Feb 12 Meeting – Alamo Inventors

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Alamo Inventors Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Guest Speaker
Lisa Lloyd

Inventing Solutions That Sell

With nearly 30 years experience successfully inventing and licensing her own products and working with independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Lloyd has seen it all!  Inventing solutions that sell is all about defining big enough problems and their innovative solutions that dramatically increase success!  In this talk you will learn from her personal stories and the wisdom of others’ she’s picked up along the way.  In her presentation, you will learn (1) her powerful Go/No Go process that has consistently licensed all of her products, (2) innovation’s best practices large companies like P&G, Conair and more use, (3) how to invent with a “Dramatic Difference” that causes customers and licensees to say “WOW,“ and (4) how you can do it ALL for little to NO money!

Lisa Lloyd is an accomplished professional inventor and consultant with a proven track record of success working with mid-sized to large companies. Her products can be found in stores globally licensed by brands like Scunci®, Vidal Sassoon®, Goody® and Suave®.  Her most publicized success came when she appeared on Shark Tank where she earned the coveted investment of Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran for her line of toys, TC Pets.

Lisa has spent nearly three decades working with and training clients on the subjects of innovation, licensing and business development tactics.  She has been a featured lecturer at Universities including the UA Eller School of Business & Entrepreneurship, ASU College of Engineering, and the AZ Intellectual Property Association’s continuing education program.  Her most notable awards include Rice University’s Rice Alliance “Business Plan Pitch Competition” and “Pitch it to the Pros” with the late Billy Mays of Discovery Channel’s “Pitchmen”.

Lisa’s motto: “No doesn’t mean no, just not that way!”

Lisa on Shark Tank
Lisa on Dr. Phil
Lisa on the Big Idea
Lisa’s Company  http://www.lloydmarketinggroup.com/ 
Lisa’s Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/lmgservices
Lisa on LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisavlloyd/
Lisa on Twitter  https://twitter.com/icaninvent

Note: This will be a live Skyped presentation.

Meeting Schedule
FREE Network Hour: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Q&A with Alan Beckley: 6:00 – 6:30
Presentation:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting Location
San Antonio Technology Center (SATC)
3463 Magic Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229

First Featured Article
Provisional Patents – All You Need to Know

Second Featured Article
Protecting an Idea: Can Ideas Be Patented or Protected?

Third Featured Article
How to Find Contacts for Licensing

Fourth Featured Article
What is a Trade Secret?

The New Patent Law Has Problems For Inventors
Independent inventors and start-up’s depend on strong patents to defend their inventions, however recent changes to the patent law have significantly weakened inventor’s intellectual property rights to the point that they can no longer depend on their patents to protect their innovations.  For information on the intellectual property problems, please see the movie, Invalidated: The Shredding Of The US Patent System.  Click the below image for a trailer of the movie/documentary.   You can also see the documentary on Amazon and iTunes , free with Amazon Prime subscription, or $2 otherwise.

For additional information on the patent problems, click Here.

Join Inventors Groups Of America  You’ll be amazed at the inventor resources available and inventor unity you can provide!

Question & Answer Session w/ Alan Beckley
During the inventors visiting hour from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the meeting room, Alan Beckley will be available, via Skype, to answer your invention questions.  For more information on Alan Beckley, see the information provided in the Licensing section below.

Receive Alan Beckley’s Weekly Licensing Blog
Alan Beckley is a Dallas, Texas inventor who successfully licensed his invention, the Wonder Wallet for royalties to Allstar Products.  In the first year, over 1,000,000 wallets were sold.  Now, he helps others to license their inventions by leveraging what he has learned.

Inventors Helping Inventors Podcast
“Inventors Helping Inventors” is a new podcast for inventors, on iTunes , Stitcher and Google Play .  Every week, the host Alan Beckley, will interview an interesting successful inventor and ask them the questions you want to know, such as What did they do before they became an inventor?; What was one of their greatest challenges as an inventor and how did they overcome it?; and What advice would they give to a new inventor just getting started?

Licensing Lifestyle
This private Facebook group is a community of inventors that come together to discuss wins, challenges and much more, moderated by Alan Beckley, with the goal of helping inventors help each other with tips, tricks and advice.

Excellent Training Courses
at UTSA Institute for Economic Development
Brochure & Courses

Entrepreneur Courses at San Antonio Main Library
LiftFund Launching Entrepreneurs

Licensing? CHECK OUT
World’s Largest Licensing Library

Inventor Books
Top 10 Books On Prototypes
Top 10 Books On Inventing

Making Prototypes
How To Make “Proto-Putty”

Basics of Mold Making How‑To’s

Prototyping & Inventing How‑To’s

World’s Largest Licensing Library

United States Patent & Trademark Office Information

Patent Classification Standards and Development

Patent Pro Bono Program For Independent Inventors And Small Businesses

USPTO Pro Se Assistance Program

A-Z Definitions Of Intellectual Property Terminology

Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

How To Conduct A Preliminary U.S. Patent Search

Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams

Finding Inventor Resources On The USPTO Website

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Sample Confidentiality Agreements

Be Sure To Read The Inventor Articles In
Inventors Digest

Inventor Resources
United Inventors Association

Big Idea School
Mary Lou and Dennis Green are offering their Big Idea School Course bundle on special for $97.  The four online courses will help you to turn your big idea into a real product that people will want to buy.

Free Inventors Help

Invention to Patent 101 –
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started – 9 Detailed Reading Assignments

Learn Professional CAD
Free CAD Software With Intuitive Tutorials

Fusion 360 is free to students, teachers, small businesses making less than $100,000 per year, and hobbyists using Fusion 360 for non-commercial purposes.  Click here (AutoDesk) to see the license information and activation instructions and here to download.  The CAD files can be saved privately or shared, as desired and the software can be used either online or offline.  The Fusion 360 license is renewable yearly for free.

Click here (YouTube) to view 13 excellent and intuitive Fusion 360 lessons by Paul McWhorter.  It’s surprising how easy an advanced CAD program can be learned with the right instructions!

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About Alamo Inventors

Founded in 2000, the Alamo Inventors organization holds monthly meetings for the inventor community and provides access to resources supporting the inventing, entrepreneurship, and patent protection process. Monthly programs include a network hour prior to the meeting.  Member meetings include a notable guest speaker who typically shares their experience and advice about their journey of taking their idea to market.

Alamo Inventors, Inc is a not for profit 501(c)3

Alamo Inventors is a recognized group by the United Inventors Association, www.uiausa.org.

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