PUBLIC meetings are those meetings in which everyone is invited. To help cover expenses, the cost is $5 for all non-members.
PRIVATE (closed door) meetings are for members only.
PUBLIC Meetings - 1st
Wed. of each month from 7-9 pm
- 3rd Wed. of the month from 7-9 pm
BELOW IS A LIST OF DATES & SPEAKERS FOR UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS
PHOENIX: WEDNESDAY, March 7th, 2012 7:00pm to 9:00pm DEVRY UNIVERSITY, 2149 W. DUNLAP RD
Please note that there is a new security system in place at DeVry University. You will be checked into meetings on 1st Floor of the main exterior door at the west entrance or upstairs in the foyer. PLEASE LOOK FOR A POSTED SIGN FOR IAA MEETING ROOM NUMBER.
Speaker: Donna Newman, Social Media Architect
The ever-changing nature and fast-pace quality of the social media industry can leave your head spinning; however, this is a challenge that Donna, Co-founder of WeBuildYourSocialMedia.com, welcomes. Donna and her team actively co-manage the social media programs for dozens of businesses across the US and Canada. As well, Donna is a highly sought after speaker whose keynotes and CE classes are designed to gain strategic insights, tactics and a system for successfully implementing social media marketing. She has appeared as a guest of local TV network affiliates including "Sonoran Living" KNXV-TV, ABC15, and produces regular social media segments for Video N5 and Three Minute Video Training. Many of her clients have found that working with Donna's practical and enthusiastic approach to social media marketing has increased their exposure to their ideal marketing and their bottom line objectives in a short time. Social media marketing is advancing at lightning speed and Donna will help us all understand how to use it effectively as we bring our products to market.
HERE ARE SPEAKERS THAT HAVE PRESENTED IN 2012!
BOBBY MUSSELMAN, Creator of The Cell Buckle
Bobby Musselman's career as a big name DJ in Phoenix, where he played the game day music at Diamondbacks home games and other large venues, didn't really prepare him for being an inventor, manufacturer, distributor and marketer. But, great ideas come in surprising ways. In fact, Bobby never thought about inventing anything until a long road trip in August of 2010 created the need. On his way to the big annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, Bobby needed a hands off way to use his cell phone while he was riding. The beginning of "The Cell Buckle" was born. What has happened since is simply amazing, not to mention being a great story to show what dedication, persistence and belief in yourself and your product can do.
January 4, 2012 Ted Rogers: Consultant, Best Selling Author, Creator of Inspired Living Systems and IAA Board Member
Are you at a standstill with your product? Are you overwhelmed and unsure as to where to go next with your invention? How do you focus on what will get you to your next goal? Where do you find the best patent tools and references? How do you find funding sources? Where do you go for manufacturing and prototyping? What are the most important elements in dealing with legal issues? What can you do yourself and when do you hire someone? Help!!!!
If you've asked yourself these questions, Ted Rogers' guidance is amazing. He is passionate about helping individuals thrive, minimize stress and maximize effectiveness in reaching their goals. Ted will be sharing hands-on, solid information that you can use immediately for your individual circumstance with your invention. As a long term IAA Board Member, Ted has provided invaluable guidance for inventors and entrepreneurs throughout his tenure with the association. If you would like direction for yourself and your product, this meeting is the one for you!
SEE YOU THERE!
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2011!!
1/5/11 -- Karen Jachimowicz is a registered patent agent with the law firm of Schmeiser, Olsen, & Watts LLP in Mesa, Arizona. Karen J has a BSEE degree from the University of Michigan. She spent more than 20 years as an engineer - and inventor - before becoming a patent agent. Karen J now helps clients define and obtain intellectual property rights on their novel ideas. Karen J can be reached at 480-655-0073 firstname.lastname@example.org
2/2/11 -- Morten Jensen, President of STEEN Solutions Headquartered in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona, STEEN Solutions employs a staff of broadly, experienced people from around the nation and operates both off and on-site to assist customers with any or all phases of product development, ranging from conceptual design to high volume manufacturing. email@example.com
3/2/11 -- Gelie is the founder of NetworkingPhoenix.com, an online resource that has become the Valley's leading resource for professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners looking to network and connect locally. The website has an online calendar that lists approximately 500 networking events, mixers and business seminars in the Phoenix metro area on a monthly basis. firstname.lastname@example.org
4/6/11 -- Stephen Key, a nationally renown licensing and inventing expert will be traveling all the way from Sacramento, CA to speak to Phoenix Inventors. He has licensed over 20 of his own products and holds over 12 patents, having had his products in Wal-Mart, the Disney Stores & Theme Parks and 7/11. Stephen has been in national newspapers and magazines and on national TV shows such as The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and Dr. Phil. Mr. Key has also been a keynote speaker at the recent US Patent and Trademark Office's Independent Inventors Conference. Stephen’s products have won awards all over the world including two finalist spots in the 2011 Edison Awards. Visit Stephen's website at http://www.inventright.com/. (209) 668-9478 - email@example.com
5/4/11 -- Les Taylor -
Creating a Strategic Performance Advantage
6/1/11 -- Maria Speth, a shareholder in the law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C., practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through aggressive measures when disputes arise. www.jaburgwilk.com 602-248-1089
7/6/11 -- Ken Justice will show you
an alternative approach to inventing: Focus on Innovation Rather than
Patents. Get your product to market faster and cheaper, and stay ahead of
8-03-11 Jessica Franken is chair for the Phoenix Intellectual Property Group as well as an experienced transactional lawyer and business executive who works with companies to protect their intellectual property and acquire and license technology. Jessica will discuss the issues to consider when you are preparing to license an invention, including the options for protecting your idea and what you should know about royalties. She will also review the types of licenses into which you can enter, such as exclusive verses non-exclusive licenses, defined territories, perpetual, limited use, etc. Finally, she will briefly explore the types of financial arrangements that you may encounter, including up-front royalties and percentage of sales.
9-7-11 Michael Altneu, US Managing Director: Mike has over 26 years of retail and wholesale experience . Past positions in merchandising and management with May Department Stores, Leather Loft Stores, Office Depot, and Monarch Luggage. Mike has been traveling to Asia since 1992 developing private label programs and sourcing factory direct manufactuing. He has vast experience in managing designers, marketing, logistics and supply chain functions.
10-5-11 Clare Goldsberry "That Mold Costs HOW MUCH?" Sticker shock among people who design and develop a plastic product, then go to a mold maker for the mold to make it is very common. While the plastic product itself might not cost much, the road to getting it on store shelves can be very expensive -- even more so if you don't know how to deal with the plastics industry. Clare Goldsberry has nearly 30 years in the plastics industry, and has knowledge of the various plastics processes and the molds required to make the parts. She'll provide tips to make you a savvy inventor when it comes to getting your plastic product from cocktail napkin to store shelf.
11-2-11 KAREN TAYLOR, NEW DESTINY MARKETING
12-7-11 Clint Arthur, Creator of New TV Power
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2010!!
1/6/10 -- Jorge & Heidi Tobar, Executive Directors, Small Business & Group Benefits Specialists with Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. Presentation focused on the many benefits that Pre-Paid Legal has to offer for inventors, individuals and small business owners. IAA Members do receive a discount on these services. Please join us for more information. Tobars@prepaidlegal.com
2/3/10 -- Dean Romero shared his story and experience on how BREPPieS were born. firstname.lastname@example.org
3/3/10 -- Greg Drejza, Entrepreneur, Social Media teacher and coach, 27 years of technology experience, systems development strategies and processes, consultant, author. Masters of Science degree in Technology and Quality Management from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale FL. http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregdrejza
4/7/10 -- Vickie Mullins opened Mullins Creative in 1991 and built the award-winning firm on a foundation of broad business experience in operations, advertising and marketing. Vickie educated the group about, the importance of brand consistency and how to achieve it, getting the word out once your brand is established and much more. email@example.com
5/5/10 -- This presentation was a trio of knowledge. We had three successful inventor's sharing their invention experiences with the group. Laura Meyers, Marcy Maslov and Linda Anderson. All three ladies have different products and different experiences to share. There was also a Q&A session that followed.
6/2/10 -- Jim Brown- Inventor, Entrepreneur of Fishclipper - JB Design, LLC. www.fishclipper.com
The first safety clip on the market that secures your loose fishing hooks to your fishing rod while still having your tackle rigged.
7/7/10 -- Marcy J Maslov, Chief Integrity Builder, executive coach and former international financial manager designed this program devoted to helping inventors lay a strong foundation for their business success. The content is based on 7 years as an entrepreneur and more than 25 years of experience at some of the most sophisticated international companies in the world, including Motorola, Pepsi, Green Giant and 20th Century Fox. Marcy holds an MBA, BS in Accountancy and is a registered CPA from Illinois. She also is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. www.e-factorgame.com
8/4/10 -- GLOBAL PATENT SOLUTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org David Odland is a Registered Patent Agent, Justin Kniep is a Registered Patent Attorney and Kathryn Odland is a Registered Patent Agent. Discussed how to conduct preliminary patent searches.
9/1/10 -- Karen Jachimowicz is a registered patent agent with the law firm of Schmeiser, Olsen, & Watts LLP in Mesa, Arizona. Karen J has a BSEE degree from the University of Michigan. She spent more than 20 years as an engineer - and inventor - before becoming a patent agent, working for companies such as General Dynamics, Honeywell, and Motorola. Karen J now helps clients define and obtain intellectual property rights on their novel ideas. Her areas of expertise include consumer electronics, semiconductors, displays, and digital cameras. email@example.com
10/6/10 -- Tonight, Jessica reviewed with the group the top mistakes to avoid as a business owner, how to setup your accounting records, software, what to keep track of for expenses, what’s deductible, “hot items” the IRS is looking at. Jessica Aldulaimi is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University (formerly New Hampshire College) and started her career in public accounting in 1998. Jessica founded Jessica A. Aldulaimi, CPA, PLLC, a full service accounting firm, in 2006. www.jaCPAservices.com
11/3/10 -- No meeting was held.
Chris Miller and George Pauli
are just a couple of neighbors in
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2009!!
2/4/09 -- Law Gardner has been providing his clients with superior 3D animation, multimedia & digital video design services for the television, gaming & entrepreneurial industries since 1992. Law Gardner’s design studio, Media 3D, is located in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on services provided, please visit his site @ www.media3d.net, or call him directly @ 602-459-2839.
3/4/09 -- William McHenry, President of Entrepreneur Sales & Marketing Always looking for exciting and new opportunities, Bill has recently launched Widgeteer, Inc, featuring the Vac-It as its flagship product. With a focus on kitchen gadgets that will make life simpler for the modern consumer, Widgeteer looks to become a premier manufacturer of innovative and exciting products. www.entrepreneursales.com
4/1/09 -- GLOBAL PATENT SOLUTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org David Odland is a Registered Patent Agent, Justin Kniep is a Registered Patent Attorney and Kathryn Odland is a Registered Patent Agent.
5/6/09 -- Ms. Maria Crimi Speth, a shareholder in the law firm of Jaburg & Wilk, P.C., practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through aggressive measures when disputes arise. email@example.com
6/3/09 -- The topic for this presentation was a continuation of the last presentation on patent searching. In this presentation we walked through the details of how to search publicly available online databases, specifically the USPTO patent database, USPTO classification system, esp@ce patent database, and IPC classification system. We actually went step by step through a sample patent search using the strategy outlined in the previous presentation and online resources. GLOBAL PATENT SOLUTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org David Odland is a Registered Patent Agent, Justin Kniep is a Registered Patent Attorney and Kathryn Odland is a Registered Patent Agent.
7/1/09 -- Jessica Franken is an experienced transactional lawyer who works with a variety of companies to protect their intellectual property. She has extensive experience negotiating and drafting technology agreements, including licenses and development agreements, and regularly advises clients that are launching new enterprises. Jessica spent over twelve years of her career working inside corporations as a lawyer and executive. Tonight we discussed strategies for effectively negotiating a deal and the basic requirements of any agreement. Jessica Franken, Partner Quarles & Brady LLP. email@example.com
8/5/09 -- Jan Knight is an independent research specialist and President of Bancroft Information Services, LLC. She provides customized business intelligence and secondary market research to companies who wish to make “informed decisions.” Her work helps to shape business plans, marketing strategies and new business development for a diverse set of clients including high tech start-ups, marketing strategists, inventors, advertising agencies, tech companies, consultants and more. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bancroftinfo.com
9/2/09 -- Marcy Maslov, CEO/Inventor of e-Factor® Property of Empowerment Unlimited Coaching, LLC Ms. Maslov earned her MBA from Duke and her BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and she is a registered CPA with the state of Illinois. Ms. Maslov earned certification as a professional co-active coach. She currently assists other business owners, executives and entrepreneurs to reduce risk by creating safe space to practice solving business and ethical dilemmas before they cost a valuable client, key employee or business reputation. www.e-factorgame.com Wayne Carroll, registered Patent Attorney and IAA Treasurer was available to answer questions surrounding legal issues about patents. email@example.com
10/7/09 -- Chet S. Ross is Director, Arizona District for SCORE and Tom Filesi, SCORE Counselor. Counselors to America’s Small Business with responsibilities for all SCORE Chapters and activities in the state of Arizona. Additionally, he was formerly Chairman of Greater Phoenix SCORE. SCORE, a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration, is an all volunteer organization with over 11,000 members nationally.
11/4/09 -- Tonight's presentation was packed full of information. IAA Board members shared their experiences and opened the floor for questions. Some of the topics covered were business processes, patent trolls, licensing, prototyping, software solutions and more. Board members who presented were Marcy Maslov, Wayne Carroll, Les Holland and Tim Crawley.
12/2/09 -- Dan O’Neill, Director of Entrepreneurship and Research Initiatives for ASU Technopolis will share the steps on how to become a real entrepreneur and how to pitch to angel investors. Dan will also discuss how ASU Technopolis can help inventors! www.asutechnopolis.org www.investsouthwest.org
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2008!!
Phx 1/9/08 -- Peter A. Cicero, MBA, SPHR, CEC of Capjem Group has picked up “secrets” by assisting corporations around the world in driving their profits by implementing creative, effective, and outrageous sales/marketing strategies. All workshop attendees walked away with simple, yet effective tips on how to drive their business.
Phx 2/6/08 -- Law Gardner, owner of Media 3D - a 3d animation and digital video design studio located here in Phoenix. Mr. Gardner/Media 3d takes pride in their ability to provide their unique services to individuals and companies with a budget of “a few bucks” to a budget that allows for major-motion-picture-quality detail. For more information on Law Gardner and Media 3d, please visit www.media3d.net, or contact Law directly @ 602-459-2839.
Phx 3/5/08 -- The Lucky Napkin Company We’re a company founded by entrepreneurs, providing both prospective and active entrepreneurs with information, education, opportunity and access to a suite of critical services needed to take their raw ideas from mind to market and their businesses from creation to cash flow. You’ve probably already heard about us on The Big Idea™ with Donny Deutsch on CNBC® or read about us in The Business Journal, but if you want to learn more,you can read all about us here- http://www.luckynapkin.com Anthony Tesoriero presented information to us regarding the Lucky Napkin Live event which was held on March 20th.
Phx 4/2/08 -- Anthony Tesoriero, Co-Founder of Lucky Napkin provided much feedback and explanation about the March 20th event. Anthony also shared valuable information about packaging, QVC and marketing strategies. A multitude of questions were asked and answered.
Phx 5/7/08 -- Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC - Julia Hutton, Founder and CEO, Debra Jones, Director of HR and Marketing, Jennifer Hoffman, Senior Publicist, Catherine Anifantis, Publicist, and Dee Ransom, Assistant Director of Marketing. “Big PR for Inventors & Entrepreneurs”. The panel experts offered an overview of public relations and highlighted the advantages of implied endorsements versus costly advertising and direct mail. In addition, the panel addresse guerilla marketing/PR, the importance of newsworthiness, the basic tools of PR, and tips for leveraging PR. www.OrcaCommunications.com
Phx 6/4/08 -- Maria Simone is a speaker, mentor, author as well as a very unique conscious business development and marketing expert who has launched several companies and has raised millions of dollars in funding. In addition to starting and selling her own companies, Maria has also licensed her ideas and has seen her products sold on major department store shelves. She now helps entrepreneurial start-ups, inventors, and service providers attract experts, customers, resources and capital. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phx 7/2/08 -- No meeting was held due to holiday schedule conflicts.
Phx 8/6/08 -- Back by popular demand was an open forum meeting to ask all of the questions that you have been anxious to get answers for in moving to the next step. Wayne Carroll, registered Patent Attorney and IAA Treasurer was answering legal questions. Tim Crawley, IAA President answered proto-typing and product development questions. There was also information shared and gained by the attendees.
Phx 9/3/08 -- Expert brand consultant, published writer and author Alycia de Mesa, principal of de Mesa Brand Consulting. Alycia’s client list includes McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, Procter & Gamble, Xerox, HP, Phoenix Coyotes NHL team, WVU and many, many others from start-ups to Fortune 100 across industries from food to sports and entertainment. http://alyciademesa.blogspot.com
Phx 10/1/08 -- Barbara J. Luther, founder of The Luther Law Firm, PLC, is a patent lawyer with over 19 years experience licensing patents, trademarks and copyrights. Barbara answered the following questions plus many more that were asked: What is needed to license an idea or product to someone else? How do I get started? How do I find the person within the company who will help me? What is a term sheet? What % can I expect to make? What do I do with their 10-page contract? email@example.com
Phx 11/5/08 --
engineer, inventor, designer and musician with 33 issued U.S. patents and
several copyrights. With a BSME from Penn State, and 20 years of
professional experience as a mechanical design engineer. Ed developed his
own inventions and products in his personal business, Ideonx, LLC. He is also
pursuing the marketing and licensing of his
patented candle accessories via FireCharm, LLC.
Phx 12/3/08 -- Michael Hadley, of Raytech Corporation is a Mechanical Engineer with 17 years of experience in the injection molding industry, designing parts and tools. Michael’s involvement in developing new processes for plastic injection molding helped lead to the 2001 Textron Chairman's Award for Innovation for commercializing a new way to in-mold decorate plastic parts. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=110047&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=962620&highlight=
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2007!!
Phx 1/3/07 -- No meeting was held due to holiday schedule conflicts.
Phx 2/7/07 --Tom Gilluly, Sales Manager for Profile Precision Extrusions Co. Tom leads a sales team of 2 salaried sales professionals and 7 Manufacturers Representatives. Tom & his wife Kristy own Pyramid Credit Services in Tempe AZ.
Phx 3/7/07 -- Gail Keith Marketing Strategies, LLC GKMS is a known firm in Phoenix and provides strategic marketing plans that produce results for business to consumer or business to business markets. Gail uncovered critical myths, tricks and tips that every inventor needs to know to turn their invention into actual cash. www.gailkeithmarketing.com
Phx 4/4/07 -- Hand-outs on the following topics were available courtesy of S.C.O.R.E. Chapter #105: Mailing instructions for Application for Provisional Patent, Business Leads, Sample Bait letter (for manufacturing companies), Sample Assignment letter, A list of "to do's" before advertising, creating a web site or opening a new business, What to do after the application for provisional patent is filed, Sample order to revoke your power of attorney and appoint a new, Sample petition to accord a filing date, Sample Contract, Sample confidential disclosure agreement, A do it yourself manual on trade names and trademarks, A do it yourself manual for creating and registering a domain name, Workshop packet on writing your own provisional application for patent, Seminar notes on protecting your creations, Caution information on invention promotion firms and Information on obtaining business contacts and sales leads.
Phx 5/1/07 -- John Donachy, Design Research Director with Raytech Corporation, discussed the hidden tasks, timelines and product acceptance factors that should be accounted for before investing in any deal.
Tuc 5/10/07 -- The Inventors Association of Arizona was Back in Tucson! – 15 year old association for Inventors re-ignites and begins meeting in Tucson again. Lisa Lloyd (www.icaninvent.com) discussed how she licensed 7 products to companies like Goody®, Scunci®, Vidal Sassoon® and others for millions of dollars in passive income.
Phx 6/6/07 -- Echo Buck is owner and operator of WCB Solutions LLC. WCB Solutions LLC is a Rapid Prototyping company who uses the latest technology in full color 3D printing. Some of WCB services include the following: Full Color Rapid Prototyping, 3D Media Services, Color 3D Scanning, Engineering Services, 2D to 3D.
WCB Solutions will be spoke on how they can help you take your idea(s) from the napkin drawing to final drawings and the physical prototype.
Phx July 4th - A meeting was not held due to the Independence Day holiday.
Phx 8/1/07 -- Kim Babjak, founder of KimCo LLC, is a mother of four, entrepreneur, inventor, author and speaker, who despite only completing the 10th grade, was determined to create and realizing her dreams of product development. She has written a book called “Dream It, Make It, Sell It” which shares her step-by-step process of bringing an idea to market successfully. Due to Babjak’s tenacity and sheer determination, she was recognized with the SCORE 2005 “Client of the Year” award.
Phx 9/5/07 -- Marcia Rorke is the founder of Mohawk Research Corporation, a firm specializing in research, project design, and training focused on the innovation process as it affects new product development and technology management. firstname.lastname@example.org ww.mohawkresearch.com
Phx 10/3/07 --Two speakers for the price of one! Ed Clapper and Dick Stover
An Arizona resident, Edward Clapper is an engineer, inventor, designer and musician with 33 issued U.S. patents and several copyrights. With a BSME from Penn State, and 20 years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer, he currently leads a design team at Intel’s Digital Health Group. Outside of Intel, Ed develops his own inventions and products in his personal business, Ideonx. Productized designs of his patented candle accessories are on track for market introduction this year. Richard (Dick) Stover is an entrepreneur who started 7 small businesses during his 40+ year career. Included business to business marketing of information systems for engineering and manufacturing; Hi-tech marketing; Consulting; Publishing; financing small businesses.
Phx 11/7/07 -- Due to unforeseen circumstances, CapJem was unable to present tonight. However, CapJem has confirmed to present on Jan 9, 2008. The format this evening was used to answer specific questions by attendees that they needed answers for to move their inventions to the next level.
Phx 12/5/07 -- US Government Grants & Contracting - Sandy DiCosola is the owner of Summit Contract Management, and has worked in Government Contracting for both large and small businesses for 25 years. Sandy provided step by step personal guidance from proposal submission through contract close-out. www.summitcontractmanagement.com
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2006!!
Tuc 1/3/06 -- Road trip! Greg Rettberg, a manager of Catalina Tool and Mold, 6230 S. Country Club Rd. (just North of Valencia) in Tucson gave a tour of the facility for a mold making tour! A front to back look at creating a mold for casting a plastic piece, part, unit or component.
Phx 1/4/06 -- Kerry Zang, D.P.M, Founder of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians, Dr. Zang has more than 30 years experience developing and providing the latest technologies in podiatric care. Kerry shared his trial and error experiences.
Tuc 2/7/06 -- Dave and Karyl from Pelham West, shared their valuable insights from invention to your product on the market.
Phx 2/1/06 -- Three speakers answering everyone's questions were Wayne Carroll, a registered Patent Attorney, Tim Crawley, IAA President and Kelly Kinnard, IAA Vice President. February was all about getting your questions answered as to what's the next step.
Tuc 3/7/06 -- Mr. Frank Hamilton is currently President of Decision Support, Inc. (DSI), a firm he formed in 1990 to provide a broad range of market research and consulting services and Jan Knight is an independent research specialist and Owner of Bancroft Information Services, LLC. She provides customized business intelligence and secondary market research to companies who wish to make “informed decisions.” Her work involves business plans, marketing strategies and new business development for a diverse set of clients.
Phx 3/1/06 -- From bartender to inventor and entrepreneur. . .Andrew Rose, President of Green Thumb Innovations is just that! In just a few short years, Rose has grown a single idea for a Lawn and Garden product to a 70+ SKU line selling in leading retailers across the country, including The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kmart, ACE Hardware, Do it Best and many others.
Tuc 4/4/06 -- Mr. Jaime Ladriere, Adhesives and Sealants Engineer for Henkel Loctite Corporation, a manufacturer of a wide variety of adhesives used widely in industry. His OEM experience includes working in military, electronic, electrical, medical, small engines, small carburetors, connectors, etc. and his experience in MRO working is with Phelps Dodge and Asarco.
Phx 4/5/06 -- April we had a
trio of presenters which include: Richard Dennis,
Plastic Design Resources, LLC a designer and developer of plastics.
Tuc 5/2/06 AND Phx 5/3/06 -- William McHenry, President of Entrepreneur Sales & Marketing, LLC and has over 20 years of successful experience in the industry. Bill provides a competitive edge in sales and marketing.
Tuc 6/6/06 -- Mr. Samuelsen is a high integrity, creative, and people oriented business executive. He has a diverse background in Fortune 500 companies, startups, and most recently as President of a dramatic high tech mid-market turnaround. He has successfully executed the five primary roles of a CEO including building a strong team, establishing the organizational design, setting the tactics and agenda for the business, building the strategy, and providing strong, hands-on leadership.
Phx 6/7/06 -- Echo Buck owns and operates WCB Solutions a rapid prototyping company using the latest technology in 3D color printing. She has done purchasing in technical field for over 10 years. Her husband is an engineer with one patent and with his help she decided to move forward with owning her own prototyping business.
Tuc 7/4/06 -- Meeting was cancelled for all to celebrate Independence Day!
Phx 7/5/06 -- Mr. Kirk D. Dorius, Attorney with Snell & Wilmer LLP and has recently presented "Strategies for Protecting Innovations and Brand Assets" at the Arizona Product Development and Management Association 2006 Conference.
Tuc 8/1/06 -- Successful business owner, inventor and Co-founder of the Inventor's Association of Arizona: Lisa Lloyd imparted us with valuable information regarding the MARKETING and LICENSING of our new products.
Phx 8/2/06 -- Back by popular demand was an open forum meeting to ask all of the questions that you have been anxious to get answers for in moving to the next step. Wayne Carroll, registered Patent Attorney was there answering legal questions. Tim Crawley, IAA President answered proto-typing and product development questions. Kelly Kinnard, IAA Vice President gave guidance on what to consider when writing a business plan.
Tuc 9/5/06 -- Echo Buck owns and operates WCB Solutions a rapid prototyping company using the latest technology in 3D color printing. She has done purchasing in the technical field for over 10 years. Her husband is an engineer with one patent and with his help she decided to move forward with owning her own prototyping business. ***This was the last meeting held in Tucson until further notice.***
Phx 9/6/06 -- Dr. Debra Park is the Director of Technology Acquisition at The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company. In 2004, the Dial Quest for the Best New Product Search was launched, which resulted in hundreds of submissions of inventions and innovation to Dial. Cash prizes were awarded and several inventors were given the opportunity to present their inventions to Dial’s R&D and Marketing representatives. Kicking off in 2007, there will be a GLOBAL event in search of new products! Check it out at www.dialcorp.com or www.henkel.com
Phx 10/04/06 -- Mr. Brad Soden, Inventor and creator of the "Tank Chair". Brad wanted to allow his wife more mobility after an accident left her paralyzed. He invented his own answers. Brad shared with us his experiences from taking his idea to market. www.TankChair.com
Phx 11/01/06 -- November's meeting was full of questions and answers. Members shared valuable information with visitors on their inventing experiences. The IAA Board of Directors has begun to change meeting formats to encourage sharing of information by all who attend. Tonight it was found to be a success!
Phx 12/06/06 -- T. Shaun Burns is the owner of Burns and Associates, LLC, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He practices in the areas of financial planning, tax and accounting, investments/securities with both private and publicly traded companies. This presentation encompassed year end tax and financial planning for the small business owner.
HERE ARE SPEAKERS WHO HAVE PRESENTED IN 2005!!
Tuc 1/4/05-- A successful inventor, CHARLES BLEDSOE of the Painter's Apprentice demonstrated how to conduct thorough patent searches on the Internet.
Phx 1/5/05 -- PAUL E. BURNS, an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, LLP and who is an expert on patents and intellectual property presented to the group.
Tuc 2/1/05 -- The guest speaker was HEATH LAUSENG, Vice President of Greenberg Financial Group.
Phx 2/2/05--"Writing a Successful Business Plan" presented by MARTIN (Marty) ROBBINS from SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Businesses.
Tuc 3/1/05 -- “E-Marketing for Innovation” by Ben Bessick and Gabriela Cervantes from AGM's Container Controls on east Ft. Lowell Rd.
Phx 3/2/05 -- Kim Babjak, successful entrepreneur and inventor of Zip-A-Ruffle speaks about how she took her idea to market.
Tuc 4/5/05 --
demonstrated the wide range of resources the library
has for conducting research on your projects.
Tuc 5/3/05 -- Eric Zuercher, Senior Design Engineer for Ascension products and Howard N. Stewart, President of AGM Container Controls presented “Wheelchair Lift Design: Starting from Scratch.”
Phx 5/4/05 -- Don J. Flickinger, an Intellectual Property Counselor at the Phx SCORE® Chapter 105 and also a registered patent agent was our featured presenter.
Tuc 6/7/05 -- Kim M. Bayne, freelance writer and best-selling author of "The Internet Marketing Plan" presented an insider's guide to BLOGS and PODCASTS.
Phx 6/1/05 -- Marty Robbins from SCORE will be a 90-minute presentation titled, “Entrepreneurship – The Positives and the Pitfalls”
Phx 7/6/05 -- Sue Shipman, a veteran Productivity Consultant for businesses of all sizes and specializes in guiding entrepreneurs.
Tuc 8/2/05 -- Greg Rettbergh, a manager at Catalina Tool and Mold discussed many interesting facets of plastics.
Phx 8/3/05 -- Maria Crimi Speth, an attorney specializing in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation, presented valuable information on how inventors need to protect themselves and their ideas/projects.
Phx 9/7/05 -- Albert W. Davis, Jr. an expert patent agent retired after 30 years with the US Patent and Trademark Office. He co-founded The Trimex Company and counsels inventors on Intellectual Property concerns for SCORE, an arm of the SBA.
Tuc10/4/05 -- Ray Rivera of GE Polymers and Chuck Amos of MSC Industrial Supply Co. spoke about the fact that many inventions are made of plastics. But which plastic was best?
Phx 10/5/05 -- Jack Floyd, owner of "The Roller Wizard". spoke about the process on how this paint roller cleaning tool made it to market.
Tuc 11/2/05 -- Peter B. Goldman, a registered patent attorney and member of the law firm of Leonard Felker Altfeld Greenberg & Battaile, P.C. spoke and answered questions about patents, trademarks, Trade Secret Law, Copyrights, litigation, etc.
Phx 11/2/05 -- Albert W. Davis, Jr. an expert patent agent, retired after 30 years with the US Patent and Trademark Office currently counsels inventors on Intellectual Property concerns for SCORE, an arm of the SBA. Mr. Davis lent his expertise to many inventors on how to proceed with their ideas.
Tuc 12/6/05 -- Tom Shambo, Business Analyst with the Small Business Development Center of Pima Community College. Tom spoke about the basics of setting up various forms of businesses.
Phx 12/7/05 -- IRA M. SCHWARTZ, a Shareholder in the Phoenix office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy. He practices primarily in the intellectual property area, representing a broad range of clients from large corporations and universities, to small and medium sized high tech business, to individual artists, authors and inventors.