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.

The North Florida Inventors/Innovators group is pleased to host IP attys Jo-Anne Yau and Tracy Engle with Yau Law. There is no cost to attend but Carrabbas does ask that all attending purchase lunch as they do not charge us for the room. 
Carabbas Italian Grill 8406 Blanding Blvd Jacksonville Florida 32244. 
Wednesday February 25th 12 Noon. 

Some of the topics Jo-Anne and Tracy will speak to:

 Licensing:  Royalties, negotiations, and licensing non-patented inventions or unregistered trademarks

· Negotiating with funding sources:  Venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd funding, etc., and pitfalls of granting equity shares of a company or invention rights in exchange for services like product development, marketing, professional assistance, etc.

· Cease & Desist:  Risks and benefits to both senders and receivers, and consequences of sending and receiving

Jo-Anne Yau is the Managing Partner at the Yau Law firm.  Her areas of practice include Personal Injury, Patents, Trademarks, Franchising, Business Law, Litigation, and Sports & Entertainment Law.  She has represented businesses, athletes, and celebrities across the United States, and inventors, artists, and musicians from around the world.  www.YauLaw.com

Tracy Engle is the Operating Partner at the Yau Law Firm.  Her areas of practice include Personal Injury, Patents, Trademarks, Franchising, Business Law, Litigation, and Sports & Entertainment Law.

At this point the Inventors/innovators Venue at OneSpark is full. You can send me your requests to have your name/product placed on the waiting list.  

Our Inventors/Innovators area is a block on Laura Street in-between Independent Drive and Bay street. It is directly in front of the center of the Jacksonville Landing and is on the route most folks take when going between Hemming Plaza and The Landing. We are right next to the food area which you see as a red + in the picture below. The solid green box is Hemming Plaza. Ours will likely be one of the high traffic areas of the Festival.

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

"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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