If You Purchased Services from InventHelp or Western InventHelp During the Time Period from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2021, Your Rights May Be Affected by a Class Action Settlement
There is a proposed class action settlement (“Settlement”) in three consolidated lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, entitled Austin, et al. v. Invention Submission Corporation, et al., No. 2:19-cv-01396; Calhoun, et al. v. Invention Submission Corporation, et al., No. 2:18-cv-01022; and Miclaus, et al. v. Invention Submission Corporation, et al., No. 2:20-cv-00681 (the “Litigation”). If you purchased services from Invention Submission Corporation d/b/a InventHelp or Western Invention Submission Corporation d/b/a Western InventHelp during the time period from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2021, you are eligible for benefits under the Settlement.
The Plaintiffs in the Litigation purchased invention services from InventHelp or Western InventHelp, and allege violations of the American Inventors Protection Act, 35 U.S.C. 297(b), and breach of contract against InventHelp, Western InventHelp, and affiliated entities. "InventHelp Defendants" means InventHelp and Western InventHelp, along with Technosystems Service Corporation, Technosystems Consolidated Corporation, Universal Payment Corporation, Intromark Incorporated, and Robert Susa. "Frost Defendants" means Thomas Frost, P.A. and Thomas Frost. "Defendants" includes the InventHelp Defendants and the Frost Defendants. Plaintiffs contend the InventHelp Defendants failed to perform invention services as promised and misrepresented those services, and that the Frost Defendants failed to perform patent-related services as promised. Defendants dispute the allegations in the Litigation and deny that they are or may be liable for any of the claims asserted. The Court has not made any judgment or other determination of Defendants’ liability in the Litigation.
A Class Action Settlement Agreement was reached in the Litigation. Under the Settlement, if a class member submits a valid and timely claim confirming his/her eligibility with very limited exceptions (set forth in FAQ 6), he/she may receive a payment and/or other benefits. A class member may also receive certain credit repair assistance. For more information concerning the benefits provided for in the Settlement see FAQ 6.
You can make a claim online or you can submit your claim by email to info@IHSettlement.com, or U.S. Mail or hard copy delivery to InventHelp Settlement, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The deadline to submit a claim under the Settlement is January 6, 2023.
|Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit:|
|Submit A Claim||
With very limited exceptions, submitting a claim is the only way to receive benefits under the Settlement.
Your Claim may be submitted:
(a) on this website by following the instructions on how to submit a Claim;
(b) by email to the Settlement Administrator using the email address info@IHSettlement.com; or
(c) by U.S. Mail or hard copy delivery to the Settlement Administrator using the address: InventHelp Settlement, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
You can contact the Settlement Administrator to request a Claim Form by telephone 1-833-691-6611, email info@IHSettlement.com, or U.S. Mail or hard copy delivery at InventHelp Settlement, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
If you exclude yourself, you will get no payment or benefits from the Settlement. This option allows you to keep your right to independently sue the Defendants for claims related to this case (at your own expense). If you opt out, you will not be bound by the terms of the Settlement, but you will also not be entitled to submit a claim for benefits from the Settlement.
To opt out, you must send a letter to the Settlement Administrator that includes the following to InventHelp Settlement, Attn: Exclusions, P.O. Box 58220, Philadelphia, PA 19102:
|Object To The Settlement||
If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not opt out of the Settlemment, you have the right to object to the Settlement by submitting a written Objection setting forth why you object to the Settlement and think it should not be approved.
To object, you must send a detailed written Objection to the Settlement Administrator at InventHelp Settlement, Attn: Objections, P.O. Box 58220, Philadelphia, PA 19102. All Objections must clearly state the following:
|Final Approval Hearing||
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on February 1, 2023, at which time it will decide whether to grant final approval of the Settlement. You (or your attorney) may, but are not required to, speak at the Final Approval Hearing, only if you have submitted a timely written Objection. If you (or your attorney) intend to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must include your intention to do so in the written Objection.
If you do nothing you will get no payment or benefits from the Settlement and give up your rights.
The limited exception to receiving no money or benefits is with respect to SUB Agreement Customers who are Not Fully Paid and Closed who, as part of the Settlement, will automatically receive a credit of $1,500 to be applied against their outstanding balance (or a credit entirely canceling their debt if the existing debt is $1,500 or less), without having to submit a Claim Form.