This all started Oct 2010 when we saw an article in a Patent magazine about Tarlow Design. We had a patent drawen up by a patent attorney and now we needed a working sample.
We talked with Ken Tarlow of Tarlow Design and ask him if he could make a working sample. He said yes. We paid $2,376.00 and what was sent to us was not a working sample, just some stuff in a zip lock bag. By March 2011 Ken stated we needed some drawing changes in the patent at the cost $648.00.
Ken was very good at making us feel the patent would sell without a sample. He got us to sign a 1 year contact stating he would receive 30% of the royalties if he he sold the patent. Again he was very good in making us believe he could sell the patent. One year later after having a hard time getting in touch with Ken (he would not answer his phone unless we blocked our number) what we got were excuses.
When he did answer he would always state, be patient. Early this year he put us in touch with a business partner named Ricardo Lopez. (someone Ken never mentioned before). Ricardo told us he had a potential buyer and had to put together a business plan.
We did research and after a week sent him the requested information. After 4 weeks Ricardo kept giving us excuses that he needed time and like Ken stated "be patient". I ask him for a copy of the business plan and never got it. I then wrote them a letter asking for them to give me a list of what they have done for us.
We did not receive a list just excuses. I requested our $3,024.00 back and they refused to refund any of our money. These guys are real *** artist.
My next move will be legal. Beware of Tarlow Designs if you have a patent.