October 17, 2018 Meeting
Come and Learn:  You do not need to start a business to launch your ideas for new products. Let One Simple Idea author and 2018-2019 AAAS- Lemelson Invention Ambassador Stephen Key show you how to get to market without a patent, a prototype, or even a business plan. Learn why licensing is the best route for most invention ideas and how to take action today. HOW to make your campaign look polished and what you need to promote.
  1. HOW to select potential Licensing companies for your product idea
  2. WHAT you need to present your Product idea to Licensors
  3. HOW Licensors evaluate your product idea
  4. HOW to negotiate / WHAT to ask for
  5. HOW InventRight can HELP

Speaker Background:

Stephen is an award-winning inventor, a renowned intellectual property strategist, and a successful entrepreneur. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have sold in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift.

Stephen is the co-founder of inventRight, a company that teaches people how to license their ideas. His first book,” One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work”, has been translated into five other languages. His latest book is entitled "Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent."

inventRight, the coaching program he cofounded in 1999, has helped people from more than 60 countries license their product ideas. He explains how to take advantage of the power of open innovation on his popular YouTube channel inventRight TV and in Forbes, Inc., and Entrepreneur.

In 2019, Stephen will begin teaching university students his 10-step strategy for licensing ideas, originally published in his bestselling book One Simple Idea.