Thank You for Saying "No".
How can a "no" be a good thing? The following emails were recently received by Invention City after Brutally Honest Reviews where Dan Fulford told the inventors that Invention City would not license or represent their inventions:
- June 17, 2014
I recently had a very important review of my invention with Dan at Invention City. I wish I could have this review two years ago because I wouldn't have lost my hard earned money to a company that wasn't being truthful at all. My mother used to say if you know the truth it will set you free. That is a true statement. What I received from my review today was the truth. And believe me I will not lose not one hard earned dollar again, because Invention City told me the truth and it made me realize something and that is not to quit but to take the No! And to better prepare myself, for a chance to have a good idea that maybe will be the next great invention, and maybe the inventor could be me.
- June 9, 2014
Hi Dan, this is Donna - I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU for even taking the time to talk with me. Believe it or not I felt special when I got off the phone with you, because these days most everyone wants to take money from you but never really takes the time to really be upfront with you. I am not trying to say anything bad about that other company, because they were all so nice to me, but if someone had really explained to me the way you did, I really think I would have went another route because I still believe in my product. I am a mother of 7 children and I begged and borrowed to get to this point and its almost like I cant give up even if I wanted to, because I owe out so much. I just cant think about what I could have done cause then I get terrified. But Thanks again and again for your truthfulness to me, the kindness in your voice did me a world of good. You will be hearing more about this product, I am sooo determine to make it work. I would recommend anyone to your company, if only I had found you first..
Dan I am sending you my first prototypes (hands on) so you can see how simple they were. Also I am sending you a picture of them. Any more suggestions will be so appreciated. THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU
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if I disclose my invention whats going to stop you from making ot different t from mine Dan ?
by: patty johnston
Confidentiality Agreements Protect New Ideas
Hello Patty - When you disclose your invention to Invention City you are protected by a Confidentiality Agreement. You can see our agreement here: Invention City Confidentiality Agreement As agreements of this type go, it's one of the most generous you'll ever find because: 1. It lasts for 5 years instead of a typical 1 or 2 years. 2. The inventor owns any ideas for improvements that we offer - we don't know of anyone else who does this. Like all things legal there are complexities and the protection you get isn't perfect. But it's fair. You can learn more about Confidentiality Agreements here: Confidentiality Agreement Review Lastly, let me add that Invention City has done deals with inventors who bring ideas that are in the "public domain." That means that anyone could take the idea and pay the inventor nothing. We believe that identifying a problem that needs solving has real value. Our confidentiality agreement cannot protect those ideas because, while unlikely, it's possible we might already be working on something from another inventor that's competitive. Our mission is to help inventors and stealing ideas would give us a horrible reputation and ruin our business Mike Marks Founder, Invention City
by: Mike Marks