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InventionHome is a product and marketing company that helps inventors through the patent, design, licensing and marketing processes. It offers a confidential idea submission process, and its services are available across North America. It has a large retailer network and takes 10% of product royalties.
My experience with InventionHome has been a great experience. Everything moved quicker than I had expected it to. Everyone is nice and helpful and are very good about keeping me i...Read full review
Their representatives were able to answer my questions. I used their inventor services on patent searching and patent applications. So far, my overall experience with the service ...Read full review
What is InventionHome?
InventionHome provides patenting, licensing and marketing help for inventors in North America. You can submit your invention idea confidentially online, and the company will help you patent and sell your product through its large global network of retailers. InventionHome takes 10% of your royalties if your product is successful.
How does InventionHome work?
To patent or sell your invention with InventionHome, submit your idea confidentially online or call its toll-free number to speak with a specialist. If the company chooses to support your invention, it won’t charge for patenting and marketing the product; however, it does take 10% of the royalties. It sells inventions to major retailers like Walmart, Lowe’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bed Bath & Beyond.
InventionHome doesn’t charge fees for marketing your invention, but it does take 10% of the royalties if your product is successful. It also offers some services with flat fees — you can ask about these costs during your consultation.
What kinds of inventions does InventionHome support?
InventionHome works with a wide variety of ideas and products; its successful inventions include home goods, pet products, toiletries and outdoor accessories. See its website for a comprehensive list.
Where is InventionHome available?
InventionHome is available across North America, though it helps sell products globally.
What’s the process like with InventionHome?
To get started, submit your idea online or call to speak with a specialist. If InventionHome approves your invention, it helps license, patent and sell the product. It can also assist with prototyping and other design services. InventionHome then takes 10% of any royalties.
Can you submit ideas on InventionHome’s website?
Yes, you can submit ideas online. The submission form on its website is 100% confidential.
Is InventionHome legit?
InventionHome is a legitimate invention company that works with thousands of creators to patent and sell new products. It has a large network of major retailers and doesn’t charge for its marketing services unless your product is successful, in which case it takes 10% of the royalties.
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Reviewed April 17, 2018
I love everything about the program. From day one I was helped / and all of my questions were answered. I hope every new person that comes to InventionHome has the greatest service, as I did, this company is great at what they do and they are a wonderful help. Yet positive in their answers.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2017
First, I am very thankful for the outstanding support and experience acquired in working with InventionHome staff. At the onset of initial consultations with the Product Development Manager, he made me feel very comfortable as I felt my invention was one that might be considered controversial, and not be immediately marketable in mainstream society; but he explained that their processes could conduct protocols that could package the invention, and it would subsequently go to market. He explained all process details and provided me with different financial packet options that would meet my needs to fulfill my request. Additionally, he made himself accessible for additional consultations, but explained that another resource, a Customer Account Manager [CAM], would manage my processes throughout the site's completion for my InventionHome Portfolio.
The CAM, she explained all upcoming processes and was accessible to all my requests and inquiries. She took care of all additional steps in the content I submitted for the completion of the sites’ portfolio to include, my definitive composition writings and details about the invention, my artwork submissions, and finally the InventionHome voice narration, that completed the site, and subsequently launched the Marketing Activity interface that has been current for the last 48 hours. As far as what could had been conducted better, or what could have enhanced my experience is minimal.
However, at this point knowing the possible manufacturers or resources that will review the invention would be extremely helpful. During CAM processes a possible Skype or Zoom interface may have been helpful with the artist(s) completing the artwork that took 3 weeks. Understanding at this point the advantages of securing a Utility Patent, or keeping the Provisional Patent [Patent Pending] in place would be helpful for financial planning purposes. Overall, what I experience working with this team of professionals at InventionHome was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2022
This is a NOT the place to go to if you have an invention. Pleaseeee listen up, if your invention is an idea, be vary wary/leery of Invention Home. I was made very lofty promises to market my idea to top companies. Because, during the height of COVID pandemic my invention of vehicle praise hand sanitizer container... Would be marketed to stores and to pro-teams, leagues etc. Which never happened…. WHY???? But, every year their provisional patent law Firm is asking for additional payment??? WHY??? I was supposed to be covered by their Provisional Patent already! This has been an awful costly experience…
We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction and would like to clarify the misconceptions in your posting.
We work extremely hard at putting together the best product presentation that we can and contact as many companies as possible in hopes of garnering interest. While it is unfortunate that your product has not been licensed, that fact does not negate the services which were provided. We performed all services with your approval, and nowhere in our documentation do we promise any type of success. The simple truths are; the new product development process is a high-risk venture and there are no guarantees a particular product will be licensed. We go to great lengths to disclose the risks to all individuals who may submit an idea for a new product. The Service Agreement that you agreed to prior to any work starting communicated this to you.
In reviewing your account, our marketing department reached out to 139 companies. Unfortunately, none of those companies expressed interest in pursuing your product. We cannot control which products a company chooses to move forward with, as there are many factors that go into those decisions.
Your product is protected by a provisional patent application for 12 months. After 12 months you would have the option to pursue additional patent protection should you choose. The Provisional Patent Application Work Verification you agreed to communicated the PPA is only in place for 12 months and additional patent protection would be available once the 12 months expires. The patent firm followed up with you to discuss the different options available should you desire to pursue longer term patent protection. There are fees involved with filing for additional patent protection but was an optional service and not required.
Should you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2022
I should inform you that I have spent 5000 dollars for provisional process to get my idea in marketing place unfortunately, they did not found any companies for my production in Covid time and after one year someone stole my idea and they did not help even for my patent right. I should inform you that they have very bad lawyer for patenting application and don’t trust them. 100% you will lose your money. Finding an honest and correct patenting company that deserve your idea.
We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction and would like to clarify some of the comments in your posting.
The fees paid to InventionHome were for tangible services including a patent search, provisional patent application, virtual-prototyping, and an audio commercial. As communicated in the Service Agreement you agreed to, marketing services are at no charge. While it is unfortunate that your product has not been licensed, that fact does not negate the services which were provided.
Your product was protected by a provisional patent application for 12 months. After 12 months expired, you had the option to pursue additional patent protection but chose not to. You contacted our office mid-October about finding a similar product, and we suggested that you call the patent firm that filed your provisional patent application. InventionHome is not a law firm and cannot provide assistance regarding patent rights or options.
Please feel free to contact our office directly should you want to discuss further.
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2022
When I first contacted Invention Home I did not know what to expect. The first person I talked to explained very clearly what I was to expect. Since it was my first experience I had many questions. All question were answered and I was told what to expect. There were several levels of interaction with the company. At ever level the company employee made sure I understood what was going on and were very patient with me. They show me different models until I found the one that was right.
Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your business!
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2022
This is a place to go to if you have an invention. We would recommend them to anyone and they're awesome with their artwork and details and the writing we were very pleased with it too. So if you have an invention look no farther than Invention Home. You'll be pleased with what they do for you. Thank you.
Thank you, Bonnie. We appreciate your business!
Reviewed July 29, 2022
I say that this company has the best team, and they are great on what they do to help inventors. I had researched other companies, my best choice is Invention Home, if I have other inventions, invention home will be my choice to help me get where I need to be. Thank you invention home. You are the best.
Thank you for the kind words!
Reviewed July 13, 2022
When working with InventionHome, the experience has been amazing. All the staff that I have worked with and talked to on the phone, have been very professional and extremely prompt!! They have wasted no time working on the project and have guided me through every step. I never have hesitated on calling them for any question that may arise. Would highly recommend this company!
Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate it, and we appreciate your business!
Reviewed July 29, 2021
If I could leave less stars I would. When I first signed up for InventionHome, I thought it would be a great partnership to move forward with to have a successful chance for my invention. Little did I know, or expect, for that matter - my experience was AWFUL. The team does not update you (you are just expected to check their submissions on your dashboard they provide). Literally no explanation of what or how they have been pitching your idea. Every month it's the same. I had to go as far as reaching out to the president of the company on LinkedIn to try and get someone to contact me. When they finally did reach out - they also were not able to accomplish anything....but at least they sent me an email saying that.
The process is extremely frustrating, I could not wait to get out of my contract with them. If you're looking for a company that takes your money, makes you feel like your idea is worthless and doesn't matter - InventionHome is for you. If you like getting zero feedback and rude responses for just asking a question - InventionHome is for you.
InventionHome did offer the customer the ability to discuss his experience with our Director of Customer Operations prior to writing this review, however, we did not receive a response. We will reach out to this customer privately.
Reviewed March 15, 2021
When I was communicating with Ron about submitting my product idea, I asked about confidentiality. To my surprise, his exact response was "Forgot it." When I questioned what he was referring to, he proceeded to state "It's been a month" since I first made contact with them, therefore I wasn't serious and he was closing my file. I would not trust a company with such sensitive data as a patent when they behave so unprofessional. They appear to be scammers. Please remember this behavior was in direct response to my question/concerns related to confidentiality.
Please accept my sincere apology on behalf of our company. I am very sorry to learn that your experience with one of our Product Development Managers was less than adequate. We value our customers and understand how important it is to offer exceptional service, and we take full responsibility that your experience did not meet those standards.
I would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention. It will help us improve our operations and services.
If there are any other issues that need to be addressed, now or in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me personally by phone or email.Marcia Velette
Director, Customer Operations
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2020
Updated on 12/18/2020: So this is my update that I promised. It has been around year since starting the process with this company and since then there is a very long list of companies they have “submitted” or “suggested” to other companies, close to 200 supposedly. That is all I have seen. I haven’t heard one word from them since the patent pending was completed. I look on their website at least once a month hoping to see something different, or special, or even a note to me. Just to find that they have done almost the exact same thing every month with no exceptions and no word that there has even been a bite. The lawyer who did my patent told me I should’ve went elsewhere, and I just wish I would’ve gotten his advice way earlier. My patent will expire next month and all I got from this company will have been nothing but a temporary patent that I could’ve paid $800 dollars for, but instead somehow paid Invention Home $4200.
I highly recommend doing your research and working through a process like this on your own. Because everyone I have talked to says that the money you spend with this company, you could’ve gotten an actual prototype and started an actual marketing strategy. In my opinion companies like this shouldn’t be allowed to blind side you with a useless tactic that does nothing more than take your money and watch you leave empty handed.
The biggest problem of all is that you will have put your idea out there and after your patent expires them or anyone they showed it to can take it and run with it and there will be nothing you can do. The way the lawyer explained it to me I’d that they wait knowing you won’t pay the extra $1500-$2000 for and actual patent and they will snatch it up. Very, Very disturbing and upsetting! I’ve made stupid mistakes but this one tops them all. Now I’m sure they will put something along the lines of we have spoken to this client and resolved the issue.
Original Review: I found Invention Home online and paid them for the $4200 portfolio. My idea is going to be easily sold if marketed at all. At this point I’ve had had a rare experience with them as don’t know really how the process exactly works and didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be able to at least see who my potential investors would be. I was issued an art director but I’m assuming he’s not an artist lol, just the director and could have a good eye for things, maybe. Because they are using my initial drawing as the artwork to begin with. Then his drawing is very stick like lol.
Later I’m not sure it will get better. I will do an update for sure. I do not want to be swindled if some of these stories in this review are true. I do understand situations are different than others. This is my first invention but I do know it is a necessity for women, children, elderly, and even, every man will want to own it. So far they did the search and nothing even close to my idea has been patented and you can’t find them in stores. I look forward to making a lot of money with invention home if this is the case. I will get a five year patent and I will make this available to the public.
We hope that once the process is completed you'll be extremely satisfied with the services!
Reviewed Sept. 5, 2019
If your invention is an idea, be vary wary of Invention Home. Michael ** made very lofty promises to market my idea to top companies. Michael assured me my idea was novel and original and so powerful that he was certain Invention Home would easily market it to one of their many big time business partners. He even asked me if I knew of a company called U.L.? After spending over $4000.00 for patent search, portfolio development and provisional patent, my problems started with them. Cindy, my marketing rep was short and snappy and rude every time I called to inquire about my product. Michael refused to respond to my many calls and emails and texts (by the way some of the communication mysteriously disappeared from my devices). I eventually discovered that my idea was neatly packaged and paraded by a very renowned world company - U.L. All this whilst I was supposed to be covered by their Provisional Patent.
On July 2, 2018, I wrote to Integrity Patent Group and copied Michael about suspected infringement on my invention, Michael immediately called me (July 3rd, 2018 about 10:00 am) and acknowledged my concerns and promised to look into the issue immediately and call me back. Since then, I have not heard from Michael or Integrity Patent Group despite phone calls, emails and texts to Michael. Subsequently, some of my communications disappeared and mysteriously many others were added that weren't there. Surprise!!! I feel cheated and lied to. This is my experience with Invention Home.
InventionHome Company Information
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- United States