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SPEAKER #1:  Ron Johansson
COME AND LEARN:  How to EVALUATE Your Ideas BEFORE you spend money on Prototyping or Patenting.   Ron spent his career participating/leading product design/evaluation and leading engineering and product development teams at 3M.  Including New Product Development. Ron will present a “Flow Chart” of steps to Protect your Intellectual Property, while minimizing costs.
LEARN:
  1. Ways to improve/develop your invention/idea
  2. HOW to EVALUATE Your Idea BEFORE spending money
  3. CRITERIA to EVALUATE to move ahead or set your ideas aside and work on other ideas
  4. WHAT Actions to take before filing a Provisional Patent Application (PPA)
  5. WHAT Actions to take before applying for Utility patent application
SPEAKER #2:  Atul Patel
COME AND LEARN:   Atul Patel, a product manager and former engineer who has handled licensing of numerous external inventor ideas, will share his experience  on the best ways inventors can present and approach companies with their licensing invention ideas.
LEARN:
  1. HOW and WHY companies decide to license outside invention
  2. HOW to make your initial and follow up contacts work better to improve your chances
  3. HOW your idea will be evaluated and considered internally
  4. WHY your invention will need to support a much higher retail price than you think: The COST Realities of manufacturers.
  5. WHY even the best product ideas may never be produced through licensing
 
Who should attend:
  • Product Inventors
  • New Product Innovators/Entrepreneurs
  • New Business Startups
 
When: 6:00-8:00PM ((Networking 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-8:30)
Where: 1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
Cost: Members FREE. Visitors $15. Prepay online at: www.inventorsnetwork.org or Cash/Check/CC at meeting
Come and Learn:
Trevor Lambert, is the founder and CEO of an invention licensing agency and a product design firm, and will share his process of evaluating new products. He will also present the cost-effective ways his companies have been able to land license deals for inventors.  Not only is Trevor the licensor of products generating multi-million unit sales at all major retail stores and online e-tailers such as Amazon, he is also launching his new manufacturing and distribution business in 2019, starting with a funded new project on Kickstarter and several other innovative items.  
 
Learn:
  • WHAT Licensors are looking for in product ideas
  • HOW Licensors evaluate your product idea
  • HOW companies like Lambert and Lambert or Enhance Product Development can help you succeed
  • WHAT you can do to develop product ideas that increase your chances of success
Bunch of Balloons inventor Josh Malone was our speaker in November.  At that time we did a screening of the movie "Invalidated" that highlights his story.  This movie can also be viewed on Amazon Prime and Netflix.   Josh was just awarded 29 million in his patent infringement suit.  See link below for more information.
 
Go to this link to learn about Josh's organization, US Inventors, and to sign the Inventors Rights petition 
 
 
 
We appreciate you visiting InventorsNetwork.org and hope you enjoy the experience.  Whether you are already a member or just want to learn more about IN this is a great place to start.  
 
To learn more, please review the about us page along with speaker (both past and upcoming) information.  Please also note the time and location of our next meeting, which take place in the evening on the third Wednesday of each month.  
 
Attending a meeting(s) is by far the best way to learn more about IN and if we are a fit for you.  Our hope is you will find the speaker, program elements and the overall club / network experience to be a place where you can learn more about inventing, connect with others and learn some best practices for success. 

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Programs
Look for new inventors spotlight roundtables at our next meeting where individual inventors have the opportunity to share their inventions. Click here if you are interested in presenting your own. 
     
  • JUN 19: Licensing From the Manufacturers Perspective | Atul Patel
  • JUN 19: The Inventor Decision Points. Go? or Stop? |Ron Johansson               
  • JUL 17: What's New in 3D Printing & CAD Design | Tyler Pope & Travis White
 
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Eisenhower Community Center
1001 MN-7
Hopkins, MN  55305
United States of America
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