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Welcome to the
IGA Educational Webinar Series
Our webinars took place monthly in 2019 – 2022 and features different successful inventors, industry experts, educators, and executives to give you the information, tips, and insights you need to get ahead with your invention.
Featured Webinar Guests
Past IGA Educational Webinars
January 26th — Have a New Invention Idea – Now What? With Marc Portney, Stephen Key, and Andrew Krauss.
February 23rd — Learn How to Become a Successful Toy Inventor, with Ed Gartin, Azhelle Wade, and April Mitchell!
March 30th — How to make your sell sheet POP with augmented reality, with Courtney Laschkewitsch!
April 27th — AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Stephen Key!
May 25th — Meet Keith Chapman, Creator of Paw Patrol & Bob the Builder!
June 29th — Raising Inventors – Tips & advice from successful young entrepreneurs.
July 27th — Meet Kathi Vidal, the new Director of the USPTO!
August 31st — Pitching Tips & Strategies that will up your chances of licensing success, with Courtney Laschkewitsch
September — no meeting
October 26th — What to Expect After You File a Patent Application feat. Patent Trial and Appeal Board members
November 30th — Meet Dr. Schrag, Program Director for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR and STTR programs
January 27th — Should You Venture or License Your Idea? Feat. Dimitry Boss, founder of Twist-A-Core
February 24th — How to Create Revenue-Generating Inventions feat. Andy Barkin, professional product developer, and Terry O’Mara, Head of Coaching at inventRight
March 31st — How Marc Took Three Products to Market feat Marc Portney, serial entrepreneur and business advisor
April 14th — Become a Pitching Master and Get Interest Fast! Feat. Ed Gartin, former toy executive at Hasbro and successful toy inventor
May 26th — Learn the Right Way to Use LinkedIn and Overcome Your Fear of Pitching feat. Benjamin Harrison, creator of SmartPitch, and Justin Aquino, communications coach
June 19th — Do Patents Still Have Value for Independent Inventors? Feat. Andrei Iancu, former USPTO Director
July 28th — How to Break into the Pet Industry and Go Pro feat. Amanda Hutton, inventor and licensor of 50+ products
August 25th — How to Make a Virtual Prototype That Lands You a Licensing Deal feat. Courtney Laschkewitsch, IGA Managing Director and successful inventor
September 29th — Sell Sheet Lingo — How to Stand Out in a Sea of Sell Sheets feat. Courtney Laschkewitsch, IGA Managing Director and successful inventor
October 27th — How to Sell Your Product in Walmart feat. Angela Grayson, IP attorney and former Associate General Counsel, IP and Patent Operations lead at Walmart
November 24th — The Right Way to Approach Potential Licensees feat. Ryan Diez, inventRight Coach, and Benjamin Harrison, SmartPitch creator
December 8th — Don’t Let These Barriers Stop You From Inventing in 2022! Feat. Andrew Krauss, IGA cofounder, and Courtney Laschkewitsch, IGA Managing Director and successful inventor
January 29th – How to bring your product to life from idea to store shelves with Mike Van Horst and his product, Push and Hang.
February 12th – A Shark Tank Contestant talks about the Art of the Pitch, with Howie Busch and his company, DudeRobe.
March 4th – Prototyping Tips and Tricks Every Inventor Must Know, with Blake Hodgson and April Mitchell.
April 1st – How to develop and manufacture a successful product from ground up through venturing, with Jason Klug.
May 6th – Creating Concept Art and Sell Sheet Illustrations with Kenny Kiernan.
June 3rd – How to get celebrities to promote your product, with Sarah Shaw.
July 1st – You Don’t Need A Patent If… with Jake Ward.
August 5th – How to produce a product that has a WOW factor, with Lisa Lloyd.
September 2nd — How to Sell your Invention on Amazon, with Rick Kellow.
October 7th — Understanding Your Patent Rights in 2020, with PTAB Judge Janet Gongola, Vice Chief for Engagement, PTAB Judge Kal Deshpande, and Michelle Armond, Litigator and Patent Attorney.
November 4th — How to Design a Winning Sell Sheet, with Kenny Kiernan!
December 2nd — How to Build the Right Prototype, with Onega Ulanova!
March 6th — Presenting your ideas to potential licensees with CoFounders Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key.
May 1st — The latest DRTV insider secrets for submitting your product ideas with Carrie Jeske from Will it Launch.
May 29th — Building prototypes with Dr. Konstantin Dolgan from LA New Product Development Team.
June 12th — Manufacturing your product idea and selling it to retailers with Jim DeBetta.
July 10th — How to raise money to launch your business with Kedma Ough.
July 31st — Learn how to be a toy inventor. Mary Couzin founder of ChiTAG – North America‘s largest non-hobby toy and game fair open to the public.
August 14th — The Art & Science of Patent Searching — Learn about prior art searching with Paul Fatehi, Founder of Fintech IP and former Senior Patent Analyst.
September 4th — How to protect those ideas without spending a fortune with Patent Agent Tariq Najee-ullah.
October 2nd – How to market novelty products with inventor of World Famous Billy-Bob Teeth, Jonah White.
October 30th – Learn about the toy industry with inventor Ken Johnson, creator of the second best selling card game, Phase 10.
November 6th – How to get your ideas into companies without making dreaded cold calls with Benjamin Harrison.
December 4th – Learn what it takes to get on QVC and sell thousands with Rick Kellow and his product, The GreatPlate.
Past Webinar Recordings
Understanding Your Patent Rights in 2020!
Should You Venture of License Your Idea? Featuring Dimitry Boss
Learn how to create revenue generating inventions, with Andy Barkin & Terry O’Mara!
From Zero to Business: How Marc Portney took 3 Products to Market
Become a Pitching Master and Get Interest Fast, with Ed Gartin and April Mitchell!
Learn the right way to pitch using LinkedIn, and overcome your fear of pitching!
What value do patents offer independent inventors today?
Breaking into the Pet industry & how to go pro, with Amanda Hutton
How to Make a Virtual Prototype that Lands you a Licensing Deal!
Sell Sheet Lingo! How to stand out in a sea of sell sheets!
How to Sell Your Product in Walmart!
The Right Way to Approach Potential Licensees
Don’t Let These Barriers Stop You From Inventing in 2022!
Have a New Invention Idea, Now What?
Learn How to Become a Successful Toy Inventor!
How to Make Your Sell Sheet POP with Augmented Reality!
Ask Me Anything, with Stephen Key!
Meet Keith Chapman, the Creator of PAW Patrol & Bob the Builder!
Raising Inventors. Tips & Advice from Successful Young Entrepreneurs
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