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Avoiding Invention Scams


"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."


Remember the adage, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is?"
Every year thousand of dollars and even invention ownership rights are lost to scheming invention promoters. Do your Homework. Thoroughly check out anyone or any company offering to promote your invention, talk to other inventors, join an inventors club. Remember the three rules of inventing: DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT.

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Opening Statement Of Jodie Berstein Director, Bureau Of Consumer Protection July 23, 1997.

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Facts for Consumers /
Invention Promotion Firms.

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Scam Prevention from the USPTO.

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Scam prevention in PDF format.
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USPTO Launches Media Campaign to Counter Patent Scam Artists.
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Articles on Invention and Patent Scams.

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