Hometown: Chicago, IL
February 18, 2013
Well, there's money, but a bigger stumbling block is the intense global competition in product development. The worldwide instant communication hurts as much a it helps.
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Well, then, I’m also part professor, part outdoorsman, part farmer & part sailor, and lately getting to be somewhat of a theologian.
Yes, I am an inventor, somewhat of a model maker, definately an industrial designer, the son of a patent attorney and worked with him many times, certainly I'm a manufacturer, wish I could be an investor and was born and will die a dreamer.
Well, I'm a manufacturing engineer and industrial designer w/ a plastic molding company, teaching mechanical engineering design in night school and looking for ways to promote more innovation from private inventors around me, right here, right now.
We get some steady attendee's, Bob W, Joe F, myself, Salvatore, Mark R and Marty, plus a few visitors or newbees. The topics cover an interesting variety of areas and we're open to ideas. Several people have used this group to make networking contacts and have met off-line, which is great!, that was the whole idea. Those benefits included help in patent work, product development and marketing. As the host, I'm open, willing and quite able to talk about your project in detail, or in abstract terms if you prefer. Ideas presented at the meetings are met with honest critique and suggestions. JIL