Join us us in Denver, CO on December 12 at 6:30PM see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
Speaker: Tony Dobaj (doe-bye)
Topic: Welcome to Web 3.0, come learn about the opportunities that you could benefit from
Description: Whereas Web 1.0 was basically an electronic brochure as in "read only", then came Web 2.0 which added interactivity as between the site user and site creator, Web 3.0 moves to semantics or web of data, or for a more "smart" web of data-i.e. for a database to understand the meaning of terms and to be able to intelligently expand the database search reach based upon meanings of terms as opposed to a literal reading of search text as an example.
Speaker Bio: Tony Dobaj has a background as an electrical engineer and project manager for almost 30 years working within all phases of the product development lifecycle. Tony founded Gadgettronix in 2010 and has recently pivoted to Web 3.0 opportunities.
Come join us in Denver, CO on January 9, 2014 at 6:30PM see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for detail.
Speaker: Adam Newman (Live in person) of Crowe Horwath P.C. - Certified Public Accountants
Topic: General Accounting / Tax / Business Valuation
Description: As a Startup business-keeping track of your financials is critical for attracting investors and potential partners. All of this leads to the most important thing for a startup company-Maximizing Your Business Value. Come learn on what to focus upon and pitfalls to avoid.
Speaker Bio: Adam has a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) plus is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and specializes in providing business valuation and being an expert witness on economic damages, Adam has also been a supervising senior accountant for tax and business valuation and a principal accountant in business valuation and corporate finance.
Join us on November 14, in Denver, CO, at 6:30PM-see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
Robert Greenspoon-Chicago Area Patent Attorney will be presenting via Skype.
One of the bumps in the road to commercialization is dealing with copycats and knock-offs. What can you do about them as a small company or individual inventor? Robert Greenspoon, a Chicago trial and patent attorney, will give his views from the trenches, including the pro’s and con’s of joining forces with various types of businesses who help assert patent rights.
Robert Greenspoon’s practice is diverse. He is a registered patent attorney representing operating companies as well as licensing entities, including both rights holders and companies accused of patent infringement.
Mr. Greenspoon’s 2009 law review article rekindled national interest in the idea of a patent small claims court. More recently, he presented on the small claims court idea at the Spring 2013 AIPLA meeting in Seattle, at a 2013 Chicago symposium that he co-produced, and at a USPTO Headquarters 2012 roundtable. Mr. Greenspoon is also a board member of the United Inventors Association of America and co-authored their response to the USPTO’s Request for Comment on the small claims court idea.
Mr. Greenspoon has also published on patent economic theory, favorably discussing the role of licensing companies in advancing innovation and public welfare. The overarching viewpoint in his extracurricular writings is that we must reduce transaction costs, so that the merits of a dispute, not opportunistic behavior, will more likely drive licensing outcomes. He believes that recently, Congress has unwittingly gifted infringers with more tools for opportunistic behavior, thereby skewing the abilities of rights holders to reach the merits of legitimate disputes.
Mr. Greenspoon has an active litigation and patent prosecution practice, and two of his current matters are among the “top 5” patent cases percolating in the U.S. courts: the Lighting Ballast Control matter at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the 1st Media matter against Sony, an inequitable conduct appeal that he argued and won in 2012. Mr. Greenspoon leads 1st Media’s team in the current Supreme Court proceedings, and recently secured U.S. Government amicus support against further review of the appeals court win (to the great relief of inventors and the patent prosecution bar).
Join us on September 12, in Denver, CO at 6:30PM-see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for detail.
Speaker: Matt Coffaro of Red Raptor Productions (live in person)
Topic: Video Production-What You Need to Know
Matt Coffaro of Red Raptor Productions will be presenting live in person and will take you through the video production process and answer your questions. Red Raptor has been producing advertising and demo videos for clients since 2005, specializing in short videos with commercial grade editing software that includes visual effects and motion graphics. Having a product these days requires video-its not a question of whether you need a video or not, but what kind of video you will do.
Join us on October 3, in Loveland, CO at 6PM-see www.rminventor.org under"Event" for detail.
We will have a real 3-D Printer running and making parts-so come see if 3-D Printing could be of benefit to your idea or product. Contact Don Suriani for information-Phone 970-290-8100 or email@example.com
Join us on January 23, 2014 in Denver, CO at 6:30PM-see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
Speaker: Steve Greenberg(via Skype) author of the popular book GADGET NATION, Steve was also host of "Invention Hunters" on the Food TV Network
Topic: How to get your product on TV - what you need to know about the world of PR and how to create editorial opportunities
Speaker Bio: Steve routinely appears on the Dr. Oz show and NBC's Today Show, also appearances for product demos on the Discovery Channel's "Your New House" and for six years Steve appeared on HGTV's very popular "Dream Builders" Steve has also been an inventions judge for the Hammer-Schlemmer catalog company and Popular Science's Inventor's Challenge. Steve's background is as a TV news reporter based in Miami and has won 12 Emmy awards.
Side Note-It is very highly recommended that you read GADGET NATION-I got mine at the Inventors Museum at the US Patent Office in Washington DC (Amazon $6.78 paper / $9.99 ebook) and found it very informative reading, by taking over 100 cases of product launches-Steve lays out the time, costs, profits (if any) and everything else the Inventors went through-this book will give you a "Reality Check" on what you will face in launching a product into the market - from Roger Jackson (meeting organizer and patent attorney).
Join us on October 24, in Denver, CO at 6:30Pm, see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
Ryan Cowboy Ehmann appeared on Shark Tank in March, 2013 and won the heart of Daymond John to invest with him. He is a long-time inventor and continues to create. He will talk about what it takes to get your business going.
Join us on October 10, in Denver, CO at 6:30PM see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
Speaker: Bob Olsen of Spectrum Plastics (Live in person)
Topic: 3-D Printing and other manufacturing methods for your prototyping and production needs
Description: Bob Olsen has presented to the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association numerous times in the past and is always well received as a speaker, this is the time to bring your product prototyping and quantity production questions to get answers from Bob.
Speaker Bio: Bob Olsen has many years experience in not only 3-D printing but other manufacturing methods as well.
Join us on September 26, in Denver at 6Pm, see www.rminventor.org under "Event" for details.
If you are trying to sell your invention, engage investors or otherwise generate interest in your idea, it is critical to convey your story clearly and concisely. This presentation will show how professionally-produced video can be used to explain new concepts, complex systems or arcane technology to uninitiated audiences. The presentation will include examples of effective graphics, animation and scripting of technical subject material, and basic guidelines regarding costs and production timelines.
JC Bourque is a principal of the creative services firm Heppner+Bourque, Inc. He has worked in the advertising and marketing field since 1972, producing award-winning work in video, web, print and trade show. Bourque specializes in motion-control special effects video production.