Invention Promotion Companies
Q: What is an invention promotion company?
A: Invention promotion companies or firms are designed to aid inventors by marketing, developing, evaluating, and
patenting their inventions.
Q: What should I look for when choosing an invention promotion company?
A: Some invention promotion firms are not legitimate. You should research the reputation of the company, which you
may do by looking to see if a complaint has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The
USPTO has also published a pamphlet that provides helpful information.
Q: Why should I use a lawyer instead of an invention promotion company?
A: Patent attorneys and agents are licensed by the USPTO while invention promotion companies are not. Additionally,
working with a lawyer grants you the opportunity to have face to face interaction and to build a relationship with
someone you can trust with your intellectual property.
Disclaimer: These resources are for information purposes only. It is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client
relationship. Any decision to obtain legal advice should not be based solely on this information. Also, please be advised that because of
certain time limitations the law imposes upon anyone who wishes to pursue a matter, you should promptly consult with a lawyer in person
regarding your issue if you choose to proceed.