COMPLAINT REGARDING INVENTION PROMOTER
DATE OF CORRESPONDENCE: April 19, 2012
Name of the Invention Promotion Company: AbsolutelyNew, Inc.
Invention Promoter's Address: 650 Townsend Street, #475, San Francisco, CA 94103
Complainant's Name: Bryan Davison
Complainant's Address: 117 Loop Rd., Evanston, WY 82930-9535
Customer's Name: Bryan Davison
WHAT IS YOUR COMPLAINT?
Name of mass media invention promoter advertised in: Internet
Invention promotion service offered to be performed: Promote, license and bring to market inventions.
Explanation of complaint between customer and invention promoter: ANI was in breach of the contract signed by the company ANI and myself: Please see attached formal letter of complaint.
My name is Bryan Davison. I entered into a contract with Absolutely New Inc. January 9th of 2009 in hopes of marketing and licensing an invention of mine. Pretty much after the first month ANI began to breech the contract between myself and the Company ANI. The following are examples of their violations. 1. The contract states: within 60 days, a computer general Animation/live action video would be delivered to me the client. As of 4/30/09 I had not received this as stated in the contract. 2. The contract states: I would receive month reports. The reports were never monthly, usually, after I had to call and try to get information; I would receive the reports b-monthly and even quarterly never monthly, as stated in the contract. The reports were always vague and didn't relate to my idea i.e. they would tell of some trade show they had attended, and come to find out as stated to myself and a third party attorney on a conference call with ANI's Product Licensing Manager, my idea was never shown at a trade show. I never received actual evidence of any contacts made with 3rd party manufactures or licensing companies. 3. The contract states: there would be satisfaction surveys before the course of the contract, during the course of the contract, and after the course of the contract, none of which ever happened. 4. Record retention as stated in the contract. ANI lost my prototype. A 3rd party lawyer and myself contacted ANI to retrieve the prototype I had sent to Absolutely New, and they couldn't find it, and I still don't have it. I may add, the prototype may have proven to be priceless. I'm not so sure my prototype wasn't sent to a large corporation and reverse engineered, as a certain company came out with a product extremely similar to mine with almost the same name almost a year to the day my contract ran out with ANI.
Addendum: I have discovered it was ANI's responsibility to review with me, according to the American Inventor's Protection Act & The California Business and Professions Code, the number of inventions evaluated positively and negatively in the past 5 years, and many other provisions according to the above Federal and State Laws. No parts of these laws were ever discussed with me, nor are they discussed in the contract between ANI and myself.
I have all emails, voicemails, and correspondence incurred with ANI during the course of the contract.
The above statements should be considered "My Formal Letter of Compliant".
I wish to recoup the loss of all monies given to Absolutely New Inc. to the amount agreed to in the contract of 17,420.00 dollars.
Signed: /s/Bryan Davison Date: April 19, 2012