Davison Inventions Scam

‘Davison Inventions’ is a service that promises to help people bring their inventions to life and make them very successful as a result.

But I have to say…this one has all the hallmarks of not living up to its promise.

Firstly because everything on their website looks to be truly professional. Secondly, the sheer volume of testimonials and special features on Davison products that have been available for sale on a variety of shopping channels.

However first impressions can often be deceiving. Delving deeper into the service they provide and the vast array of “quality products” that have been produced and licensed through Davison International exposes the fact that not everything is as it seems.

We were first alerted to Davison purely by chance when one of our visitors reported a problem with an online service with a similar name.

After some extensive investigation, we discovered there appears to be more than one ‘Davison Inventions’ online (more on that in a minute).

The most commonly reported issue associated with this company is the fact that people are being deceived into thinking that Davison will develop their product and market it to a select group of manufacturers.

This does of course come at a cost to the individual, and it can often be substantial.

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These are very worrying comments.

You might be wondering if this is just an isolated case where an individual got it wrong, and it is our job at Work From Home Watchdog to investigate such claims and establish the truth.

Not only did we discover many similar complaints, but we also uncovered a Davison lawsuit served by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

davison inventing lawsuit

You can read the full FTC report here.

During our investigation, we also uncovered something very unusual. A representative of Davison had discovered one of the many public discussions online about the company, and how people believed that they had been scammed out of their money.

Whilst initially coming across as understanding and willing to address any complaints, this person eventually resorted to bad-mouthing individuals and the website they were posting on.

The claim by this individual about the website was that they were making revenue from ads, and individuals should refrain from making complaints on the website because it will only increase their income.

Now whilst it’s more than possible that the website might be earning revenue from ads, it is an established and trusted website, and from experience, I know that the revenue is used to maintain the website.

In my opinion, this was an underhand way for someone claiming to represent Davison to try and reduce the number of complaints made online about this company.

As mentioned earlier, our investigations also lead us to discover that there is possibly more than one instance of Davison online, and you have to question why that is.

If a company is true to its word and reputable, why would it need to re-invent itself? I’ll leave you to decide for yourself. Here are the 2 examples that we found (there could well be more):

  • davisoninternational.com
  • davisoninnovations.com

Now let’s pay closer attention to the actual products that have been developed and marketed by Davison because that is the core of the business.

We did notice a rather unusual way of describing products that they have created on their website…” have sold in” – see for yourself.

We wondered what this actually means, and we concluded that if the product really was something that worked for the inventor, they would list it as “sold at”, “seen at”, or “buy now”.

“Have sold in” suggests to us that it is no longer available, or at least not via those suppliers. That to us is not a good sign for an inventor with a potential product.

Next, I looked at another product that was featured on QVC and that seemed to do well…or did it?

The Ultimate Breading Station made production and was featured on the show and appeared to be a good product. However, the reviews were very critical of how poor the product was, and strangely enough, this product is no longer available on QVC.

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Again, not very encouraging for someone willing to invest in their idea at Davison.

The other side to this Company is that they provide inventors of products the chance to be able to patent, develop and market their products, and once again this is an area of concern.

Many online complaints state that Davison actually patented the product under their name (Davison), which means the originator has no real claim to the product at all because Davison owns the rights.

This is a harsh lesson to learn and if you have a product that you have created/designed, do make sure you patent it yourself first:

For the US – United States Patent and Trademark Office

For the UK – Intellectual Property Office

The above Patent Offices should also be your first port of call if you have any concerns over what is involved before spending your money.

You can also find some great advice on the inventorfraud.com website if you have concerns about a particular company.

Whilst we do not have the authority or power to say that Davison is a scam, we can say that you should definitely proceed with caution.

Do you have any experience with Davison? If so, please leave your comments below.

Neil – WFHW

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  • if any lawyer would like to take a class action lawsuit on davison inventions, I would be the first to sign up.

    they need to be stopped now……

    • Hi Daren,

      Sorry to hear about your experiences with Davison. Would you care to share why you feel this way?

      All the best,

      Marcus- WFHW

  • Yes I have used Davison $32.000.00 and 3 yrs later nothing and a prototype later I still have nothing except for a lot of receipt and broken promises and phone calls or emails it’s like I’m forgotten about. What a joke but now I see the joke was on me at a hefty price. People beware they always need more money and 20% of everything. Rethink your options.

    • Hi Opal,

      I’m sorry to hear about your experiences with Davison, and thanks for taking the time to share your story with my visitors.

      All the best,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Marcus

    This website is absolutely wonderful. thank you for this it saved me and my family a lot of disappointment and financial burden. I really respect you a lot for this. Many blessings to you and yours… Rain

  • Yes I sand my idea to the davison invention less year & they call me that they like my idea but I have to pay 746.00 I realy don’t have that much money to just give to someone like that with out proof that I pay that amount or any paper work they realy want me to sighn soon & rushing me to do it And harassing me almost every day so I thought about it why are they rushing me that’s not right! So I went to Investigate about scams in the and guess what I found out a lot of Complaints on this page Thank God I didn’t pay that amount and sign the agreement They need to be stop there just hurting the innocent people that’s not right Thank you for hearing what I have to say Don’t fall for it runaway there are crooks bad people!!!

    • Hi Maria,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your story.

      It’s incredible the lengths Davison will go to when trying to get people to make a financial commitment.

      I completely agree that they need to stop what they are doing. It’s having a major impact on the lives of innocent and unsuspecting people who simply want to develop their ideas/inventions.

      It simply needs to STOP.

      I wish you all the best, Maria, and well done for taking the time to research Davison Inventions.

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Thx pple for commenting about your experience… I almost got caught in their trap!!! I’m stopping cold turkey!!! At least I didn’t give them money yet!!

  • I went through the initial phase and I paid them the initial $750 but I could n’t come with the $5800 so I found someone who could invest and fortunately he is a very shrewd businessman so he did his due diligence and found all these stories. Most of the time two heads are better than one. So I will take it on the chin and move on struggle on my own.

    • Hi Mpho,

      Really sorry to hear about your experience Davison. Unfortunately I think you are right to move on from this situation, but it’s so wrong that your money should be taken from you in this way.

      I wish you every success in the future.

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Take it from an employee who works there, this place is a total scam! Besides the two law suits they have under their belt for being deceptive they also have a super low track record of less than 1% of anyone’s invention idea making it to store shelves. Their current president is a former client of theirs. That should tell you the royalty checks are not really rolling in for him. They also do not pay their employees and take ten percent out of their bonus checks with no explanation what so ever. Please take your idea elsewhere besides Davison.

    • Hi Keegan,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      That’s a very interesting overview of how Davison works from the inside. Shocking to be honest, but I’m sure many of my visitors will agree…not surprising.

      All the best,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Thank you so much for posting this. I just recieved the email with a contract that they wanted 795 dollars. I don’t even have the money to give them but now I’ll warn others. Why hasn’t anyone brought this to court yet? I’d be happy to!

    • That’s great to hear, Kiersten! Unfortunately an “online train” does take some stopping, and whilst there are legal proceedings taking place it doesn’t hurt to spread the word as far as we can.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • My Davidson Story

    My story begins like the majority; Bills are high living paycheck to pay check.
    As another Idea ignites the light bulb, and I had many in my years, I decided to take action this time thinking this is my time.
    I knew I needed assistance, so I research and remember seeing Davison on TV thinking they have to be legit! I did some preliminary research and I did find some negative feedback but I thought every company must have a few.
    I contacted Davison and my conversation went well with promise in hand. Therefore, with bills up to my ears, and no saving I just had to take the shot and took the bait.
    I paid my initial startup fee and that is where the fun started, so shortly after my rep called again and upsold me to the tier three package stating “my invention needs to have the best path possible” and this would give me a commercial and a package full of goodies.
    Several months later, I am engaged in the invention process, and I wanted to reach out to my Rep who I establish a close relationship with. To my surprise, I was told he left the company or he has been removed from the company and a new Rep is assigned and reviewing my package. Not soon later, my new rep calls and tells me my package format has change and I will not be getting a commercial or the goodies that was promised to me. As I argued and said to please go to the recorded calls and lets review. He stated they are lost and we are not going there. This is when the Red flags went up and I stated to my new Rep ”I do not want to proceed”, and he responded with, I will have to send you to the Davidson legal division, this is where my augments went nowhere, and my project is dead in the water. With no money to take legal action and my hope of the invention stalled, I proceeded on with the project.
    This is where gets is better! My invention was now complete and I now have a rendering, a piece of paper showing me the packaging and how it would look, Great!
    We then file for the patent pending and the excitement is building after all the money I spent.
    I now go to the final phase where we can send my product out to companies hoping it can get picked up for a licensing a agreement. So I pay my Fee again and this was covered under the original package but Like my 1st rep said “you come this far” after two months with no response I know the game and it would be more money each time I pulled the plug and requested my product.

    After waiting another month I get the product and notice, it is a piece of crap!
    My product is common with a twist, so it looks like they bought a store brand
    And kept the packaging, slap my rendering picture in there, and resealed. Frustration building again!
    I called up and requested the specs that make my product unique, and after several attempts, they could not send me what I paid them to do?
    This is why I am broke and now have a piece of crap from Davidson that I cannot even move forward with. Do you think they contacted me once to see how I am doing? Lol
    PLEASE STAY AWAY !!!!! they are Thieves 16K gone

    • Hi Judo,

      Wow…thank you so much for sharing the story of your Davison adventure.

      It’s truly shocking to think that a company like Davison’s play with people’s lives in the way that they have with you. I’ve said it many times here before but to ruin people’s lives and careers in this way leaves me speechless.

      Thank you for sharing and I wish you every success in the future.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • If you guys get lawyers –I have audio proof Davison product development doesn’t send designs..to companies -they did me the same exact way,I went behind their back called the company afterwards..Davison makes you give up 300 plus dollars to contact a company -in which they dont– I got the company on tape saying Davison all ways does that –and they receive nothing from Davison product development it’s a Scam folks..Spread the word –get lawyers folks -it’s 2015 close these people down..and make sure Mr. Davison goes to jail this time!!!

    • Hi Johhny,

      Wow…that’s a really interesting development and thanks so much for taking the time to share your Davison experiences with my visitors.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW

  • Just checking your site on review’s on Davidson and how they operate in getting something for nothing.I already being making payments one time a month I have a small income from social security. So far I given them 300.00 dollars.of course they got all my ideas for my invention.now the man I speak to dosent really informed me too much on my invention.but he calls for a min just to see if I can pay till I make this 795.00 .in a way they have nothing to tell you except making this payments .before they can call you again for another payment.and that’s about it.so I wrote back and cancel for the next payment.I don’t feel like after 300.00 dollars they call me only for that reason and noting else more till I make my full payment. I am feeling better now ,cause I know I made a mistake in there sale pitch. And they even me a offer for a hundred off if I pay it off now.my mistake I had a cool invention.now they will run with it.I quit Ioose.thank you for listening.

    • This is a very sad story, Ala.

      I am really sorry to hear that you had to give up on your idea in this way, but I totally understand why you did it. From what you have said it sounds very much like Davison were only interested in your cash.

      The best of luck to you for all future online ventures.


  • Thank you sooooo much. I had a 15 minute conversation with Davison this morning and their supposed to call me again in the morning to set up a payment plan of $750.00 to get started. That won’t be happening. OMG…. they are crazy!!!! Thanks again.

    • You are very welcome, Diane!

      I am pleased that I have been of some help here and wish you all the best for all future online ventures.



  • Three years ago I paid $12,000.00 for good boy,seatbelts fordog!I paid for an project or product that will never sell,because of an manufacturer,s pass the idea,s(that,s passing the buck,its in licensing department,which mean I paid for its license,s product!

    • Damn…sorry to hear about this, Carol.

      It’s amazing how these people seem to play with other people’s ideas and money with what appears to be no concern for how the consequences will affect them.

      I don’t know how they sleep at night…I honestly don’t.

      Best wishes to you Carol…


  • I am a retired United Methodist Minister. I was forced into retirement by illness, heart bypass surgery and then disability. In an effort to supplement my income, I had an idea of an invention. I took on Davision as a professional company who I trusted would benefit me through their expertise and experience. After a year and one half, all that I have to show for my trust in them is I have been cheated. I paid $9000 to them, got a provisional license and had hoped they would find someone to purchase my invention. That is not going to happen! They say that “…the company they chose had turned my idea down. I felt dismay!! The hype was that the “company” was truly interested. I got word yesterday that, after ninety days, they turned me down. Back to Davision! I found that during the beginning honeymoon phase I was contacted weekly without fail. All brightness and appreciation was paid to me. After I paid all my fees and was licensed, the “Good Old Boy” hustle stopped, they fired fired my contact called James and put me with a “N’ere Do Well” could care less woman who seemed so distant that I thought she lived in a fog. Calls were infrequent, lines were always busy or not working and I became disquieted to say the least. I was finally given another woman, who was evasive and unavailable by and large. I went to a local lawyer who charged me $385.00 to tell me “Be careful, do not trust these people and Challenge every thing they do! I think I got ripped off again there. but, in the long run, not as bad as Davision. I am one of the suckers’ Barmen and Baily referred to as, “There is one being born everyday. Davision had let me spend three months waiting for a Big Company to decide to buy or not. Unfortunately, they said no. This brings up questions. Did Davision send my invention to them? Did they collaborate? What were the issues? What responses? My contact grew weary of my questions and I detected anger in her voice as I questioned her. Now they want to “Try” again! SAME RUTINE. I do not know what to do. I already know that “Try” means they won’t. Try is always a NO! It is children’s language for forgiveness and acceptance when they fail. Now if they had said, “We endeavor to work on a new company with a new plan, I could accept that better. But their logo is, We Try Longer.” That ‘s a NOT plan!! They have my money, they have my idea, and in March they will have Carte Blanc to my invention through taking my provisional status away and claiming it as theirs. I need help! Please anybody, I am desperate! Thank You!!

    • Hi David,

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience with us in such great detail.

      My first question would be: are they going to charge you for the second attempt at getting your invention accepted? If so, and considering the results of their first attempt, surely it’s a “no thanks” – right?

      If you are able to then I would say that you should insist that you speak to someone higher up the chain, so to speak. You’ve invested $9k of your money and in return you are entitled to full details on what they have done so far, plus reassurances on the way forward.

      It might also be worth sourcing a different lawyer to cast an eye of your situation. This is ultimately about protecting your asset (invention) and ensuring that you retain the rights to it come March.

      You might also want to consider reporting your experience to the FTC. You can do that on the following page:


      Thanks again for stopping by, David, and I hope things work out for you in the long run.

      Best wishes,


  • I just had an appointment with Mr. Davison himself on Thursday the 27th. He told me it was a great idea and the cost was 795.00 to get started. I already told him my idea, should I be concerned? I do know I am not signing with this company,thanks for the heads up!

    • Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      I would say that as long as you have not entered into a contractual agreement with Davison Inventions you should be safe. However, keep any records of your meeting safe just in case you need to reference your meeting at some point in the future, should your idea be replicated.

      Best wishes,


  • Ive lost something far more precious than money… Davison hasnt only stolen my dreams but the only thing I have ever had to offer my children and grandchildren to remember me and know me and my morals and values as a human being. Can that be replaced? I think there must be some way to stop Davison from stealing the hopes and dreams of innocent people and help those of us who have lost so much feel some form of vindication!
    I AM War and Beauty!

    • So sorry to hear about this, Carleen. It’s stories like this that really make you realize just how damaging it can be when things go wrong with Davison, and like you, I hope that collectively we can do something to protect those who trust in the service that they provide.

      Best wishes,


      • Oh my gosh, this just makes me sick! They took my dad for nearly 20,000. and we just found a company that is selling my dad’s idea. We know Davison sold it to this company as they have also used the same wording my dad used when describing it to Davison. They steal your idea, patent it and sale it out right to another company. And yes, you read their website and it talks about how they protect your idea, yeah right, they STEAL IT! I am so sorry you too have experienced your dream stolen.

      • Aloha it very helpful knowing this information form others that trusted in this company. I had a call today from davionson himself. I am very cautious. I was scamed of 9,000 with another company cAlled inventic. I will not let this happen agin. I thank all of u that submitted your testimonies and concerns. Mahalo

        • You are very welcome, Elizabeth.

          Definitely proceed with caution and consider the experiences of others who have shared there thoughts within this review.

          The best of luck to you.


    • I would like to apologize to Davison inventions. A few days ago I came upon the comsumer post that cast this company in a negative light and went into a total panic. I forgot everthing I had learned about high risk ventures like the marketing of new inventions and was overwhelmed with fear of losing my dream. In reality I was using the fear as a reason to quit and I now realize that I am in a position to either be a failure or a success and the chance to become what I dream is mine to make. Davison has been working with me from the very beginning of this adventure they never promised me success but that they would do their part to get my product out there and they continue to work diligently with me to do so today! Thank you Davison Inventions and I hope that we can make my dream a reality but even if the results are not what I wish for, you’ve taught me to believe in myself and my abilities to become successful!
      Carleen McCabe

  • I got scammed over $14,000 and I am not just going to sit back and let it happen! I am taking this scam to the press! Once I threaten to get this on the news they will pay me back and everyone else that they scammed! I work to hard for my money to just loose it to a scam! This is not the last you will hear of me….

    • So sorry to hear about this, Michael. The best of luck to you in pursuing your claim and please keep us updated with any progress that you make.

      All the best,

      Work From Home Watchdog

  • I submitted my idea,received a picture, which was not the same, said they had to develop the thing and came up with what already exists.
    Then needed money to make a demo (2500.00.then 385.00 each for the companies that might sell it.Will get back to me in 2 months.I am out about $12,000 and they will want more.I faxed the original drawing and now I see Alimed in Dedham Ma is selling the item.I need legal help on this one.I have the drawing for the bottom,they put it on the top called a (toilet riser)Being tall I thought it might sell.

    • Hi Donn,

      I absolutely agree that you need legal advice here.

      It sounds like your idea has been used, without permission, so in the first instance I would contact Davison and ask for clarification and suggest to them that you will seek legal advice if you are not satisfied.

      I would really appreciate it if you would let me know how things work out for you here.

      Best wishes for now,

      Work From Home Watchdog

  • Thank you Marcus, I appreciate it. I would like to ask that if anyone hears of any new lawsuit happening to please let us all know. I’m sure it will require another thousand or more people loosing everything they ever worked for, for this to ever get this far but who knows? Let us keep letting others know that this is a federal crime this so called company is getting away with.

    • You’re very welcome, Sherry.

      We will definitely let you know if we hear any news, and please keep an eye on our review for any further comments from our visitors.

      Best wishes,

      WFHW Founder

      • Hello… I’ve been scammed by them, dreams stolen and now my idea is offered for homes. I’m disgusted? Hurt and I was so proud of my invention that my feelings are destroyed. And now to see that there was a suit back in 2006 when I signed on with this company. And to top it off my invention was not even respected from my hands just sold.

        • So sorry to hear about your experience with Davison, Lynetta, and thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your story.

          Best wishes,


    • Thanks everyone I was about to do business with Davison but after reading and researching about this company I don’t think I want to work with them. I cancelled my check I wrote them since I sent it off to them yesterday. Thanks again

      • Hi Tim,

        I am pleased to hear that we have helped you to reach a decision over Davison, and I wish you all the best with all future opportunities.

        Work From Home Watchdog

  • Yes, do not throw your money by any of them with the name Davison. My dad lost over 10,000. with them plus they ripped him off of the golf clubs he sent them for instructional purposes only. The one lady that got fired because she found the empty box the golf clubs were sent in and told my dad. They had already told him they had not received the clubs and the cd’s he sent them showing how his invention was to work. He also had the proof their company received signed for the package yet they kept telling him they never got them. I do believe they are stealing peoples inventions, probably selling them overseas because (after 6 years) of being told his item was rejected by companies, my dad broke down and finally called a company they mentioned and spoke to the CEO. The CEO said they never got anything from them and if they had, anything with the DAVISON name on it would have been sent right back. And, they wouldn’t ever consider looking at anything that didn’t already have a patent on it. As soon as my dad went back and confronted Davison about his findings they said he was no longer to do business with them because he broke the contract by corresponding with a company they claimed to have sent his invention to. I guess they felt my Dads $10.000+ was all they were going to get. My Dad got nothing, and I mean nothing. How the hell does a company like this stay in business with all these same rip-offs, I’ll never know but I do know it’s one thing to rip me off, it’s a whole other feeling to see this scum of a company do what they did to my Dad. He’ll never get that money back, his personal clubs back, his total sadness in loosing his chance at bringing his beloved invention to flourish. Let us not forget that awful every minute feeling of being ripped off big time, to be taken advantage of. So, so pathetic, don’t let this happen to you people. They are very good at getting people in the position of a continuous pay schedule and I hope some day another law suit goes through and this time they get SHUT DOWN!!!!

    • So sorry to hear about your situation, Sherry, and this is yet another example of a Davison Inventions story with a very sad ending.

      Our thoughts go to you and your Dad, and we hope that you contribution here will prevent others falling into the same trap.

      All the best,

      WFHW Founder

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    Please acknowledge this do not under any circumstances give no money to Davison invention company. I was taking by Davison terminology and sales pitch, paid them $8.000 now a year later i have nothing, the prototype is very poorly made and the quaility is unbelievable and not acceptable and when it came to markting my invention they demanded $385 per submission and when I follow who they was targeting they was contacting companies completely unsuitbile for the presentation. They wanted to stretch it out for another year so that they could make more money off of me. Please don’t full into Davison traps. I have filed with the FTC and I’m putting in a lawsuit on this predator. Please do your research on these companies. JAMMIE JOHNES

    • Jammie, thanks for sharing your Davison Inventions experience with us.

      We are sorry to hear that things went so badly for you, and we wish you all the best with you pending lawsuit against this company. It would be great if you could keep us updated on how things go.

      All the best,

      WFHW Founder

      • I am SO THANKKFUL to all for all your posts, I was actually thinking about going with Davison, I am not going to and have not officially spoken with them yet and plan not too.

        • That’s great to hear, Melissa, and thanks for taking the time to leave us a comment :-)

          Best wishes,


  • This company must be getting desperate! They called me out of the blue! They left two messages wanting me to call them about my patented software. They must be getting names from the patent office to solicite new business. I decided to research the company first and so glad I did! Needless to say, they will not get a return call from me!

    • Thanks for letting us know Teri, and I think you might be right there. A sure fire sign that a business is struggling is when they acquire details of potential customers and cold call them out of the blue. Congrats for being so resourceful, and I hope that we have helped you make the right decision.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  • Oh my good God, I wish I would have found this site earlier. On June 6, 2013 I got my big call about the next step which is to prototype my idea and package it. I currently have a Provisional Patent on file. The call came from D.W. their current or one of many Directors of New Products at Davison. I thought something was up when this lady was always talking as fast as a used car salesmen on the phone and always 30 minutes late on the call to me. Did not really think anything about it at the time. Since their WEB page was so professionally done and the fact that Mr. Davison was on a morning talk show. Several months ago I was the foolish inventor and gave them $750.00 to do another patent search. Which I did not understand because the law firm that did the provisional patent already had one completed. Very long and came in a phone book thick packet.
    Davison’s search came back and to me on a DVD. It took a month later, June 6,2013 for her to tell me what the dollar amount was going to be to bring my invention to a manufacture. She said I would need to have a $1000.00 to her by end of the week plus another 5,465.00 with the balance of $5,310.00 due by August 6,2013. If I made all the money by the August date, I qualified for a 6% savings. Oh Joy. Well I sent her an E-mail the next AM. I told her the money was too much. I have found the link in another posting from Teri above; http ://www.inventorfraud.com/suggested.htm to perhaps help me get back the $750.00 I spent on a new patent search. A search that I had done when the original patent was filed. I look now for another avenue on bringing my patent to life in the market place. I am sure glad I found this, it has opened my eyes!! Inventors beware! I just wish I would have found this before May 2013. Thank you all.

    • Hi James,

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      I am very happy that you did not go ahead with DV because you would have lost all your money.


      WFHW Team

    • I also have an idea I am thinking of making it with some friends help then trying to sell it on my own to get it out there if your idea is a great one you shouldn’t have to pay up front it should just come out of what they offer you for your product in the end. I am a single mother of 5 an I just can afford to through away money on someone who promise to make my invention come true

      • Hi Teresa, and thanks for your comment.

        We totally agree that you shouldn’t have to pay upfront, but unfortunately this is the general nature of many of these services.

        I wish you the best of luck going forward with your idea!

        WFHW Team

  • Can’t thank you guys enough. Just spoke with this company today! Now I have to move quickly to get the product patented myself…thanks for the above links.

    Thank you so much,

  • i just gave them 715.00 on feb.15,2013..now i read all this and i know the contract said i have three days to back out.i have to write a letter to them to get my money back.who do i contact about my idea now

    • Hi Charles,

      Have you patented the idea yourself?
      Because this should be the first thing you do.
      The sites are in the post above.




  • I talked to Davidson representatives about my invention idea over a several month period. They originally told me it would cost me $500.00. After several other conversations, I talked with a representative and she told me it would cost me $7,000.00. Why the lies and why so much money on an idea that at the most would only cost a couple of hundred dollars? It sounds like a scam to me.

    • Hi Robert,

      Yes, we were not very happy with how the price rises so rapidly at Davison, hence we don’t recommend using them.



  • I gave then $795 to check my idea and they said that they would take on my project for a fertilizer distribution system for floaters, then an additional cost for designing the item of $5850, they got the product designed and sent it to me and it was not at all what was sent to them, it was a picture of a poorly drawn up lawn spreader, now after they wanted me to sign the design pattern (which I won’t) they won’t call me back, so they will use my idea and sell it to AGCO or CASE making them millions and me nothing!

    • Hi David

      Sorry to hear that you’ve invested so much with Davison Inventions with no return. Your feedback may help prevent others from experiencing a similar situation.

      All the best,

      • What can be done to ensure that they don’t patent my product, this has happened within the last month, I have turned them into the beter busness bereau and have not gotten the paperwork! Thank you for replying back!

    • David, I’m glad i just read your comment on this watchdog site. I have a killer idea but have not given Davison a penny yet. how did your situation work out for you?

    • I just can’t believe this it’s all happened to me not the design I wanted them just wanting more and more money and won’t let me get the stuff I paid for and showing a company that would have no use for my product it the same thing over and over plz let me know if there’s anything we can do iam out about 12,500 they will suck anything they can get from you.

      And the so called licensing guy will not call me back or answer emails since he knows they have sucked me dry it’s so sad that hard working honest people get taken like this plz someone help us!

  • OMG !!!! I was to be contacted tomorrow by the Director of Productions. I did read about the amount of money they required. Since I am “broke” I have none to give. I assumed, as I should never do, they would cover the costs and receive their money once my product sold. I am too gullible.
    Thank you for your hard work on this.


    • You’re welcome Mary!

      We are pleased to hear that we have at least alerted you to the costs involved, and the earnings/payment structure going forward.

      Wishing you the best with your future ventures.


      • WOW… These posts are amazing… The “director” phoned me this morning named Guy, said he had other meetings with companies on inventions with current customers, we set up a time to talk tomorrow, 1 hr later, he called back left a VM that he is so swamped and re scheduled for Thur, I really can not wait for him to call me now. LMAO And TG I did not submit my idea to them as I am waiting to get (pay) for my PPA in the morning. Funniest thing is he had told me my invention idea was great, wow I was surprised since I had not told them what it was just simply a “portion” of the name. SCAMMERS not taking me.

        • From what you have said I think that says it all, Melissa!

          How can they pass judgement on your idea if they don’t have a clue as to what it is?

          Well done for being so vigilant…please keep us updated!


    • Thank you all for this blog. I am suppose to be contacted next Tuesday about my idea. After reading so many bad reviews I’m having second thoughts. I’m a single mother of two babies there’s absolutely no way I can afford to patent my invention idea. I just seen the video that they sent about a lady who had her idea invented for a cat/dog cot. They seem real convincing but guess that’s part of there whole scam.

      • Glad we were able to shed some light on Davison Inventions for you before you got to involved with them.

        We wish you all the best with your future endeavors.


  • To the anonymous blogger,

    Customer service is vital in all businesses and is imperative when operating a successful business. Customer concerns upset everyone and our staff works very hard to troubleshoot them so communication errors are kept to a minimum. From reading your complaint there appears to a communication breakdown and you are upset. We are acknowledging your post so let’s fix this.

    In truth, customers are not always right and companies are not always right. The effort to curing issues of concern, listening intently and calmly addressing issues is a role our Chief Consumer Advocate’s office has enthusiastically taken on.

    If you are a client, we are sure that you received our initial printed brochure, visited our website and received subsequent materials – all of which thoroughly described our services. In addition, you would have received simply written contracts that clearly describe each service offering and the fees associated with those services. When you have the opportunity please re-review the materials.

    One of the things you will notice is that all of our contracts and the disclosure documents that you received said explicitly that we don’t evaluate product ideas. So, if you were thinking that you had the greatest idea in the world, it wasn’t because the company was offering you services or telling you that.

    If you still feel as though you did not receive the services that were described to you in writing, you should contact our offices. We try to communicate in a very complete manner while recognizing the fact we are contacted by individuals from all over the world. Sometimes communications can be difficult because of cultural barriers. Thus, the great need to place all of our service offerings in clear and easily understood agreements.

    When someone contracts with us for design services, they are contracting to have our company prepare a design and build a sample. Sometimes, the way that a client proposes that a product should look or function is not an efficient or even workable way to make something. Sometimes, clients with little or no design or engineering experience decide that things should be a certain way without having any idea how to make the product or get it to do what they want.

    We are proud of the quality of our work and employ the latest technology and quality controls in producing product samples and packaging. If you have an issue with the quality, contact us and we will examine it. Anonymously taking to the internet doesn’t get your problem fixed.

    Also, we would like to note that in the past competitors have posted false and malicious complaints about us on the internet. Instead of choosing to compete by offering economical product design, development and packaging services they have chosen to confuse consumers with false information. We don’t know if this person is a client or not because they did not include any contact information, not even an email address. We have found in the past that competitors hide behind “internet handles” rather than out in the open where their own conduct can be questioned. If a real client has a complaint they were really trying to resolve, why would they post anonymously?

    Since we don’t know if this blogger is a competitor or not, below is a brief description of the services we offer and the way that we offer them:

    Step One: All customers 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, which includes a description of all of our services and estimated fees. 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. As a result, none of our clients reasonably can have the impression that inventing is easy and financially rewarding. Inventing can be educational, fun and exciting as long as everyone keeps in mind that there are no guarantees that profits are imminent.

    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 that 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 when they will receive them.

    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, and complete product graphics and packaging. Again, any service offerings are outlined in a written contractual format. Therefore, clients are assured of exactly what services they are purchasing.

    Step Four: Licensing Representation: Once projects are designed, built and packaged our team presents them to companies for licensing consideration

    The above is a basic outline of how our company does business. Clearly, all of our services are provided with full risk disclosures and on a written contract basis only. If you are ever contemplating any development services, we hope that you will consider us. We think that you will find our prices to be very reasonable for the services we offer.

    For over 20 years, we have helped people prepare and present their ideas to corporations and manufacturers to see if they would be willing to license the product ideas. Our exclusive idea to product method is responsible for more products on the store shelves than any other competitor in this industry.

    Quick facts about our company and our process

    We are based in Pittsburgh, PA and work with clients from around the world.

    We have been in business since 1989.

    Our company’s products have been sold by over 1,000 stores & online retailers.

    Our staff designs products for both individuals and corporate clients.

    We have over 250 staff members.

    Our staff has won numerous design awards for innovative product designs.

    We are a member of the Online Business Bureau.

    Our services include research, prototype development, and packaging design.

    We hope you found the above helpful, but if you want additional information on anything concerning the company, please email cca@davisoninvents.com


  • Thanks for putting in the effort on this one.

    I very nearly fell for the sheer professional look of Davison Inventing, but decided to do a bit of homework because it seemed too good to be true.

    Thankfully I found some really good reviews, and this one confirmed everything that I needed to know. I certainly won’t be using them now, so you’ve saved me a lot of stress there!

    You have a great site here…it’s refreshing to see, so keep up the great work.

    Best wishes,


    • That’s great to hear Brian!

      Yes, there are plenty of negative comments online about this particular service, so we felt it necessary to take a closer look.

      We are still seeing an alarming amount of posts on the Internet from people who are unhappy with the service at DI, so we felt it was really important to let our visitors know too.

      Thanks for the positive comments about our site…we are glad it has helped!