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Invention Assistance Companies

Customer beware! There are many companies that advertise that they will get your invention patented and commercialized. These companies offer a variety of services with varying quality. There are sites where independent inventors can check on the background of these companies:

US Patent and Trademark Office (go down a little to "Published Complaints") 
Federal Trade Commission

For general information on such firms: