inventor scam

PITTSBURGH — Action News Investigates has learned a lawsuit accuses a Pittsburgh-based invention promotion company of running a deceptive and fraudulent scam. The class-action lawsuit says InventHelp and its affiliates took millions of dollars from inventors, who got virtually nothing in return. The company disputes the allegations. Court records show InventHelp has convinced thousands of […]

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When a company copied their invention, Natasha and Fred Ruckel began investigating — and got an inside look into how products are ripped off. On Valentine’s Day in 2015, Natasha Ruckel and her husband, Fred, were sitting in their living room in Gilboa, N.Y. Natasha was improvising on the piano, and Fred was listening while […]

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Read the Fine Print before you sign.   It all sounds so good, and easy. You have spent hours and perhaps years creating your product. You have spent money making prototypes and patents. We know those are not cheap and can take years to get. You see an ad on TV and it sounds great! […]

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(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. For me, the “a-ha!” moment often hits in the dead of night, or when I’m in the middle of a meeting or driving. We Americans are a nation of problem-solvers, and it’s no wonder that we’ve come up with […]

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By Tony Pipitone One emotionally disabled 25-year-old New York farmer dreamed up Socially Accepted, a social networking site for people like him or others with Downs syndrome and autism to find friends. Another North Carolina man thought he invented a device, Teddy’s Ballie Bumpers, to prevent toys from rolling too far under sofas and other […]

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