There's an app for that!
In its March 31, 2015 motion for a restraining order, the government asked that Steven Ingersoll be restrained from transferring his interest in real estate and “intellectual property that generates an income stream”. But it appears that Ingersoll had already concealed his interest in a curriculum mapping app that replaced his Icon Curriculum Management software, enlisting Mark Noss in his effort to conceal the app’s true owner.
And while official United States Patent and Trademark Office records reveal Steven Ingersoll is the owner of the
“Icon Learning” trademark, and Mark Noss is Ingersoll's partner in the Michigan business entity (and Excel Institute assumed name), Icon Learning Org, an new app recently debuted in Apple's iTunes store named 'Icon Map App'.
And while Steven Ingersoll created an educational model including Integrated Visual Learning and Icon Curriculum Mapping, Ingersoll's son, Josh, claims the app trademark.
But was Josh Ingersoll really the developer of the app, or was its development bought and paid for by Steven Ingersoll's Smart Schools?
Does Josh Ingersoll actually own any trademarks, or was the app just a device to funnel revenue generated from Steven Ingersoll's intellectual property to a family member...and away from federal seizure?
It appears that may be the case, as an extensive search of the US PTO shows Josh Ingersoll, unlike his father, owns no patents.
Information uncovered by Miss Fortune reveals that an Interactive Graphic Designer was hired by Smart Schools in August 2014 to produce an "effective interactive learning package" based on Steven Ingersoll's Icon Curriculum Mapping software.
On his resume, the project's designer claims his responsibilities included working with staff to identify requirements, developing design concepts, writing code and testing functionality, providing production support, producing visuals for each page and complying with education regulations and institutional standards.
So I can hear you asking yourself: maybe this app is crap, and why should I care about this?
Here's why: even though a dedicated site has yet to launch, Mark Noss acquired the domain name 'iconmapapp.com' back on September 6, 2014.
It could have been just a quid pro quo, I suppose.
After all, on April 7, 2014, Josh Ingersoll registered the domain name, www.fullspectrummgmt.com with web hosting company GoDaddy...on behalf of Mark Noss.
So much for "cutting ties".