Monday, 21 February 2011


Look's like Mark Reyland had an agenda to take down Louis Foreman ,Edison Nation and Patrick Raymond when he applied for the UIA Executive Directors position. The attached email below was written by Mark a couple months before he aplied for the UIA position.
From: []
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 10:06 AM
To: Mark Reyland
Subject: Re: Hi Jennifer
Hey Mark!!
Thanks for the email--very interesting stuff. I actually have a ton of things going on at the Housewares Show(I'll attach some info) with lots of speakers and product reviewers. Let me know what you think! I only mentioned Warren Tuttle and Louis Foreman because I figured the folks on EN would recognize the names--but I thought in a good way :-)  Your comments about the EN product searches are very similar to thoughts I have had about that whole process as well. Glad to know others think the same way about that.
Can you tell me more about you and your company?? Based on your response to the Pitchmen questions--it's pretty obvious you know your stuff. I work on trying to create events and educational opportunities to help inventors make good connections--perhaps there can be some synergy between us??
Thanks again for your feedback. It's always good to hear what folks are thinking and be exposed to the bigger picture!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Reyland" <>
To: jenlawlor@brcccccccceting.ccz
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 9:42:29 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Hi Jennifer
Hi Jennifer,
I saw your post on EN about the invent 911 program. I could not help myself I have to comment.
First let me say I have been inventing and developing products for many years now, I have many products on store shelves and owning a product development company I get a front row seat to the process an inventor goes through when they develop a product for the market.
I have been working with these inventors for years, and I have to tell you Jennifer the last thing they need is more Louis Forman and the UIA . Neither of them know much at all about doing anything but feeding egos and lining pockets – certainly not the industry.  
It is my professional opinion - the invention lottery of EN is a scam of the highest order serving as a front for Louis to obtain partial patent rights on other people’s inventions – a conclusion supported by the USPTO records showing he has filed over 180 new patents (not counting those under 18 months that have not published) in the last several years for “enhancements” to submitted ideas under a number of his employees names and assigned to shell companies.  
Below are the links to the USPTO web site searches for Daniel Bizzell, Louis’s business partner. You will find several of his employees listed, but curiously enough never the inventor who submitted the idea.
This is a great example.  This link is to the patent application for the Emory Cat product.,+daniel%22&OS="bizzell,+daniel"&RS="bizzell,+daniel"  You can see that it’s the exact design and lists all the parts and processes but the inventors listed are all either employees of Louis or associates. Where is the inventor who paid his 25 dollars and submitted the idea?   Not listed – yet EN keeps peddling him to other inventors as if he is a great success story.
This link is a patent filed by Bizzell, and assigned to EN – you may recognize it from the Everyday Edison’s TV show – again, the real inventor is not even listed.,+daniel%22&OS="bizzell,+daniel"&RS="bizzell,+daniel"
These links are simple searches on Daniel Bizzell, as you can see, he has 107 applications on file and 75 awarded patents.  Look through them and you will quickly see they are almost all related to the 25 dollar submissions and almost all have several members of his staff listed as inventors.
There are not as many professionals in this industry who will work with inventors simply because you can’t compete with the garbage being thrown around by the dozens of people in the industry like these guys.  By the time an inventor comes to someone like me they have already either been ripped off by them, or filled with so much crap that simply isn’t true, it takes forever to just deprogram them into reality.  I hear these stories every day Jennifer, someone needs to help these folks and it’s not Louis or the UIA.
On behalf of inventors all over this country – please don’t give these predators a base to work from.   The inventors have a hard enough time as it is.
Thanks for your time Jennifer, and have a great show.
Mark Reyland