If you have ever had any interest at all in pursuing a patent or a concept, feel free to come join us. You may make a new friend...likely one who thinks outside the box like you do. We encourage you to attend all the meetings you can, because that is where all the connections and friendships are made. 

Where North Florida's Inventors and Innovators Come together.  NFIIG.com. North Florida Inventors/Innovators Social Group.

We will be meeting this month on Wednesday February 24th at River City Brewing Company at 12 noon. 
You really need to be at this meeting if you are an inventor! Stephen will have signed copies of his new book for sale at this meeting.

Our Speaker this month will be Stephen Key
Stephen, is world renowned as a Licensing Guru. Stephen was involved in many products you would know such as Laser Tag and Teddy Ruxpin along with over 20 other successful products. 

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 teaches people how to 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 weekly online for Inc. and Entrepreneur.


How to License an Idea With or Without a Patent

What does it really take to sell an idea? During this presentation, Key will discuss the latest strategy he has developed to license ideas using merely a provisional patent application. As his latest book Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent makes clear, filing effective intellectual property requires business strategy. Many of the products Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever. But he also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Key successfully defended 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 — in Federal Court. Learn how to write provisional patent applications for the U.S. market that stop workarounds and therefore have value.  

Please RSVP if you will be attending. I expect we will fill up the venue and will likely have to cap it at 60 folks. Let me know early if you will be attending as we may not be able to accommodate everyone. 
As always, River City Brewing Company does not charge us for the room but does require that anyone in attendance must purchase lunch. 
Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Here is one of my favorite quotes which relates to all steps of the Invention/Get to Market process. 

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan PRESS ON! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."....Calvin Coolidge

Thank you to everyone who continues to talk to and encourage others to attend our group.

Feel free to send interested folks to www.nfiig.com If they sign up in the contact area, I will add them to the list of updates.

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Bob Hawkinson


Patented (4-Utility) All in One Weed Barrier Mulch Bag System

"Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."......Lois Pasteur

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.....Louis D. Brandeis

"Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success."...William Wilberforce

I can do all things through Christ..Who strengthens me... Philippians 4:13

When you look into your future, What do you see? Will it be you pursuing your goals, concepts, and dreams, or will it be you saying Gosh I thought of that idea 10 years ago but never pursued it?
If Not Now, When?......

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