Inventor Resources That Stop You From Making Mistakes
Week of December 3, 2018
Andrew Krauss would like to formally welcome you to the second ever official Inventors Groups of America Newsletter!
“Together, not apart…. inventors, inventor group leaders and IGA will educate inventors so they can bring their products to market while at the same time work together to strengthen our patent rights.”
Andrew Krauss Co-Founder IGA
Inventing Success Stories
Congratulations Christian Corley On Your New Product!
Christian Corley, board member of the Inventor Center of Kansas City led by Mary Moeller, invented the PowerStick. He has a full line of products in his own company, Yolotek.
Looking for a fishing holiday gift? Check out his products here: Yolotek
Our first person to hit our IGA spotlight is Lisa DeLuca. IBM’s prolific inventor has over 400 patents to her name, and she is also an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador and a Returning LinkedIn Top Voice, including one of the 2018 Top 15 Female Voices to Follow. Take a look!
Learn more about the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program here: AAAS.org
All about Inventing: Everything You Need to Know about Patents from a Former USPTO Patent Examiner & Patent Attorney! talks about types of patents, if your product is patentable, prior art, office actions, and more!
This book has a five star rating, and will give you a plethora of insight and direction on all things patents!
Looking for a company who wants product ideas from inventors with open arms? Grand Fusion has a system in place, is actively seeking ideas, and just might be who you have been searching for…
“We focus on product categories including travel, kitchen organization, gadgets, bath organization, closet organization, hydration, cleaning, and pet. But, we’re open to any good ideas that we can offer to our retail customers.” – Grand Fusion
Michael Weinstein was the Chief Marketing Officer at Allstar Products Group for nearly 5 years. He now heads up their Strategic Partnerships, which means he’s their Chief Product Finder! He describes himself as the guy on the hunt for Allstar’s next home run.
Kris Paul – President, Inventors Network of the Capitol Area
Looking to pitch your product to one of the largest ASOTV marketers? The Inventors Network of the Capital Area (INCA) is bringing Top Dog Direct to you, and they are looking for your ideas! Steve Silberger, VP of Top Dog Direct, will be giving out secrets and tips for licensing an As Seen On TV product idea. Did I mention you will have the opportunity to pitch your product to him before the meeting?
RSVP opens up December 10th.
When: February 11, 2019, 6 – 8pm Where: Washington D.C. (Location TBD)
This Voting Invention Would Help Jurisdictions Significantly Reduce Their Costs
“Prime III, the only open source voting system that has been used in state, federal and local elections in the United States to date. Other open source voting systems exist. What makes Dr. Gilbert’s unique is that anyone, including those with disabilities, can use it.” – Stephen Key
Learning about and creating prototypes is a vast area full of confusion and uncertainty. Need some direction, or don’t know where to start? These top 10 books on prototyping are perfect whether you are just starting out, or advanced in the art of making. – Edison Nation’s Blog
Looking for a holiday gift for an inventor? These top 10 books on inventing are sure to spark your creative juices! Each one is so chock-full of inventor information, you just might have to buy them all! – Edison Nation’s Blog
Learn how to protect your brand from counterfeiters, with resources from the Red Points Blog. Topics they cover include new forms of piracy, counterfeit websites, and more! Red Points has brand protection solution and an anti-piracy solution that has no starting fee, no commitment, no long-term contracts, and no cancellation policies!
The best way to protect your invention? Try stealing it from yourself.
“To successfully ‘steal’ your invention from yourself, you must also study patented inventions that are similar to yours. Because when you fully understand what’s been done before, you can hone in on your point of difference – which is also an excellent selling tool.” – Stephen Key
Stephen Key interviews Atul Patel, a former product manager with 15 years of experience mostly related to the automotive industry, including at a leading Fortune 500 company where he was responsible for hundreds of products. Atul championed new inventions and is actually an inventor himself. Recently, he left to try to license his own ideas. View The Inc. Article Here