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Design & Manufacturing South Coming in March

Posted by David Woods on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Events 

Design & Manufacturing South trade show is coming March 6-7.  It is free admission and is a great place to learn more about how you can have your invention manufactured.  This show is geared more toward manufacturers but there are still rapid prototypers, product designers, CAD and other services represented.  Register online at:

http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/dmsouth13/ 

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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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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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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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Familab Hackerspace Open House Oct. 4

Posted by David Woods on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, In : Events 

Open House Night
FamiLAB is Central Florida’s provider of space, tools, and community for creative technical learning and projects. If you are looking for a great place to meet like-minded people, learn, collaborate on projects, and have access to great tools, FamiLAB is the place for you!


Open house night is when we invite people who would like to learn more about FamiLAB to come check things out!

See the FamiLAB Public Classes & Events page for more details: http://familab.org/blog/publ...


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Looking for Manufacturers? Design2Part is Coming to Kissimmee!

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Events 
The Design2Part show is coming to Kissimmee October 19 and 20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort.  This is where manufacturers and fabricators come to show you what they can do.  They are looking for you and want to build your invention.  Even if you are not ready to manufacture it is a great place to get a feel for the technology and likely costs you will encounter.  You need to go here to help finish your business plan.
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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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Edison Nation - Be sure to read the contract

Posted by Mark Stadnyk on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : General Interest 
I believe that your email regarding the Edison Nation project is missing an important piece of information. They are not just seeking a "licensing agreement" with inventors. If you read the fine print you will discover that by submitting a product idea you are completely giving up the rights to your invention (Exhibit A, section 1A). That is far beyond a licensing agreement. I don't have a problem with granting an exclusive license to Edison Nation, but I certainly have a problem with handing...

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Lambert & Lambert Seeking Inventions

Posted by Ted Weigel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : General Interest 
Similar to Edison Nation, Lambert & Lambert is actively seeking inventions.  Click here to see if you have what they are looking for.
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Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar - May 4th

Posted by Heidi Flinchbaugh on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Events 
There will be another Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Seminar on May 4th.  It will be given by Patent Attorney Brian Steinberger at the Disney Entrepreneural Center in its new location at Fashion Square Mall.  It is From 6 to 9 PM.   Pre-registration is necessary.  More information may be obtained by clicking here.
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Exciting Energy News

Posted by David Woods on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : News 
It appears PlasmERG has developed a reveloutionary new noble gas engine that will wean us of oil.  Check it out.
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Gutting of Inventor's Rights Imminent

Posted by A.R. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : News 
Please bend the ear of anyone you know to prevent house's destruction of First To Invent. 

There is no excuse for an organization having only one person on email.  I will take it upon myself to gather everyone's email who wants real notice at the next meeting.  I find calling 50 people a chore Major corporations have stopped advertising web sites. 

Let me know so I can put it on facebook.  Which has been opened to another member.

This delay on the house bill is inexcusable.  We should be expan...
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Gutting our Patent System

Posted by A.R. on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : News 
Maybe you know someone who understands the mishmash of bills etc. in congress.  There is a bill that I think hasn't passed but maybe it has.  This amendment was defeated soundly.  This  amendment would have kept first to invent.

Suggestions for first page of web site which google sees better than other pages.

Keep our jobs, innovation here.  STOP congress from gutting our patent system.  Think we have the best manufacturing,legal system, education in the world?  Probably not.  We do have the be...
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Feburary Meeting Highlights

Posted by David Woods on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Meeting Results 

Jim Coleman gave a good presentation on Patent basics.  He is a Patent Attorney from Riverview FL.  He also suggested using metacrawler as your search engine since it provides results from several serach engines including Google.  He is available to assist with your patent needs and can be contacted at sw.pats@earthlink.net.

Member Bob Jasper gave a presentation on Financing.  He is a business consultant and is helping several of our members monetize their projects.  He covered many varied s...


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Sarasota Maker Faire Next Week

Posted by Catherine Hettinger on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Events 
I know it is short notice but GWIZ, the Sarasota Museum of Science is putting on a Maker Faire which you may display at for free as long as you are not selling anything.  If you want to sell the booth fee is $100.  It will be January 15-16th.  Please contact Eric McGrath, 941-309-4949 x 101, as soon as possible.  
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January ICCF Meeting Notes.

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Meeting Results 
On January 8th we had a good turnout with 17 in attendence.  We will be hosting an Inventor's Fair at the Orange County Library, Auguts 13th.  We will be adding a page to this site as we have more information.  Bob Jasper was not able to give his presentation on crowd funding due to illness.  John Smith - the inventor of Storm Stoppers , however, gave a great presentation on why not to patent your invention.  He has written the book on this subject and you can get it at www.dontfileapatent.co...
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AmCon Returns March 2 & 3

Posted by David Woods on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Events 
AmCon design and Contract Manufacturing Expo is returning to the Orange County Convention Center March 2 and 3.  Admission is free and signup is at their website.  This is a great place to find out how much it will cost to manufacture your invention.  There are also freee seminars where you can learn about the manufacturing process. 
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights January 5th at Disney Entrepreneur Center

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Events 
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
By Brian Steinberger (Patent Atty. from Cocoa)
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center
This three-hour seminar reviews the different types of intellectual property that exist in the United States, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and confidentiality/non-disclosure-agreement, as well as general techniques on marketing new ideas. $30 seminar fee Call 407-420-4850 to register

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Everyday Edisons Casting Call Revisited

Posted by David Woods on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Events 

The earlier listing is a notice that Edison Nation is doing casting for their season 4 Everyday Edisons.  I reviewed their casting agreement and it is not the same as their regular agreements.  I am not an attorney and am not offering legal advice but I want to make sure you read and understand their agreement.  It appears to me they take assignment of your IP forever but only pay you royalties for 20 years.  That may be a good deal for you.  But they also maintain control of your IP for 5 ye...


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AmCon is coming in March

Posted by David Woods on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Events 
If you are considering manufacturing or pricing for manufacturing you should visit AmCon March 2nd and 3rd. It is a good education and it is free.
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Drs. Pamela and Forrest Bird Presentation Was a Hit.

Posted by David Woods on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Meeting Results 
Drs. Pamela and Forrest Bird honored us with their presence and knowledge during our October meeting at the Orlando Main Library on Saturday Oct. 2nd.  Pam talked briefly about what we need to do to get out inventions to market.  She has literally written the book on it.  It is called Inventing for Dummies.  She also is the president of a very successful invention marketing firm, Innovative Product Technologies, Inc. which helps independent inventors get their products licensed amungst other ...
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GE Ecomagination Challenge ends Sept 30.

Posted by Catherine Hettinger on Sunday, September 5, 2010, In : Contests 
The Challenge invites people to come together to take on one of the world’s toughest challenges - building the next-generation power grid to meet the needs of the 21st century.  Selected Ecomagination Challenge entrants will be offered the opportunity to develop a commercial relationship with GE.  If you are going to put in an entry do it soon because your ranking depends on how many votes you get before the end of the month.  Get more information at: http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/c...
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Business Tactics for Tough Time

Posted by Dr. Michael Hassan on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Events 
Speaker: Jerry Ross
Date: Sept. 7, 2010
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center - 315 E. Robinson St., Ste 100, Orlando 32801
RSVP: pat@disneyec.com, or call 407-420-4843

Surviving a tough economy requires rethinking your business, and developing those basic skills that make a business strong. Join Jerry Ross is this practical and motivational session as he shares his time tested tactics for getting a business through tough times! This seminar will inspire you to action and motiva...
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Orange County Library Big Idea Presentation Went Well

Posted by David Woods on Sunday, August 22, 2010, In : Events 
Orange County Library Big Idea Presentation went well today.  We had 23 new people visit and they got an ear full on how to get started on their concepts.  They must have liked it because they stayed for nearly 45 minutes afterwards to ask questions.  To do green handouts we are distributing the notes by email.  Copies can be found here.

Presentation notes .PDF

Presentation PowerPoint Show


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October 13, 2010 - How to Create, Distribute and Sell Your Invention In Melbourne

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Events 

October 13, 2010 - From Idea to Marketplace – How to Create, Distribute and Sell Your Invention
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Technological Research Development Authority (TRDA) Business Innovation Center, 1050 W. NASA Blvd, Melbourne
Presented by Jean Newell, Brevard’s own QVC guru. Turn your great idea into an income-producing business.  The program is FREE. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5572
All classes require pre-registration .  Call the SBDC at Brevard Com...


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ICCF Presents - The Big Idea at OC Main Library This Saturday, Aug. 21 at 2PM

Posted by David Woods on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Events 
August is Inventors' Month.  The Orange County Main Library at 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 (phone 407-835-7323) is celebrating Inventors' Month and will be hosting ICCF in the Albertson Room.  Some of our members will be giving a presentation on "The Big Idea", a program which explains the invention process from concept to patent and sales. It will be followed by a question and answer period.  Other members will be displaying some of their inventions.

Parking can be found in the pa...
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