Invention Company Reviews


One of the best ways for us to be a great resource for inventors is to give our honest opinions about companies who purport to help inventors. Most invention companies have success rates below 1%. A few have success rates nearing or over 50%. The book, The Inventor Trap, has a short list of the best licensing agents with the highest licensing rates. The book also has an evaluation form that will allow you to accurately grade any company you're considering doing business with.

Below is a short list of invention promoters who have some of the WORST success rates. Our assessments of the below listed companies are based on published date and or other criteria including lack of any substantiated licensing deals that resulted a net profit to inventors, as well as from past complaints and independent research.

This list will continue to expand over time and is currently comprised of invention marketing companies who have licensing success rates that are estimated to be less than 1%. Such companies we give a grade of “F”.

Company Name Inventor Trap Assessment Inventor Trap Rating
Davision / InventionLand An exceptionally poor value F
InventHelp An exceptionally poor value F
InventionHome An exceptionally poor value F
Invention Resource International An exceptionally poor value F
New product An exceptionally poor value F
Patents2Market An exceptionally poor value F


If you have information that you think would be helpful in our rating and reviewing any company which offers services to inventors, OR if you wish to make us aware of a factual error regarding a company's rating, please go to our Comments & Feedback page!

If we are wrong about the success rates listed here - if they are now 5X as good as we estimate, having success rates of 2.5% instead of 0.5%, would you spend thousands on their services ?   If so, give some of these companies a chance, maybe they've improved that much.  If you're looking for a more likely favorable outcome, please continue reading.

The best licensing companies don't always charge a fee, or at least most of them offer a full contingency option, for ideas they feel have the greatest market potential.  They also reject most inventions submitted to them. 

To find a successful licensing agent, see "The Recommends List" in chapter 7:  "Finding The Right Licensing Company", in the book, The Inventor Trap

If you're uncertain about a particular company, use the "Agent / Marketing Co. Worthiness Checklist" in Appendix E of "The Inventor Trap".



Our  Smart Inventor  Services



In the course of writing the book, “The Inventor Trap”, two things kept gnawing at my mind that inventors really need.


The first was that there is a real need for Objective Invention Evaluation services.

The invention promotion companies and patent attorney’s who take advantage of inventors tell everyone they have a great idea, or that the only way to know if they have a great idea is to start down the road of protecting and licensing their idea. This is WRONG. An objective evaluation at the outset can save you piles of money and years of wasted time.

The second  thing that inventors really could use, and have a very hard time getting, is Solid Manufacturing Quotes.

Both lone inventors and licensing agents have a very tough time getting reliable and actionable quotes they can  Keep Reading



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