• A Funderdome exclusive-Slick Chick's Helya Mohammadian

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $20.00

    Fresh from her June 25th appearance on Steve Harvey's Funderdome, Helya Mohammadian, Founder & Chief Innovator of Slick Chick's will share with us her interesting journey from a compassionate and clever concept to completion and onward to competition on national television. About Slick Chicks and Helya Slick Chicks was started with the mission to empower women. Everyday women face challenges in their lives that can hinder their confidence and productivity. We believe that your underwear should not be one of them. You'd be surprised how strongly the basics impact your everyday life. For women with physical constraints that make changing difficult, they can regain their dignity by being able to change easily on their own. Our mission is to empower women and give them the confidence they need to tackle any of life's daily challenges. About Funderdome Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME (http://abc.go.com/shows/steve-harveys-funderdome), from Mark Burnett, is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. The audience represents the "customer" and, as the customer is always right, they vote to determine the winner. But, in each round, following the pitches and before Steve Harvey reveals the results of the crowd's majority vote, the entrepreneurs face a major dilemma: one of the entrepreneurs is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. But if an entrepreneur cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round—a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.

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  • How to License Your Ideas Without a Patent-An exclusive evening with Stephen Key

    Do you have ideas for new products? Let internationally renowned licensing expert and One Simple Idea author Stephen Key show you how to bring them to market quickly and without spending a fortune. During his presentation, Key will explain: — How to search for prior art. Just how unique is your idea? — How to write an inexpensive provisional patent application for the U.S. market that stops workarounds and copycats, and therefore actually has value. Establishing perceived ownership is key! Get in the game for a mere $65. — How to motivate powerful companies to become your go-to-market partner. Open innovation is more popular than ever, which is fantastic news for creative people. — How to get your licensee to agree to pay for a non-provisional patent to be filed in your name moving forward. Aka, win-win negotiation strategy. About 97 percent of all patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office never actually make any money. Key is intent on changing that. For 16 years now, he’s been helping his students negotiate licensing agreements day in and day out. What do all of the contracts that hit his desk have in common? There aren’t patents on the table. About Stephen Key Between his bestselling book about licensing, widely read magazine columns, popular YouTube channel, and groundbreaking one-on-one coaching program inventRight, Stephen Key has shown hundreds of thousands of people around the world how to license their ideas for new products. Most of the dozens of ideas Key licensed himself required no intellectual property protection whatsoever. But he also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Key successfully defended his ownership of Spinformation — a rotating label innovation featured on multiple products, protected by 20 patents, and the recipient of more than 13 industry awards — in Federal Court against the world’s largest toy company. His products have retailed in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide and been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift.

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  • Pitching Panel--A Great Opportunity for Feedback and Exposure.

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $50.00

    The IAM pitching panel is a great opportunity to pitch your invention, product or start-up business first-hand to our renowned pitching panel and inventor club. Registration for the pitching panel is for those who want to pitch their invention in a collaborative and constructive environment. A few things: - We charge a nominal $50 fee, which is a tax-deductible donation to our non-profit group. We do so in order to cover costs associated with organizing the event. NOTE: THE $50 FEE IS ONLY FOR THE PITCHERS. IF YOU ARE ONLY OBSERVING, SIGNING UP FOR THE SAME EVENING'S 6:30pm SPEAKER PRESENTATION ($20) IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. - We want to make sure you understand that you will be making a "public disclosure". Depending on the nature of what you are presenting you may be jeopardizing confidentiality and future patentability. Therefore, your invention or product idea should be either patent-pending or patented; or you feel how you are going to market your idea will be your "secret sauce". Please contact your patent agent/attorney to make sure this pitching panel is safe for you. Neither the IAM nor Troutman Sanders (our location host) can be held responsible for any disclosures you make. - If you are ready to pitch, you will get 15-20 minutes in front of the panel of experts and our attendees. We suggest you limit your pitch to 2-3 minutes, so you can enjoy 12-13 minutes of valuable feedback from our experts and audience. In those 2 minutes, practice answering the following questions as succinctly as possible (30 seconds each): What have you invented? How does it work? (demo) Who will it appeal to? Why do you think it is a good business opportunity? This promises to be a great opportunity. If you have any questions, please email us at [masked]

  • What will Trump do for Inventors, Intellectual Property & Innovation?

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $20.00

    NOTE: This is a rescheduled session from January 23rd. If you had previously paid please confirm your attendance by emailing directly to me at [masked]. The presidency of Donald J. Trump brings a journey into the unknown across every element of government and politics. This 2017 "Inaugural" event will be an expert panel discussion of the potential opportunities and threats to inventors and entrepreneurs in the Trump era. The panel will include the insightful perspectives of David Postolksi and Louis DelJuidice from both traditionally "Democratic" and "Republican" points of view. We will also have Washington insider, Brett Heimov who has 20+ years of experience deciphering the machinations of a constantly changing landscape.

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  • Pitching Panel--A Great Opportunity for Feedback and Exposure.

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $50.00

    The IAM pitching panel is a great opportunity to pitch your invention, product or start-up business first-hand to our renowned pitching panel and inventor club. Registration for the pitching panel is for those who want to pitch their invention in a collaborative and constructive environment. A few things: - We charge a nominal $50 fee, which is a tax-deductible donation to our non-profit group. We do so in order to cover costs associated with organizing the event. NOTE: THE $50 FEE IS ONLY FOR THE PITCHERS. IF YOU ARE ONLY OBSERVING, SIGNING UP FOR THE SAME EVENING'S 6:30pm SPEAKER PRESENTATION ($20) IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. - We want to make sure you understand that you will be making a "public disclosure". Depending on the nature of what you are presenting you may be jeopardizing confidentiality and future patentability. Therefore, your invention or product idea should be either patent-pending or patented; or you feel how you are going to market your idea will be your "secret sauce". Please contact your patent agent/attorney to make sure this pitching panel is safe for you. Neither the IAM nor Troutman Sanders (our location host) can be held responsible for any disclosures you make. - If you are ready to pitch, you will get 15-20 minutes in front of the panel of experts and our attendees. We suggest you limit your pitch to 2-3 minutes, so you can enjoy 12-13 minutes of valuable feedback from our experts and audience. In those 2 minutes, practice answering the following questions as succinctly as possible (30 seconds each): What have you invented? How does it work? (demo) Who will it appeal to? Why do you think it is a good business opportunity? This promises to be a great opportunity. If you have any questions, please email us at [masked].

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  • What will Trump do for Inventors, Intellectual Property & Innovation?

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $20.00

    The coming inauguration of Donald J. Trump brings a journey into the unknown across every element of government and politics. Our 2017 "Inaugural" event will be an expert panel discussion of the potential opportunities and threats to inventors and entrepreneurs in the Trump era.

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  • Meet the Author Night! "Network All the Time: Everywhere, with everybody"

    Jack Killion has had a successful career; from the heights of corporate America to successes in entrepreneurial endeavors. Throughout the journey, the ability to form strong relationships is one of the most crucial success factors in business, opening doors and getting you more than a seat at the table. Yet, for many, networking—and doing it well—remains a huge, missed opportunity to create opportunities. Everyone knows building connections is important, but navigating how to do it as a life and career enhancing skill is not always so intuitive. For inventors and start-ups these important skills can make the difference between success and floundering. Join us for a fascinating and instructive discussion about Jack's book and the practical advice he has whether you feel you are a seasoned networker or not sure how to get better at it.

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  • An Inventors Roundtable. Time to ask your troubling inventing questions.

    We all have them. Those pesky questions always screaming for answers but with no place to get them answered. Or we know we are missing a puzzle piece but just don't know which one. This highly interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to ask and discuss with experienced inventor and professional members.

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  • Pitching Panel--A Great Opportunity for Feedback and Exposure.

    Troutman Sanders LLP

    $50.00

    The IAM pitching panel is a great opportunity to pitch your invention, product or start-up business first-hand to our renowned pitching panel and inventor club. Registration for the pitching panel is for those who want to pitch their invention in a collaborative and constructive environment. A few things: - We charge a nominal $50 fee, which is a tax-deductible donation to our non-profit group. We do so in order to cover costs associated with organizing the event. NOTE: THE $50 FEE IS ONLY FOR THE PITCHERS. IF YOU ARE ONLY OBSERVING, SIGNING UP FOR THE SAME EVENING'S 6:30pm SPEAKER PRESENTATION ($20) IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO. - We want to make sure you understand that you will be making a "public disclosure". Depending on the nature of what you are presenting you may be jeopardizing confidentiality and future patentability. Therefore, your invention or product idea should be either patent-pending or patented; or you feel how you are going to market your idea will be your "secret sauce". Please contact your patent agent/attorney to make sure this pitching panel is safe for you. Neither the IAM nor Troutman Sanders (our location host) can be held responsible for any disclosures you make. - If you are ready to pitch, you will get 15-20 minutes in front of the panel of experts and our attendees. We suggest you limit your pitch to 2-3 minutes, so you can enjoy 12-13 minutes of valuable feedback from our experts and audience. In those 2 minutes, practice answering the following questions as succinctly as possible (30 seconds each): What have you invented? How does it work? (demo) Who will it appeal to? Why do you think it is a good business opportunity? This promises to be a great opportunity. If you have any questions, please email us at [masked].

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  • Protection or Pretention. The Value (or Distraction) of Design Patents.

    Inventions and patents are typically associated with Utility Patents, but often overlooked (and occasionally overhyped) is the value of a Design Patent. That is, protecting the look and feel of an invention or even a unique presentation of an existing product. This interactive presentation will explore almost everything there is to know about designs. Our speaker, David Postolski will delve into a real life design patent case, including Apple v Samsung and other recent intellectual property developments that have made design patents a potential must have from of protection. Come for the information and stay for the networking. David Postolski is a registered patent attorney at Gearhart Law. With over 15 years’ experience, David specializes in assisting clients with their intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. David remains very involved in the creation of New York State's first federally approved patent pro bono program in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding raising capital, business formation, licensing, and reward and equity based crowd funding. David is also a Professor at Parsons School of Design where he teaches master level students about IP, ethics and other regulatory considerations in starting business ventures and products around design. David is the current chair of the Professional Issues Division of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property law as well as a member of the CLE Board, Sponsorship Board, and founder of the International Action Group.

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