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The Inventors School 2023: How to Create, Develop and Pursue a Licensable Product Idea.

March 7th
Learn more about Licensing your product ideas:
JOIN US and learn Licensing from Warren Tuttle - a nationally recognized Licensing expert who will show you ways YOU can license your product idea.
Warren will also teach you about an amazing new online tool - called MARKETBLAST - that will allow you as an inventor to find and reach companies that are actively interested in licensing new, unique & innovative products.
Learn new expert tips and ways to license your product ideas.
Learn how the MarketBlast online website can help you connect with over 20,000 companies interested in licensing product ideas from outside inventors like you.
Also, learn about how Marketblast allows you to submit ideas to companies that are currently actively looking for outside product ideas.
Open Q&A:
Immediately after his presentation, Warren will open the floor to all inventors to answer questions about licensing their product ideas
Warren will also join us intermittently via Zoom at future meetings this year to share ideas and answer your questions as we are all developing our product ideas for licensing

Your Board Can Help You

Here at Inventor's Network
we take pride in the concept of
helping our members network with each other
and we strive to create networking possibilities
in the Inventor sphere.

Networking can be described as
the gathering of individuals
for the purpose of sharing ideas,
concepts, experiences and advice
as well as it being a mechanism
to find answers to questions within the subject,
in our case "Inventing."
Your Board of Directors
encourages you to

seek connections within our organization
to learn as well as share.
Our board is available to answer your questions and
you can contact them by
clicking on their name below.

Below are their areas of expertise.
For general information, to inquire to be a speaker,
or to join, email us at

Steve Lyon, Board President:
Taking products to Market/Licensing
Avoiding mistakes/Navigating problems
How Inventors Network can help
Mike DuMond, Vice President

Selling Your Invention:
HOW is it DIFFERENT than the Competitors?
        WHY Will Customers Buy It?
HOW Will You Sell It?
WHO Will Sell it?

Eliot Evans, Board Member/Secretary

Creating Prototypes
Manufacturing and Design Strategies
Product Assembly

Bill Berggren Esq., Board Member/Treasurer
Protect the Intellectual Property of your invention
Applying for Patent Protection
Obtaining  Trademark Protection 
Will sign NDA’s for confidentiality
Jahn Stopperan, Board Member/Membership
Creating Business Plans and Go-To-Market Strategies
Sales and Distribution Channels
Starting a Business Around Your Invention
How to Get Momentum Going with Your Invention
Fred Sklenar IDSA, ASME, BID, MBA, CPP,

NON-Board Member - website Mgr.
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation and style Design
Going from idea to consumer 
Manufacturing Process Selection and Sourcing
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 

Upcoming Programs

Next Meeting


HOPKINS Community Center

Upcoming Meetings:   
  • · MAR 7th: LIVE Meeting with Warren Tuttle
    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.
    APR 19th: HOW to Make your Invention More Patentable
    MAY 17th: BUILDING Your Products P&L for Licensing
Map to Meeting Location
Meetings are third Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00PM.
1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
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Would you like to present your invention at our monthly meeting?  Every month we offer our members 5-minute slots for them to present their invention to the group anyway they see fit.  We do suggest your idea be patented or patent pending first and you have discussed this with an attorney.  For more details click here.