Under the Inventors’ Rights Act of 1999, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) accepts complaints from the public against invention promoters and promotion firms and forwards them to the respective invention promoters and promotion firms for response.
We do not investigate these published complaints and responses or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters and promotion firms. We provide this forum for the publication of such complaints and their responses for public awareness.
Published complaints and responses
Below are complaints against invention promoters and promotion firms and their reponses. Please note that invention promoters and promotion firms are notified and given 30 days to respond. Responding is not mandatory, but if a response is not received, we will still publish the complaint. We remove all published complaints and reponses three years after publication.
- Davison Design
- Invent Company
- February 2017 Crisano
- Invent Help
- Harvey Reese Associates
- October 2016 Turner
- World Patent Marketing
- Idea Buyer, LLC
- January 2020 Nourani
If the USPTO's notification of the invention promoter or promotion firm is returned to us as undeliverable, we will publish a notice (but not the complaint itself) that we've received a complaint in order to alert the invention promoter or promotion firm. They have 30 days to provide a mailing address and request to receive the complaint.
If we do not receive a response to the notice from the invention promoter or promotion firm within 30 days, the complaint will be published on this page.