I took a peek down the rabbit hole that was World Patent Marketing, the super-scammy company Whitaker was involved with.
You look at the "Inventions Advisory Board" people, and you do a little due diligence? You've got a Krav-Maga MMA guy. A retired Israeli brigadier. A former county commissioner. This Whitaker guy. And a CEO who they claim“This product will not only change the clothing industry, but make a dent in the cosmetic surgery market as well,” said Cattya Bella Dubois, Director of Product Development of World Patent Marketing. “This jeans patent has the potential to transform the lives of women by giving them renewed confidence and self-esteem – without ever going through an invasive and risky procedure.”
The questions keep coming.is .. working 16 hour days in the office, he can be found cruising on his yacht with his family in the Exumas Islands of the Bahamas.
I'm guessing, getting why the getting is good?I took a peek down the rabbit hole that was World Patent Marketing, the super-scammy company Whitaker was involved with.
When the "success stories" feature items like "Supreme Diva" padded jeans, and a Sasquatch plush toy - you gotta sorta wonder about how gullible people are.
You look at the "Inventions Advisory Board" people, and you do a little due diligence? You've got a Krav-Maga MMA guy. A retired Israeli brigadier. A former county commissioner. This Whitaker guy. And a CEO who they claim
The questions keep coming.
The acting Attorney-General of the United States is a man who took money to serve on the "Advisory Board" of this company. What advice, precisely, did Mr Whitaker give them?
A bit misleading title I would say....
Guy worked for a company that scammed would be inventors, some of which were veterans.
They made a special effort to target veterans. They may also have targeted other demographics.In particular, WPM promoted itself as a champion of those who served in the military. “Not only do we honor the veterans and soldiers of our armed forces but we are also celebrating what they are protecting - the American dream,” it said in a statement timed for Veterans Day 2014, which highlighted Whitaker’s role at the firm. WPM claimed to have made an unspecified donation to the Wounded Warrior Projectnonprofit, which did not respond to an email seeking confirmation of the payment.
A Miami Beach Scam Took Millions of Dollars From Thousands of Inventors,A federal judge quickly granted a restraining order, effectively closing the company. As Cooper's firm went into a receivership, federal agents searched the office March 8 and found damning evidence, such as scripts for salespeople instructing them to tell all aspiring inventors their ideas were likely to be successful. There was no rejection script. In fact, the FTC wrote in one court filing, "employees were told to reject an idea only when the sales agent thinks it might be an undercover call from a federal agency."
The search also discovered hundreds of the booklets supposedly prepared by Ivy League experts. They were actually written by a lone grad student at Harvard and contained mostly boilerplate information, some of it apparently lifted off the internet. The booklets virtually always scored inventions highly.
The company's patent applications weren't drafted by patent attorneys, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed in disciplining at least two attorneys the company had contracted. They were predrafted by World Patent Marketing and provided to attorneys to file. One of the attorneys, Philip T. Virga of California, admitted to never questioning whether they were appropriate for their inventions, never communicating with inventors, and never responding to communication from the Patent Office. As a result, the Patent Office considered many of the applications abandoned and closed them.
In fact, the FTC says, World Patent Marketing sold only one product on Amazon: the Safety Blade. And the patent application of the original inventor was abandoned. Soon after, Cooper submitted a patent application for a similar product, the Safety Razor Scraper System, in his own name....