What you missed in 2018 and the new 2019 Inductees

Week of January 14, 2019                             Newsletter Issue #4

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!

Inventing Success Stories

Congratulations Inventors Les and Arin Williams On Your Licensing Deal!

“Thanks to the help of the inventRight team, we’ve officially licensed our baby product idea to a MAJOR international company!! We licensed our product 5 days before Christmas. We definitely had a Happy Holiday”. – Les and Arin W.

IGA Spotlight

Take a look at this Inc. article as Erin Borges answers some questions about her product!

“In less than two years, Borges transformed her frustration into a product that retailed at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus, Cracker Barrel, and on Amazon this holiday season. How? By licensing her improved bag…” – Inc., Stephen Key

Read the Article

Open Innovation Friendly!

At OXO, we believe in better – better design, better functionality, better experience – and that’s exactly how we make our products”. – OXO
OXO focuses on kitchen utensils, office supplies, and housewares products.
Submit your product to OXO!

Current Events

On January 14, the Inventors Association of New England will be hosting Chloe Hill and Darryl Yang of Hypnap TruRest. They will talk about their MassChallenge experience, what one needs to know when pitching to investors, and comments on raising money via the pitch contest accelerator route. 

This meeting will be held at MIT in Room 4-231 at 7pm.

Come early and join Mike Hubert at 6 pm in front of the Dunkin Donuts at the Stratton Center across from the 77 Mass Ave. entrance to MIT.

One presentation slot is still open for the Inventors Clinic on January 16 in Lexington.

Inventors Association of New England Facebook Page

Learn More

Trade Show Highlights

During CES 2019 in Las Vegas just a few days ago, they announced the new 2019 Inductees for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. “The National Inventors Hall of Fame® honors the men and women whose patented inventions have changed our world. We rely on a panel of experts in science, technology, engineering and patents to evaluate each nominee” – National Inventors Hall of Fame

Learn more about CES here!

Take a look at the 2019 Inductees

In The News

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2018

Learn what you missed in 2018 by taking a look at this intensive top ten list on the best patent stories from 2018.

“The United States was once again the top ranked country in overall score in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Global IP Index for 2018, released in February 2018, but the rankings were closer than ever.” – Gene Quinn, Patent Attorney

Top 10 List

2019 IP Resolutions

Good invention requires good, solid protection! First, it’s important to ensure that you have more than an idea or concept. Be able to describe the invention in a way that someone could actually make or use the invention. Then, ensure the invention is novel or new. If the invention already exists, then it is not patentable. Lastly, the invention needs to be non-obvious. Would the invention be obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to make or use the invention? If so, the invention is not patentable.” – Cassandra Munoz, Make48

Learn More Here

Inventor Resources

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

Have you heard of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum just outside of Washington D.C.? It has kid-friendly exhibits and inspiring stories that you can’t miss next time you are nearby!

Address: United States Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, Madison Building: 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Take a tour before you go!

Services

Take a look!

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Email us with questions, ideas, and content: courtney@inventleaders.org

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