iig meeting next week

Hello to all iig contacts-
We have scheduled all the meetings for the rest of the year already.
We start with an great one right off –

Monday September 10 at 7pm
Community Savings Bank in Robins
or your home
This will be a webex meeting so you can log in from home.
(we wont have the login info until the end of the week, so send us a note if interested)
(will put the link on our facebook page)

It will be an Intellectual Property Overview and Resources for inventors.

Zandra Smith
Supervisory patent examiner, USPTO Zandra Smith is a supervisory patent examiner (SPE) at the USPTO. She joined the agency in June 1996 as an examiner in optical measuring and testing in Technology Center (TC) 2800. Prior to joining the USPTO, Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia Tech. . In January of 2018 she accepted a detail in the Office of Innovation Development (OID) as the Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator. In 2005, she became a trainer for new examiners in the Patent Training Academy. Later that same year, she became a SPE in the semiconductor art area, where she supervised more than 20 examiners who worked a variety of patent applications related to semiconductors and the method of making semiconductors. As a supervisor, she has had the opportunity to work on several projects within TC 2800 and the Patent Corps, including serving as being the TC lead of the Diversity Council. Smith has also worked on creating career development opportunities for the Patents Technical Support Staff and currently serves as the Transition Coordinator for TC 2800, assisting new examiners in their move from the training academy to their home art unit. She enjoys cooking, reading, and good wine and lives in Virginia with her kids and her dog.
I made a great contact at the USPTO when I was there in March. Was able to coordinate this.

——————-Great opportunity – READ—————–

Do you know an inventor of a concept or prototype product in the juvenile products area?

Toy, apparel, strollers, car seats, baby gear, baby tech, maternity, feeding/nursing,

bedding, nursery furniture, gift, accessories and more

Are you looking for feedback on your concept or product from hundreds of retailers?

Are you looking for someone to license or manufacturer your concept or product?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we have a tremendous opportunity

for you to exhibit at the largest juvenile products event in the Western Hemisphere.

The event traditionally draws over 4,000 buyers and manufacturers of products for

babies and small children.

The ABC Invention Connection Showcase is designed to give the juvenile products

community an inside look at the next big product that could revolutionize the industry.

This showcase is intended to create an opportunity for inventors to gauge interest in

their product which cannot be currently found in the market as well as provide access

to existing manufacturers regarding licensing or selling their invention.


Below is participation information for the ABC Invention Connection®,


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    • Initial prototype
    • Production ready prototype schematic
    • Production ready prototype

Product cannot be marketed or sold any time prior to October 1, 2018.

Application Information:

Application Process:

Once the Invention Connection application has been submitted, the inventor

will be invoiced for a non-refundable application fee of $150

  • After the inventor’s application fee has been received and processed,

they will be required to submit their company’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

  • Upon a fully executed NDA by both parties, the inventor will be asked to provide

      a product overview, their purpose for attending, and images of product/production

      prototypes/product schematics

  • After all items have been submitted by the inventor for management review,

      the inventor will be notified regarding acceptance or denial

Exhibit Space Specifications:

Cost of exhibit space $1,299
Exhibit space includes:

  • Floor plan listing
  • One hard walled booth approximately 10’ x 10‘
  • One booth identification sign
  • One 5 amp electric outlet
  • One 6’ table and 2 chairs
  • Standard trade show carpet
  • 2 attendee badges

The location of the ABC Invention Connection® is upfront near the show entrance.

For more information and registration, please contact Kay Wolverton at:

(210) 691-4848  Ext 106 or [email protected]

For complete information, please visit our website at:  http://www.theabcshow.com/inventor1.asp

We look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas this fall.

Best wishes,

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Larry Schur, President

All Baby & Child Corporation



--   Frank Morosky  President  Iowa Inventors Group  PO Box 10342  Cedar Rapids IA 52410  www.iowainventorsgroup.org  [email protected]  Phone:  319-849-8436