Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have an invention idea, but you’re not sure what to do next. You may be wondering if InventHelp is right for you. There are tons of questions you might still have about the invention services InventHelp has to offer. An InventHelp sales representative will be able to sit down with you in person or over the phone; but in the meantime, here are some frequently asked questions and answers.  

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Since 1984, InventHelp has been helping inventors. With sales offices in the US and Canada, it’s easy to connect with someone from InventHelp who can provide you with free information on our invention services.

  • Submission Services    
  • 3D-Printed Prototype Modeling    
  • Virtual Invention Presentations
  • New Product Submission Brochures
  • Invention Websites
  • Patent Referral Services  

For the same reason consumers buy any service: convenience and cost. For example, to obtain similar services as those offered by InventHelp, an inventor would have to:

  • Assemble general information relating to the invention such as benefits, features, target markets, etc.
  • Hire a professional animator
  • Write and print quality invention literature
  • Select companies to which ideas can be confidentially submitted
  • Obtain confidentiality agreements with those companies
  • Attend industry trade shows to make general contacts
  • Prepare a press release and publish on an online publicity distribution site
  • Submit your idea to companies who have agreed to review ideas in confidence

These services purchased individually by an inventor acting alone could cost much more than InventHelp’s bundled services.

Yes. Upon contacting InventHelp, we will sign a Statement of Confidentiality & Non-use with you to maintain confidentiality of your idea.

InventHelp has a unique system of submitting client inventions in confidence. We do so by submitting your idea to companies that have registered for the InventHelp Data Bank. The companies included in this Data Bank have agreed to review client ideas in confidence. To find these companies, InventHelp representatives travel thousands of miles and spend hundreds of hours making these connections with companies in a wide variety of categories and industries.

We do not typically display client inventions at trade shows we attend. Rather, we attend trade shows with the purpose of obtaining new contacts and adding new companies to the InventHelp Data Bank.

InventHelp does not evaluate inventions. We simply do not believe that our opinion or anyone’s else’s opinion of the possible acceptability or market potential of a new product idea or invention is any more than just that – an opinion. The only opinions that matter are those of companies who may review your invention.

We do not evaluate inventions or appraise the merit or marketability of your invention idea.

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Quality Services

Our talented staff of writers, researchers, animators, 3D printing modelers, and website facilitators are ready to get to work for your idea.

Client Satisfaction

Our client services team is available to help ensure your invention services are delivered as smoothly as possible.

10,000+ Patents Secured

InventHelp offers patent referral services which have resulted in over 10,000 patents secured for our clients.

Thousands of Companies

InventHelp has thousands of companies in our Data Bank who have agreed to confidentially review new ideas.

Inventor Reviews

Inventor Reviews

Real InventHelp inventors, real invention stories – how the Honest Invention Company helped them with their idea.

Inventor Reviews

Real InventHelp inventors, real invention stories – how the Honest Invention Company helped them with their idea.


New York, NY

“Me and my family want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you thank you thank you. You have no idea how much this means to us. I am a 64 yr old disabled veteran w/ 5 back surgeries and 3 knee surgeries. All I ever wanted was a chance to leave my family something of importance.”


Austin, TX

“I am using InventHelp for the first time. The team at InventHelp has provided exceptional service for my invention. Everyone is engaged and responsive. I have chosen the full service to get from idea, to patents, to prototyping and marketing. I am very pleased with entire process and strongly recommend InventHelp to anyone who has a good idea…”