Last month we welcomed Lisa Rothstein the award-winning Madison Avenue ad agency copywriter and creative director, whose 2-decade career as a Mad Woman spawned iconic TV commercials and ads for brands like IBM, Colgate and Hanes.
She is best-known for having created the famous “Wait’ll We Get Our Hanes on You” campaign that changed Americas underwear.
Lisa Rothstein presents “Focus Groups”
Lisa gave an exceptional presentation on the power of focus groups.
Her amazing marketing background with major corporations gave us examples of well known brands and what their focus groups provided.
“Attached is the application. All inventors must have consumer products that can fit the “As Seen on TV” model. All applications must be received by January 18, 2018 for consideration. Once we review the applications, we will be in touch with those inventors selected for the pitch.”
We meet monthly to motivate, educate and network inventors and innovators.
AMN Healthcare Inc.
Del Mar Heights
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130$10 at the door
Networking starts at 6;30pm
Meeting starts at 7pm http://www.sdinventors.org/
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SDIF monthly meetings are the ideal place to get help on all aspects of inventing as well as make new contacts. Unlike other inventors’ organizations, we have no costly annual dues or membership requirements. All you need is a desire to learn about the world of inventing and to network with like-minded people. Whether you’re an inventor, innovator or a service provider, SDIF is the place to be the second Thursday of each month!” Judy B.
Inventors rally against PTAB’s at the SCOTUS made world news. This is the biggest case about IP in recent history!
Individual inventors, inventors groups and clubs across America now uniting to fight for their rights.
“United States of today is not the same country where the famed garage inventor can become a business success thanks to hard work and ingenuity. Today, the true beneficiaries of innovation seem to be those well-entrenched interests who can copy without great fear of reprisal, leaving the actual inventors without any true ability to commercialize and profit from their intellectual property.”
Steve Brachmann on Jan 03, IP WatchDog
USI including yours truly will be in DC next week to discuss this with as many in Congress as will listen.
Then back again in April for a meeting with the USPTO and leaders on the hill.
If you care about the USA and our future please learn more and support the cause.
This has been a PSA.
Here is the USI bill by inventors for inventors.
IMO this needs to attract national news attention asap:
Thanks for your support, caring about your, your kids and your fellow inventors rights.
US Inventor has filed several Amicus Briefs to inform the Supreme Court of our issues, one of which has 31 inventor groups as interested parties.
To help protect inventor rights, we demonstrated at the
Supreme Court on the morning of November 27 to keep patents property rights as written in our Constitution Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8“To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries” .
This is the only place in the constitution the word “right” is used.
It was that important then and it even more today.
New President Gina Waldhorn gives us the run-down.
“Quirky’s back and ready to make invention accessible again. Listen to meet Quirky’s new President Gina Waldhorn and find out about Quirky’s comeback, how their new business plan works and how it’s different from the old one. Quirky is a community-led invention platform dedicated to developing innovative products through collaboration and partnership. Anyone can participate on Quirky.com either by submitting their own product idea, or by collaborating to enhance existing ideas. Quirky pays a royalty to all community members who help bring inventions to market.” https://www.quirky.comwww.inventorslaunchpad.com
Recently I thanked Stephen Key for his and InventRight’s support of the US Inventor petition! Here is the post from Stephen himself >
The patent system in the United States is not what it once was.
Our friends and colleagues have expressed increasing concern over the past few years. We’ve been listening.
Today, we’re asking you to sign the petition for patent reform.
This petition was initiated by Paul Morinville, an independent inventor who has been in Washington D.C. and is now traveling around the country tirelessly to advocate on behalf of all of us. The other champion of this cause has been Adrian Pelkus, President of the San Diego Inventors Forum, who has worked continuously on behalf of independent inventors everywhere.
This petition is also supported by Louis Foreman, President and CEO of Edison Nation as well as Warren Tuttle, President of UIA.
Please, get informed. We’ll be doing our part by seeking out and bringing you the best advice and insight possible.
If you’ve been affected by the new patent laws, we want to hear from you.
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