Orleans, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
For decades most invention companies and some patent attorneys have made money by encouraging inventors to pursue ideas that are unlikely to ever see the light of day or earn a penny in revenue. One company is now taking an opposite approach. Invention City has introduced the “Brutally Honest Review”, a service that does the opposite of convention – it tells most inventors that their ideas are unlikely to succeed and they should save their money for something else. The company asks inventors to pay a submission fee in advance and advertises that they will likely get “no” as their answer. President Mike Marks explains, “We’re saying you should pay us to tell you the truth because no one else will.”
According to many sources, the odds of a random idea for a patented product succeeding are less than 1 in 1000. But Invention City believes that the odds are much better for the great ideas it can identify with its "Brutally Honest Reviews." While helping most inventors by saying “no” and giving them positive steps to move onward, the company seeks to find a few ideas that it can help develop, patent and commercialize using its own money and then share profits with the inventors. Marks says, “Our real money comes from successful products.” Learn more about the “Brutally Honest Review” at http://www.inventioncity.com/invention-submission.html
Marks has been in the inventing business for over 25 years and says he’s has seen it from every angle. Since most inventions fail he says that the way to succeed is to fail inexpensively, to recognize as early as possible when to give up. Tired of seeing inventors wasting money in pursuit of ideas that have obvious fatal flaws he decided to try something completely different. Invention City began testing the “Brutally Honest Review” six months ago and has now received enough positive feedback to roll out the service to the full inventing community. “It’s weird,” he says, “we destroy someone’s dream and they thank us.” He adds with a smile, “of course, sometimes we say yes.”
Vice President Dan Fulford heads the “Brutally Honest Review” program. He joined Invention City recently after working with another invention company. He says, “It’s great to tell inventors the truth and know that we’re either saving them money or helping them make money." Learn more about Invention City and the “Brutally Honest Review” at InventionCity.com.#
About Invention City - http://www.InventionCity.com
Invention City was founded in 1998 as an inventor education company based on Mike Marks's experience as President of WorkTools, Inc., a Los Angeles area product development company. WorkTools created products such as PowerShot Forward Action Staple Guns, Gator-Grip Universal Sockets and many more ranging from windshield wipers to perfume.
About Mike Marks
Mike has 25 years of experience developing, licensing, sourcing, manufacturing and marketing simple consumer products that have generated an estimated $500 million in retail sales over the past 2 decades. He's a Co-Founder/Founder of WorkTools, Inc. Endeavor Tool Company, Invention City, Accentra, 88Radio, Sandjam'R, MoreBeach.com and N.E.Surf.