Should I use patent promotion organizations?

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Should I use patent promotion organizations?

Almost definitely not! You have probably seen or heard ads from firms urging inventors to contact them for assistance in promoting and “protecting” their inventions. These so called patent promotion organizations typically promise that, for a “small fee”, they will help you to develop and protect your invention and then promote it to thousands of interested companies. Our advice to you is to BEWARE, and Better Business Bureaus and nearly all patent attorneys concur.

Many patent promotion organizations are nothing but schemes to separate an inventor from large amounts of his or her money. If your invention is actually commercially viable, some patent protection firms essentially steal it. Unless you want to have someone flatter your ego by telling you how brilliant your invention is as part of their “con job”, before you consider a patent promotion organization, check it out before making any commitment and consult a patent attorney.

If you believe that you have been defrauded by a patent promotion firm, an attorney may be able to help you get your money back.

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