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Some cautionary advice on the subject of "invention promotion firms". You should be aware of what the US Patent and Trademark Office has to say on the subject to potential inventors.

I'd suggest visiting their website,, and finding the link that references/warns against unscrupulous firms advertising patent and marketing services.

Reputable attorneys, agents and law firms will typically assist clients in securing patent rights for clients and other legal services; marketing ought to be left to marketing professionals. But the layperson should not confuse the two.

An interesting sidebar: Although it is permissible under the the current regulations for an inventor to prosecute his/her own patent application, the practice is not encouraged as pro se applicants (applicants drafting their own appliations for patent but having no experience or qualifications in patent law) are prone to permit a vast amount of legally entitled inventive matter to go unclaimed. The resultant weak patent is all but useless against another party determined to invent around the patented claims.


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