Jim DeBetta, an Invention Competition, and an Inventor Rights Resolution

Week of June 10, 2019                             Newsletter Issue #14

In the IGA Newsletter, you’ll find a bi-monthly update on all things inventing including success stories, inventor resources, events, and other content focused on reinvigorating your inventing spirit!

Inventor Success Stories

Congratulations Lauren Piccirillo on licensing your invention, Baby Soothe!

In 2017, Baby Soothe was featured on the Dr. Oz show, where Lauren met and got insight about pricing from mogul Barbara Corcoran.

Baby Soothe, Mother’s Touch™ is a revolutionary patent-pending infant massaging device that easily calms a crying baby. Through innovative massaging “fingers” that simulate mother’s affectionate touch, babies instantly feel nurtured and comforted. This baby gadget facilitates a peaceful environment for both parent and child. Perfect for on-the-go, multi-tasking parents.” – Baby Soothe

The Baby Soothe will launch in Walmart and online in September 2019. Congratulations Lauren!

Learn More!

IGA Spotlight

Learn how to manufacture your product idea and sell it to retailers, this Wednesday!

Have you registered for our monthly webinar series? On June 12th, our guest speaker Jim DeBetta, Founder of DeBetta Enterprises, will be discussing how to manufacture your product idea and how to sell it to retailers!

Jim DeBetta is the author of the top-selling book, “The Business of Inventing”, former Staff Writer for Inventors Digest, has sold over 100 million dollars of products for inventors, and is the Founder and President of DeBetta Enterprises.

June 12th — That’s this Wednesday!

The Webinars are held Wednesdays at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
We will share a recording of his presentation afterwards.

Learn More & Sign Up Here!

Did you see the webinar with Dr. Konstantin Dolgan from LA New Product Development Team? We talked about Building Prototypes. Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Open Innovation

Before considering presenting your product idea to an Open Innovation company, watch this webinar!

We held an educational webinar on March 6th about how to review a potential licensee to see if your idea is a good fit with CoFounders Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key. To watch the recorded playback of this webinar, click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page!

“ASTRA’s Marketplace is the place to discover the newest, coolest toys that will set your business apart. We’ve got exclusive show-only discounts, dozens of new, first-time exhibitors, face-to-face connections with fellow toy professionals and more!” – Astra

When: June 9th – 12th
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Why Astra? Watch the video!

Register Here!

Current Events

Meet Stephen Key, Co-Founder of IGA, Jacob Ward, a registered patent attorney, Kedma Ough, author of Target Funding, and Ken Johnson, inventor of the famous card game, Phase 10!

The Michigan Inventors Coalition is proud to announce this year’s 7th Annual Michigan Inventors Expo, co-hosted with Inventors Groups of America!

Join us on Thursday, August 29th at the Kellogg Conference Center. Are you looking to showcase your invention? Booths are limited to 50 this year, so sign up early. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for exposure and education. Space is limited – register today!

Sign Up Here!

Engineering Academic Environments to Foster Invention and Innovation

“Please join The City College of New York Master’s in Translational Medicine in partnership with the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors program as we discuss 1) the way academic institutions can promote opportunities for students and faculty to invent and develop entrepreneurial endeavors and 2) the ways invention itself can open doors for more people to become inventors.
Speakers: Stephen Key, Jason Grieves, Fang (Florence) Lu, Don McPherson, Rachael Walker, Jeffrey Stock Garanich”.

Date And Time

Mon, June 17, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT


CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Conference Room
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, New York

Check Out This Event!

Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF)

“Hosted by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and organized by Geneva’s Exhibition and Congress Center (PALEXPO), the second Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF) kicks off in Santa Clara Convention Center, the host of world-class events, from 24 to 26 June 2019.

Do not miss the fascinating festival in the unique land of hi-techs and innovations, Santa Clara. It’s one of a kind experience where buyers, investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, academic and industry leaderships, high-ranking organizations and inventors’ associations attend.

Your participation offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact directly with businessmen and representatives of well-known industrial companies and corporations from the land of innovations, Santa Clara.

Grab this exceptional chance and thrive!” – SVIIF

Learn more about the International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA) Here!

Learn More About SVIIF!

Trade Shows & Highlights

“Fifteen to 20 years ago, we were at shows primarily to sell to our customers, which are retailers. That’s not necessarily the case anymore, especially for national shows. Now they are a way to launch new products from an advertising standpoint and share product knowledge with representatives who sell for us.” Talbot also enjoys the opportunity to meet with inventors — so much so, he’s begun devoting the last day of shows to pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with inventors. “That way, inventors know they’re going to have a certain amount of time to pitch and have us look at their invention right there.” – Inc.

Read the Article Here!

4th International Invention Innovation Competition

iCAN 2019 will be held on August 24th in Toronto, Canada. Preliminary registration closes soon!

Learn More!

In The News

“We cannot save the patent system until our grassroots mobilization reaches critical mass. About 5,000 more signatures should do it. Do your part  by signing and sharing the inventor rights resolution”. – Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons

Sign the Petition Here

-Patent News-

Paul Morinville and Adrian Pelkus went to DC to partake in the Senate IP meeting last week to mention important patent matters to Senator Lindsey Graham, from South Carolina. Thank you for helping to fight for inventors and a better patent system.

Inventor Resources

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