Before You Contract for Services …

Here are some things to do before you sign on with an invention marketer or agent:
◆ Question any claims and assurances that your invention will make money. No one can guarantee your invention’s success.
◆ Investigate the company before you commit. Call the BBB, the USPTO, and the attorney general in your state and in the state where the company is headquartered. Ask if there are any unresolved consumer complaints about the firm. According to Elizabeth Tucci, senior trial attorney for the FTC’s Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, any complaints filed with the FTC are maintained in a confidential database used for law enforcement purposes.
◆ Be sure your contract contains all the terms you ...

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