- White Belt
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I told my wife that I decided to give my invention idea a chance and call Inventhelp. The commercial was on TV at the moment Phone number is flashing on screen and I made a call.
On Dec19 2007 We went to talk to one of the agent here in Burbank CA. The lady is very nice, everything sounds promising. And we went ahead with the process, 7 weeks research for $965.-
The lady I spoke to call me around end of Feb2008 she mentioned on the phone that the package is going to be ready for a review in a couple of days. My wife and I were very excited. Those long 7 weeks of waiting is over.
--- (during this time I started to read horror stories about this company, and I found this forum) ---
However, after that phone call. I have not received any call from the lady I dealt with. I wait for about a week and finally made a call. A person who works at the office was telling me that the lady i dealt with is sick. As of today (march 11) she still is sick...
The man I spoke with assure me that I will get the package and he will be handle my case from now.
My wife just got off the phone with him, and this is how the conversation went...
First he pretended to not remember who she was. Then he was very annoyed and said who told you it was ready? and he quickly tell my wife the the package is going to be ready before 10 AM and will call us by then and he hung up! He never tell us the day, tomorrow, day after tomorrow or when just 10 AM and he has been doing this game with us since he took our case.
As I am writing this note, i got another phone call from him and he told me that the person who did the research for my invention needs more time to go through the documents. And he said he knows this cause he just got off the phone with him... this just all seems so weird. --- Last week I spoke with him about this time and he mentioned to me that I should have called around 11AM since they have to deal with the main office in the East Coast by this time the office is closed! Now he just happened to make the main office open so that they can handle my case?
I felt like this whole company is trying to steal my invention and i don't know how prevent this.
I am shopping for Patent Lawyer but have no clue where to get a good one in my area.
Before I deal with Inventhelp I filed Provisional Application for Patent. So I hope this will buy me sometime to do all those things.