Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Online - Register Here)
INVENTOR CONFIDENTIAL: THE HONEST GUIDE TO PROFITABLE INNOVATION
Warren Tuttle will talk about his book to be released on March 23, as titled above, which covers a wide range of topics, all dedicated to promoting grass roots innovation in America. See Inventor Confidential and Amazon. The first half of the book describes what a successful corporate Open Innovation program looks like and why it is important for companies to search outside their four walls for disruptive and profitable innovation. He spends a fair amount of time describing proven mechanics, explaining why the outside contractor model works best and recapping his own extensive experience of how he got into the innovation arena, both personally and professionally. Of equal importance, he explains to independent innovators (inventors, product developers, designers and makers) how to develop new products the proper way and license them for profit. The second half of the book focuses on the myriad challenges today’s inventors fall prey to, including invention industry marketers taking their money without supplying profitable results, big tech companies diluting the patent system, challenges at the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as Washington DC lobbyists and politics. He ends the book with a section on the importance of organic innovation, why it’s critical in digging out of economic recession and what everyone in our society, from the Supreme Court to board rooms, can do to improve the current state of US innovation, otherwise we may soon lose our historic place as the world’s leading innovator.
Mr. Tuttle currently serves as the President of the United Inventors Association Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2009. The UIA is a national 501C3 non-profit that helps inventors with education, advocacy and marketplace access. He is also a member of both the national non-profit Pro Bono Patent Commission and USPTO National Council on Expanding American Innovation. Professionally, Warren oversees the Open Innovation product programs for several industry leading consumer goods companies including Lifetime Brands in Housewares and Table Top (Farberware, Kitchen Aid and 30 others) and Merchant Media in Direct Response Television (Smart Spin, True Touch and many others). Warren personally interacts via email or phone with thousands of independent inventors every year and has initiated over 100 new product licensing agreements which have collectively generated over a billion dollars in retail sales. He lives with his wife Lynn in southern Connecticut, has three wonderful daughters all educated and working in the New York City area. He enjoys skiing, motorcycling, golf and travel. Please visit his website, Tuttle Innovation for more information.
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Meeting Flyer: Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovation, by Warren Tuttle (pdf)
Guests are welcome.
From 6pm to 6:30pm Invention Q & A
Various topics each month.
From 6:30pm to 8:00pm Guest Speaker
Do not come to SATC, as there won't be anyone there.
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We usually meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Social Distancing Requires an ONLINE ONLY MEETING
2021 Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
December TBD 2021
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Each month we have meetings to collaborate, interact, inform, and learn about inventing, marketing, manufacturing, protecting, and learning how to succeed with inventions. The mission of the Alamo Inventors is to be a compass, resource and inspiration for inventors and entrepreneurs as they launch their concepts to market.
What We Do
We provide monthly meetings where members can meet and discuss their ideas, problems and solutions, talk with community resource members, and hear guest speakers talk about their real world experiences.
This provides a forum where this information may be shared and discussed to expand and educate the membership of the group.
Additional on-line resources are available to help direct the inventor and entrepreneur to the local and national organizations to help them as their ideas progress from concept to market.
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