Welcome to the UIA

About Us: The UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers.

 

Our Mission:  Empowering Inventors through Education, Access and Advocacy

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UIA Educational Webinar Series

These sessions bring industry experts together to discuss topics of interest to inventors and entrepreneurs.

 

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2021 Episodes Schedule:

 

Building a brand and developing growth strategies are essential in today’s business environment. 

Featured Speaker: Larry Gulko, Harvard Business School Fireside Chat.  Larry is recognized for successfully launching over 25 brands in the consumer goods, lifestyle/luxury, healthcare, and technology markets. Organizations have spanned early stage companies, emerging growth businesses and entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 500. He is recognized as a ‘trend setter and trend spotter’, thrives on building best-selling brands, creating category leaders, enhancing brand equity, and creating great business stories leveraging his wealth of brand building, entrepreneurship, and strategic marketing expertise.  Larry’s core business philosophy focuses on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s mantra – “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” He provides leadership direction as a visionary creating bold and disruptive strategies to uniquely position brands to compete more effectively in today’s rapidly evolving and ever–changing business landscape.

This episode features two entrepreneurs, with very different backgrounds, and how they bring new products to the market that have become household brands. 

Featured Speakers: Chris Guerrera and Aaron Krause

This episode features two entrepreneurs, with very different backgrounds, and how they bring new products to the market that have become household brands. 

Featured Speakers: Chris Guerrera and Aaron Krause

Featured Speaker: John Ellis, Product Developer

Featured Speakers:

  • Judge Susan Braden, Federal Court IP Judge and USPTO PPAC Member
  • Rob Greenspoon, Patent Attorney
  • Josh Malone, Inventor 

Featured Speaker: David Petite, American Inventor

Featured Speaker: Warren Tuttle, Open Innovation Director

Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the Founder and CEO of Olive & June will share why she started and grew her business, which helps people achieve a salon-quality manicure at-home, into a successful enterprise.  She will talk about the importance of intellectual property protection. Consumer engagement is an important element for any company. Learn how she created valuable resources that help her customers know how to use the products to achieve the best mani possible.  

 Meet the Panel

What We Do: How the UIA Helps Inventors

Education & Events

Free Inventor Resources.  The UIA maintains an Inventor Resource Room with free and helpful documents, articles, and videos all about inventing and product commercialization processes covering how to develop, protect, fund and commercialize ideas. and a listing of upcoming inventor trade shows and events.

UIA Events. We proudly work with trade show organizers to create inventor exhibitor areas at some of the largest trade shows nationwide. Visit our Resource Room for details on upcoming inventor trade shows and events.

Latest News & Updates

Join the UIA to receive our free UIA newsletter for information affecting independent inventors, resource updates, articles from industry leaders and decision-makers, and to be notified of upcoming educational seminars and events – most of which are provided at no cost to our members.

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Industry Access 

Professionals & Partners. Through our educational seminars and trade show program, we create opportunities for inventors to network with companies who are actively searching for new products and/or offer services to that can help move an invention forward. We proudly work with trade show organizers to create inventor exhibitor areas at some of the largest trade shows nationwide.  

Visit Our Resource Room for more information on events.

Fellow Inventors. With the UIA-affiliated inventor clubs across the US, UIA members can meet local innovators who have been through the inventing, patenting, manufacturing and marketing processes.  

View our list of UIA-affiliated Inventor Clubs to learn more.

Local Inventor Club, Patent Pro Bono Hubs and SCORE Consulting Office

Click on a state for information on local inventor associations, SCORE offices, and regional USPTO patent pro bono hubs.

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Support Our Cause

The United Inventors Association of America is registered as a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization. Contributions to the UIA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The UIA’s federal tax identification number is 43-1582960.

Latest News

UIAtv S3.E25: Branding and Growth Strategies

Our next episode features Larry Gulko. Building a brand and developing growth strategies are essential in today’s business environment. Larry is a brand architect and strategist, executive coach and growth advisor who focuses on driving brand leadership, consumer loyalty, and business growth. He founded and moderates the annual CEO Brand Leadership Roundtable at the Harvard Business School.

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UIAtv S3.E24: The Olive & June Story

This week’s episode features Sarah Gibson Tuttle, the Founder and CEO of Olive & June. She will share why she started and how she grew her business, to help people achieve a salon-quality manicure at-home, into a successful enterprise. She will talk about the importance of intellectual property protection. Consumer engagement is an important element for any company. Learn how she created valuable resources that help her customers know how to use the products to achieve the best mani possible.

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