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Davison / davison process

1 595 Alpha DrivePittsburgh, PA, United States Review updated:

We have found through other complaint channel web based services that in some cases over 70% of the complaints on a particular website were tracked back to competitors. We understand that we offer the best quality services at the best price points so do everyone a favor and please comply with the rules of business etiquette – compete on quality and price. All of our ads and promotional materials are scrutinized and have to meet legal approval before they are published to the general public.


Finally, allegations that Davison is a scheme is defamatory and legally actionable. They should be taken down. How can individuals make such scurrilous, unfounded accusations when the company provides full disclosures, works only through written contracts and has opened its doors through its Chief Consumer Advocate.

For those that would like to understand our services we hope you find the information below helpful.


Step One: All consumers must acknowledge invention development is high risk. In order to do so, each prospective customer is provided with an Affirmative Disclosure and an American Inventors Protection Act disclosure. All potential clients must acknowledge that they received and read these disclosures before we accept any idea submission from them. Thereby, we ensure that the general public understands that inventing is time-consuming, costly and rarely results in profit. Inventing can be educational, fun and exciting as long as everyone keeps in mind that there are no guarantees that profits are eminent.


Step Two: Pre-development Service Offer: After receipt of an invention idea we could offer to perform preliminary design research services on the project. This would include researching prior patents and other products are for sale or have been for sale that are similar to the one submitted. Any service offer made to a potential client is made in writing. Therefore, consumers are assured of exactly what services they are purchasing and shall receive in a timely manner.


Step Three: Invention Prototype Services Offer: If the inventor does not have a professional quality sample for use, we can perform one or more services, including brainstorming new product designs, designing components, creating prototypes, building working models, virtual reality renderings, video demonstrations of the invention in use and complete product graphics and packaging. Here again, any service offerings are outlined in a written contractual format. Therefore, clients are assured of exactly what services they are purchasing and shall receive in a timely manner.


Step Four: Licensing Representation: Once projects are designed, built and packaged our team presents them to companies licensing consideration. Licensing means that a manufacturer is willing to produce, distribute and sell the new product for a set number of years as you, the owner of the invention is compensated in royalty payments. Of course, any service offering would be on a written contractual basis.


The above is a basic outline of how our team can help create what inventors find to be necessary product development materials. We wish all inventors the best of luck with their invention or idea.


Chief Consumer Advocate

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  • Ch
      23rd of Oct, 2010
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    You guys kill me, you talk intelligent but your actions are that of a 5 yr old. Show me the paper that says 70% of the complaints are set forth by your competitors. Also why is it you send the agreement form stating the customer has a 1% chance of ever making it after you take thier money. Don't you think that agreement should be sent in the beginning of the process but then how would you guys make money right. Don't give me the run around I want to see your claim on paper. Oh by the way the last company you targeted has nothing to do with manufacturing ideas although Davison claims to have presented 15 ideas to them. The Eisner Brothers have never delt with Davison let alone denied any presentations, I have it all on paper how about you.

  • In
      3rd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    As per Davison's website...18 client's since 1989 have made a profit vs. their initial investment with the company. 18. that's less than 1 person a year. That's a hell of a profit margin for Davison. Over $10, 000 per project and maybe 1 person a year actually makes that back. That's not a scam/scheme? Wow.

  • Da
      3rd of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    This post is directed towards Inventilante.

    Obviously, you are not of the inventing spirit. As most inventors know, inventing is high risk and we ensure that every consumer is well aware of these risks prior to choosing whether or not to purchase our design and development services.

    The spokesperson for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has been quoted as saying, “There are around 1.5 million patents in effect and in force in this country, and of those, maybe 3, 000 are commercially viable.” (Richard Maulsby, Director of Public Affairs, USPTO, quoted in Business Week, November 10, 2005.)

    No one here is hiding the fact that inventing is risky. Simply put, we offer to the general public and manufacturers the most economically priced services for an invention to be design, developed, engineered and packaged. In layman’s terms, “The most bang for the buck”. If you are a former product designer or animator you know that most design firms charge fees 3 to 4 times in excess of our standard fees.

    Your accusations of referring to our company as a “scam/scheme” are false, misleading and, simply put, not possible. Our brochures, affirmative disclosure notice, American Inventors Protection Act notice and written service offer agreements are extremely informative and clear. Unfortunately, we must now consider our legal position and contemplate taking legal action against you in the state of Pennsylvania. From your statements you are subject to intentionally publishing false and defamatory information intending to cause the company harm. You have left us no choice but to instruct you to remove all your posts or a lawsuit will be filed.

    Our 250-plus staff-members, and the families they support, don’t deserve to be mistreated by you. You have 48 hours to remove all posts. If you choose not to remove the posts, expect to be served with a lawsuit. Attempting to hide behind anonymous posts will not help you. Complaintsboard.com can expect to be served with a subpoena that will require them to release your email and IP addresses and any other contact information they may have in their records. Complaintsboard.com subjects its posters to all legal liabilities for defamation. You may read their policy at https://www.complaintsboard.com/legal-information.html. Note, that paragraph 3 of the Terms of Use for Complaintsboard.com require you to pay its legal fees. (https://www.complaintsboard.com/terms-conditions.html)

    Thank you,

    CCA

  • Ma
      7th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    I would like to say I have already invested $745.00 in Davison for the first steps of developing my idea to product. Now it is time to pay the price for my idea to be produced, patented and presented to the targeted company.
    Before getting to this point it was stated to me by the Director over the phone they had a company who wanted my product. This has brought many questions, especially since the documented paper stating the targeted company(s) name, says that no information will be disclosed to the targeted company until I have secured a patent. Did not say anything about that company really wanting the product, and now the Director is stating she can not say if this company is interested in the product.What is this? I am confused ... Was this bate? I have no legal papers stating this.

  • Eg
      7th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    SOON AS I TALKED TO JAMES @ DAVISON I KNEW IT WAS A CATCH!! LOL HE CALLED ME 4 A WEEK GETTIN A UNDERSTANDING OF MY IDEA. DESCPTION, USE, ETC. I WAS SO EXCITED UNTIL HE HIT ME WITH THE $740.00 & MY MOUTH DROPPED!! IF MY IDEA WAS SO GREAT Y DO I HAVE TO FUND IT!! LOL I KNOW IT TAKES MONEY TO MAKE IT BUT DAMN $700 THO!! TOLD HIM NO THANKS & ASK IF ALL THE INFO WE TALKED ABOUT CONFIDENTIAL HE SAID YES!! SURE!! THEY CAN THREATEN LAWSUIT ALL THEY WANT I OUTTA SUE THEM 4 BULLS***N & WASTIN PPLE TIME!!

  • Da
      7th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Mary Riley please contact our Office of the President as soon as possible so we may discuss this issue and clear up any confusion. Although our processes and contacts are very transparent we’d like to have a conversation clarifying the service offer.


    Please reach us at 412-967-0124 Extension #: 40009. We wish you the best of luck with your invention. Thank you,

    CCA

  • Da
      7th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Egipt26:

    It is surprising how some people simply feel it is the responsibility of others to do the work for them. At least you now know the types of services you should be considering when developing an invention so you can price out the work. We can only assume that any companies that quote you in the future will be cast in a negative light too because they charge fees for their services.

    All services are offered on a written contractual basis. In addition, each client must acknowledge, by actual or electronic signature, an affirmative disclosure notice which outlines the risks associated with inventing. We also provide the American Inventors Protection Act (AIPA) disclosure to all potential clients prior to our staff taking on a project. The AIPA disclosure further outlines the risks associated with new product development and describes all of our services and anticipated fees. As well, each contract describes what services will be provided and the price for those services.

    Inventing and new product development is not right for everyone. You have to be willing to understand that inventing is high risk with no guarantees of profits. We are in the business of building product samples and packaging. When you are in business you are obliged to pay the staff, taxes, operation expenditures, vendors, telephone companies, utility companies, and so forth. You need to realize that being in business costs money, but we run into inventors such as yourself that think we are a charity or simply that we should work for free while you gain the opportunity to collect royalties from our hard work. Simply put, it cost money to build products. You seem to forget that it was your invention and you contacted us seeking assistance. We are here to help, so if you have questions or want to provide information on your complaint to our Chief Consumer Advocate, we ask again for you to contact us at cca@davisoninvents.com


    We wish you the best of luck with your invention or idea.


    Thank you,

    CCA

  • Ro
      23rd of Sep, 2012
    0 Votes

    Have you ever been so sure of an idea being able to sell that you were willing to put the money into its production yourself and see to it that it is put on market? ...And, are you still willing to allow for a certain percentage royalties be granted the person who gave you the idea for that product?

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