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.
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I started with InventionHome for their assistance with doing a background search to see if my product was out there. Everything checked out good. There wasn't anything out there like this product. The next step was putting my idea in an animation format. Then a Patent Attorney contacted me where I filed my Provisional Patent in October 2016. Well the Summer of 2017 I saw my product all over the TV making millions of dollars. I contacted InventionHome and informed them of my concerns. The Manager of Marketing talked to me for 2 hours on the phone stating that I can still make my product because it was different from the one on the Market. She even gave an example how there was different Washing Machines on the market and how each one does something different. I asked My Patent Attorney and he said that I can still make my product. Needless to say that I did receive my Non-Provisional Patent (Utility) in January 2019.
I would advise anyone to look at Inventright videos by Steven Key on Youtube to get knowledge on how to get a Licensing Agreement on your Invention. I say this because you really don't know if they're really submitting your ideas to companies. They give you a monthly submission report but anyone can write that they're doing something and not really be doing it. There's no proof but their word. If you do it yourself you can keep track of the companies you contact yourself. I still wonder how the minute I file my provisional patent if InventionHome or a company they may have submitted my idea to stole my idea. I've put over $30,000.00 into this project.
I just received my physical Prototype last week from a company called Dirt Cheap Prototype. So I'm still pursuing getting my invention to market. It's just that I can't take InventionHome face value at their word because anyone can say anything. But what counts is what's documented on paper. I don't have much trust in them. But that's why I decided to share my experience with Consumers so that you can draw your own conclusions. They say no company is interested in giving me a Licensing Agreement but yet I look on TV and the internet and the product is making millions of dollars. You figure it out.Deborah
We went to InventionHome to help us on licensing our product. After being there for maybe eight months I find it hard to believe that they never even had one feedback from any of the feelers they put out and they refuse to tell you what companies they reached out to. So yes they made a nice info sheet about our product, I feel that was all they did and I certainly don’t think anyone ever saw it. I asked to change some stuff to make page more appealing and was told no not possible, it wouldn’t make a difference. So I feel it was just a waste of time, dreams and money using them. Would’ve been better off going to a casino and betting on red or black.
We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction.
After review of your account, we did a great deal of work on your product. We submitted to 145 companies, unfortunately none showed any interest. InventionHome cannot control company interest as many different factors are taken into account by companies when deciding whether or not they would like to pursue a product. Additionally, the documentation we provided you, and you approved, communicated that we would not disclose company names due to confidentiality reasons. We would definitely disclose company names if/when a company shows a level of interest in a product.
A little over a year ago I contacted InventionHome about an idea I had with a detailed description and artwork I had created. They paired me with a patent attorney and had him run a patent inquiry for any and all existing patents that may conflict with my invention. I was contacted when it was complete and informed over the phone that there were a couple of patents that were kind of like mine, but that there was nothing similar enough to conflict with my patent. I was ecstatic and wanted to get the ball rolling, so they sold me on their premium package that they offer. It was a total of $4,000 plus $200 for the patent search.
They created a visual video of my invention in motion to demonstrate the functionality and it looked great. They had a log on my account that displayed companies that they were "marketing" to but even after I signed the non-disclosure waiver, they eventually stopped contacting companies. After months of direct contact with my patent attorney and investigating companies that had essentially created and sold my idea, we realized that my search results were never actually sent to me. He immediately emailed me images from the original search results and there was a patent that was my exact idea that was dated back to 2013. My invention existed 5 years before it even popped into my mind.
InventionHome could not provide evidence of actually sending me the search results aside from an email stating that the search had been completed and was "sent", even though it never was. I took their word over the phone that my invention was a new idea and I was deceived. After the artwork was completed, I never heard from them again. Even after my patent attorney spoke with them multiple times, they still have not contacted me and told him they would not give me a refund. I feel deceived and regret ever giving them my business. If this is how they handle every client, they deserve to go out of business.
*** InventionHome has resolved the issue with this customer.
We are sorry to hear the customer is dissatisfied. InventionHome has not heard from this customer directly since August 2018.
Our company policy requires patent search results be sent to all customers. In addition, the online questionnaire Mr. Young completed on 5/16/2018 specifically asks the customer to confirm review of the search results and provide additional information or details, if needed:
** After reviewing your patent search, if you feel that similar products were returned in the results, please provide us with details as to how your product may differ from those identified. If any changes or modifications were discussed in light of the patent search results, please provide details below.
Mr. Young completed this section on 5/16/2018 by providing the following information, "My invention in its description does not infringe upon any other similar products that are currently sold." Mr. Young's answer would indicate he reviewed his search results and chose to move forward.
We would be more than happy to have a discussion with Mr. Young.
InventionHome is just like all the rest, they take your money, display your product on their website but most of all give you false hope. Every new inventor has aspirations and dreams about their invention and get caught up in this political game. The only good thing that I received through this company is the recommendation or referral for writing my patent for submission in which I did receive back in 2012. I would highly recommend the consultants that wrote mine.
As far as InventionHome goes when I applied for my non-provisional patent all they did was take monthly payments from me and send me graphs that I am sure were created by someone on their staff that showed various interest in my product...a total scam. Inventors beware. I see all these inventions on here, I would ask to contact some of these to find out how much their initial investment was. I know inventors that are bankrupt.
So far, my experience with InventionHome has been an experience of hurry up and wait. This is not a bad thing as bringing these ideas to consumers under a formula of success takes time. The Good: My account manager, Amy, and art director, James have been very responsive to my needs and desires as a client. The communication and willingness to come to an understanding is very high.
The Average: I just discovered an audio commercial is included in my purchase. Not sure if this has been mentioned since we started the process. I'll inquire about it with my account manager though, now I wonder if there's other services purchased I should be asking for too! Could be Improved: There could be some graphic indicating what stage of the process we're in. There've been times as to when I've been confused about the order of operations of things and unsure as to about how much time is remaining. Giving some graphical info on the account portal can improve the experience for others after me.
Thank you for the feedback on how we could improve the customer experience. We will definitely take into consideration.
If the company helps me sell the product without me having to pay for the patent then everything you guys said would do would be kept. I would like to sell the rights straight out that's why I don't want to pay for the patent.
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 in the loop with what's going on with the process.
Thanks Antonia! We are pleased to hear the process was smooth and that our staff was helpful keeping you up-to-date.
My experience with Invention Home has been a very good experience. Their staff is very personal and on time in though every step. I would advise anyone that I know. If the have an idea they want to explore. To call on Invention Home for help and guidance. I am in the marketing phase and so far so good.???
I found InventionHome in 2016 and after paying for some amateur drawings and given access to their "portal" I've gotten nothing besides a referral to a law firm who would handle my patent. Fast forward to 2019- InventionHome is still "actively marketing" my product. I understand some will read this and say I'm bitter because I spent money and got nothing but some useless drawings. That's a fair point, however I would counter with the fact that the law firm that THEY referred me to is no longer accepting referrals from InventionHome based on dishonest business practices. While there are laws on the books to prevent this type of shady business practices "Jacob Enterprises" (Parent company) will close up shop and open under a different name to avoid prosecution.
Please keep in mind, these are not my "feelings" but facts from my current lawyer, who again I was referred to from this awful company. I welcome any contact or explanation from InventionHome or Jacob Enterprises but I assume it will go unanswered just like voicemails. My advice to any inventor is go directly to a patent lawyer and avoid paying these con artists, whatever name they might go by.
InventionHome has spoken to the customer and resolved the issue.
InventionHome is really good and I love them. I went online and I found them. I got all their services except for the portfolio. I did it myself, but I’m finishing it by Friday to send in the 5 images of the portfolio. I’m not very far into it right now, but I’m almost at the tail end of working with them and they’re just waiting for me. My brother-in-law is the designer and I’m the inventor. Everything’s been great so far and I was only worried because of scams. But they seem like a reputable business in the way their people handle their sales. Adam and Cindy helped me a lot so far. They are really nice with me and polite. Hopefully, everything is going as planned is what I would hope. Also, I’m not that far into it to send anybody their way yet because I’m still cautious myself, but I feel comfortable. I don’t have nothing to lose right now but my invention and our family history of what we wanna get somewhere with it. Still, I have no issues right now.
Glad to hear everything has been to your satisfaction so far! Please feel free to contact you Customer Account Manager with any questions or issues. Best of luck!!
I just noticed InventionHome this year when I came across this company on Yahoo. 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 has been great. They’re a great group of people to work with.
My interactions with InventionHome have pretty much been all internet, though I did talk to one fella named Adam on the phone and he was helpful and answered any questions I had. They were pretty upfront with the cost but it could be cheaper for the service that I'm getting. Still, it's been a good overall experience so far.
InventionHome had a couple of so-so reviews, but in general, it was pretty good. I already filled out a form online and all the help was good with Kristen and the fellow I first interacted with. They follow up good. I use them for patent searching and they’re gonna go out and promote it once I get my patent. Their service has been excellent. They’ll call back if I fax something. If I emailed it, I got mailed maybe half hour later saying it was received and “thank you for your response” and all. It’s fast response. I get different addresses when they email me. But it doesn’t matter where they are, they had done good.
InventionHome people have been good. They shot my 3D video and did my portfolio. They were enthusiastic about my product and I got good feedback. They all thought it was a good idea and that's why they got on board. But the problem I have now is the waiting. I paid for the patent search and everything was good. We did everything we had to do. But I don't officially have the patent when I thought I will get it right away. They told me that it's still pending. I wanna get it going. It's my first time and I'm anxious to see how this thing is gonna turn out. It is my idea and I own it. I don't want anybody else to get in on it, but it is not official yet. We're in an on-hold mode right now and I don't understand what the holdup is.
Still, I would recommend InventionHome. They treated me well and everyone who talked to me was informative. They were all nice and answered all my questions. I wish they put a call to the attorney but nevertheless, I am not unhappy about them. Also, if they take my product to market, find the right buyer and I make a lot of money, I'll send everybody to them.
Hi Mike. I will have your Customer Account Manager contact you as soon as possible to let you know the status.
I have heard about InventionHome seven years ago, and then I started to see the commercials. I never really took them up an offer, but then as I started to read up more and I did my research, I decided to look into the company. I took their whole package of services and had great interactions with the people at InventionHome, starting with Ernie. I like working with him. And then I have Kristen and Alicia. All of them have been very helpful. They’ve been timely in the request and responding to any questions that I’ve had. They’ve also been open, prompt and thorough. We're still in process, but I had some good experience so far. I was traveling back from a vacation and I ran into a young man in the airport. He was talking about an invention he was working on. I recommended InventionHome to him, and I told him to ask for Ernie.
I've had an excellent experience with InventionHome's service so far. I’m looking for a PPA, and I have no idea what I’m doing. But the people at InventionHome has been so helpful and I’m excited about it. I've had very good interaction with their rep. She is very easy to access and get to. I'm waiting for a call from her right now. I have some questions for her. The reps have always called me right back, and have always been very prompt at everything. Everybody at InventionHome has been kind.
My experience with Invention Home was pretty amazing. I was going through the internet and I saw them. I had some ideas in my mind and called them. Their reps walked me through their process and explained stuff to me. It was very amazing. This is my first time inventing something through them and they helped me through a lot. They are a good company to get into an agreement with. I did two inventions with them. And I’m so happy and excited. Now, they are just waiting for a manufacturer to accept one of my inventions.
We are glad to hear your experience was positive!
My experience with InventionHome has been good. I've used their patenting service and the process for that costs money, but they let me know that upfront. I wouldn't recommend InventionHome unless people have the money to do it. But other than that, I've had great phone interactions with their representatives and they were able to answer the questions I had.
Thank you for the feedback!
The rep at InventionHome was a very pleasant gentleman to talk with. He walked me through the various levels, and cost structure associated with their service, which is always important. It was right up front. He gave me some pointers and called me back within a week. He told me that in the initial search, he didn't see anything that was similar. Overall, our interactions have been very good. I entered into knowing that I've gotta reach out to somebody else that can guide me through this process, and the people at InventionHome were successful in doing that. I will recommend other people to InventionHome and tell them to sign in on disclosure, and InventionHome is gonna move forward with their idea. Not everything is successful, but at the same time, at least those people would hear that on the front end.
Ernie brought me in, speaking highly of everyone inside InventionHome. Once the patent search returned with positive results, we moved forward. I was never pressured to move ahead faster than I was comfortable. My project was given to Kristin who continually stayed in communication with me, especially answering my questions. I am very pleased with the Marketing Portfolio; great job to all involved. Marcella took her time to ask me questions and answer them as well. The patent attorneys also did a great job. Each department has acted like fulfilling their end of my project proficiently and professionally is important to them. And, that's where I am at this point. InventionHome is marketing my invention. Hopefully we'll receive some interests for licensing. I'm not sure. I do know that they are not rushing to do a half-ass job of it or anything. I expect only great things. And, I can only say good things about my experience dealing with them.
Thank you for the kind words! I'll be sure to pass along to my team.
I had an idea that I wanted to bring out to the market and we filed a temporary patent for this. All was well until I found it back in the store in January and call straight away InventionHome with questions. They promised me that there were no competitors for this product, paid of course all the costs and now they are saying they can't help me anymore. Apparently there are competitors. Be careful 'cause peoples are not doing their work like it should be done!!! And now nobody can help me anymore since I asked for a completed refund of my money to them.
Great support from the initial discussion with the InventionHome team right through to the delivery of my Portfolio. Only a few minor edits needed and we were up & running. Great service, support and final portfolio delivery. Fingers crossed the idea takes off and I can work on developing more with the InventionHome team.
Glad to hear your experience was positive!
After years and years of trying various ways to find a company to get my invention out there, I finally feel hopeful that it's in the right hands. Just knowing this company sees the potential and is willing to take it to the next level has given me much relief and also a lot of hope! Thanks so much, Karen and InventionHome for all your help.
A very helpful team for anyone. They really prove the tagline they follow - "Simplifying Inventing". Though some sites or teams are hard to trust but InventionHome have proved to be very useful for our business idea. Though a little complicated at the beginning, but once you learn more they'll take you to the next level with their end-to-end solutions. It's highly recommended and was one of the wisest decisions made.
I have had a great experience. In The beginning of it all everyone seems so productive helpful on showing me there is a high potential with my invention. Now it seems like the marketing stage is not that informational towards "showing" what they're doing to market my invention to manufacturers. I feel like it's all fake now. Think about asking for a refund soon if I see no activity or progress asap.
Fine job again. Great artwork and Caty always gets right back to me with explanations. I do wonder, upon seeing some of the other related inventions, if my legal verbiage is technical enough. I guess that's my only complaint. I like being able to change things and have the final say. But I by no means think my suggestions should be implemented without some feedback as to why they may not be a good idea. Thanks.
Thank you for the kind words. I'll be sure to pass along to my team.
They provide very little continued support and service once the customer has paid their fee to InventionHome. They don't seem to care about the success of their customer's invention. InventionHome seems to just want to profit off their clients.
When starting out I had some doubt in trusting a to me unknown company to handle my plans. However the support and follow-up on all the steps has been on time, as promised and with accurate precision. Now waiting for positive developments with regards to my invention. The experience thus far has been very professional. Thanks to you Jeff and your team.
The whole processes was very professionally done. InventionHome very much paid attention to detail. My invention was completed in better than expected time. When I had questions they were answered promptly, often the following day. All through the invention process I felt listen to and important. My invention is done, and was very well done! If you have an invention and you're ready to get it done. InventionHome will get it done!!
Thank you for your feedback!
Would not hesitate to recommend InventionHome to friend or stranger. Easy to work with from the beginning and have been given guidance when needed. Hopefully items (inventions) will soon be introduced to manufacturers and be ready to sell to public. InventionHome has worked from rough descriptions and developed tech drawings/artwork in a timely manner.
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