April 19, 2008 9:24 PM EDT
I`m not critical of Harvey, just share my insights about inventions and "invention promotion" firms.
I remember I corresponded with Harvey once. He does well getting paid for screening ideas sent to him, and from his 40% cut of royalties for the few ideas that he helps sell license for. He`s even honest about NOT dealing with high-tech products because he`s not qualified for them.
No I don`t do licensing deals for toys but I do manufacture simple devices and sell them. My specialty is simplification of many things I see as "high entropy" or simply said, too complicated for the job.
You may have read about my cost-reduction in solar PV installations, but can`t figure out how I do it. We`re going to franchise my system to major PV installers.
I don`t need to know about your invention but I`m curious - naturally, and my many connections could help me helping you. VIPs email me all the times. Even the ambassador of Vietnam wanted to see me at his luncheon but I refused because I don`t want to spend such a time for his pleasure.
So if you want to hear my opinion, email me for an NDA as you should always with strangers before showing me something. I don`t do it for money but for fun. Maybe I shouldn`t. But I still post a lot here, as entertainment I guess. That`s easier than tackling a major project late at night.
I hope you benefit from Harvey`s book. I did pay for one from Dave Barbarich, who now becomes full-time scammer. His invention was "finger-tip soldering iron" I haven`t seen anywhere. To me DAve was a small-time inventor turned "scammer of inventors". I hate such people. He owns "Invention Publishing Corp" and many other scamming firms. An example of people drawn into the dark side because of greed for money.
Edit: I googled "invention publishing" and found them as first link.
Innovator74/20/2008 2:33 AM
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