July 10 Meeting – Alamo Inventors – Online Only

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Alamo Inventors Meeting – Online Only
Wednesday, July 10, 2020

Guest Speaker: Aimee Carroll
Learn How Edison Nation Licenses Inventor Ideas

Meeting Schedule
Join Zoom Meeting, beginning at 5:50pm
This meeting will be a video based online-only meeting, using Zoom.

Register in Advance to Attend. Email with access codes will sent to you.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBSXUVSETCKR6dO8fYlqRg

Our Pre-Speaker is Alan Beckley, from 6pm to 6:30pm.
Alan will answer questions and offer insights about product marketing and more.

Guest Speaker:
Aimee Carroll

Aimee Carroll, acarroll@edisonnation.com, from Edison Nation will present the 8-stages Edison Nation uses to get inventor ideas in front of companies for licensing opportunities and other opportunities for creative minds and innovators available from Edison Nation.  Aimee will discuss the process that their product review team expertly uses to evaluate each idea and design submission and how they pitch selected ideas to their partners. Also, she will mention the possible payout an innovator can receive if his/her product is licensed.

Ms. Carroll will  speak on how to submit ideas to their secure online portal and the various evaluation “stages” Edison Nation’s team uses and the related factors they consider including: • Competing Products • Uniqueness • Retail Pricing • Liability and Safety • Marketability • Manufacturing Cost • Patentability • Features/Benefits and Commercial-ability.  In addition, Aimee will discuss submitting just an idea, a sketch, a non-patented product or a patented product and if a patent and/or a prototype is actually needed.  Aimee said, “ I am excited to share the great opportunities Edison Nation offers to get ideas out of people’s heads and into the hands of a strong team for potential licensing opportunities which is not a financial risk to the inventor.”

Aimee said that Edison Nation’s product review process is confidential and under non-disclosure agreements with all of their licensing partners and is a no risk option for inventors who don’t want to go on a licensing journey alone.

Aimee Carroll is a leading team member with Edison Nation, Inc., a contributing member of the Inventor Advisory Board, and a member of the Edison Nation Leadership Team.  She founded Aspire Design & Innovations, LLC in 2014 to connect aspiring small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors with the people and resources needed to help them succeed.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing  and Advertising.

You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 5:50 PM.  You must register, and you will receive an email with the access codes.

Do not come to SATC, as there won’t be anyone there.

Zoom Video Instructions:
Download the App or Program from zoom.us  website or the app platform.  There are several similar looking programs. Avoid them. It works on computers of most kinds, and tablets and phones. Please see the Youtube if this is all new to you. If you don’t have a camera, that’s OK. Audio is fine, and if you don’t have a microphone, that’s OK too. Except our hosts, everyone will be muted anyway. You can text within Zoom for questions.

Zoom Client For Meetings, or
Apple App or the Android App

Install the app or program.  To attend our Zoom meeting, you do not need to create an account with Zoom.

You will be in a waiting room, and be added to the meeting, which will start at 6:00 pm

Visiting and open Q/A 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Presentation:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting Location
ONLINE

USPTO News
Caution: Misleading Notices On Trademarks
Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams (pdf)

First Featured Article
IP Insurance: Potential Risks and What to Look For in Policies

Second Featured Article
Toy Inventors, Here’s How to Up Your Game

Third Featured Article
What People Get Wrong About Negotiating Licensing Agreements

Fourth Featured Article
What to Know About Drafting Patent Claims

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

NOTE
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”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fwytA5r2Mw

Basics of Mold Making How‑To’s
https://www.smooth-on.com/howto/basics-mold-making/

Prototyping & Inventing How‑To’s
https://www.smooth-on.com/howto/prototyping-inventing/

Licensing?
World’s Largest Licensing Library

United States Patent & Trademark Office Information

Patent Classification Standards and Development
https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/patent-search/classification-standards-and-development

Patent Pro Bono Program For Independent Inventors And Small Businesses
https://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-bono/patent-pro-bono-program

USPTO Pro Se Assistance Program
https://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-se-assistance-program

A-Z Definitions Of Intellectual Property Terminology
https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/glossary

Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics

How To Conduct A Preliminary U.S. Patent Search
https://www.uspto.gov/video/cbt/ptrcsearching/

Protect Yourself Against Invention Promotion Scams
https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ScamPrevent.pdf

Finding Inventor Resources On The USPTO Website
http://www.uiausa.org/single-post/Finding-Inventor-Resources-on-the-USPTO-Website

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial
http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/07/11/patent-searching-101-a-patent-search-tutorial-2/id=59308/

Sample Confidentiality Agreements
http://www.ipwatchdog.com/tradesecret/sample-confidentiality-agreements/

Be Sure To Read The Inventor Articles In
Inventors Digest
https://www.inventorsdigest.com/

Inventor Resources
United Inventors Association
http://www.uiausa.org/

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
http://www.freeinventorshelp.com/

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!

Membership
Please take this opportunity at the meeting to pay your annual dues ($25/$95 Corporate).  You can renew online with PayPal on our website or bring cash/check.  Student membership is free. Guests are always welcome.

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Visit www.alamoinventors.org
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ANNOUNCEMENT NOTE
This announcement is provided on an “as is” basis and anyone usg the information or resources stated herein assumes all risk in doing so.  Alamo Inventors does not endorse any person, company, article or resource provided herein and expressly disclaims any and all warranties for any associated service or information.


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.

More information about Alamo Inventors is online at www.alamoinventors.org


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