provided and all the questions that I had was answered. As of right now everything has been going fine. Go ahead and try. Follow your dreams.
A manager named Clint had reached out to me and ensured me that he would find me a rep that would be on top of things, So He had Jason call me. we have talked on a few different occasions and now they are waiting on me to get them the information needed to get this process rolling. So At this point I'm giving Inventhelp 5 stars for reaching out and getting me in touch with somebody who wants to help.
I have been trying to get a hold of somebody to discuss their program. When calling the main number I am able to reach somebody who tells me they will have somebody contact me. I have filled out the request online on several occasions. Made multiple calls to the Seattle and the Boise office as well as a local number in the Spokane area which I believe that office no longer exist.
I have read through some of the reviews which all seem to be positive but at this moment I am totally dissatisfied with their return call policy or should I say lack of... Absolutely no customer service. I did read where someone has had a similar experience as me but once they did make contact was please with the process. I hope my experience turns out the same way. We will see.
issue looks resolved, the company was very helpful on getting back on the same page
I ask anyone who reads this review, please do not do the mistake I did. Don't waste your money with InventHelp, I lost $10,000 with them. They talk you into the deal and they do not do anything, I had a really good Invention and they didn't do anything about it, except for taking a lot of money, it’s over 2 years now and nothing! No prototype, no phone calls! I will fight them.
I have been working with InventHelp for about a month and a half now and Robert, their representative that I was dealing with in person in his downtown office was a very pleasant man. He was very business-like, professional and a good person. Any developments, he called me immediately and he always stays on top and he gives me very good reassurance whenever I was talking to him. So far, my experience has been very positive and I’m delighted with the personal attention I get. It’s not just cold and business-like. It’s more peer to peer like friends talking.
It’s always a pleasure dealing with them. Even though I got a call from the office in Pennsylvania, they were very attentive and they told me to not hesitate to call them, jump on the website or send an email. Robert even gave me his personal cell phone number. I called him to say happy New Year and Merry Christmas. InventHelp is a good company and they are easy to work with. They talk to me with no pressure and no false tactics. I would recommend them because they are very good to work with and very attentive, and overall communication is critical.
The rep at InventHelp was very energetic, informative, and passionate about his work. The process was easy and so far, my experience has been good and memorable.
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Established in 1984, InventHelp assists inventors with submitting their inventions and product ideas to the industry. They help inventors package their ideas, provide a patent referral and then submit the ideas to companies who are looking for new products. Their patent referrals have resulted in over 9,000 patents.
INPEX trade show: Every summer, InventHelp hosts The Invention & New Product Exposition, or INPEX, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. INPEX is the largest invention trade show in the country and it provides inventors a venue to exhibit their inventions and network with companies who are interested in licensing, manufacturing or marketing new products.
Request free information: InventHelp sends free information about their services to interested inventors. Simply submit your name and email address to have free information sent to you.
3D prototype modeling package: Inventors who have new product ideas can benefit from InventHelp’s 3D prototype modeling package. This gives you a three-dimensional model of your invention that you can use to print out a prototype. Your printed model will not be functional, but it will give you an accurate representation of what you can expect from your current invention design.
Find your local sales office: InventHelp has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, Germany, Korea, the United Kingdom and Australia. Find your nearest location to set up an appointment to discuss your invention.
Patent information: InventHelp does not offer legal advice on patents and encourages their clients to seek legal advice for any patent-related questions. They do have a wealth of resources on patents for inventors to read so they can understand the basics of patents and what they need to do to patent their invention.
Best for: people who have an idea for an invention and people who have invented a design.
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