OUR STORY

Until For Sale by Inventor, Everyday Inventors didn’t have any good options to protect & launch their invention without breaking the bank or getting ripped off by overpriced invention marketing “experts.” This forced many to risk their life’s fortune, or worse, abandon their dream altogether.

Our Story began by an individual inventor like you.

Neil Montgomery, our founder and CEO, nearly gave up on his invention.

The VIP Invention Success Strategy™: 

Our proprietary strategy is focused on these 3 main pillars:

Neil Montgomery CEO For Sale By Inventor with his award winning invention "Tailgate Golf"

"My Vision is in helping inventors achieve theirs."

- Neil E. Montgomery

Neil Montgomery, our Founder and CEO, became frustrated with the inventing process, like many everyday inventors, and nearly threw in the towel himself on his own inventions. It was during this frustrating experience that Neil developed the VIP Invention Success Strategy that enabled him to overcome these challenges. 

This strategy got Neil through the hardest times of the  invention development process, and led him to award winning success with his first two inventions. We continue to develop and refine this strategy to help everyday inventors navigate their unique path from idea to finished patented product. 

Our mission is helping Everyday Inventors bring invention ideas to life with coordinated services to save them time, money, and aggravation.

The strategy is broken into 3 distinct areas:

A Network of Support

FSBI is part of a family of companies that provides clients with a streamlined and affordable alternative to hiring independent engineers, IP law firms* and marketing consultants. We employ a coordinated and integrated team of professionals that include experienced engineers, legal experts and certified marketing pros. This team is dedicated to a process that provides inventors everything they need to patent, develop, market & launch their invention ideas.

*FSBI is not a patent law firm and refers all legal work to an independent law firm

For Sale By Inventor team celebrating the holidays.

Meet The Team

Robert E Montgomery

Co-Founder

The best thing about my job is that I get to see an invention and meet the inventor starting at the very beginning, on through research, then on into development and beyond.

 

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
The most played song on my iPod is Mercy, Mercy, Mercy as performed by Buddy Rich and his Big Band. This is the same song that was made famous in the 1960s by The Buckinghams.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
If I could spend some time with anyone living or dead it would be former President Bill Clinton discussing politics over a beer.

Surprising fact that most people wouldn’t know about you?
The most surprising fact most clients don’t know about me is that I went to college on a music scholarship and performed professionally before life set up a detour.

Neil E Montgomery

Co-Founder

Why you chose this profession:
One goal… to get inventors’ products selling on the market

 

What is your favorite quote?
“To get what you never had, you must do what you’ve never done” –
Anonymous

If you could have the answer to any question, what would it be?
What is Google’s algorithm?

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Making and selling my inventions

 

Garvin Putt

Senior Product Manager

Favorite Part about Helping Inventors
I love when I am able to help commercialize their product.

 

What’s your favorite activity/hobby?
Cooking

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Jesus

What’s the best meal you’ve ever cooked?
First Thanksgiving, 1981 for my new bride.

 

Bryan Smith

Multimedia Designer / Patent Draftsman

Why you chose this profession:
Computer graphics is a great outlet for creativity.

 

What’s your favorite memory growing up?
Summer vacations

If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
My dog, of course!

Surprising fact that most people wouldn’t know about you?
I was signed to Maverick Records.

 

Carl Soderholm

3D Interactive Design Specialist

Why you chose this profession:
I chose this profession because: I have been interested in inventing since I was a child. At age 18 I sought out help from invention marketing firms for an idea I had for a neon lit oscillating fan.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“If you are depressed you live in the past, if you are anxious you live in the future, you are at peace if you live in the present” Lao Tzu

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Nikola Tesla

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Raise my son as a single father.

 

Charles Conard

Patent Draftsman

Why you chose this profession:

I went to school for game design but didn’t want to burn out in the crunch culture.

What’s your favorite activity/hobby?

I love collecting toys and games. Star Wars figures and Lego are a big part of the collection.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Flight, no question. No need to drive in traffic

Ian Minshull

Technical Illustrator

Favorite part about helping inventors
bringing their ideas to the finish line with them. Knowing that
that journey we’ve taken together is end for me, but the beginning for them. It really gives me a greater
sense of purpose in my career.
 
Favorite Quote:
It’s easier to ask for forgiveness that it is to ask permission.
 
If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavor, what would it be?
I want to be reincarnated as a golden retriever named Buck to a suburban family.
 
Family story
My dad and I would always go and try to find the hottest wings. We went to a restaurant
where they had very hot wings. We ordered the hottest ones they had. Looked each other in the eyes
and dove in. Both of us were pretty proud that the wings didn’t seem hot. We thought we were pretty
tough guys. Only to look over at the table next to us and there is a little kid with his dad and the kid is
crying and screaming about how hot his wings are. The restaurant screwed up the order and gave our
hot atomic wings to the little kid.
 
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Wayne DeBee

Technical Director

Favorite Part about helping inventors:
Seeing all the really creative and innovative ideas that may be the next great product of the future.

 

What’s your favorite activity/hobby?
Racquetball

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
Marley & Me

Kelsie Kirk

Marketing Communications / Client Services Associate

Why you chose this profession:
I chose this profession because writing has been a lifelong passion of mine.

Favorite Quote:
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” – L.M. Montgomery

If you were reincarnated as drink, what would it be?
Coffee

What’s the best meal you’ve ever cooked?
Enchiladas

 

 

Kristy Wilson

Office Manager

Why you chose this profession:
I enjoy helping an Inventor learn the patent process and get a better understanding of what is going on with their invention with the knowledge I have from working here.

 

What’s your favorite memory growing up?
Going to Disney World when I was 6 with my family.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To Fly

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
The Pursuit of Happiness