- IS YOUR INVENTION OR PRODUCT A FIT FOR TV INFORMERCIALS
Allstar Products Group's Senior VP of Merchandising, Trish Dowling will be our guest speaker for our speaker. APG is a leading consumer products company, developer and marketer of some of the most successful consumer products in "As Seen on TV" history including such brands as Snuggie®, Magic Mesh®, Side Socket®, Sock Slider®, Simply Fit Board®, True Touch®, Clever Cutter® and more! Their products are available and marketed all over the world through direct response television, the Internet, direct mail and retail channels. Mrs. Dowling will discuss how her DRTV company evaluates inventions and decides if they have what it takes for their company to make it a product for TV and retail. Trish has held positions at Publishers Clearing House, Linen's N' Things and Dr. Leonard's Catalog. Please be on time and RSVP for us to know that you are coming. Please be on time to secure a seat, this meetup will fill up fast. http://allstarmg.com
- MANUFACTURING YOUR IDEAS
Our guest speaker for this event will be Sean Petterson, founder & CEO of Strongarm Technologies. Sean is a serial inventor, investor and entrepreneur. Sean studied industrial design and mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his B.S. 2013. Sean began building his first invention from his dorm room at RIT, and in 2015 he launched Strongarm Tech with only a few people on his team. Today his team consists of over 20 people working very hard on both hardware and tech products, which are catching the attention of major companies. All of his products are created and designed in house at their Brooklyn office. I've known Sean for about 4 years now. I was introduced to Sean by a mutual friend at the futureworks incubator. Sean is a business mentor at the Futureworks incubator and a past alumni. He is one of my mentors, and has played a very big role in helping me get my product ready for production. Sean personally introduced me to the manufacturers who helped make our product 100% in the U.S. I've personally watched Sean and his team take a concept and bring it to life. In 2017 he was a featured honoree of the Forbes 30 UNDER 30 LIST. Sean will explain how he has successfully manufactured his ideas. Any obstacles he encountered, and how he overcame them as well as any avoidable mistakes he made in the beginning. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A. This is a presentation you don't want to miss if you plan on manufacturing your idea.
- PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
Panagiota Betty Tufariello is the founder and principal of Intellectulaw, the Law Offices of P.B.Tufariello, P.C. where she helps business owners and entrepreneurs follow their dreams and achieve their business objectives by securing patents for their inventions; searching, clearing and registering their trademarks; registering their Copyrights; negotiating all sorts of business agreements including licenses; litigating and generally helping them leverage their intellectual property for a better and more secure future. Ms. Tufariello has been an Adjunct Professor at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she taught trademark law, and has been a guest speaker at a number of seminars teaching Intellectual Property Law. Ms. Tufariello has an extensive background in science and technology. She attended and graduated the prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, where she made history by being the only student to have graduated from Brooklyn Tech after only a 2-year attendance. She was admitted to Medical School at the University of Athens, Greece. She attended Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, with an emphasis on analytical and physical chemistry. She was admitted into the Ph.D. Program for Organic Chemistry at Stony Brook University. Prior to attending law school, she began working in the pharmaceutical industry on Long Island, her last position being Director of Chemistry at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, the Contact Lens Division where she became fascinated with the combination of science, technology, and business, and decided to focus her life experience and education on Intellectual Property Law.
- Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club Of Queens
This will be our first club meetup. Our hosts Brian Fried and Chris Landano will talk about the purpose of this club and future meetups. Our club is a chapter of the United Inventors Association, UIA. We will share with you the purpose of the UIA, along with the resources and support they offer Inventors and inventor clubs around the country. Every month we will have a guest speaker, followed by networking. Brian Fried, Invention Expert will discuss invention secrets revealed. Topics to be discussed: Intellectual Property Protection Design & Product Development Manufacturing Licensing Marketing Distribution Business Formation & Management This club is brought to you by the Small Business Development Center, SBDC Of LaGuardia Community College, a division Of the Small Business Administration.