By using the SubmitMyInvention.com website ("SMI"), a service of Jacob Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a: InventionHome ("JEI"), you (the "User" or "You") agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms"), including those available by hyperlink. These Terms may be updated from time to time. Your use of SMI is governed by the Terms in existence each time You use SMI, and by using SMI You expressly agree to be bound by the Terms.
SMI provides corporate subscribers with a web-based submission management system to help manage product / invention submissions quickly and easily, online. SMI is designed to create a centralized, online submission site, which streamlines how information flows into a company, while consolidating all submission information into an online database for quick and easy access and management. Submission information may be entered into SMI directly by inventors and/or other outside entities (those parties shall be referred to as "Inventors", and those submissions as "Inventor Submission/s") or may be entered by JEI and represent JEI clients ("JEI Submission/s"). With respect to Inventor Submissions, SMI offers a simplified follow up process by providing automatic email responses generated by SMI at the following distinct points in the process: 1.) upon submission of the information by the Inventor; 2.) upon review of the submission by You and 3.) upon decline of submission by You. Finally, SMI offers a consistent viewing format and the ability to share submissions with other internal decision makers.
There is no fee to use or access SMI. Your access to SMI is conditional on You giving JEI the opportunity to contact those Inventors whose submissions are collected via SMI and are declined by You (excluding JEI Submissions).
JEI recognizes the sensitivity of offering a resource recommendation to Inventors that submit new products or inventions. As a result, JEI has created a seamless contact management process and policy to manage Inventor referrals appropriately and professionally.
Exception - If You specify in your Set Up / Manage Account section under Submission Criteria that You do NOT want to receive submissions without patent protection, the online submission form will display a note to the Inventor that does not have patent protection. The note will explain that patent protection is required for submissions and it will offer a link to JEI for assistance. The note is displayed on the third page of the submission form when an Inventor selects the "NO PATENT" option under the patent status drop down box.
JEI may, from time to time, deliver JEI Submissions to SMI for review and consideration by You. JEI Submissions will be delivered into SMI just as Inventor Submissions, but will be managed by JEI personnel and will reflect only products for which JEI is an authorized agent. By agreeing to accept JEI Submissions, You acknowledge and agree that all information in the JEI Submissions is being provided on an AS IS basis and without any representations and/or warranties whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, JEI makes no representation or warranty that the information being submitted is patentable and/or does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party.
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These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without regard to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflict of law principles. Any controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be determined by arbitration in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) using arbitrators who are experienced commercial litigators admitted before the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You consent to personal jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purposes of enforcing and applying this arbitration clause and further consent to the venue of the state and federal courts located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the purpose of enforcing and applying this arbitration clause. All parties agree to be bound by the results of any arbitration; judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.
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