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American Inventor Services, LLC Wayne M. McGuire Watch out for this guy! Wyoming, Michigan
1st of Sep, 2011 by User263080
I met Wayne McGuire on the website LinkedIn. There is a group there for independent inventors. Mr. McGuire said his company, American Inventor Services, LLC could help me get my product patented and to market. He said he was a patent agent with several agents working for him with representatives all over the country. He loved my idea, said it would make millions. He also ripped on Davison and other companies and that they gave him a bad name. While AIS, LLC got me a provisional patent and helped develop a prototype, he stalled when it came to brokering my idea. He said he did a market study to determine the value of my product. Every time I asked to see it, he said it wasn't done. It needed the costs of material for the prototype. When he received those numbers, he kept putting off completion of the study, kept saying, "It will be done next week...", even citing on two separate occasions that his grandfather died, as an excuse for not getting the work done. That was in July and I still have not seen that work, though he claims it is done. Meanwhile, a friend of mine has a contact with a manufacturer who may be interested in the product. AIS was all for that meeting, but when it came time to make the arrangements, they refused. He told me to look at our agreement, where he slipped in an exclusivity clause that prohibits me from contacting anyone for 6 months. This is a guy who had my best interests at heart? I sent him an e-mail and certified letter asking for a refund. There is no market study, in my opinion. He hasn't delivered the work promised. In addition, a REAL patent agency did a search that turned up patents very close to mine! AIS did not find these. Mr. McGuire responded by saying that I was acting like a 5 year old (Great business attitude, Wayne) and that all the work is current (Still haven't seen it, Wayne), and that I could "roll the dice" in court in trying to get my money back, said he was broke and blamed me for it because I was his only client. However, a few days later, he goes on a radio show and says he is a licensed patent agent (USPTO says he is not, there is no listing for him), has agents and representatives working all around the country for him (interesting, the only person I ever spoke to was Wayne, and his business number is his cell phone). If business is so good, how come he is broke? By being an Invention Marketer, he also failed to fully disclose his business under the USPTO American Inventors Protection Act of 1999, section 297. Look it up and ask for this, although by law, they are suppose to do so without asking, PRIOR to signing any agreements. I have given him every opportunity to repay the money. Now it seems like very nasty is the only option. That starts here by getting the word out about American Inventor Services and Wayne McGuire. The man is a slick talking con artist. I am on Social Security Disability Insurance and the man took that money. He should be ashamed of himself.
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3286 days ago by AIS, LLC
Mr. Rick Bauer has posted an erroneous report in lieu of things not going his way. My number is posted below if you would like details, I'm more than willing to give them to anyone. My email is [email protected] or you can reach me by phone 616-824-7985. I find it very disturbing when anyone can go on the web and lie and create false reports and try and destroy a company which has helped inventors for over 11 years.
3286 days ago by AIS, LLC
Mr. Rick Bauer has posted an erroneous report in lieu of things not going his way. My number is posted below if you would like details, I'm more than willing to give them to anyone. My email is [email protected] or you can reach me by phone 616-824-7985. I find it very disturbing when anyone can go on the web and lie and create false reports and try and destroy a company which has helped inventors for over 11 years
3280 days ago by [email protected]
I find it disturbing when someone can tell someone that they're something they are not. Mr. McGuire claims he is a patent agent, even went on a radio show and said so. The USPTO has no record of him being a patent agent.

Mr. McGuire is an INVENTION MARKETER, and as such, is by law, the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, suppose to offer full disclosure about his business:





? The total number of customers who have received license agreements for
their inventions as a direct result of the promotion services by AIS, LLC.
? The names and addresses of all previous invention promotion firms with
which AIS, LLC or its officers have been affiliated for the last 10 years. ? Total number of inventions AIS, LLC has evaluated in the past 5 years.
? The number of these inventions which received positive and negative
evaluations.
? The number of customers who contracted with AIS, LLC over the last 5
years.
? The total number of these customers who received a net financial profit as
a direct result of the promotion services by AIS, LLC.

I wound up taking my business to a registered patent agency. They charged me $350 to do a patent search that took them 1 day to do. Mr. McGuire charges $1500. The registered patent agent found products similar to mine that Mr. McGuire did not.

In addition, they reviewed the provisional patent application and drawings for my product and the words "substandard" and "clue less" were thrown around. One of the first things they asked me was who submitted the PPA to the USPTO. When I told them that I did, they said it was because Mr. McGuire, who again claims he is a patent agent, could not submit anything on my behalf because he IS NOT a patent agent. Had he been a patent agent, he would be able to do so.

Also, Mr. McGuire refused to show me material that I paid for, and it has taken my hiring an attorney to get that material. I guess he was afraid that I was going to run off and broker a deal on my once I got some of that material. But even that is laughable because patent agents that I have spoken to have said the market study that I paid $2500 for was a rip off and worthless.

Yes, Wayne, I am upset things didn't go my way. It's because you scammed me out of my money, and lied about contact GNC, and having a friend in Vegas with 27 gyms.

I agree with Wayne. Call him and ask him for help. Make sure you get full disclosure from him, then investigate those people he claims to have brokered deals for. You might get lucky and catch him on a day when he is not sober.

Oh, and if you DO decide to business with him, do NOT transfer money into his wife's account. That's how he does business. Shady, don't you think?
3141 days ago by Joymalya Chakraborty
I don't understand why Michigan will post discussion forums there and here with my name looking for a Job .

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