1. I’ve been going through inventhelp less than a year, I just had an interview with a major plastics co yesterday who seems to love my invention.
a) Loving your invention and securing a licensing deal are world’s apart assuming it is a potential licensee as opposed to a contract manufacturer whom they contacted? Why not get the same names plus more for free via www.thomasregister.net
- - and just think, it won't cost you a nickel. What they do and all invention submission companies is to identify the SIC (Standard Industrial Code) for the product enter it into free online databases and viola! companies spring forth in the hundreds. You can do that for free!
2. I under stand that most inventions dont go no wear . but there job is to try and make your idea protected and present it to the market.
a) Firstly “they” protect nothing as they are not attorneys. Secondly, my money says of all the companies they allegedly sent your product info to, most were returned to them non-deliverable or not interested or they heard nothing from them. But of course you wouldn’t find that out.
b) Their definition of “market” and the actual market your product category fits into are likely miles apart as compared to the companies your invention info was spammed to via a press release and emails. So what is the SIC or NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code for your invention? Do you even know? How about asking them then compare/contrast to see if they got it right. You then find lots of free online databases to enter that/those numbers into and you’re off-and-running identifying contacts in your product’s category of which there will likely be an un-ending number based on databases you find allowing you to search for free.
3. … if the market dont want it then thats the way it is. they dont deside if your idea is good or not
a) Who says that is the way it always is? Certainly not you as you’re obviously no expert. It could have been a misidentified market (wrong category) and/or companies contacted were not pre-qualified (do not accept outside invention submissions). There are many other reasons products do not secure shelf space.
4. they never guaronteed it would sell or even that a company would pick it up. only that they would help me protect it and try to find a comp. that might be intrested in it. no guaron tee.
a) Then that is exactly what you’ll get for the thousands you paid them. Just think, had you burned a little midnight oil you could have accomplished the same result for yourself. On the other hand I take that back since you write in an illiterate fashion which really is not important except if one speaks that way too. Why? Directly contacting entities whom one hopes will invest millions it is more likely that not they would be turned-off by your presentation if you speak as you write. Nevertheless, it probably wasn’t a bad decision to throw your money down the drain. The problem is as I personally see it, it was the wrong drain. There are numerous marketing companies who have no upfront fees.
5. Im more than happy with the job they are dioing.
a) Yep, just bet you are. The job they are doing is irrelevant and frankly it's all talk. Keep your eye on the target not the number of times the bow's string is pulled back. You're after one or more signed deals. Until one or more is/are secured it's all talk and not secured shelf space. Until it's on the shelf it's all bull.
6. of course I have a good invention.
a) Name one inventor who vehemently states he/she has a lousy invention? Duh!