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Alamo Inventors, a special interest group of Technology Connexus Association, welcomes you and invites you to participate with like-minded people from around the area in achieving success in your endeavors. Each month we have gatherings to collaborate, interact, inform and learn about inventing and entrepreneurship. ( read more )

Monthly meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of every month.

The first hour from 5:30pm to 6:30pm is for networking and getting to know each other.

From 6:30pm to 8:00pm is the monthly speaker where successful Inventors and Entrepreneurs help you understand how to succeed!

Monthly meeting:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Public Invited

Note: The presentation and networking will be held in the SATC atrium.

Guest Speaker:
Stephen Key

How to License Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

Stephen Key, inventor, entrepreneur and bestselling author of One Simple Idea, will be our April speaker.

Do you have ideas for products? Are you sitting on the next great hit? Inventing expert Stephen Key has been bringing products to market for more than 30 years. And once and for all, he wants to set the record straight: You don’t need a patent to sell your ideas. The truth? 97% of all patented ideas never even recoup their filing costs, let alone turn a profit. What do you really need to sell your ideas, then? A strategy.

Mr. Key will explain why inventors and entrepreneurs need to consider intellectual property from a business perspective and how to do so, which is the theme of his latest book Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent.

See his website and his YouTube Channel

His presentation will detail:

  • How approaches for simple ideas and ‘big’ ideas differ.
  • The strategy he has developed to license ideas using merely an inexpensive provisional patent application.
  • How to write provisional patent applications for the U.S. market that stop workarounds and copycats — and therefore actually have value.
  • How to negotiate a win-win licensing agreement.

Many of the products Key licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever. But he also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Key successfully defended in Federal Court his ownership of Spinformation — a rotating label innovation featured on multiple products, protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and the recipient of more than 13 industry awards.

About Stephen Key

Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, an intellectual property strategist, and a successful entrepreneur. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have sold 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, a one-on-one coaching program that helps people license their ideas. His first book, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work, has been translated into five other languages. He writes about entrepreneurship and licensing online weekly for Inc. and Entrepreneur.


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