Contact by postal mail, fax or phone
400 M & T Bank Building
118 North Tioga Street - The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 256-2000 (voice)
(607) 256-3628 (fax)
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Contact by e-mail
If you know who you'd like to contact at our firm, you can find all of the
personal direct e-mail addresses on our staff
If you'd like to ask a question, we're always happy to hear from users of our website, but before you waste your
time waiting for us to answer, please read the following, first:
- If you are going to ask if we have heard of a specific Invention Marketing
Company, read this list first. If the
company isn't listed, we can't say anything about them.
- If you are going to ask if we know of any Invention Marketing Companies
which are honest and will find you a licensee without expecting any up-front
payment, the answer is:"No"(and then read this page)
- If you are going to tell us you have paid an Invention Marketing Company
thousands of dollars, and want to know if you can get your money back, the
"That would be governed by the contract you signed, and
the laws of the state in which you live, or where the marketing company is located. Your
best bet is to (a) first ask for your money back - you never know; then, if
that doesn't work, (b)
contact a lawyer in your area, have him or her review the contract, and ask
what rights you might have under your state's laws and the American Inventor
Protection Act of 1999. If you feel you have been mistreated by the IMC,
consider contacting the Federal
Trade Commission and filing a complaint with the US
Patent and Trademark Office."
If you are going to ask, "I have a great idea, what
should I do now?" look at this page
A few other frequent requests:
If you are a web designer, and want to offer to redesign our
website - thanks, but we're happy with it the way it is.
If you want us to link to your web page - please
review our linking policy first.
If you want to offer us Search Engine Optimization
services or offer to increase our ranking in searches or drive business
to our website - yes, we get the idea. And no, we're not interested. Don't
Messages from email@example.com
or "Gladys Albright" or entitled "What Republican Candidates
are Saying" (or any other political SPAM) - if you have
received a suspicious e-mail from someone with this return address or
subject line, perhaps
with an attachment claiming to be an "invoice" from us you should
know that it is not from anyone at Brown & Michaels.
Delete the e-mail immediately without opening the attachment or following
the links! It's a virus or the site to which you are referred is infected
with a virus. You don't need to warn us about them. These e-mails did not come
from our computers, we have nothing to do with them, and while we'd love to
be able to stop the flood, there's nothing we can do about them.
There is no such e-mail address as "qwaq" at our firm, and never
has been. We don't employ "Gladys Albright", and never have, and
would never send political spam from our office.
Virus writers have become very sneaky in recent years, and,
unfortunately, at least one of them has chosen our
domain name to create the fake return address in e-mails bearing his
viruses. Or, someone whose computer has become infected once corresponded
with someone at this firm, and the domain was harvested from their address
book or inbox - it can happen any number of ways. If someone opens the attachment to such an
e-mail or follows the link to the infected website, and their
computer isn't protected by an antivirus program, it becomes infected.
Infected computers then send out e-mails to everyone on that computer's
user's address list, using the same phony return address and bearing the
same virus as an attachment, and so it goes.
We do want to hear from you - but you should realize that just
by sending a question by e-mail, you do not automatically become our client, and
the provisions of attorney-client privilege will not apply to any information
you send us through this web page.
We're not trying to duck responsibility - quite the
do intend to maintain the confidentiality of any information you may send. If you do ask us to represent you as your attorneys/agents
and we accept the representation, the attorney-client privilege will apply, of
However, it is possible that we already represent some other client whose
interests might conflict with yours, or might in the future be in such a
situation, and we cannot be forced to withdraw from representation of an old
client (or be precluded from accepting a new one), because we received an
unsolicited question by e-mail.
By clicking "I
accept", you agree that, until you retain us to represent you and we
accept that representation, no attorney-client relationship will exist between
you and our firm. We may review any information
you transmit to us, and you agree that our review of the information contained
in e-mail and any attachments that you submit will not preclude our firm (or any
attorney or agent in the firm) from representing a party in any matter where
that information is relevant.
If it appears that we would
be prevented from representation of you because of a prior representation of
another client whose interests might conflict, we will inform you of that
potential conflict. If you still want us to represent you, we would be required
to get your consent and that of the other client before we could accept
such representation, which would require revealing at least some of your
information to the other client and vice-versa. Unless both parties agree to
waive the potential conflict, we would not be able to accept you as a