IAA Open Door Meeting: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Gary Shuster
Attorney and Named Inventor on Over 200 Patents
Our September speaker, Gary Shuster, will be traveling from his home in Vancouver, BC to Phoenix to share with us his incredible expertise in the inventing process. Gary’s presentation will cover a vast amount of information from the very core of the innovative process that begins in our early childhood, to overcoming the limitations and rules we learn as adults that can impair the creativity we all have within us. Gary’s presentation will challenge your thinking and help you unleash the very bonds that may be holding you back from that critical level of creativity for advanced innovation. As Pablo Picasso famously said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” Innovation is no different. 
Gary will also discuss our current weakened patent protection process. While the United States has spent the last decade limiting patent rights, China is rapidly moving to expand and strengthen protection for inventors. Gary will offer some unique ideas for some alternative pathways for protection such as utilizing Trade Secrets, PCT filing and some targeted national phase entries. Where there is a will, there is a way, right?
Gary’s presentation will be insightful, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining. Included in his presentation, Gary will discuss the Superpowers that innovators share:
·     Superpower #1: Learn how to harness the creativity you were born with. Sayings like “don’t reinvent the wheel” and “think outside the box” may reflect an inner source that hinders your thinking.
·     Superpower #2: Learn why the Imposter Syndrome is simultaneously the most powerful tool for the inventor and yet the strongest impairment to inventing.
·     Superpower #3: Learn how the Subconscious Superpower seemingly makes innovative solutions come from nowhere
If you would like your natural ability for innovation to be energized to the advanced level of your potential, attend this meeting! If you would like to learn unique ways to further protect your ideas, attend this meeting!  
Gary Shuster is a highly prolific independent inventor, and is named inventor on more than 200 issued United States patents across 87 patent families. Gary graduated Summa Cum Laude from U.C.L.A. and Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School. After practicing law for a decade, representing Fortune 50 companies and internet start ups in intellectual property matters, patent and general litigation, he transitioned an increasing amount of his time to innovation and invention. Gary also provides legal representation and intellectual property consulting to select clients. Gary’s specialty is helping people find and unleash their inner inventor, the one that often goes into hiding well before people reach the sixth grade. As a licensed attorney and a prolific independent inventor, Gary has a unique vantage point from which he is able to advise on the interaction between the legal, business, and creative aspects of invention.
LOCATION: Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation  
         Gateway Community College
           275 N Gateway Drive (38th St & Van Buren)
           Phoenix, AZ 85034  
DATE: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
    Door Fee: $20 for non-members   
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You At The Meeting!