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Offer of CAD services

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, In : General Interest 
This was posted as a comment on our Facebook page.  Of course this comes with no experience, or endorsement from ICCF.

John R. wrote: "I am a retired mechanical designer using Autodesk Inventor 2012 pro. I offer my services at a very low rate to new inventors If interested contact draw-tech@tampabay.rr.com, or draw-tech on facebook. or by phone 352-345-4438 321-543-4522 (cell)"

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Minority Enterprise Development Week, Oct 2-5

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Events 

This was sent to us from MEDCorp.

PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING THIS PAID EVENT!!!  You will be able to schedule matchmaking sessions and participate in a Trade show.  FOR THE FIRST TIME, KEY SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES will be participating!!!!!

Some may be using an older version of Internet Explorer (IE) and the website may have problems with link appearing in your browser.  Many MED Corp web pages, forms and scripts will not work correctly with older versions of IE, or with IE...


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TEDxOrlando Tickets Running Out, Event on Oct 13

Posted by David Woods on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Events 
TEDxOrlando is a local event which allows you to experience local and national speakers with ideas worth spreading.  It is organized by Dave Casey, a member of Familab, under a license from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).  It is Saturday, October 13, from 1 pm to 6pm.  You will get to hear speakers on numerous subjects, see some movies, and talk to lots of interesting people.  TED followers are creative, open minded, forward thinking, active people who are not afraid to take action o...
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Lawsuit Says "First to File" is Unconstitutional

Posted by David Woods on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : General Interest 
Our member, Mark Stadnyk, is in the process of sueing the US government regarding the constitutionality of the America Invents Act and its "First to File" clause.

The Constitution states, "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."  Notice it states the "Inventors" not the first one to file some paperwork.

To see an article in the New York Times on this go to http:/...
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Seminar at NEC

Posted by David Flinchbaugh on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Events 

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Seminar

Location: National Entrepreneur Center - Strategy Training Room

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Time:  6:00 PM

Cost $30

A three-hour seminar reviewing the different types of intellectual property that exists in the United States.Topics include patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement, and general techniques for marketing new ideas.

For more information search for Trademark at: http://www.nationalec.org/Act...


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Free Introduction to Systems Engineering Presentation

Posted by Michael Hassan on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 
Inventors,

This event is open to all ICCF members and the public:

Regards,

Michael

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IEEE Orlando Section Consultants' Network Technical Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Time: Immediately following ExCom Meeting (approx. 8:30 pm - 9:20 pm)
Topic: "Introduction to Systems Engineering"

Place: Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated
with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G,
Orlando, FL 32802

Directions: In Herndon Plaz...
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UIA hosts an America Invents Webinar

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 

Under the "America Invents Act" (AIA), the United States is changing from a "first to invent" patent system to a "first inventor to file" patent system. This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, requiring both inventors and businesses to reconsider their patent strategies. But what does this really mean to you and your invention?

Join nationally known patent attorney Bao Tran and executive director of the UIA Mark Reyland for an Hour-long webinar full of insights into what you sh...


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Cool Inventions Radio Show

Posted by David Woods on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : General Interest 

Sorry I got this posted after the event but I expect the show will have additional episodes. (editor)

Saturday's 8/18/2012 My Cool Inventions Radio Show Is About What's in a Name? Why Your Invention's Name Needs Protection!
You've gone through the process of producing your invention and you come up with a pretty cool name...now what do you do? You need to protect it with a trademark! By getting a trademark you show the world that you own it and that gives you the ability to enforce your rights...


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Marketing Vendor looking to provide services to us

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 23, 2012, In : General Interest 

Since we do not place untested vendors in our vendor lists I am posting this message here.  If anyone would like to try them out and report back to us please do.
Dave Woods (editor)

My name is Michael Ramirez, Founder of IAM Innovative Advertising, and I am contacting you regarding your marketing resources at (http://www.inventorscouncilcentralfla.us/marketing-resources.php). We are looking to announce our marketing services to startups and individuals who need to get their products or inventio...


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MOSI Idea Faire in Tampa in November

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Events 

Greetings,

It is with great excitement that MOSI announces our upcoming Idea Faire! MOSI is home to Idea Zone, our “do-it-yourself” laboratory that allows students of all ages to explore learn and have fun. In conjunction with Idea Zone, our 2012 Idea Faire will highlight ideas of all kinds. From robotics and invention, to rocketry and crafting, the Idea Faire will have something for everyone.

The event will take place on November 17th & 18th at MOSI. Exhibiting your ideas at the event ...


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Crowd Funding information

Posted by Paul Royal on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : General Interest 
Here is more information on crowd funding.  They have not been vetted but you can always learn by reading..
Crowd funding site:
http://www.indiegogo.com
 
Here is a link to 13 more business funding sites:
 

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Potential Marketing Resources

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : General Interest 
None of these resources have been checked out by our members but if you feel adventureous this information was received from Carolyn Keane who I do not know.
After checking these out, please like us on facebook.com/#!/InventingDaily and watch for more news.

 

Create What Companies are looking for right now and make $$$
Companies pose a challenge and if they like your solution and use it, you get paid.

There are a wide range of challenges. The site is very inventor friendly. It even allow...

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UCF Patent Workshop - June 15th

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Events 

Free Patents Workshop

Registration is free but seating is limited – 50 People

 

When:                              Friday, June 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:                             University of Central Florida, main campus library - Room 223

 

What:                               The America Invents Act is the most sweeping change to patent law in the last sixty years.  Learn how the patent reform will affect inventors, investors and technology companies.  Attendees will lea...


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Tampa MOSI Idea Faire - November 17 and 18th

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Events 

In conjunction with Idea Zone, MOSI is hosting its first Idea Faire. MOSI’s Idea Faire is a collaboration of makers, innovators, crafters, and D.I.Y creators with opportunities for hands-on learning and activities, workshops, make-and-take projects, and much more. We invite you to join us as an exhibitor for this one-of-a-kind event. As an exhibitor, you will have a chance to show off your creations and inspire guests to begin thinking outside the box. From gaming and robotics to baking and...


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Orlando Mini Maker Faire - May 26th get in Free

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Events 


The Orlando Mini Maker Fair is coming upon us.  Currently, there are two ways to get in free!

One is to help Dave Woods in his booth.  He will be showing his MaxAir swim fins and representing ICCF.  If you would like to help with the ICCF representation for 2 hours he can get you a free pass.  The time slots available for one person each are:
10 - noon
noon - 2
2 - 4
4 - 6
6 - 8 (closes at 7 help with breakdown)
Contact him before May 16 here.

The other way is to volunteer as a worker for OMMF.  Taki...
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Call for Invention Convention Judges - May 23

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Events 
Lakeville Elementary School in Apopka will be having an Invention Convention Wednesday, May 23 from 9 to Noon and is looking for judges.  The gifted class is preparing inventions as part of their program and will be presenting them at the Invention Convention at their school.  They would be thrilled to have real inventors as their judges.  There is also an opportunity here for you to give a presentation to the class about yourself and your invention.  The intent would be to help the kids unde...
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Free Presentation on how to Generate the Next Big Idea April 10

Posted by David Woods on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Events 

Coming very soon (tomorrow), Tuesday April 10 at 8PM, Michael Hassan will be presenting a seminar on how to generate the next Big Idea.  It will be held at the same location as our monthly meetings.  The our Meetings page for directions.  Michael can be contacted at 407-780-5585, INNOVATELLC@gmail.com, or www.innovaellc.org .


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Free Access to National Plastics Expo. going on now - Apr. 1-5

Posted by Frank Hellmann on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Events 
If you are looking to get in to the show floor of the National Plastics Expo for free DME is providing free passes to the show floor passes.  Just fill out their on line form found on the lower right corner of their website called "Register for free entry to NPE".  Click here for the link.
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$36,000 of business training for $1,000

Posted by William C. De Temple on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : General Interest 

Do you know any entrepreneur who would be interested in learning how to either build a highly profitable company or take their current business to the next level?

As you know I am a successful serial entrepreneur and have been helping entrepreneurs build highly profitable companies for years.  With all my life experiences I have decided to build a very high value real deal tangible training course for entrepreneurs.  You can see my first “information test” training videos (that I am goin...


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Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference, Tampa, April 27-28

Posted by Ted Weigel and Hal Mendelsohn on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Events 

The Florida Regional Independent Inventors Conference will be held April 27-28, 2012, in Tampa, Fla., at the Embassy Suites located on the campus of the University of South Florida. This regional event is co-sponsored by Invent Now and the National Academy of Inventors. Senior USPTO officials, successful inventors and intellectual property experts will be on-hand to provide practical advice and information for novice and seasoned inventors. 

A pre-conference workshop on April 26 from 5-7 p....


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Kids Inventors Day March 31, Orlando Science Center

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contests 

Hi,

My name is Evan Brenner, and I’m contacting you on behalf of Sullivan Productions in Tampa, Fla.

We’re hosting a Kid Inventors Day at Orlando Science Center March 31, 2012, from 9-5 p.m.

We’d like to extend the invitation to anyone you may know, 16 and under, that would like to participate in the event.

I have enclosed the flyer for the day, and a link to the registration. Please let me know, at your earliest convenience, if you know anyone who might want to pre...


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Startup Weekend - March 23-25

Posted by Roger Wood on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Events 
Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Cost = $99 ($49 students)
Website:
http://orlando.startupweekend.org/

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Tradeshow - PlasTec South March 6 & 7

Posted by Stephen Matheny on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Events 
Meet face-to-face with plastics professionals offering the best solutions...
Explore first-hand the latest developments, technologies, products, and services affecting your industry, including: primary processing machinery, computer-aided design and manufacturing, production machinery, materials, molds, and mold components, automation technology, materials handling/logistics, a full range of contract service providers... and much more.

http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/plasts11/index.html

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Invention TV Show - Casting Inventors at Strawberry Festival March 9 and 10

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Contests 
The TV Show “Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers” is Casting Inventors
at the Strawberry Festival

The television show “Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers”, is looking
for highly creative individuals who possess new one of a kind
inventions at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The festival will
run from March 1st thru the 12th, 10 AM to 10 PM.

Movers, Shakers & Invention Makers (MS&IM) will have a booth at the
Strawberry Festival on March 9th and March 10th, and is inviting all
inven...
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Accelerate Your Patent Review with Humanitarian Patents

Posted by Paul Royal on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : News 

USPTO Director’s Forum Blog

Patents for Humanity

Sweeping revolutions in technology continue to fundamentally redefine the way we connect with one another and interact with the world. Today, an entrepreneur can do business with a remote village across an ocean just as quickly as a student in Boston can video-conference with a professor in Beijing. Political rallies can be organized by the click of a button, while gripping images of that rally can be shared across continents with a single tw...


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Mini Maker Faire - Opportunity for Inventors

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Events 

Orlando Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring DIY science and technology, rockets, robots, crafts, music, and local food. The event will be held on May 26th, 2012 at FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace (Community Lab) and the surrounding area.

To exhibit you have to apply.  It is sort of like an art festival.  They are looking for participants who will be willing to describe how they developed their project and encourage others to become makers too.


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FAmiLAB Offers a Builder's Scholarship

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Contests 
This is your opportunity to learn how to build your invention and get money to do it.

Orlando Mini Maker Faire
 and FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace (Community Lab) have partnered to create “Makerships” to help 3 deserving recipients create (or finish)  amazing projects to be displayed & demonstrated at Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2012, held on May 26th at FamiLAB in Longwood, FL.

Makership Award Recipients will receive $CASH$ and three months of FamiLAB “Maker” level membership in order...


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ISSF Inventors Expo Feb. 11 - Sign up Now!

Posted by Leo Mazur on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Events 
Our annual expo is Feb. 11th. It is a fantastic opportunity for your members to show their inventions for FREE!  It is on Thomas Edison’s birthday and we have his great grand niece Sarah Miller Caldicott author of “Innovate like Edison” as one of our exciting speakers.

We are expecting to draw the attention of the media. I know at least 2 people who have identified themselves to me as investors have signed up as attendees. Your members can register for the EXPO at www.inventorssociety...


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Challenge Your Creativity

Posted by Ted Weigel on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contests 
Got creativity? Check out the US Government Challenge site.  Here you can select a project from an extensive list and work to solve it for a prize of some sort.  This link is also posted on our Marketing Resources page.
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AmCon Returns March 13 and 14

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Events 
AmCon (American Contract Manufacturing Expo) is coming to Orlando again.  It is a great place to learn about how you could have your invention manufactured.  Even if you are not ready to manufacture it is worth while for you to find out what the options are.  If you are close to a product this is where you can find out how much it will cost.  Best yet it is free.
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Jan 21 deadline - Help Wayne Rasanen get his keyboard in production

Posted by David Woods on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : General Interest 

From Wayne Rasanen, President of TBIC

We are in the final count down with only 2 weeks left to meet our goal at Kickstarter and make a difference in the world of input technology!  We are launching the product we have developed at CES next Tuesday (The Consumer Electronics Show) and with a little help from my friends, we just might start making some really cool devices right here in the USA!  I would like to ask you to please go to our kickstarter project, watch the videos and if you can affor...


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Urgent ASOTV Marketing Opportunity

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Contests 

This came from the president of the Inventors Society of South Florida.

Dear Fellow Inventors,

I have got some exciting news for you and your members from the UIA. Your clubs have been selected to participate in the Miami Telebrands Product Hunt. The 23 finalist will have the opportunity to pitch their products to A J Khubani and his staff on 2/10/12. I believe there will be a product scout there from QVC as well.

AJ Khubani is the man who coined the phrase As Seen On TV and is a leader in t...


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Consumer Electronics Show Has Discount Display Space for Inventors

Posted by Wayne Rasanen on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Events 
The Consumer Electronics Association has announced the official launch of Eureka! Park TechZone, a dedicated area at the 2012 International CES showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs Jan. 12-13 in Las Vegas NV.  Booths are $1000 which is a savings of $5000 over the standard price.  Find out if you qualify by viewing their flier here.
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