Idaho Official Government Website

Inventor Resources

Inventor Assistance

Invention Fraud Information

Invention assistance programs are rife with fraud. Before hiring a company to help you, contact the Attorney General of the state where the home office of the invention assistance company is located; in Idaho, the Attorney General’s office.

  • Better Business Bureau – Find or file complaints against an invention assistance company. Contact the BBB where the company’s home office is located.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Many articles about invention fraud can be found on the FTC site. The American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 guarantees inventors certain rights when dealing with invention promoters.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Scam Prevention