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 AND READ THIS! Three Plead Guilty in $58 Million Invention Promotion Scam. Ringleader sentenced to 8-years in prison with NO early parole. Group swindled 34,000 amateur inventors by promising to promote their inventions, but did little more than take their money and sell them fake patent searches, fake market reports, worthless patents, and sham marketing services. (On www.masslive.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! ...aaaand another one bites the dust!! Invention promotion scammer gets three years in prison. (From www.masslive.com)
 
 WARNING! CAUTION! DANGER!
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 AND READ THIS! The Mugger of Invention [Daily Mirror newspaper carries out undercover investigation of various invention-promotion companies - including Invention Submission Corporation and International Technology Exchange of Dublin, Ireland] (On www.uiausa.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! TV reporter carries out undercover investigation of Invention Submission Corporation. (From www.thepittsburghchannel.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Invention Submission Corporation Charged with Making False and Deceptive Claims: FTC Asks Court to Order Consumer Redress (From U.S. Federal Trade Commission website www.ftc.gov)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Invention Submission Corporation Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million in Consumer Redress to Settle FTC Charges it Misrepresented Invention Promotion Services (From U.S. Federal Trade Commission website www.ftc.gov)
 
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 AND VIEW THIS! TV reporter examines failure rate of Invention Submission Corporation [MPG video clip]. (From www.khou.com)
 
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 AND VIEW THIS! Inventor Beware [Excellent 5 minute video clip] (From www.techtv.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Invention promotion company's failure rate described [Article]. (From www.techtv.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! TV reporters carry out undercover investigation of Davison and Associates (also known as "Inventegration") and Invention Submission Corporation. U.S. Federal Trade Commission asks judge to freeze Davison's assets and return $7 million to its customers. (From www.thepittsburghchannel.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! FTC v Davison & Associates [Company is now operating as "Inventegration"] (From U.S. Federal Trade Commission website www.ftc.gov)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Ace investigator Tony Hetherington looks at ideas firm [Reporter digs into background of ITE International Technology Exchange, of Dublin, Ireland, asks tough questions.] (From Mail on Sunday www.thisismoney.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Global is raided then settles quickly. Kenneth Rogers of ITE International Technology Exchange, Dublin, Ireland, was raided by 20 FBI agents while he was running his last invention promotion company - Global Development Services Inc. (On United Inventors Association website, www.uiausa.com)
 
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 AND READ THIS! Invention promotion firm to pay $1 Million in consumer redress to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges. [Kenneth Rogers of ITE International Technology Exchange, Dublin, Ireland, charged by U.S. Federal Trade Commission while he was running his last invention promotion company] (On www.ftc.gov)

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Have you been ripped-off by an invention promotion company that has charged you hundreds or thousands of dollars for fake patent searches, fake market reports, worthless patents and sham marketing services? You might want to print-out the story about the invention promotion scammer sentenced to 8 years in prison with NO early parole, use a bright-yellow highlighter to emphasize the prison part, and send a copy to the outfit that scammed you - along with a letter demanding your money back!

If misleading advertising or other deceptive practices were involved, contact the Fair Business Practices Branch of the Industry Canada Competition Bureau. Click here for contact information.

How tough is the Bureau? VERY tough! Competition Bureau investigations can lead to massive fines and prison terms for scammers. The Bureau works with the FBI, INTERPOL, and other international agencies to hunt-down and prosecute fraudsters worldwide. The Bureau even prosecuted a store for selling underweight bags of sheep manure! (click here to read story).

Comparing the worthless documents sold by many invention promotion companies to underweight bags of sheep manure may be an act of excessive generosity, but there are legal parallels: in both cases, the customers didn't get what they paid for.

Some inventors have talked of banding together to hire lawyers and launch class-action lawsuits against dishonest invention promotion companies. But invention promotion scams tend to leave victims impoverished with no money available to finance civil lawsuits. And why hire more lawyers when you already have several excellent lawyers on your payroll? Your taxes are paying the salaries of your federal Attorney General and your provincial Attorney General. Present your evidence to the Fair Trade Practices Branch and get these lawyers working for you!




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Wayne Conrad is one of Canada's most successful inventors [Click on this link, then click on "Watch the documentary" on upper-right of new page to see a *GREAT* 13m40s video clip]. (On www.cbc.ca)
 
Entre Intel et la «Quasiturbine» / Between Intel and the Quasiturbine. (Sur www.cyberpresse.ca)
 
Calgary mom invents flexible TV filtering system. (On www.captiontv.com)
 
Diane LaPierre's TV filtering invention moves ahead in a big way: Exclusive license agreement signed with Global Cable. Inventor is vice-president of Caption TV Inc. (On www.captiontv.com)
 
TV-filtering inventions from Alberta and B.C. could help reduce murder rate. (From www.broadcastdialogue.com)
 
North Vancouver Fire and Rescue captain invents new sling harness. Grant Frost's Wrap-Evac reduces evacuation time by 15-30 minutes. (From the North Shore News, on www.nsnews.com)
 
BC Paraplegic Association Member James VanderHoek is a visual thinker with an entrepreneurial edge. [Invention keeps carpets clean] / James VanderHoek, ACP-CB, penseur visuel au côté entrepreneur (From Total Access Magazine, on www.canparaplegic.org)
 
Team Develops Revolutionary Water-Purifying Technology: ZeeWeed® membrane-based technology chosen for Walkerton, Ont. [Dr. Pierre Côté of Oakville, Ontario receives $100,000 Manning Award] (From www.manningawards.ca)
 
Canadian farmer invents hands-free crutches. Story & RAM video clip. (From KXTV News 10, on www.kxtv10.com)
 
Align-Right pillows: words from the inventor - Judy Blondin of Kitchener, Ontario. (On www.alignright.com)
 
Un moteur puissant, sans vibration, sans huile ni transmission, c'est possible? L'inventeur du moteur Quasiturbine en entrevue. (L'Écho du Transport, sur www.quasiturbine.com)
 
The rotary returns - as the engine of the future; Quasiturbine invented in Québec. (From Motorcycle News, on www.quasiturbine.com)
 
Drug firms expected to inject $1-billion into R&D in 2000. As long as Ottawa doesn't weaken patent protection, trade group says. (From www.globetechnology.com)
 
Billions of Dollars in Lost Opportunities: A Tale from the Academic Ghetto. Great article that explains why patents are an essential part of funding medical research.
(From Patscan News on www.patscan.com)
 
Medical Milestones: Results in minutes with quick chest pain test [Canadian invention saves $580,000/year in one hospital alone!] (From Medical Post, on www.medicalpost.com)
 
Joint venture succeeds: Engineering feat lets implants release antibiotics. Invention by Vancouver's Nancy Paris-Seeley and colleagues can save patients months in hospital, saves health care system big bucks! (From the Vancouver Echo)
 
Yukon inventor has the golden touch. Albert Rock's data logger inventions form the foundation of a $5 million per year company (From the Yukon News, on www.yukonweb.com)
 
Utility pole manufacturing machine invented in Yellowknife, NWT. Hollow poles from Fiberglass North can save lives, prevent power disruption, are easily repaired. Market worth $7 Billion/yr in North America alone. (From Northern News Services on www.nnsl.com)
 
Over $1 million invested in computerized machine that makes fiberglass utility poles. Device invented in Yellowknife, NWT. (From Northern News Services on www.nnsl.com)
 
Iqaluit, Nunavut students display their inventions. (From Nunatsiaq News www.nunatsiaq.com)
 
Muffler man is making noise: Pouch Cove, Newfoundland invention reduces emissions from small engines (From the Moncton Times and Transcript, on www.web.net)
 
Partnering with Angel Investors (On Weir & Foulds Barristers & Solicitors' website at www.weirfoulds.com)
 
Raising capital to finance inventions is now easier in BC. Complexity and expense of paperwork reduced, need for prospectus eliminated in some cases. (From www.bcsc.bc.ca)
 
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 AU CANADA October, 2003: Grocery Innovations Canada. Location: Toronto. This trade exposition supports and promotes Canada's $64 billion grocery industry. Show your grocery-related invention here. www.groceryinnovations.com

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 TO U.S. INVENTORS' RESOURCES October 2003: Kid Inventor Challenge Application Deadline. For contestants age 12 or younger. Must be a resident of Canada or the U.S. Presented by Wild Planet Toys. Website: www.wildplanet.com

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 AU QUÉBEC. Décembre, 2003 : La Foire aux Inventions Québécoises. Un bon endroit pour acheter les cadeaux initiaux de Noël. Site Web : www.inventarium.com

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 IN MANITOBA January, 2004: Manitoba AG Days Inventors' Showcase. Location: Brandon, Manitoba, Keystone Centre. "Inventors' Showcase" - new farm inventions exhibit area in Western Canada's largest indoor farm show. Over 25,000 farmers attend annually. Website: www.agdays.com; tel: 204-571-6566; fax 204-571-6567.

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 AU CANADA January, 2004: Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair. Location: Toronto. Inventors of toys or games are invited to show their products to manufacturers and retailers. This event is for inventors and toy industry professionals only - it's not open to the general public. Display spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Canadian Toy Association / L'association canadienne du jouet. Website: www.cdntoyassn.com; tel: 905-660-5690; fax: 905-660-2392.

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 AU CANADA February, 2004: Inventors' Booth at the Canadian Hardware Show. Location: Toronto, National Trade Centre. Many chain store buyers attend this show to see the latest hardware innovations. They often place large orders for the best new products. Get your invention in front of the highest-level decision-makers who attend these industry-only shows instead of consumer shows. Contact hardware@inventors.ca for more information about the shared inventors' booth.

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 ABOUT INVENTING IN CANADA . February 15, 2004 : Manning Innovation Awards Application Deadline. Prizes available: $100,000, $25,000, and two at $10,000 each. Nomination forms and other details available at: www.manningawards.ca
Le 15 février, 2004 : Date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures au Prix d'Innovation Manning. Prix disponibles: 100 000 $, 25 000 $, et deux à 10 000 $ pièce. Formes de nomination disponibles à: www.manningawards.ca

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 IN BRITISH COLUMBIA March 31 - April 2, 2004: GLOBE International Trade Fair and Conference on Business and the Environment. Location: Vancouver. Website: www.globe.ca
Du 31 mars au 2 avril 2004 : GLOBE - Foire commerciale et conférence internationale sur les affaires et l'environnement. Endroit : Vancouver. Site Web : www.globe.ca


If inventors' organizations in other provinces have booths at trade shows appropriate to your product type, you might want to approach them about cutting a deal to show your invention in their booths.

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