Posts Tagged: Invention Promotion


FTC wins preliminary injunction against operators of World Patent Marketing

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a preliminary injunction against World Patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 78

How to Find Valuable Invention Services

Several years ago I was speaking to an inventor group about carefully selecting who they work with so they work only with reputable companies. At the time …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO April/May 2012

What follows are the decisions from April and May 2012. In this time period in 2012 at the OED the Office found themselves dealing with a patent attorney that …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Invention Services: Finding Valuable Services & Avoiding Scams

But surely inventors, who are very smart people, could resist the advances of the unscrupulous, right? While that is what you might expect, my experience tells me …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 21

Hook, Line & Sinker: USPTO Warns About Invention Scams

On Thursday, November 4, 2010, I attended the 15th Annual Inventors Conference at the USPTO.  In my article Reporting from the 15th Annual USPTO Inventors Conference I discussed the …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 4

AIPLA Panel Discusses Blogging and IPWatchdog Lawsuit

Friday afternoon I attended the second day of the AIPLA annual meeting. I got to the Marriott Wardman Park hotel at 9:00 am and was there until after 11:00 …
By Renee C. Quinn
7 years ago 2

Settlement Announcement: Lawsuit Against IPWatchdog Over

On May 17, 2010, Invention Submission Corporation (ISC) d.b.a. InventHelp® and IPWatchdog, Inc. settled the litigation initiated by ISC against IPWatchdog, Gene Quinn and Renee Quinn (collectively …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

IPWatchdog Responds to Lawsuit

have retained the services of Hiscock & Barclay. Michael Oropallo has filed an appearance and is the lead attorney. In a nutshell, we moved to dismiss the case, …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Companies Don’t Accept Confidential Submission of Ideas or Inventions

As you review the statements below, all of which were publicly available on the Internet when I found them, I think what you will find is that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Invention Promoters and the American Inventors Protection Act

Invention promotion firms, sometimes referred to as invention promotion companies, have been widely criticized in numerous circles, including political circles in Washington, DC, for many years.  The …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

My Position on the UIA and Inventors Digest

Just 12 days ago I publicly resigned from the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association over concerns I had with respect to the UIA.  Since that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Not All Invention Promotion Companies are Created Equal

I was at work today, doing what I usually do. I talk to inventors who want to patent their inventions. I speak to so many different levels …
By Renee C. Quinn
8 years ago 0

Falling Prey to Invention Promotion Scams

About a week ago I received a fairly typical e-mail from an individual who was inquiring about whether I could help provide certain services.  As you can …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

7 Patent Reform Suggestions for Congress

After being told that patent reform in 2008 was all but a done deal, once again nothing happened.  I am happy that patent reform died in 2008 because the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Sadly, Invention Promotion is Alive and Well

Those who regularly read IPWatchdog.com may remember that on August 25, 2008, I wrote that the United States Patent & Trademark Office had finally, once and for all …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1