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Youth Innovation Series Show 4 of 5

United Inventors Association has teamed up with Innovation World and its Alliance Members to support and inspire youth innovation around the globe. Join us in inspiring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in K-12 and beyond! 

Young Innovators Expert: Juli Shively Our subject matter expert in the Young Innovators space is Juli Shively. Juli is COO of Innovation World, and has has spent 18+ years in the student innovation space. 

Our Product Development Expert Carmine Denisco:

Carmine Denisco is a successful Entrepreneur, Inventor, Author, Podcaster, Investor, Patent and Trademark Holder. He has designed, developed and manufactured many products sold in retail stores, TV shopping channels, online and infomercials some have gone on to be licensed by major chain stores.

Denisco is dedicated to helping inventors correctly navigate the invention and manufacturing process, giving each inventor their best shot at success.

EarMark Sourcing www.earmarksourcing.com is a privately held product development and manufacturing company with one of the largest and fastest growing inventor networks in the world. As leaders in the industry, it is our goal to disrupt the invention industry by re-imaging the development process into the fastest and most cost effective way to monetize an invention.

EarMark has consulted with, designed, developed, marketed or manufactured a large number of consumer products in every major category to be sold in retailers around the world. Along with manufacturing in the US, China, Central and South America.

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Product Development: If These Kids Can Do It, So Can You!

Youth Innovation Series Show 3 of 5

United Inventors Association has teamed up with Innovation World and its Alliance Members to support and inspire youth innovation around the globe. Join us in inspiring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in K-12 and beyond! 

Young Innovators Expert: Juli Shively Our subject matter expert in the Young Innovators space is Juli Shively. Juli is COO of Innovation World, and has has spent 18+ years in the student innovation space. 

Meet Our Product Developers:
Lexa is the inventor of the Cargo Caddie, a stowable trunk shelf that nearly doubles usable trunk space for most SUV/CUVs in the market, Lexa is also the Executive Director of Invent New England, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the country dedicated to supporting and educating independent inventors. 

Additionally, she is an Advisor at the United Inventors Association, the largest 501c3 in the world dedicated to education and advocacy for the independent inventor community. While she advises and consults on various functions within the organization, her current focus with the UIA is on redesign and development of the organization’s website which offers its member community no cost educational materials and access to the industry’s leading events and experts.

Finally, Lexa is also the co-founder and Principal of Open Innovations Group, LLC (OIG). OIG offers consumer products companies an external open innovation platform for developing and licensing new patented products by independent inventors.

Prior to her launching the above efforts, Lexa was Principal of 3210 Consulting, a website design and software development company she founded in 2002. She oversaw all business development and acted as the company’s chief business analyst for the company’s 65+ small business clients and over $700,000 in annual revenue. She sold the company after 11 years.

Lexa received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband their three children.

George Peters: Inventors Association of New England (IANE)
As an independent inventor over the last two decades, Mr. Peters has experienced many of the joys and disappointments developing ideas into new products. Mr. Peters has been a guest speaker at many events around the country. Addressing a wide variety of subjects; Product licensing, supply chain management, introducing a new product to buyers and marketing a disruptive product to name just a few. Mr. Peters has created safety and consumer’s products, taking them to market on the most difficult road, that of an independent inventor.

Most recently Mr. Peters and fellow inventor and KettlePizza co-founder Al Contarino were honored to represent Massachusetts as a Made in America product at the White House in June 2019. KettlePizza turns charcoal and gas grills into backyard pizza ovens. KettlePizza products have been sold to people in more than seventy countries. Raytheon, GE, Bristol-Myers Squib, and Fidelity Investments were some of the many companies to use Mr. Peters WHAT NOW??? Evacuation Training Aid. WHAT NOW??? replicates the appearance of a working fire that blocks primary exits during evacuation drills so building occupants could practice locating alternative escape routes.

A topic Mr. Peters likes to address during his presentations is the effect that becoming an inventor can have on a family. Quite often, becoming an inventor brings many new challenges that sometimes create a stressful period for a family.

Highlighting Mr. Peters career includes being a guest speaker in 2008 and 2010 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Independent Inventor’s Conference “Spark of Genius” and as a four-time presenter at Babson College Entrepreneurship program.

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Product Development: How They Did It With Lexa Gandolfo and George Peters

Youth Innovation Series 2 of 5

United Inventors Association has teamed up with Innovation World and its Alliance Members to support and inspire youth innovation around the globe. Join us in inspiring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in K-12 and beyond!

Young Innovators Expert: Juli Shively
Our subject matter expert in the Young Innovators space is Juli Shively. Juli is COO of Innovation World, and has has spent 18+ years in the student innovation space.

Our Guest:
Matt Nuccio is the owner of Design Edge, a toy and game development, marketing, manufacturing, inventing and consulting agency. They are headquartered in New York with two satellite offices in China.

For over 30 years, Design Edge has been a leading development agency in the toys and games industry. For 4 years Matt co-chaired the Toy Industry Association (TIA) associate panel, representing all designers and inventors in the toy industry. Currently, Matt sits on the board of directors of the United Inventors Association of America (UIA) and on the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) advisory board.

Matt also writes a column in Toy Family Entertainment magazine focusing on the toy industry and often lectures at New York Toy Fair, ASTRA, Chicago Toy & Game Fair, and Hong Kong Toy Fair. Our products have been nominated for, and have also won, many industry awards such as TOTY (Toy Of The Year), Games 100, Origin, and Family Fun to name a few. www.designedge.net

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Product Development: Matt Nuccio Spills The Beans On The Toy Industry

UIA Youth Innovation Series Show 1 of 5 

United Inventors Association has teamed up with Innovation World and its Alliance Members to support and inspire youth innovation around the globe. Join us in inspiring creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in K-12 and beyond!

Young Innovators Expert: Juli Shively
Our subject matter expert in the Young Innovators space is Juli Shively. Juli is COO of Innovation World, and has has spent 18+ years in the student innovation space.

Meet Our Expert: J.D. Houvener of Bold Patents
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

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Intellectual Property: Learn All About Patents With J.D. Houvener of Bold Patents

UIA Education Series

Watch our amazing United Inventors Association interview with Kamela Hurley as she discusses her journey to the top. The path is never straight, the bumps are real and the persistence to navigate through it all takes a strong clear mindset. Kamela's story is great and her ability to reinvent herself on the spot speaks to the level of success she is currently enjoying Carmine Denisco

Meet Our Guest: Kamela Hurley is the founder of Madison and White, which sold out on QVC and has been featured by Kourtney Kardashian, Good Morning America, Byrdie, Life & Style Magazine, Total Beauty, Newsweek, MSNBC, Total Beauty, The Marilyn Denis Show, Univision, and more! She has worked across North America as an Interior Designer, Stylist, and Lifestyle Expert.

Meet Our Host: Chris Guerrara, President and CEO of PACE, is an accomplished executive with over 34 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer. He is a Lean 6 Sigma Manufacturing expert that has successfully led multiple teams through new Product Launch.

Mr. Guerrera has enjoyed national media exposure. He was recently interviewed by Kathy Ireland for her Modern Living national syndicated television show. He has been featured on Good Morning America Shark Tank and was the MCee of the Shark Tank panel for the MAKE48 competition hosted by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center in Washington DC.

He has products displayed at recent trade shows alongside such household name products as Scrub Daddy®, Squatty Potty®, Paint Brush Cover®, Drop Stop®, and ReadeRest®, all products that have achieved mass distribution & sales after their appearance on the reality TV series ‘Shark Tank. Mr. Guerrera was instrumental in the BMW start-up and success in the United States where he managed the interior group for the BMW Z3 and X5. He spent over 5 years in Greenville, South Carolina developing the BMW interior group during their USA launch. He was awarded the JD Powers and Associates best in class Quality Award from BMW. He was responsible for the Greenville Operation generating 180 million in revenue using World Class Just-In-Time Lean techniques.

Mr. Guerrera was an integral part of the 1/8 turn fuel system design for Ford Motor Company and is listed on the patent as the Chief Design Engineer. He was the Director of Engineering responsible for four plants with sales revenue of 170 million. He spent three years developing the on-board fuel vapor recovery system for the Ford Taurus vehicle that was first in its class to have such a sophisticated fuel system design that revolutionized the industry.

Mr. Guerrera holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Mechanical Engineering and is a Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt. He is certified in the Toyota Production System and the BMW VDA Production System. He served on the Executive Supplier Counsel for BMW, Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company.

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Product Development: How To Build Your Brand

Nisha Sawhney, the founder of SnS Design, Inc specializes in developing successful consumer products that sell!

New York based Female entrepreneur Nisha Sawhney with HIGH LEVEL GLOBAL thinking has been supporting businesses, entrepreneurs and manufacturers with ideas that impacts change and revolutionize industry. She brings business ideas and new products into existence utilizing holistic innovative product design solutions. Nisha has a proven success rate with her global clients in the US, UK, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Hong Kong and China.

In addition to being founder and president of SnS Design, Nisha is an Industrial Design Expert, specializing in a wide range of products from baby crib to electric car charging station to medical device and IOT. Nisha worked as both product designer and project manager for global consumer product companies such as - Haier, LG, Whirlpool, Westinghouse, Amana, Amcor, Edi-Baur, Rosco, LiFeng, Temptu, Zipz wine (Biggest Deal in Shark Tank History) and many more.

She designed products in medical devices, IOT, home appliances, housewares, consumer electronics, furniture and lifestyle products. Her expertise includes services from A to Z - research, conceptual design, invention, product development, engineering, prototype, patent related support, branding, packaging, graphics, point of purchase, 3d Renderings, pre-sale presentation, mechanical design and engineering, manufacturing and retail placement.

Nisha was a valedictorian earning a Master’s Degree in Industrial design and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

She has served as juror for a decade at The International Consumer Electronics Show CES and was also invited as speaker at CES events.
Nisha volunteers to help MAKE48 inventors as a focus group and product design expert, she taught MBA students at NYU, high school students at Teen Design Fair and underprivileged female youth. 
Featured in FORBES - The Woman Who Could Design Anything, And Did. CEO Radio, MAKE48 - PBS show and many more..

She has been awarded utility and design patents for consumer products.

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Sales & Marketing: How To Sell Your Product With Nisha Sawhney

UIA Education Series -Joe is a young entrepreneur and the inventor of smartwatch screen-rotation known as Wristruments.  You can learn more about Wristruments and support their campaign here; https://www.wristruments.com/

Joe grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  He was diagnosed with ADHD at an early age, which led to an untraditional education experience for him.  After graduating from high school in 2010, Joe attended 3 different universities in New Hampshire.  He failed out a few credits short of his Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience degree.  Joe never had the grades to get into business school, so went to school for psychology, but was always more interested in Entrepreneurship.  

Shortly after starting college, he discovered free online classes after taking a Technology Entrepreneurship course offered by Stanford.  In this course, he worked on an e-learning start-up called SkillOut with team members around the world.  He found this type of involved learning to be more beneficial than the psychology courses he was taking in school.  
“I was getting real experience from universities with better names, working with driven students on problems I wanted to solve, and it was all free.”

Joe began taking more courses online from Stanford, MIT, Khan Academy, Udemy, and others.  While attending college, he worked various part-time jobs such as a merchandiser, car salesman, bartender, and barista to name a few. 

In 2015, Joe was kicked out of the University of New Hampshire for missing a final exam that was scheduled on the same day as the school’s Business to Market competition.  Joe’s team Chatter (a geo-location based social messaging app) won first place in the high-tech track, and second overall.  This technicality seemed to be a recurring theme in Joe’s education experience, and it was at this moment he realized something really needed to change in higher education.

Within 4 years of failing out of UNH, he was one of 3 students invited back for their “Young Professionals Alumni” panel.

After leaving school for good Joe began using skills developed through his own start-ups to consult other businesses.  He worked with a variety of clients ranging from mom-and-pop shops to publicly traded companies.  Joe Founded Vivolearn in 2018 after inventing the technology behind it while playing guitar.  He has been working full-time on this company since.

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Product Development: Joe Corcoran of Wristruments

Ever dream of launching your product and then getting TV exposure on a major network morning show like Good Morning America. Watch this episode to learn Lerin’s story about how she did just that. Our guest this week is Lerin Lockwood, the inventor of the Lion Latch, the quick solution to safely storing your small jewelry while on-the-go! Holds necklaces, earrings and rings, and more!  Lerin Lockwood is a high school art teacher & multi-sport coach. 

How did Lerin Come Up with Her Idea? I use my hands A LOT throughout the day. Because I’m so active, I have several occasions each day where I have to take off my jewelry including my wedding rings.  When I’m teaching art, working with clay or throwing on the pottery wheel, I don’t want my rings to dent or scrape my hard work, nor do I want to spend the next hour cleaning clay out of every crevice of my rings. When I’m in the weight room, on the field or on the courts, I have to take my rings off to avoid scratching them or bending them. I was once on the softball field & had to catch in for our outfielder’s last minute. After catching a ball from our center fielder, I felt a sting in my ring finger. I removed my hand from my glove & saw the ball had bent my engagement ring, causing it to flatten into my finger & even worse… it knocked out a stone and I couldn’t find it. I made the call to my husband & his response was, “I think I’m going to be sick.” I told him it was one of the small stones not the large ones, & he felt a little relief, but regardless we had to pay to replace the stone & repair the ring. We never wanted to have that feeling again, so I began to look for places to keep my ring when I couldn’t wear it. I tried my purse and wallet but felt that was unsafe because pockets could have holes in them or change & other loose items could scratch & damage my ring. Pre-practice, I’d forget to take my rings off beforehand in the locker room. Come mid-practice, I would need a place to put my rings because my fingers would swell & cause discomfort. That’s when I began placing my ring on my necklace, but it would bounce around while I was being active & I’d then end up taking off my necklace AND my engagement ring. I decided my keychain carabiner was a good last minute place to latch my rings on, but I was still leaving them exposed to objects that could damage my ring, such as my keys. 

I needed a protective, convenient & consistent place to keep my rings from being damaged or lost, that could still give me peace of mind while I was hard at work or play. Also, I needed something that wouldn’t come unscrewed or unzipped like all of the other products made for storage. That’s when I decided to do something myself, so I developed the Lion Latch.  

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Product Development: How To Launch Your Product With Lerin Lockwood

Steve Greenberg is an award-winning author, TV personality and expert on innovation and technology.

During lockdown, Steve launched a YouTube gadget game show called “What The Heck Is That?” Panelists try to guess the identity of a mystery gadget.  Fun to watch and a terrific venue to showcase new products.
Check it out at www.GadgetGameShow.com 

Steve Greenberg can be seen every month with Hoda & Jenna on NBC’s Today Show. He also appears on The Dr Oz Show,   Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family and other National TV programs.  Throughout the year, Steve can be seen demonstrating innovative tech/gadgets on America’s top market TV stations including WGN Chicago, ABC Dallas,  NBC Minneapolis, FOX Minneapolis, CBS Houston, NBC Washington DC and others.

Steve has always been drawn to ingenuity and invention. It was that fascination that caused Steve to write a book about garage inventors for Sterling Publishing. The book showcases more than 100 off-beat gadgets and the inventors behind them. GADGET NATION: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ECCENTRIC WORLD OF INVENTION is in its second printing and has recently been launched as a paperback and as an eBook. 

Steve served for 3 years on the Board of Directors for the United Inventors Association.

In addition to regular TV tech segment appearances, Steve is a judge for innovation contests around the world including CEATEC in Japan. Steve is a frequent speaker at large events such as FutureVision and IBM’s Innovate Conference.

Learn more about Steve Greenberg at www.stevegreenberg.tv

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Pitching & Funding: Steve Greenberg, The Gadget Game Show

UIA Education Series Episode #36 

Do you know what fuels growth and brand loyalty? Your marketing strategies are critical whether you are pitching your idea during licensing negotiations or selling your product to the end user. Learn inside information about how Kelvin helps new startups to Fortune 500s maximize their sales by executing a marketing strategy that will communicate their “Kool.” 

Kelvin Joseph, CEO of Kool Kel Marketing, was recognized by INC Magazine on their Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 list the same year as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Kelvin is an Advertising Federation Trendsetter, LinkedIn B2B Marketing Influencer, and Sports Marketing Expert (Over $250 million in corporate events and endorsements deals). Kelvin thinks big and follows through on his promises while allowing his humility to exceed his great ability.

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Sales & Marketing: Kelvin Joseph of Kool Kel Marketing

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If you have ever crossed paths with Rick, you may know how much fun he has and how much he loves to share it with everyone around him. He is a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur, inventor, motivator, husband, father, and friend Tired of constantly dropping, scratching and losing your expensive glasses? With READEREST you easily attach your eyewear to any article of clothing and your glasses will be with you at all times.

All you have to do is place the plastic back-plate on the inside of your clothing and the front clip to the outside and the magnets will automatically attach and self-center. No pins are used!Readerest® reading glasses are loaded with technology to provide the ultimate protection and comfort for your eyes. Whether you're looking for readers to use daily or on specific occasions you can rely on Readerest glasses to give you premium protection and functionality.
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Product Development: Rick Hopper on Shark Tank about the ReaderRest!

UIA Education Series- Watch this week’s episode to hear about the Wallace’s experience when they appeared on Shark Tank Season 12 in a worldwide pandemic and what it was like jump starting their new business, I’m the Chef Too!  I’m The Chef Too! has received several parenting awards such as the Family Choice Award, Parents Pick Award and National Parenting Product Award. Their cooking kits have also been featured in national publications such as Us Weekly, Parents, Parade, and many others. 

Lisa Wallace, Co-founder & CEO  A former teacher Lisa combines her love of baking and cooking with her passion for education at I’m the Chef Too, where she continuously develops curriculum while blending food, STEM, and the arts into educational fun. She began the company with her husband Scott in their home kitchen four years ago after successfully using baking and cooking to supplement lessons her son was learning in school. Lisa decided to combine the love of cooking and her passion for teaching and infuse them into her recipes. Their “Choose Your Adventure Kits” infuse STEAM based concepts into recipes, giving children the creative confidence to learn in a unique meaningful way.  Children are creating, inventing, designing, engineering, and questioning all through the world of cooking!  Prior to becoming a business owner and mother of three kids, Lisa taught elementary school for more than 10 years. She was known for her creativity and adoration for her students.

Scott Wallace, Co-founder, COO, CFO  An award-winning marketer and salesman, Scott brings more than a dozen years of management and hands-on experience. Scott currently runs operations, marketing and sales execution for I’m The Chef Too! Scott’s years of experience running and building Med Tech companies has been pivotal while growing and scaling the company. In Scott’s previous career his sole responsibility was to purchase growing Med Tech companies and scale them to size. 

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Product Development: How To Get On Shark Tank With Lisa & Scott Wallace

UIA Seminar Series 

Meet Steffen Wirth and experience what it is like to have a career at BMW Worldwide and how he launched a new Health Business to assist individuals to take more control of their own life and well being. 

Steffen Wirth is an entrepreneur, who likes to help individuals take more control of their own health and wellbeing, founded the company Health4innovation and HQi (Health Quotient Index). He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive OEM (BMW, Magna, NIO, Brilliance, JAC) manufacturing industry on an international level. He is a creative problem solver with strong analytical and technical skills, a proven leader and highly effective communicator, speaking both English and German.

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Manufacturing & Licensing - Meet Steffen Wirth From Health 4 innovation.

IUIA Education Series  - In this episode, Johnny Georges will share how he launched a new product, achieved mass market success and the experience of striking a deal with John Paul Dejoria on Shark Tank season 5.

Hearing from someone who has done it successfully can be a powerful way for you to learn firsthand how successful inventors develop marketable products.

Johnny Georges grew up in Winter Haven, Florida where their single mother raised him and his brother. Johnny has been a hard worker ever since he was a kid; he got his first job in the 4th grade at a gas station on Avenue G in Inwood. After graduating from job school, Johnny went to work for his father for over 20 years; learning firsthand how to engineer and install irrigation, drill wells and install pumps and motors. Over that 20 year span, Johnny put in over 10,000 pumps and motors and installed over 30,000 acres of irrigation for citrus. The tree T-PEE was first made by Rick Georges and Georges Enterprise Inc. for frost protection for young trees. The idea came about while banking trees in preparation for a night where frost was predicted. Banking trees is a method where you pack dirt around the young trees in order to keep them warm and prevent damage from frost. The next day, the dirt would be removed so the sun could warm the tree. This process was repeated each night the temperature was predicted to be below freezing. While banking trees one day, Johnny commented that there has to be an easier way to protect the trees from frost. So, Rick developed a small cone and placed it around the tree…and it worked. However, the cone still had to be manually installed with every freeze warning, and then removed the following day, which was very time consuming and manpower intensive. The cone only solved half of the problem.

Johnny saw the water saving potential and decided to make the T-PEE we have today. While conserving water, Johnny saw it as a domino effect. Not only was the tree T-PEE conserving water, it was conserving the electricity, or fuel, it takes to pump the water. The fertilizer savings were just as dramatic with farmers using 75% less because they were only putting it where it was needed. Same with herbicide; when not fertilizing the weeds and grass, you won’t need the roundup to kill the non-existent weeds. However, changing generations of farming practices doesn’t happen overnight! Despite rejection by traditional farmers and their conventional methods, Johnny continued with unyielding tenacity to chip away at the old outdated conventional practices…one farmer at a time. Then, in November of 2013, Johnny got his big break! He appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and landed a deal with entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul Dejoria. Together, and more determined than ever, Johnny’s dream and his father’s dream of changing the world is becoming a reality…one farmer at a time!

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Product Development: Meet Johnny George Shark Tank Star and The Tree T-Pee

UIA-TV Education Series -Conversation with Judy Edwards, Squatty Potty Founder and Co-Creator

Many inventors dream of getting a deal on Shark Tank. In this episode, you will learn from Judy Edwards how to launch a new product and achieve mass market success. She will share the story of how they struck a deal on Shark Tank, in Season 6, with Lori Greiner.

Meet our guest:  Judy Edwards along with her son Bobby and husband Bill are the designers and creators of Squatty Potty® toilet stools and the owners of Squatty Potty, LLC Judy is also the mother of 7 children and 33 grandchildren, 7 of which are great grandchildren. Bill and Judy have been married for almost 52 years. She started Squatty Potty at the early age of 60.

We have always been a health conscious family, but after a lifetime of colon issues Judy was searching for an alternative solution to her problems instead of laxatives. Judy was seeking a natural and inexpensive solution that would help correct and heal the problems she was experiencing. That’s when we found a wonderful and simple solution…Squatting!”

The simple knowledge of getting our knees up while going to the bathroom made a remarkable difference. We searched and searched but we could not find a good solution for putting us into a squatting position while using our toilet. After trying different stools, books, buckets – not to mention stubbing our toes many times (especially in the middle of the night) we decided to take matters into our own hands. That’s when we came up with the Squatty Potty® toilet stool.

Squatty Potty® wraps perfectly around your existing toilet and easily stores out of the way when not in use. We designed and created, tried and tested and then did it again and again. We thought of everything to make your experience better and more enjoyable. It is the perfect height, shape and design to work with any toilet. It is comfortable, ergonomic, easy to use, attractive and affordable. https://www.squattypotty.com/

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Product Development: Get A Shark Tank Deal With The Squatty Potty

David Petite is an American independent inventor with approximately 100 issued patents. He is best known for being one of the key inventors of wireless networking technology which helped lay the ground work for IoT technology and wireless mesh. Mr. Petite is a proud Native American and a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe. He is also a founder of the Native American Intellectual Property Enterprise Council, a non-profit organization helping Native American inventors and communities.

Petite has over 50 US patents pending, dating back to 1995 on ad hoc networks. A listing of his inventions can found at Patent Genius or by a search at The US Patent Office. Petite is considered to be a visionary scientist/engineer, with business knowledge skills. His early inventions seem to demonstrate a foresight to see the technology curve with business values.

Today Mr. Petite operates several companies that license his existing patents and technologies while he continues to develop exciting new wireless and wired products.

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Intellectual Property: David Petite from The Native American IP Enterprise Council

Author Warren Tuttle Talks Inventor Confidential!

Warren Tuttle has for many years overseen the Open Innovation product programs for several industry leading companies including Lifetime Brands in the housewares and table top arenas (Farberware, Kitchen Aid and 40 other brands), Techtronics Industries Power Tool Group in the power tool and hardware industries (Ryobi, Rigid, Hart Tools and other brands) and Merchant Media in the Direct Response Television category (Smart Spin, True Touch and many other brands). 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. He served for 12 years 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 National Council for Expanding American Innovation. Warren’s new book, Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovation, is published by Harper Collins an available for pre-order on Amazon for a March 23rd, 2021 release. He lives with his wife Lynn in Southern Connecticut and has three wonderful daughters, all well-educated and working. He enjoys skiing, motorcycling, golf and travel. Please visit Warren’s website www.tuttleinnovation.com or email him at wwtuttle@yahoo.com for more information.

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Manufacturing & Licensing: Don't do Anything Until You Read this Book. Manufacturing and Licensing.

Several years ago a Small Claims Patent Court conference in Washington DC was led by Federal Court Judge Susan Braden and Chicago based patent attorney Rob Greenspoon. With the recent Congressional vote to launch a Small Claims Copyright Court, it’s time to revisit this worthy IP pursuit. Listen to Susan and Rob, along with inventor advocate Josh Malone, discuss the logistics and benefits. 

Meet our Speakers:  Robert Greenspoon, Josh Malone and Judge Susan G. Braden.

Robert Greenspoon is a founding member of Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC. He is a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice in the litigation, trial and appeal of patent and other complex cases. Rare among lawyers, his practice spans every aspect of the patent field. He works with inventors to file new patent applications, defends those inventions in all types of Patent Office proceedings (including PTAB challenges), tries patent cases in the courts, wins for appellants and appellees in patent appeals at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and brings and defends patent proceedings at the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Greenspoon is the author of the 2009 law review article that brought widespread attention to the plight of small inventors facing intractable infringement, Is the United States Finally Ready for a Patent Small Claims Court?

In a recent notable win, Mr. Greenspoon convinced the Precedential Opinion Panel of the PTAB (which included the Patent Office Director) to apply the one-year time bar more broadly to dismiss an untimely inter partes review proceeding (GoPro v. 360Heros). Last year, Mr. Greenspoon obtained confirmation of patent validity in an ex parte reexamination requested by an infringer who sought to nullify a multi-million-dollar jury verdict. (Opticurrent v. Power Integrations). Mr. Greenspoon frequently writes and talks on policy matters of interest to innovative individuals and small companies.

Josh Malone quit his corporate job in 2006 to take his shot at the Inventor’s Dream. Eight years later, savings depleted and kid’s college unfunded, he took one last swing before trudging back to the corporate world. And hit a homerun with Bunch O Balloons. His solution to the 63 year old problem of filling and sealing water balloons instantly became the number one selling summer toy. His invention was stolen by a notorious infringer who convinced the USPTO to invalidate his patent under a controversial procedure of the 2011 America Invents Act. A brutal and costly legal battle combined with an anti-corruption crusade ultimately resulted in a $31M award and restoration of his patent rights. He is now a full time volunteer with the inventor advocacy organization US Inventor.

Judge Susan G. Braden was appointed in 2003, by President George W. Bush, to the United States Court of Federal Claims which has exclusive jurisdiction over cases against the federal government arising from: breach of contract/false claims; bid protest; patent and copyright infringement; land, water, and certain environmental and federal tax refund disputes. In March 2017, she was designated as Chief Judge. Since her retirement from the federal bench in April 2019, she has been appointed as a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a Fellow of the American Bar Association; and to the J. W. Fulbright Board. In June 2020, she was appointed by the USTR to serve as one of ten arbitrators who will represent the U.S. in disputes arising under the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. In November 2020, she was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee.  In addition, Judge Braden serves of the Board of Directors of privately-held companies in the software, artificial intelligence, and construction industries and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s M&A, IP/Technology, and Large Complex Commercial Panels. In the winter of 2021, Judge Braden will join the Antonin Scalia School of Law (George Mason University) as an Adjunct Professor in the Center For The Protection of Intellectual Property.

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Intellectual Property: How To Win In Small Claims Patent Court

UIA Education Series #27

John Ellis and Carmine Denisco discuss Serious Product Development.

What goes on behind the scenes when a professional product developer takes an idea and brings it to life?  John Ellis will share the hard work involved in taking an idea through the stages from concept to a fully developed product.

John Ellis founded Optics for Hire in 2002. His company helps clients research, design, prototype and commercialize imaging and illumination optical devices. Their team of 14 optical, mechanical and electronics engineers provide ray tracing, custom lens designs, complete opto-electronic/opto-mechanical systems and applied optics research.

Optics for Hire clients’ range from startups to the Fortune 50 and work in markets ranging from self-driving cars, medical devices, and consumer products to industrial equipment. More information is available at http://www.opticsforhire.com

In addition, the company has sold or licensed technology used in toys, 3D displays and kitchen gadgets.

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Product Development: How To Make It Happen With the United Inventors Association

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