This article was last updated on the 14th July, 2015 by Patrick Carpen.
If you type the term “Davison Inventegration” into a Google Search Box, you may very well turn up many scam reports and negative ratings. You might as well come up with a few good stories, who knows? But I doubt it!
How do I know? I happen to have firsthand experience with these crooks and I did lose a few hundred dollars to them.
Interestingly, I haven’t heard anything about Davison Inventegration in the last few years; their adverts haven’t popped up in my mailbox…but the fact that I promptly opted out from all mailing lists mentioning Davision Inventegration might have had something to do with that; and when they asked me why I was opting out, I wrote “I don’t want to hear ANYTHING about Davison Inventegration ever again!”
As I was lying on the couch tonight, it oozed into my consciousness that I haven’t heard anything about Davison Inventegration for the last few years; and I seriously wondered if this company is still in existence. That is, if they are still “alive and scamming”.
It was about ten years ago – around the year 2006. It was a beautiful time of my life and my brain was having a happy time coming up with new and glamorous ideas. I wanted to create a new type of sunglasses; a special type that looked more modern and beautiful on the user’s face. I don’t remember exactly how I came across Davison’s “Invetegration Package”, but their sales pitch was very alluring.
I contacted Davison Inventegration and they explained their services in a bit of a shady manner to me. Nevertheless I was excited to move forward, so I sent them the 500 US dollars they were asking for. After a few weeks, they sent me a 600 page report about my proposed product: the history of the product and similar patents to the present date. I must admit that the report was very indepth and it must have taken a lot of organized effort to get such a work done.
We were moving forward, no doubt, but in a such a manner that I couldn’t help fearing: is this one of those “programs” which slowly drag you into a financial ditch? It would seem so.
The representative at Davison Inventegration called my phone number at home and asked for the next payment of 10,000 US dollars. This was the required fee for helping to take my idea from “idea to prototype to patented product”.
I was a bit hesitant to pay this fee. The representative called my home again. By his voice I could tell that he was a white male in his forties or over. His deep and labored breathing and the weight of his voice indicated that he must have been a man possessing considerable body fat: and also that he should watch his cholesterol level.
I asked him how certain he was, if I paid this fee, that I would have my idea turned into a patented product. He says there is no guarantee. I asked him how many clients he had dealt with in the past, and how many of them successfully had their products patented. He said so far his company had “served” about 300 clients, and to date, not one has been patented. So I asked him in effect what the hell I was onto here, if my chances are less than 1 in 300.
He then said that “well, if you have a bucket at one of the room, and a ball in your hand at the other hand, and if you keep bouncing the ball over there, then eventually…the ball may fall into the bucket”.
Well I don’t doubt that the ball would eventually fall into the bucket, but then again, there is a pretty great chance it may never fall into the bucket. And on a very serious note, I reasoned that ten thousand US dollars is a really high price to pay to try to bounce a ball into a bucket!
I told the guy I’d have to think about it. I had no intention of moving forward in this direction with Davison Inventegration. I did read on their website of products that they managed to patent, and I was seriously doubting the legitimacy of their claims.
The representative called again. This time, the helper who was working at my home at the time answered the phone. He told the woman in an enraged tone that I should call him “as soon as I hit the door”. I found this pretty amusing. He called back a few minutes after I got home. I picked up the phone. He told me that he doesn’t like being ignored.
Well, that was pretty much what I did from that point onward. I ignored him. I guess he, and the other scamps at Davison Integration will move on with their hunt for “hopeful inventors”. And I’ll be moving on with my search for a good Inventor’s Company.
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