Friday, 26 August 2011

Short Description of Problem !

Roger Brown "Inventor" has indicated many times he's not protecting Mark Reyland from being exposed as an Intellectual Property (IP) thief. Well the info below sure looks like he's protecting something .
             Could it be a seat on the United Inventors Association Board ? 

I am trying to find out who is the author of this blog post. abuse
Level 1
Short description of problem:They do not show a profile or answer comments. It says "Posted by An Email from Mark Reyland" which is incorrect since I personally know Mark Reyland and he is not the author. Hopefully someone here will be able to provide me a solution.
Roger may want to re-read the blog below... Were not sure why he thinks Mark Reyland wrote the blog, Mark did write the email that slams Louis Foreman,Edison Nation,Patrick Raymond & The United Inventors Association .

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



Saturday, 20 August 2011

On The Road Again,,, Augusta Georgia/Roger Brown Here We Come !

Here’s the IP address of HeavyChevy AKA Johnny Franklin the anonymous blogger who attacks anyone who questions Mark Reyland or Roger Brown. (More to read at the end of Mark’s blog post.)

Heavychevy IP address

Augusta, Georgia, United States

Georgia Public Library Service ( [Label IP Address]


This entry is from Mark Reyland’s blog- see highlighted.

Monday, April 18

On The Road Again

Willy Nelson had it right…On the road again. That’s what I feel like out here on the road traveling from city to city; hotel to hotel - but I’m finding it even more educational than I thought I would.

The inventors are awesome! In Charlotte last Thursday it was a great crowd of very creative people completely dedicated to the innovation and invention process. We had dinner before the meeting with the leadership of the club (we went to what they later told me was a gay bar….but it had great food so who cares) followed a 3 hour long meeting where we talked about the UIA and what we do for inventors, product development, and some of the challenges inventors face.

Then it was off to North Augusta Georgia for dinner and a meeting with my good friend Roger Brown. Of course Rodger and I had a great time catching up and talking at length about the issues in our industry and some of the ways we can help change things.

A few people have managed to track HeavyChevy to get the IP address.

Roger Brown states he’s from North Augusta, South Carolina, but did you know this bordered along Georgia? In fact, the IP address for a Library used to post the blog entries is approx. 10.1 miles from Roger Brown’s home.  This is all public knowledge below and was obtained through the Internet link shown here (copy/paste into search bar).

Roger A. Brown
420 Calbrieth Cir.
North Augusta, South Carolina

North Augusta is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States, on the north bank of the Savannah River. The population was 21,348 at the 2010 census. The city is included in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and is also part of the Augusta, Georgia,_South_Carolina

Please copy/paste the following link into your search browser to see the distance for yourself.,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1920&bih=878&wrapid=tljp1313811850890011&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Roger has been sending this blog to people via email. He’s also posted the link in public forums, continually bringing attention to the blog.

Interesting how HeavyChevy/Johnny Franklin gets hold of the following items.

HeavyChevy writes:
“Well, I was finally able through a friend to get the letter Roger Brown wrote to Stephen Key”

“I finally got ahold of the audio files where Stephen Key and Andrew Krauss are trying to get Roger Brown NOT to post on any threads they are posting on,”

 You can decide who you think HeavyChevy/Johnny Franklin is.

More to come in time !

Thursday, 18 August 2011

It's All About Me,Me Me..not by Toby Keith !

Another person who confronts Mark about his ethics gets added to his ever growing, Crazy List.  

Here’s what happens to inventors who cross Mark. The emails become endless as he attempts to convince the entire inventing community that an inventor is crazy. According to Tania these emails need correcting in just about every sentence so we’ll just leave these emails as nonsense from Mark.
You can see the highlighted part where he believes that when he helps to make a product in a manufactured sample he then becomes the inventor. This is why you will always hear him emphasize the word idea, rather than invention. The man who used to be in the inventing forums for endless hours a week claiming he just wanted to help people succeed and he was just being a nice guy, is clearly not the same man who wrote this?

From: Mark Reyland <>
Subject: RE: Hey...what's up with you
To: "'Kathleen Patrick-Partak'" <>
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 6:32 PM

Hi Kathy,
I suspected this had something to do with Tania – You are of course free to believe whatever you like, but frankly you never struck me as the kind of person who judged people on one side of the story. I did as much as I could to help her, and you know I did. In the end it was Tania who turned on us, calling me a crook and filing complaints with the patent office on my partner. She flat out LIED to them, and for her to say she developed Ba’Noodles without my help is another flat out lie. She had an idea, a good idea and I taught her the rest.
She turned into a nut case when her head got too big and when she started believing the crap I arranged for people to tell her about what a great inventor she was. That’s what I do Kathy – I help moms like her who have ZERO shot at anything really special happening in their lives and I pull the strings so they can be proud of themselves. Instead of being appreciative she turned on me like a pit-bull and started making major legal trouble for my partner by telling lies that fit into her fantasy.
Maybe you should use your own experiences with me to form your opinions Kathy – instead of taking the twisted second hand story Tania is peddling to make herself look like a victim.
I sleep well at night knowing I did everything I could to help her. It was ME who got her on that show, she was selected before she was even invited to California, it was all scripted but I didn’t want her to know that (ask her why the camera followed her from the moment she walked in the door, or why out of all those people she was last to be seen after they had sent most of the other home) – it was ME who MADE Sullivan pay for her trip to Florida and her Son – it was ME who had Anthony make a big deal out of her on the set of the commercial….it was ME who spent 40K on tooling and development for the Ba’Noodles, it was ME who sold my soul to Sullivan in a crappy deal to make sure that product made it to the market, It was ME who worked for hours in my shop making the prototypes that had to be sent to china, it was ME who spent hundreds of hours on the phone with her teaching her the art of development, it was ME who made her other prototypes, it was ME who made Sally’s prototypes and got the buyer at Pier one to look at them, it was ME who made sure Sullivan had a huge Swag-Bag of gifts for Tania when she was on the set, it was ME who rented a car because she was scared to drive……and my big mistake – it was ME who made everyone believe she was the real inventor of Ba’Noodles. Ask her the dimensions Kathy, or what material they are made of, ask her who decided on the sizes, and the styles, and the text, and the final look….ask her how wide one is….she had an IDEA – that’s it.
I think you get the point Kathy – You are so much smarter than this….
Good luck to you and Dave – your judgment of me is saddening

Kathy then confronted Mark with what he had admitted to her in the past and received this next email.

From: Mark Reyland <>
Subject: RE: Hey...what's up with you
To: "'Kathleen Patrick-Partak'" <>
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2010, 4:28 PM

Please…..So all the things I did to help you, and all the time I spent can be simply boiled down to a few posts you don’t like on a forum and some crazy stories you were told by an unstable lady in Canada….pathetic. Maybe you should quit judging me Kathy….and if you absolutely feel the need to judge me, at least use all the data you have to work with.
As for the idea…absolutely, After many ideas that made no sense, Tania called and asked me what I thought about this idea. I said I thought it was a great idea…. And it was simple enough to use as a teaching tool for someone who knew nothing at all about the product development process. So I made her go through all the steps…..she made prototypes in her kitchen as an exercise in how to make prototypes, but not the ones that were used for production. I had to make those since they were far too complicated for her to make…I sent her the pictures as I did it….ask her, the same was true for all the parts of the process. Why she was learning them we were doing them for the actual parts. She knew this at the time, and she knows it now – but she doesn’t want to admit it. Ask her why she never sent her prototype to anyone?....ask her who developed the font for the name, and the size of the product, and who selected the metal and the outer material? – I have EVERY email Kathy, and although I don’t need to explain it to you or anyone else – I feel just fine that I treated Tania very well.
I never said I hoped to license anything…I said I would license it from her so I could justify investing my companies money on it…. I can’t just spend money without a return on the investment….It doesn’t work that way.
I have no idea what’s going on with you, and I have no idea why I have become the focus of how you define negativity, what I do know is that when you needed help I was there, when Tania, and Sally, and hundreds of others needed help I was there…I never asked for anything in return, and I gladly spent my money, my time, my connections, and my intellect trying to make your projects happen.
I feel fine about how I acted Kathy.
I’m sorry you and Dave are having such a hard time, under any other circumstances I would offer whatever help I could give – but frankly you sound almost as off base as Tania so I think the best move on my part is to stay as far away from you all as possible.
I would only ask that when you talk about me Kathy you use those things you know from your own experiences, and not the fabrications of your friends.
Good luck to you - Mark

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Coward Bloggers : By Inventor Roger Brown

Coward Bloggers

By Roger Brown

I find it a sad sign of the times when people can Blog about anything or anyone and don't have to stand behind what they say by posting their name. It's okay to have a nickname or fun user name you like. But, I find it hard to take a persons comments seriously if they do not have the integrity to stand behind those words especially when making accusations about someone else and sign their true name to their posts. It is not that hard to have a username and sign your real name at the end of the post to a Blog when making accusations.
Anyone can post something true or false when they are hidden. They have no repercussions for their comments. All that shows me is they are afraid to stand in the light for all to see and do not stand behind their accusations. If they feel they are right you would expect them to be able to handle any criticism. But, instead they hide. That is normally the act of a coward.

Roger Brown
Come visit my sites at
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.
Well- While you're waiting, Jason...maybe this will be of interest. It may even help Roger out a little with his decision.

I'd actually like to take this time to sincerely thank Roger for reading the following. His comments may greatly help all inventors.

I love how everyday people can figure this all out, yet when Derek Pater, who saw all the proof, challenged Simon Brown from the UIA UK, to investigate Mark. Derek was sent a bill for 3,000- British pounds to do so. I thought the UIA was in place to investigate frauds and scammers?? This doesn’t sound like a non- profit group to me.

Some are asking how I managed to get my rights back so I thought I’d just post the email conversation between Mark and myself and what happened after that. Here’s how inventors can settle a breach in their contract-
Here was the notice date and reason:

From: Tania Reynaert []
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 2:46 PM
To: Mark Reyland
Subject: Re: FW: BaNoodle

Mark, 02/02/2011

6.01 Breach
In the event of a breach of this agreement by either party, the other party may, in addition to any other remedies that it may have, at any time, terminate all licenses and rights granted by it hereunder by not less than (4) months written notice specifying such breach, unless within the period of such notice all breaches specified therein shall have been remedied.

Please let this serve as written notice. I am giving you and Obvious Ideas llc (4) four months to remedy the breach in the following areas of the agreement.

3.02 Reports. (Breached) Licensee shall make written reports to licensors within thirty (30) days after the first day of each January, April, July and October stating in each such report the number, and aggregate gross sales price- minus discounts of licensed products sold or otherwise disposed of during the preceding three (3) calendar months and upon which royalty is payable as provided in paragraph 3.01. The first such report shall include all sales of licensed products sold or otherwise disposed of between the date of this agreement and the date of such report. Concurrently with the making of each report, licensee will pay to the licensor royalties at the rate specified in paragraph 3.01 included in this report.

4.02 Provisional patent. (Breached)
As part of this agreement, licensee agrees that WITHIN sixty (60) days of the effective date of this agreement to prepare and file a provisional patent application in the United States Patent and Trademark office in the name of the LICENSOR at licensee’s own expense.

Again, written notice is given on today’s date 02/02/2011 and this contract will fully terminate on June second (2) 2011.
Tania Reynaert

--- On Wed, 2/2/11, Mark Reyland <> wrote:

From: Mark Reyland <>
Subject: RE: FW: BaNoodle
To: "'Tania Reynaert'" <>
Received: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8:19 PM

I think you need to do whatever you feel is right. We have made every effort to distribute this product even with your interference.
Although you certainly have your opinion, the contract has no performance requirement, or a termination date. Therefore your demands are somewhat baseless. We will be happy to send you a report as requested, although null reporting is not a traditional business practice.
As for your termination, I would caution you that you cannot simply prescribe arbitrary termination dates to a legal contract. Any effort on your part to do so would be a clear breach of contract.

From: Tania Reynaert []
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:22 PM
To: Mark Reyland
Subject: RE: FW: BaNoodle


I am basing the termination date on the 4 months notification. You would need to go back in time to remedy what you have breached. Although I see this as impossible, you may have your ways. Unless the breach is remedied, the contract will end on the date I have provided you with.

You do not need to caution me of anything as I have already been given legal counsel.


--- On Wed, 2/2/11, Mark Reyland <> wrote:

From: Mark Reyland <>
Subject: RE: FW: BaNoodle
To: "'Tania Reynaert'" <>
Received: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8:37 PM

Then I feel confident your legal council will prevent you from breaching the contract yourself. We assumed null reporting was not required as is normally the case, however if you would like null reporting we will provide it to you.
As for the patent, as you know it was filed, and has since expired. I’m sure your council would advise you that does not rise to the level of material breach, and is no longer at issue in the contract. Therefore cannot be used as a mechanism of termination.
We have lived up to every part of this contract and would view any attempt on your part to terminate the contract on 6/2/2011, or any date, a material breach. I’m confident your council will agree.
As I said before, we will continue to represent the product in an effort to secure distribution in our role as the exclusive rights owner.

On Wed, 2/2/11, Tania Reynaert <> wrote:

From: Tania Reynaert <>
Subject: RE: FW: BaNoodle
To: "Mark Reyland" <>
Received: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8:46 PM

I am not discussing anything more with you. I was told to send you the notice and to ignore engaging any further than that with you.

The date stands.

-Shortly after this emailing, I approached his partner (not the one who cut all ties with Obvious Ideas and the product), forwarded Mark’s emails and let him know what was going on. There are more partners involved and they all agreed to give me back my invention. The blacked out part is the name of 2 companies who do not need to be shown. I’m also distorting Mr. Thomson’s signature for obvious reasons.


I believe anyone who listens to Mark telling tales and calling people names rather than looking at facts is just as bad as him and probably isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, in general.
I have my invention back, so all the interest I have in this now is helping others to avoid the same person.

Even as the executive director of the UIA, Mark is still treating inventors unfairly. This letter shows he has no rights to Ba’Noodle but STILL refuses to remove it from his company website. He is not authorized to have this product on his site.
Here’s a couple of inventions I have concerns about because of Mark loving them. I’ll show them here. If either ‘pop up’ some time soon, I’m willing to bet the person is associated with Mark in some way. I'd think he would be foolish to actually use his name to submit them to a company.

This is PiePrints.
When I first showed my rough prototype to Mark and how it worked, he loved it. Roger helped name this one. Thanks again, Roger.

Mark asked me the shape I was going for and size, so I showed him with photos and sent measurements, just as I did with Ba'noodles.
He then insisted on making the tong part for me no matter how much I said I could do it on my own. He continued to say I was not capable. I said it would be easier if I worked with someone local and he asked why, when he could have his guys do it for free.

After he was not taking “no” for an answer, I wanted to pay him. He declined and told me not to be silly, we were friends and he already has somebody working on it.
I then proceeded with making the designs & molds for the plates to be used. Mark had asked me to show another professional in the field once I was finished, so I did.
She loved it and wanted to help place it. This is when things got ugly. Mark took over and this is a little of the email I received.

“ I had no idea Mark was not the inventor. I was told that it was his product, and he was controlling it.
So Banoodles is yours as well? WOW!
He sent me a Pie Prints prototype, which I sent back to you. Other than that he said he was making more himself, and would have sent them if I needed them. I never did get anything else from him.”

The other one is Elastalids.
After sending the info sheet to Mark, He asked me to get all of the safety documentation on the silicone I used. I told him it was not food safe silicone for the prototypes, but ‘Dragon Skin’ supplied by the Smooth-On company.

He asked again for it and again I explained to him that silicone is made how the company asks it to be made. The people at Smooth-On had explained to me that silicone varieties are like dog breeds, endless.

He still insisted I obtain this and I basically ignored him and hoped he would just forget them. Calling them great, somehow I think he was on them the minute I hung up the phone and the useless task of obtaining information on a material that would clearly not be used for the final product may have been just to keep me busy.

Some may wonder why I'm posting my inventions, but others have already seen these as Mark tends to show other inventors belongings around to get feedback. The really sad part is when he claims them as his own.
Tags: Roger Brown Inventor/ Quirky/Davison Inventions/ Mark Reyland Executive Director United Inventors Association/Inventors Scammers/ Warehouse/Ba'Noodle/ Invention Submission Companies/Obvious Ideas LLC/MomQuestion/Genius Crowds/As Seen On TV/Allstar Products Group/Allstar Marketing Group/

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Quirky's Ben Kaufman Proves UIA Executive Director Mark Reyland Wrong !

Entrepreneur Magazine - August 2011

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.

Ben Kaufman was on the subway in New York City in 2005 when he had his light-bulb moment. He saw a girl--a stranger--sporting a pair of headphones he designed at mophie, the iPod accessories company he founded the day he graduated from high school.

"I saw something I invented out in the world, and it was the best feeling," Kaufman says. "That's when I realized I needed to help more people experience that."
Four years later, Kaufman launched Quirky, an online consumer products company with a social development twist: products for the people, created and designed by the people...... "see more"....

The info below was posted by Reyland on the United Inventors Association Forum about Quirky and other Inventor Resource Companies. Looks like he was wrong again !

The inventing industry has many holes you can fall in on your journey. One such hole is the use of crowd sourcing sites. Those are sites that ask you to list your invention and allow others to comment or give you feedback.

Here are some things you should know about using these sites.

Other than the Terms & Conditions sections are often written in such a way that you forfit all, or a significant part of yoru rights to the owners of the site. There are 3 main reasons the UIA does not recommend you use them.

1. Posting your invention on a site like this is public disclosure and can cost you the opportunity to gain patent protection on your invention

2. Any person that makes any suggestion to your invention that you use, could later make a co-inventor claim against you

3. Many companies that license innovation refuse to work with a product that has been listed on these sites for both of the reasons listed above.
Please do not list your inventions or ideas on these sites.

Genius Crowds

These are just the few that we know about – if you run across these kind of sites please let us know so we can let others know.

As always, the UIA recommends that you consult a practicing attorney in your state before enrolling in any site or listing your invention