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.

Our next meeting will be
Wednesday July 27th 2016 12 Noon at River City Brewery 835 Museum circle Jacksonville Florida

One of our group,  Peter Roach,  is releasing his book at our July meeting. Peter will be speaking to our club about how to save thousands on developing your patent portfolio using

secret insider patent strategies the pros are afraid to tell you.

The patent Pro Tips and Tricks discussed can be used by both small and large companies to minimize the cost, optimize the coverage, and maximize the long term flexibility of your patent(s). These are some of the insider Pro Tips and Tricks used by professional patent portfolio managers to turbocharge their portfolios.

During our meeting you will learn about: 

The Ombudsman Patent Strategy 

 Minimize your upfront costs while growing your patent over time to fit the current market needs. See what your customers, competitors, or infringers are doing and modify your patent applications covering their activities!

Learn about the good, bad, and ugly patent examiners and choose what ones you want and more importantly want to avoid. 
Shop for patent examiners using Pro Tips and Tricks! Identify the right examiner and actively steer your patent to the ones who can give your application a fair review. 

Understand How to Avoid Patent Examiner Mixologist 

Learn about Patent Examination Through the Rear View Mirror

Peter Roach...........

I have been involved in or around innovation for at least 20 years. I often consult with companies from startups to Fortune 20 corporations on both innovation and protecting Intellectual Property. While explaining how to view intellectual property, set up an innovation group, or manage a development team, I often hear “you should write a book.” I have stayed away from recording my thoughts about innovations and intellectual property up to now to avoid the negative ramifications.

I decided to write this book because I found some individuals and entities tend to view innovation as more of a hobby instead of a true vocation. This has always bothered me because there is a method to implement an effective innovation program - and it works. This book outlines tools and techniques you can use to keep innovation flowing, manage an intellectual property program, negotiate contracts, or optimize your patent program. You will also discover what works in large corporations as well as small or start-up companies. This book is my attempt to help you organize your efforts to effectively manage innovation. If you treat innovation as a vocation instead of a hobby you will likely be amazed at the results. 

I am somewhat unique in the innovation management field as my background includes areas ranging from corporate development, management of high tech development labs, inventor of record, founder in startups, and executive management. I have worked in large companies with innovation budgets in the tens of millions, as well as startups who had to bootstrap their way. I have been fortunate to get a real view of innovation from multiple different perspectives. 

I have over 70 domestic US and international patents to my name. Many of my patents have been sold or used to develop products and companies which were sold to others. One of my first inventions I developed and rolled out was worth an estimated $100M. I was lucky because, at the time, I was working for a Fortune 100 company and received all of $3,000 for my efforts. This gave me the push I needed to leave the perceived comfort and safety of the corporate innovation world – I have never looked back.

I have been involved with startups which have had public exits, got caught in stock market crashes, acted as an expert witness in a patent litigation, sold patent portfolios, helped structure new innovation programs, negotiated innumerable contracts, run development teams, and sued a Fortune 50 company for patent infringement. My view of the innovation landscape may be broad, however, I have also dealt in the details. 

Others have said my approach to intellectual property is definitely unique and worth passing on. I hope you agree. I can assure you is many of the ideas presented are novel and, if used correctly, can work. After reading Pro Tips for Innovations and Patents book you will not look at innovation in the same way.

We hope you can join us...
Please RSVP if you will be attending. 

River City Brewery does not charge us for the room but does require that ALL who attend purchase lunch. 

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.


We love to see our group of Inventors/Innovators grow and thrive! If you know anyone who could benefit from our group, feel free to invite them to a meeting or have them reach out to me. 

Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Bob Hawkinson


Patented (5 US-1 Canadian)
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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