I know this is a late post but I hope it will still keep them from doing this to any others.
On December 4th, 2006 I paid $16,900.00 and entered into a contract with IP&R (Inventors' Publishing & Research), to market my invention a 'Portable, Adjustable, Inflatable Bed', U. S. Patent #7,134,158. IP&R has grossly failed to fulfill their part of our contract in that the physical material was delivered almost 3 months after the promised time line. The material is of poor quality. The information and drawings used for the brochure and the CD are misleading and do not represent my invention accurately. The specifications for the drawings and the CD were not taken from my drawings or from the specifications which I furnished IP&R.
IP&R cannot prove to me beyond a doubt that my invention was ever represented at any tradeshows.
According to Theresa Sasso, Project Coordinator, in the first 6 months of my contract with IP&R, Doug Perry, Marketing Agent for IP&R was supposed to have contacted between 45 - 55 key industry personal to discuss possible commercial uses for my invention. It took him a year to contact that many.
I was misled into signing a 6 month extension on our contract which was expired by being told that there was an interested party that might have wanted to enter in to a partnership with me to manufacture and market my invention. The interested party turned out to be a sibling company of IP&R, Plas-Tech.
IP&R was supposed to find and procure a licensing agreement(s) for my invention. This never happened.
IP&R - aka Amazing Innovations - aka Absolutely New.
I asked for but never got one dime back from IP&R.
On 03/10/2008 a complaint was filed with BBB. The case was closed on 09/26/2008.