I came across a critical review of Institute of Patentees and Inventors on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Conflict of Interest Registered Charity with Graham Jones & CO’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Institute of Patentees and Inventors with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
Beware of Institute of Patentees and Inventors (www.theipi.org.uk/) this website and organization claims to be non-profit and a registered charity. Their “Ask An Expert Scheme run by the British Library. They provides a free one to one advisory session for an hour under a strict confidentiality arrangement for members or anyone else. This is hosted on behalf of the library by the President of the I.P.I., Mark Sheahan, an Inventor In Residence, every second Thursday.In actual facts they DO NOT provide free advisory, their President Mark Sheahan is a con-artist, scammer, with no credibility. He would beat around the bush, and waste your time under an hour. He would then advice you to seek a patent lawyer which he would highly recommend. He would highly recommend Graham Jones & Company located at 77 Beaconsfield Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 7LG. This is the same address as registered by The Institute of Patentees and Inventors, isnt this a conflict of interest? They would later charge exorbitant fees when you consult them.They had in year 2017 registered as a charity, and collects funds and donations from general public, as of today 2019 they had not submitted any financial reporting to the charities commission in the UK its mandatory to reveal how the funds are used up. A check with Company House on their accounts shows cash/funds in access of £10,000 which was then written off as depreciation under fixed assets. They should be investigated by the charities commission for fraud, money laundering and misappropriation of funds.Unaudited Financial AccountsThese Trustees for the Institute of Patentees and Inventors listed below should be wary they had been used as part of this collusion for misappropriating of funds.GRAHAM HENRY JONES JOAN PICKFORD KEITH GRAHAM PICKFORD MARK SHEAHAN Dr Barrie Blake-Coleman Professor Anthony Francis Johnson Jonathan Olof Lippold David John Wardell Dr Stephen Sik Fan Wong Dr Nicholas Tucker Helen Goldthorpe Dr Robin Forsyth Browne We inventors in London had written to charities commission, action fraud police, HM Revenue and Custom to investigate Institute of Patentees and Inventors.Check the Board of Director for Institute of Patentees and Inventorswith Graham Jones & CO both had one similarity the Directors and Trustees are the same!http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1176114&SubsidiaryNumber=0https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00170887/officersThis is a clear case of collusion. How can a registered charity have the same Trustees and Board of Director for another Patent Attorney (Graham Jones & CO) ? They are definitely not the knight is shiny Armour saving a damsel in distress/inventors but instead an unscrupulous predator preying on vulnerable naive inventors. They do not practice what they preach, just another money making organization with ulterior motives DO NOT have any association or partnership with them or support / donate to them.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Institute of Patentees and Inventors scam‘, or ‘Institute of Patentees and Inventors review‘, Institute of Patentees and Inventors is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Address: Beaconsfield Road London England SE3 7LG
- Phone: +44 02086928455
- Website: http://www.theipi.org.uk
- Severity of Scam: Extremely High [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 0 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity Institute of Patentees and Inventors was awarded 1 / 5 Stars based on 2 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether Institute of Patentees and Inventors is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Institute of Patentees and Inventors, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Institute of Patentees and Inventors as someone you need to avoid (for now).
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