Next Meeting Tuesday December 16 – 2014 Inventors’ Network Holiday Party
Where: Park Tavern- 3401 Louisiana Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Why: A holiday break from our regular scheduled meetings. An opportunity to fellowship in a relaxed environment.
The Club has reserved the lounge area at Park Tavern
Event is Free for all past visitors and members
Friends and family are welcome
The Club is providing appetizers (while they last)
Cash bar (The club is not paying for beverages)
No NDA’s in place for this event, so use your own discretion on disclosures.
1. Network the room and find out others expertise.
2. Give your pitch without spilling your special sauce (what you invented)
Last Meeting Tuesday November 18 – Product Licensing & Open Innovation
Keynote Speaker: Warren Tuttle
Inventors’ Network of Minnesota presents Warren Tuttle- “Product Licensing & Open Innovation!” Warren is dedicated to connecting independent inventors with large corporations, while pioneering a unique hands-on approach to Open Innovation
For those familiar with the television direct response mega-hit Smart Spin, Warren Tuttle was the person behind the scenes helping to orchestrate its overnight success. Teaming with a Boston based inventor, Merchant Media was selected to launch this innovative product which resulted in over 10 million units being sold. Smart Spin remains one of the best-selling housewares products of all time.
Warren has also teamed to initiate the market launch of several other innovative housewares products including MISTO, The Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer, which has sold over 7 million units around the world to date, and The Toss and Turn Pan, one of the best-selling cookware fry-pans in the US a few years ago.
Most recently, Warren has partnered with Jessica Delich to form Access Innovation Solutions. Access is dedicated to helping inventors, product developers and designers navigate the infomercial world and get Direct Response Television products to market. Access does not charge inventors for it’s services (www.accessisllc.com)
Additionally, for the past five years, Warren has been involved with two major US companies, Lifetime Brands of Garden City, NY (www.monasheemarketing.com) and Techtroncs Industries, NA of Anderson, SC (www.powertoolinnovation.com) helping manage their Open Innovation programs. Lifetime Brands offers over 18,000 sku’s and is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen utensils. They also produce table top, cutlery and cookware products under numerous brand names including Farberware, Kitchen Aid and Mikassa. TTI is the largest maunfatcurer of power tools, offering products under the Ryobi and Ridgid brands. Again, there is no charge to inventors.
Warren has also helped numerous other patent holders obtain licensing agreements with major U.S. manufacturers. In total, Warren has been instrumental in launching inventor-developed products with a combined retail value of over a half a billion dollars. He has additionally counseled many folks, at no charge, who went on to start their own small businesses.
Warren currently serves as the President of the United Inventors Association. He speaks regularly around the country on licensing and open innovation issues at inventor clubs, industry trade shows and, even on occasion, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) events. Warren resides with his wife and three daughters in Southern Connecticut, just outside of New York City.
Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month.