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Philadelphia Inventors Symposium

The Nikola Tesla Inventors Club, in association with the Tesla Science Foundation (
http://www.nikolatesl..., is hosting a symposium at Drexel University to assist inventors and entrepreneurs who would like to transform their respective ideas into successful commercial ventures. A variety of interesting and useful topics will be covered. (See the schedule below). Also, come and see a Tesla Roadster electric car on display!
http://www.teslamotor... This event is free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Location: Randell Hall,[masked] Chestnut Street, Room 121. (Enter via the Drexel Main Building at the corner of 32nd & Chestnut, through the hallway to the right of the main stairwell.) Limited street parking is available in the area. Drexel also has a parking garage for $7.00/day on the corner of 34th and Ludlow (between Market and Chestnut). Contact: Jeff Maday, [masked] 8:00-8:30 Set up 8:30-9:00 Meet & Greet 9:00–9:05 Introduction 9:05-9:50 Thomas Fetterman, Inventor of gel filled shock-absorbing crutch tip, crutches, and accessories. 9:50-10:20 Rod Herrell, Patent Attorney, Ph.D. Oncology, Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman. Topic: Tying Trademark Law with New Product Development. 10:20-10:50 Reuben Canada, Patent Attorney, B.S.E.E., Woodcock Washburn. Topic: Overview of Patent Law. 10:50-10:55 Break 10:55-11:25 Angela Willie, Assistant Dept Head, Business, Science & Industry Dept, Free Library of Philadelphia. Topic: Patent & Trademark Depository Library (PTDL). 11:25-12:10 Barbara Bigford, Author and Inventor of Beachpockets®, a beach umbrella anchoring device with annual sales projections over $10 million from a recent licensing agreement. 12:10-12:40 Lunch 12:40-1:25 Michael Treat, MD, M.S. Physics, Independent Inventor. Topic: Life, Times, and Patents of Nikola Tesla. 1:25-1:55 Meg Baker, Patent Agent, Ph.D. Nutrition with minors in Pharmacology and Physiological Chemistry, J&J Corporate Law Dept, Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. Topic: Preparing an Invention Disclosure and Working with a Patent Professional. 1:55-2:00 Break 2:00-2:45 Andrew Ney, Patent Attorney, B.S.E.E., Of Counsel to Barley Snyder, LLC. Topic: Patent Licensing. 2:45-3:30 Frank Taney, Attorney, B.A. Economics, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC. Topic: Building a Business Around Your Invention. 3:30-3:35 Break 3:35-4:35 Jeff Dobkin, Author, Marketing. Topic: Cost-Effective Marketing Strategies. 4:35-5:05 Peter Gibbons, Attorney, Independent Inventor. Topic: The Foundation for Responsible Technology. 5:05-5:10 Break 5:15-5:55 Michael Craner, Patent Agent, President of MediaComm Innovations, M.S.E.E. & C.E., Co-founder of Renew America RoadtripTM - "Driving America Green!" and owner of Tesla Roadster electric car. Topic: Stimulating Innovation. 5:55-6:00 Closing.

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  • Patricia L.

    Full of useful info.

    May 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was absolutely worth sitting inside on a beautiful Saturday! The speakers were excellent and I learned even more than I expected - I'm so glad I went. Great job organizing & selecting a diverse group of speakers. Thanks very much!

    May 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael Treat was insightful and you could feel his enthusiasm for Tesla & the Technologies that will enable our plant to survive and thrive.

    May 15, 2010

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