Inventors Forum Speaker's Series
Speaker: Stephen Key presents on How to Overcome Obstacles to Your Inventing SuccessOpen to non-members @ UCI's Applied Innovation (The Cove) in "the Beach" meeting room.
Inventors Forum holds 10 Speaker Series Meetings (February through November)
Come and Learn something new and discuss ideas with other inventors, startups, and product developers.
Every invention is different, but the roadblocks product developers face in bringing their ideas to market are not. How will you motivate others to support your vision? How will you connect with the right people at the right companies? Do you really need a patent? What about an NDA?
For the past 15 years, Stephen Key has been teaching creative people from more than 40 countries how to profit from their ingenuity. During this presentation, he will outline the obstacles that most frequently trip up inventors who want to license their ideas and describe his strategies for overcoming them. His presentation will include concrete tips you can begin implementing immediately, including pull-through marketing technique, win-win negotiation strategy, and why a $65 provisional patent application is all you need to license your idea.
Stephen Key is an award-winning product developer, a renowned intellectual property strategist, and a lifelong entrepreneur. The dozens of concepts he has brought to market have retailed in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift.
In 2001, Key cofounded inventRight, the one-on-one coaching program that has helped people from more than 40 countries license their ideas.
One Simple Idea, his bestselling book about product licensing, has been translated into five other languages. He writes about intellectual property strategy, licensing, and entrepreneurship online weekly for Inc., Entrepreneur, and the design website Core77.
WHERE: UCI's Applied Innovation
Maps & Directions: See Venue
5141 California St, Irvine, CA 92626 Room 200 - Known as "The Beach"
WHEN: These meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month and begin at sharp at 7:30 P.M. with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early (7PM to network with other inventors). The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.
FEE: Our Speaker Series is Currently FREE (Special) but donations are gratefully accepted.
For our Members Assistance Meetings: Door fees are $5 for members. Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price ($25) for seniors 65+, full time students and disabled. UCI Students are $12.50. We can take credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings. If you're paying cash, please, no large denomination bills.
NOTES: We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.
Connect with Stephen:
Stephen’s products: http://inventright.com/stephens-products
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Key/e/B004EHJINU