- You're invited to attend: Virtual Inventors & Entrepreneurs Meeting Wednesday!
We Hope You Are Safe and Well!! All the Queens Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club members are invited to attend the Virtual Inventors Club Meeting of Long Island! Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm (4pm SBDC Farmingdale intro and updates for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses) 5:00pm to 5:30pm Q&A Session Topic: How to License Your Invention to Earn Royalties FREE AS ALWAYS - RSVP ASAP Did you come up with a great idea and either are limited on funds, time or understanding of manufacturing and would rather someone else produce and sell your invention? Brian Fried, our club president and Inventor Coach, has reached levels of success with licensing his own inventions and representing other inventor's products. Brian will walk you through the steps of measuring if your invention has an opportunity for licensing and securing a deal. Learn more about Brian from his website: www.brianfried.com Once you RSVP for this event you will be sent the Google Meet information to connect. An informational evening lead by: Brian Fried, Long Island's Invention Expert, and Erica Chase-Gregory, Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center. Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club of Long Island is open to all and is a free event. Workshops presented by the SBDC are based upon work supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration under cooperative agreement number[masked]. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of the participants' opinions, products, or services
- PATENTS & TRADEMARKS
Joe A. Farco, a registered patent and trademark attorney who focuses his practice on intellectual property matters including litigation, patent and trade secret transactions. Joe represents patent owners, including inventors, and foreign domestic companies in district court and the international trade commission. Prior to his legal career, Joe was a project engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems, where he led a team of engineers to develop mechanical, electrical, and materials test analyses for the life critical Extravehicular Mobility Unit worn by astronauts on space missions to and from the international space station.
- BRINGING YOUR TOY OR GAME IDEA TO LIFE
Matt Nuccio is the president of Design Edge, Inc., a toy and game development and licensing agency whose clients include Mattel, Hasbro, Spin Master, AsmOdee, Goliath and Fisher-Price to name only a few. For 4 years Matt co-chaired the not-for-profit trade association, Toy Association (TA), on their associate panel, representing all designers and inventors within the toy industry. Currently, Matt sits on the board of directors of the United Inventors Association of America (UIA) working to educate and advocate for all types of inventors. He also sits on the Toy Association’s Creative Factor advisory board and the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) advisory board. Matt writes a column in Toy Family Entertainment magazine focusing on the toy industry, and, has lectured at New York Toy Fair, ASTRA, ChiTAG, and Hong Kong Toy Fair. Our products have been nominated for, and have also won, many industry awards such as TOTY (Toy Of The Year), TAGIE (Toy and Games Innovators), Games 100, Origin, and Family Fun among others. In 2019, Matt was honored by the National Security Agency (NSA) as an American Innovator and was listed as one of the top 100 most influential people in the toy industry by Mojo Nation.
- INVENTORS PRODUCT SHOWCASE-
Do You Want to Present Your Invention? RSVP Deadline to Present is EXTENDED to Thursday, November 14th, 2019 If You Have a Prototype and Have Some Patent Protection, This is a Good Opportunity For You. Participate in This Showcase to Get Feedback From Other Members and Participants, Meet With Experts, Partners, Gain Resources, and Possibly Get Some Media Exposure. **Patent Protection: Provisional, Non-Provisional Or Issued Patent is Highly Recommended if You Plan to Present** • You Will Have 5 Minutes to Present Your Product • Space Will Be Limited to 15 inventors • RSVP Deadline to Present is EXTENDED to Thursday, November 14th, 2019 To RSVP to Present a Product Submit Your Registration Below https://conta.cc/2qTRji5 If You Only Want to Attend the Showcase. Register Below https://bit.ly/2qN9CVP **** For More Information: https://bit.ly/2oAq4Is __________________________________ Do you want to present your intention? If you have a prototype and have some patent protection, please let me know if you'd like to be a part of the Inventor Showcase at this meetup. Space will be limited to approximately 12-15 inventors. You will have 5 minutes to present your idea. This is for feedback from our group, meeting with resources and partners and also possibly getting some media exposure. The past showcases that were organized made several newspapers and TV news stations. If you want to present, send me your name, product name, video link, videos, your contact info and please make sure you have a prototype to present. Most importantly some patent protection, provisional, non-provisional Or issued patent is highly recommended. RSVP deadline to pitch is November 7th. Send the info to [masked] If you are not presenting and are still coming to the meeting, please register and help your fellow inventors with your feedback to help them get to the next level! Remember our meetings are always free and please come down and support the group and bring your guests. We have great speakers each month and time to network with inventors and entrepreneurs. This showcase will be great to be a part of either as you showcasing or in the audience cheering on the inventors! See you soon, Chris Landano & Brian Fried
- PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
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- PROTOTYPING YOUR IDEAS
Nate Kolbeck, from 3D Brooklyn will be our guest speaker to kick off our fall meetup. You will learn how to understand what you should be thinking about during the early stages of product development. Learn how to use prototyping to refine your product design and get ready for manufacturing. Get a crash course on modern fabrication technologies, like 3D-printing, that are helping to speed and reduce the costs of prototyping. Learn what manufacturers need from you before they can start making your product. Discuss the pros and cons of manufacturing in the USA vs China.
- FREE PATENT & TRADEMARK ATTORNEY'S PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS
We are excited to announce our guest speaker, Morris J. Newman, Executive Director of the Pro Bono Advisory Council (PBAC) As the Executive Director of PBAC, Morris Newman assists the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the administration of their pro bono program for under-resourced inventors. The program is a partnership with 21 independent non-profit organizations who match inventors with volunteer attorneys. PBAC is focused on: Guaranteeing the financial stability of the partner programs; developing commercialization opportunities for the inventors; and growing the pro bono program through inventor and attorney outreach. Mr. Newman’s career focus has been on leveling the playing field for the disadvantaged. Prior to taking the PBAC position, he had an over 40 year career with the federal government, first as an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and then as an investigator for the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Newman obtained his BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1975. This meet up will be our last meeting before the summer break. Our next meeting will be in September.