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Wednesday, April 21st.  Click Here to Request a Link
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
 
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.
 
MEETING: 
Date:  April 21, 2021
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM CDT
WHERE: ZOOM Video Conferencing
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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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MAY 19: Samuel Prabhakar - How Inventors Can Validate Market Demand Faster and Cheaper
JUNE 16:  John Ellis - Taking Your Idea From Concept Drawing to Finished Product
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 info@inventorsnetwork.org.

 
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
 
Marj Weir, Board Member
Good Design Matters - Survey your customer
Prototyping and Steps to Production  
Materials & Manufacturability
Selling Consumer Products online using Keywords
 
Fred Sklenar IDSA, Board Member/website
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation and style Design
Going from idea to consumer 
Manufacturing Process Selection and Sourcing
Prototypes 
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 

 
Upcoming Programs

April 21st, 2021 - 6PM:  

Warren Tuttle- Author of Inventors Confidential and President of the United Inventors Association

 
Would you like to present your invention to our membership?  Gain feedback?  Get suggestions?
Click here if you are interested in presenting during one of our monthly meetings.
 
 
May 2021 and beyond:
 
May 19th, 2021 - 6PM:  
Samuel Prabhakar - How Inventors Can Validate Market Demand Faster and Cheaper
 
June 16th, 2021 - 6PM:  
John Ellis - Taking Your Idea From Concept Drawing to Finished Product
 
 
July 21st, 2021 - 6PM:  
August 18th, 2021 - 6PM:  
September 15th, 2021 - 6PM:  
October 20th, 2021 - 6PM:  
November 17th, 2021 - 6PM:  
December 15th, 2021 - 6PM:  
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Present Your Invention
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.
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