Thank you so much for the kind words! We most certainly appreciate your business.
Original review: Oct. 5, 2016
InventionHome by now assisted me with high diligence and cooperation from their staff. When they made my portfolio of my invention, they considered carefully all my suggestions in the text, along with my photos and the video clip, until I was fully satisfied. Then, eight months since working with them I've been announced about of an interested party and since InventionHome continued to purse it tactfully and in highly cooperative manner, despite of the inconsistency of this party in following its interest in my product. Even if by now I didn't achieve success, I am sure that IH has its constant focus in this direction.
The agreement which is the base of our cooperation I found it very fair, the charge was one time only, and allows the inventor the flexibility to promote its invention using other sources. Also, there are not suggested any guarantees of success, the client's decision to use their services is based on his/her belief in the potential of the invention. Also, it is stated that no broker fees will be due to InventionHome in case of success as a result of the inventor sole effort. I think the 20 percent broker fees is a fair charge for all their diligent and consistent efforts. Even more, in case of success Jacob provides payback guarantee any money paid directly to the company from the future shared royalties in case of success.
Personally, after six years fully dedicated to my passion for inventing, I have to testify that the marketing of intellectual property is the most difficult part of inventing process and their offer is worth the attention. It takes reputable and specialized sources such InventionHome for assisting the average small inventor to maximize its chances for success. Remember, according to their reasonable offer, the inventor should evaluate the invention if it is worthwhile before moving forward with them.
By now, after a year and half of cooperating with them, even without a final success yet, I have no complaints the way they provided me with their services, and I consider InventionHome a rare outstanding example of diligence and fair treatment in the category of companies dedicated to assist inventors in marketing their ideas. I hope everything stays that way, and I do not know any adverse opinion in this regard, with convincing viable reasons, to demonstrate the contrary of my conclusions.
Congratulations on your licensing agreement! I'm glad we were able to put a deal together for you. Best of luck with your product.
Original review: Sept. 29, 2016
Working with Karen through InventionHome was fantastic! Not only was her response time for emails immediate, but she helped us take note of concerns in our contract with a manufacturer...who we now have a leasing agreement with!!! I would highly recommend InventionHome to any inventor and even more specifically say, work with Karen!
Great feedback, James! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Congratulations on your licensing agreement!
Original review: May 27, 2016
I wish I would have contacted InventionHome several years ago instead of trying to go it alone. I ended up wasting years off of the life of my patent by getting into a bad partnership with a con artist "manufacturing and sales rep" who was ripping me off on the tooling and other costs. Luckily, I found InventionHome and they quickly found an interested company who ended up licensing my invention! Now I feel confident that my invention is in the right hands to give it a fair shot in the marketplace. Thankfully, InventionHome has regularly scheduled calls with my licensee so I don't have to worry as much about them doing what we agreed to in the contract. I would highly recommend giving InventionHome a try if you're trying to license your invention or are just plain stuck and need a way out to salvage what years you have left on your patent before it's too late!
Absolutely seamless; it is rare but in a short period of time they have shown reliability and are professional in all they do. Trust is not easy to find in a company but in a short period of time I TRUST InventionHome to deliver what they offer.
Factual basis uncertain
The workers do not work for the client, and when the client works for the workers, they do not cooperate. A worker submitted work I did not approve, and it was used despite my efforts. Then the workers, previously one until he spoke with his manager who did not speak with me (I waited 3-4 weeks for them to show me the work I thought they were starting over with), "dealt" with by continuing the process rather than starting over. I didn't work with all 3 workers. All 3 workers worked against me.
Their contracts say that the client has to approve, basically, of their workers sketches. I was assigned to one artist, who went on vacation before she created a sketch, and was reassigned to a second artist, who just wanted to go home. And a third artist, named Matt **, whose role I am unfamiliar with but apparently I had to "deal" with him while dealing with the second artist, who was not yet reassigned from me. (No wonder all three, if they worked together, worked poorly together.) I certainly did not approve the sketch for use or see it before submission to check for corrections.
And if I was working with all 3 art directors??? Someone did not come forward to communicate with me so I could inform them that the sketch work submitted by the artist was not showing the function properly but mine did, which the artist submitted along with his. Fortunately, no one used this excuse with me, then again... Don't expect them to communicate with you. Don't expect 1-3 business days for a reply. Expect up to one or several months because it's not always one week when bad attitudes almost force a person to either wait for someone to come back from vacation or when someone uses artwork without approval. Their needs were put above mine in so many ways in addition to when they "could not" refund me because they had to pay their workers, so I went to the bank for the refund.
In honesty, with all the problems I faced, it would be 3 or more months before getting them to finally re-sketch the functions of my idea. (3 months later, the problem was only worked out because the bank temporarily refunded me so no longer could they force my approval of their animation or deem me unresponsive a month later when they refused to start over.) I practically did the sketch for them after they got it wrong with oral instructions and that took me a while myself so I knew it would have been difficult for them. And still the company did issue my refund with a false claim to avoid admitting fault. Fortunately for them and in order to protect myself, I did not send emails containing my idea to the bank to receive the refund.
Like all good complaints, here is my suggestion for fixing the problem with future clients and change the image of the company as a dictatorship. The company needs to have a "disprove" button when their sketch work is submitted, and sketch work should be submitted via their site rather than by email so that it is clear when the client has not approved of an employee's sketch work.
My attitude remains the same. They had to start all over at no additional costs for using work I did not approve. Perhaps they saw me as a problem not only because my positive attitude changed to "boss attitude" and worked against my reassigned artist's "boss attitude" but because management failed to communicate with me about my main concern. Instead, I had to learn 3-4 weeks from the reassigned artist that they would not start over and that I had to submit a list of changes even though I did not approve of the work that was used and the whole thing needed to be changed because that's how many errors there were. The whole thing. And they still wanted a list of changes... "Changes" that shouldn't have been "changes" but would be presented to me as "my changes" as if I had approved of the sketch work.
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Thanks, Shaya. It's nice to hear your positive feedback about our sales department.
Original review: Dec. 8, 2016
Their sales agent answered my questions in numerous calls in a polite and satisfactory answers. He told me upfront every expense I should expect, deadlines were met, no hidden fees or wrongful advice, and the job was "well" done. You can trust them!
Thank you! I'll be sure to pass along your positive comments to the members of our team that worked on your project.
Original review: Nov. 8, 2016
This was the most amazing experience I have ever had. Everyone did an exceptional job from beginning to end. I was never left in the dark or looking for answers. They were always answered and very quickly. Great company to deal with and awesome people.
Dumbell exercise rack - I am very happy with my experience, with everyone's help and patience with me. The portfolio is great and makes me proud. Thank you all for this wonderful learning experience for me and my family.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with InventionHome. The professionalism of the team I worked with was remarkable. The response time for email and questions was done with outstanding performance. It would be an absolute pleasure to recommend InventionHome. I cannot thank them enough for turning my idea into a reality!! Thank you.
I have had nothing but the best experience with InventionHome from my first email/phone call to my now online virtual design and help with marketing. Have also already recommended them to a friend for ease of just the whole process. Would definitely use this company again.
Thank you for your honest feedback. We will definitely review our process to ensure best possible customer service is provided to our inventors.
Original review: Oct. 5, 2016
It got a little confusing as to whom I was dealing with at the time. It seemed each step had a different point person. It would have been nice to have just have one lead person to exchange any information with. Other than that, no complaints.
We have had so far a good experience with InventionHome. They worked with us every step of the way. Always responds to any questions we may have. We can't say a bad thing about the company.
Thank you for your kinds words. I'll be sure to pass along to the team. Best of luck with your product!
Original review: Aug. 30, 2016
Mike and Emily have been prompt and professional in guiding me through the steps of my invention becoming a possible product on the market to be purchased! I am forever grateful for this experience and I look forward to the amazing future for my invention through InventionHome!
I'm very excited to say all that have been involved with my "invention idea" have been very kind and accommodating. Every step has been accurate and they have involved me in every step. Thank you all for all you have done.
Everyone with whom I dealt exhibited confidence in what they were doing. They answered all my questions completely with professionalism, kindness, and great patience in a timely manner. I applaud them! I would recommend InventionHome without reservation.
William, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!
Original review: Aug. 20, 2016
I have really enjoyed the services! I would like to see more feedback when it reaches the customer service phase. Like what company is review, initial impression, strong or weak potential, etc... To wait between monthly update is difficult. Best regards.
Ryan, thank you for sharing your feedback! We appreciate the opportunity to improve our customer experience.
Original review: Aug. 17, 2016
My experience has been good. The staff has been very nice to me and they had got the ball rolling in a timely fashion. The only thing I can say bad is that a few times I felt I was in the dark. I felt as if I had to always call and ask questions on what was next or what certain things meant. As the process went along the staff would contact me for what they needed next from me without much explanation of what to expect, unless I asked them. Having spent almost $2000 I wish I would of felt like they were pushing for my idea to get out there, not just my money.
I came to Invention Home for help with my invention. I have been very pleased with amount of help in a timely manner. I also didn't have a lot of money to pursue my goals, but your company has not asked for a large amount that was not within my reach.
Donna, we appreciate your feedback! We aim to provide the best service to our customers.
Original review: Aug. 12, 2016
InventionHome has explained each step for my invention to become a reality and not just a dream. Together we can market this product and make millions, I've been in the medical field for over 30 years. The need is there! I trust InventionHome.
Thank you for the kind words, Dawn. I'll be sure to pass along your positive comments to the team members.
Original review: Aug. 12, 2016
I am only in the beginning phase and have just completed my Invention Portfolio. However, my experience has been great so far. Lindsey ** is my account manager and she has been promo, courteous and extremely responsive. The writing and graphics department also did a great job at the portfolio. So far, so good. Thanks!
My experience has been nothing short of true professionalism on your behalf. Was a little concerned at first from dealing online. But after my first consultation with a Mr. Mike ** I was more self-assured in dealing with InventionHome. Thank you for being so thorough.
Thanks, Todd! We always like hearing positive comments such as yours.
Original review: Aug. 11, 2016
As a first time customer with InventionHome I went in not knowing what to expect. Everything was clearly explained and executed in a timely fashion. Everyone was very understanding and quick to work through changes. As an inventor who knows nothing about the patent industry I would recommend this service to anyone trying to turn there invention into profit. I cannot say anything negative about my experience. My next inventions will be going through InventionHome.
WONDERFUL experience! Today is day #1 that my invention is released and I am VERY excited to see where it goes! Everyone from your company & the attorneys have been just wonderful & professional!
InventionHome is hosting my invention to perspective companies whom might want to add my invention to their portfolio of products. My experience in working with InventionHome from the beginning through to implementation of my online portfolio has been 100 percent positive. In addition, the quality of the portfolio is superb. The usage of the website is very user friendly. They are also partnered with Integrity Patent Group Law Firm. The 2 companies work seamlessly together. Prompt, Quality work is the order of the day from/by both companies.
We are thrilled to hear your experience was positive! I'll be sure to pass along your comments to our team.
Original review: Aug. 3, 2016
My experience working with Ms. ** and Ms. ** can only be summed up as EXCEPTIONAL. I have been well pleased with InventionHome staff and top quality service. Many thanks for a pleasant experience...
Thank you for the kind words!
Original review: July 25, 2016
Like I've said before it's refreshing to deal with a company that's there when you have a question. Not in 2 or 3 days, but within hours or even minutes. I feel that I'm in good hands. It's obvious that you have a team environment. And that only works from the bottom UP!!! Thanks.
Great communication and efforts towards bringing my product to life. I cannot see efforts being made towards actual marketing my product, but I assume and hope it is as good as the rest of the skills I've experienced thus far.
I had an idea so I started looking at different websites and the ones that I found, seemed to be the most professional looking. InventionHome did the design to marketing and artwork for the book content. Their staff were all very friendly and helpful. They answered any questions I had and got back to me quickly. We just completed the patent beginning of this month and now they're on the showcase portion. I am happy.
Thank you for the positive feedback, Cory!
Original review: June 23, 2016
InventionHome so far has been great. I would recommend to a friend and I would do it again.
The folks at InventionHome have been very helpful and professional since the beginning, when I brought my idea with only a few sketches. They turned it into a marketable product with a 3d prototype that I could never have done. It looks great! I can't wait to see how well they do with the licensing part (hoping I get that far).
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InventionHome is an invention and product marketing company that helps inventors and entrepreneurs through the invention and patent process. Headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, InventionHome's services are ideal for inventors who want to avoid a “buy before you try” service or people who are looking to have marketing assistance with their invention.
- Low prices: InventionHome offers reasonable and fair prices and don’t charge up front.
- Marketing: They offer extensive marketing help and have a huge network of companies looking for new inventions.
- No lockdown on invention: InventionHome does not lock down your invention idea, so if you market it elsewhere before they are able to license it for you, you do not have to pay them.
- Patenting support: InventionHome can file a provisional patent application on your behalf, and then refer you to independent attorneys to help you file a patent.
- Successful track record: InventionHome has helped inventors market their products in retailers like Walmart, Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, Walgreens, HSN and more.
- Best for people who have invented something, people who have invented a design and people who have reproduced new plants.
Question and Answers - InventionHome
What sets InventionHome apart from the competition?
- Choosing the right company to help with your idea means selecting a company you can trust and one that knows how to succeed. We have built a reputable and credible company for bringing new ideas to market and have successfully licensed a long list of inventors. We have developed a low-cost, low-risk, proven success model and do not charge large up-front fees for licensing. We have developed thousands of relationships with manufacturers, partnered with the industry’s premier manufacturing associations and are proud and active members of the United Inventors Association and Better Business Bureau.
What is the most common misconception consumers have about InventionHome?
- We do not charge large up-front fees for marketing. We do not lockup your invention limiting your ability to do your own marketing. We only get paid our commission if we license your invention for you, not if you succeed on your own. Additionally, we offer a Success Monday Back Guarantee, meaning, if we license your invention, we pay you back (out of our share of future royalties) 100% of any service fee paid to us. We make nothing until you are paid back in full.
How does InventionHome measure success?
- We measure our success by the long list of marketing agreement we have achieved, as well as inventor and company testimonials.
What are InventionHome values or mission?
- Our mission is to reinvent the invention industry by creating a better model for inventors to succeed with their inventions. We are achieving our mission by creating an innovative and smart invention marketing method combined with a company committed to strong values, integrity and trust. The invention process can be risky and challenging for inventors with only a small percentage of inventions or products succeeding on the market. As a result, we were determined to create a low-cost, low-risk model to minimize the financial risks for inventors.
Has your business received any awards or recognition your customers would like to know about?
- Our company continues to be recognized by our customers providing exceptionally high customer satisfaction ratings through internal and external surveys and ratings.
How has your industry changed in the last 5 to 10 years?
- One of the most significant changes in our industry over the past 10 years is in the demand for new product innovation and the willingness of companies to look outside their own walls to find it. More and more companies are actively looking to independent inventors for new inventions available for license.
How do you think the industry will change in the next 5 to 10 years?
- Product licensing will continue to grow and we’ll begin to see an influx of foreign inventors looking to penetrate the US market with innovation. As the internet continues to simplify the process of submitting products to companies, more companies will expand their searches from domestic based to wide scale global searching.
How do you see InventionHome growing or evolving in the future?
- As the demand for innovation grows, InventionHome will continue to broaden its search for new product across the globe while working to simplify the process of connecting inventors with companies to license inventions.
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