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Warren Tuttle, Licensing Expert and Author will discuss his New Amazon Best-Selling book Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide To Profitable Inventing. AND share what inventors need to know about licensing their inventions today. This will include KEY STEPS you, and every inventor need to know to market and license your invention.
• WHY Warren wrote The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing, and how it can help you invent and license better and smarter.
• WHAT the most challenging obstacles are to licensing your invention today
•   HOW inventors can improve their odds of licensing success by following a thorough product development protocol, creating working prototypes, and filing U.S. Patents
•   HOW companies determine the quality of a product submission and what make them decide to work with an inventor
•   WHAT are the red flags to avoid when individuals or companies charge up front for their coaching or help-to-market services
•   30 STEPS to Marketing And Licensing Your Invention that will increase your chance of success  
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
• Inventors
• New Product Innovators/Entrepreneurs
• New Business Startups
 
 
MEETING: 
Date:  April 21, 2021
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM CDT
SPEAKER BIO:  Warren Tuttle is the former President of the United Inventors Association.  He also has 15 years of experience as an Open Innovation Director for several industry leading consumer product companies, including publicly traded Lifetime Brands (LCUT) in the housewares space (Farberware and 40 other brands), Techtronics Industries in the power tool and hardware industry (Ryobi and Ridgid) and Merchant Media in the DRTV arena (True Touch and many others) . He knows from the inside of companies what it takes to get your idea in front of decision makers properly and what it takes to sell them on your invention.
Warren has also helped multiple inventors directly commercialize their ideas and has been instrumental in several major product invention successes, such as:
1.     SMART SPIN FOOD STORAGE product sensation with over 10 Million Units sold to date. Smart Spin remains one of the best-selling housewares products of all time.
2.     MISTO GOURMET OLIVE OIL SPRAYER, which has sold over 15 million units around the world to date.
3.     TOSS N TURN PAN, one of the best-selling cookware frypans for several years.
 
Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing by Warren Tuttle, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)
 
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Inventor Confidential: A Guide to Profitable Inventing - Warren Tuttle | Meetup
INCA welcomes Mr Warren Tuttle - Author and the President of the United Inventors Association for 12+ years. From working with independent inventors for over 30 years, and the many years of overseeing the Open Innovation program for two major consumer product companies, Warren has learned some critical factors that contribute to inventor success - and he shares them with us, and in his new book - Due out: March 23rd.
 
Mr Tuttle will review the current state of the "invention industry" - including the goods and the bads. This includes: invention submission companies, to inventor-paid "programs", to Open Innovation programs at major companies, to direct submissions to targeted companies, to for-fee brokers & promoters, to a patent system under pressure from major corporations and lobbyists, to "for %" marketers & promoters.
 
Warren will share some tips for developing your product with an eye to licensing to a major industry player, and how to package and "pitch" it to get results. He will also give you practical methods you can use to vet and select a reputable "partner" to work with - often a needed asset in a difficult and crowded market.
 
Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing by Warren Tuttle, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)
• Gain a much broader picture of the many current challenges that inventors face these days.
• Understand the red flags to watch out for when individuals or companies charge up front for their coaching or help-to-market services.
• See how inventors can improve their odds of licensing success by following a thorough product development protocol, creating working prototypes, and filing U.S. patents.
• Get the insider perspective on how companies determine the quality of a product submission and if they want to work with the inventor.
• Learn the 30 steps to market if you want to go it alone.
 
 
BIO
The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing | Inventor Confidential
He was also the person behind the launch of several highly successful consumer products including MISTO, The Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer and the SmartSpin Storage Container System. Warren personally interacts with many thousands of inventors every year and has initiated well over 100 new consumer product licensing agreements that have collectively generated over a billion dollars in retail sales.
Warren is also a well-known advocate for inventor rights. For 12 years, he served as the President of the United Inventors Association Board of Directors, a national 501c3 non-profit with high ethical standards that helps inventors through education, advocacy and the sponsorship of inventor booth pavilions at several industry trade shows, most notably the National Hardware Show. Warren is also a member of the National Pro Bono Patent Commission and the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s National Council for Expanding American Innovation.
 
About Inventors Network: Inventors Network is committed to the Minnesota Inventor Community; Providing guidance, resources and networking to Independent Inventors/Innovators and Business New Product Startups. Monthly meetings (3rd Wednesday) include: Speaker/Topic of Interest with Q&A; Informational Roundtables on Manufacturing/3D-Printing/Prototyping/Legal/Marketing and Licensing. Plus Resource Recommendations, and Networking.
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