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May General Meeting

May General Meeting
5-14-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Our May meeting will be held in the very near future and I would like to invite you to join us to network and learn about the 3D modeling / Solidworks world. Mr. Scott Tarcy will be showing our group the ins and outs of the process of getting designs made for 3D printing, Machining Casting and general design.

Scott Tarcy Bio:

Scott Tarcy is an engineer with 8 years of experience in product design. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ECU. He has worked for manufacturers in consumer products (Tetra) and appliance products (BSH Home Appliances). He has 4 patents pending from my time at BSH and has years of experience in various CAD platforms. His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services Scott provides are:

  1. Product Design in 2D and 3D, for companies or individuals
  2. Product Manual Images, like assembly view or exploded views
  3. Photorealistic renderings
  4. File format conversions
  5. Patent drawings
  6. Reverse Engineering
  7. Technical Drawings

The presentation for this May will be about how 3D modeling works and some best practices. He will show us some examples of how to create a 3D model, and will answer any questions regarding modeling and design.

CADdesignhelp.com
https://www.facebook.com/caddesignhelp
scottyarcy@gmail.com
1-412-855-9118

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April Meeting

Speaker: Jared Hopkins

Jared is a 2002 graduate of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. After USC he held a variety of positions in both the real estate and the packaging industries. In 2004, he just happened to talk to an old family friend that had a resin and silicone distribution company. They were looking for a sales representative and he was looking for an opportunity. He has been in the resin plastic and elastomer business ever since! He brings over six years of out-side technical sales and two years of inside technical support to the seminar. This experience along with many trade shows and hands on seminars in fields as diverse as concrete construction and medical simulation to machine tooling and prototyping always make for an interesting hands-on demonstration.

Materials Specialist
Reynolds Advanced Materials
3406 Green Park Circle
Charlotte, NC 28217
Office: 704-357-0600
Toll Free: 877-327-8789
Mobile: 704-910-9979
jhopkins@reynoldsam.com
www.reynoldsam.com

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

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-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

April General Meeting

April General Meeting
4-9-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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We have a returning guest speaker this month. The company he represents has become a very important resource for the INotC and the Charlotte area. For our April 9th 2015 general meeting we will be visited by Jared Hopkins from Reynold Advanced Materials. They are a plastics distributor in Charlotte NC. They have everything you need for prototyping with plastics and molding, with a great show room here in Charlotte. There will be demonstrations of simple plastics molding at the presentation. This is in many cases, the simplest way to do basic prototyping for product development.

Jared Hopkins Bio:

Jared is a 2002 graduate of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. After USC he held a variety of positions in both the real estate and the packaging industries. In 2004, he just happened to talk to an old family friend that had a resin and silicone distribution company. They were looking for a sales representative and he was looking for an opportunity. He has been in the resin plastic and elastomer business ever since! He brings over six years of out-side technical sales and two years of inside technical support to the seminar. This experience along with many trade shows and hands on seminars in fields as diverse as concrete construction and medical simulation to machine tooling and prototyping always make for an interesting hands-on demonstration.

Materials Specialist
Reynolds Advanced Materials
3406 Green Park Circle
Charlotte, NC 28217
Office: 704-357-0600
Toll Free: 877-327-8789
Mobile: 704-910-9979
jhopkins@reynoldsam.com
www.reynoldsam.com

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March Meeting

Speaker: Patrick Oltmanns, CEO of ClickFold

Patrick’s company and services will assist the invention knowledge for the group on the subject of prototyping and short run manufacturing. His company is local and he will be bringing many samples to share with the group in person.

Feel free to visit Patrick’s company on the web:
clickfold.com
facebook.com/Clickfold
youtube.com/patrickoltmanns

Professional Bio

  • Grew up in Kenya while his father worked for the U.N.
  • Served in the German Army as a helicopter mechanic
  • Studied mechanical engineering in Germany
  • Took on a technical sales and project management role for a plastics machinery manufacturer (Barmag AG)
  • Moved to Charlotte in 1995 to become the sales manager for their U.S. subsidiary (American Barmag)
  • Completed Wake Forest’s Charlotte MBA program in 1999
  • Started ClickFold Plastics in 2000 after negotiating a license agreement with a German company to use their technology

Click Fold Overview

  • This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic parts without the need for molds or fixtures
  • 3D Printing
  • The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom designs on a budget
  • The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
  • Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk screens
  • Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
  • Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
  • Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
  • Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

Patrick Oltmanns, contact data

1-866-649-8665 x 701

patrick@clickfold.com

www.clickfold.com

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

________________________________________

-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

March General Meeting

March General Meeting
3-12-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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We will be visited by Patrick Oltmanns, CEO of clickfold for our March general meeting. I feel that Patrick’s company and services will assist the invention knowledge for the group on the subject of prototyping and short run manufacturing. His company is local and he will be bringing many samples to share with the group in person.

Feel free to visit Patrick’s company on the web:
clickfold.com
facebook.com/Clickfold
youtube.com/patrickoltmanns

Professional Bio

  • Grew up in Kenya while his father worked for the U.N.
  • Served in the German Army as a helicopter mechanic
  • Studied mechanical engineering in Germany
  • Took on a technical sales and project management role for a plastics machinery manufacturer (Barmag AG)
  • Moved to Charlotte in 1995 to become the sales manager for their U.S. subsidiary (American Barmag)
  • Completed Wake Forest’s Charlotte MBA program in 1999
  • Started ClickFold Plastics in 2000 after negotiating a license agreement with a German company to use their technology

Click Fold Overview

  • This “mold-less” technology uses CNC machining and CNC line-bending to make plastic parts without the need for molds or fixtures
  • 3D Printing
  • The business model targets buyers of prototypes and small volumes who need custom designs on a budget
  • The technology also targets buyers who anticipate frequent design changes
  • Added digital printing capabilities in 2010 to further eliminate the need for silk screens
  • Recipient of a NC workforce development grant in 2011
  • Surpassed 1 million in annual sales in 2011
  • Sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House
  • Sponsor of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program

Patrick Oltmanns, contact data

1-866-649-8665 x 701

patrick@clickfold.com

www.clickfold.com

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February Meeting

Speaker: Dr. Brian MacDonald

A patent agent practicing in material science, mechanical, electrical, communications, and other technologies. Once an experimental nuclear physicist, and then a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent Office, I’ve worked on the client side of the patent fence now for over ten years. The patent world spans patent application preparation to licensing deals and even litigation. It is too complex for every player to claim mastery in every stage. I write and file patent applications, and I argue for patents with patent examiners day in and day out. On a good day, I even get a patent for a client. But there are no guarantees. It’s a civil, orderly, but often adversarial chess game. I can tell you all about it.

BDMacDonaldPatAgent@gmail.com

704-650-4562

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Always remember to invite friends or business associates which would benefit from INotC. Collectively we have a deep wealth of knowledge as a group. Invite other inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs, financiers, professors, manufactures and anyone else that would enjoy the process and business of product development. Knowledge is power!!

________________________________________

-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $75 for the entire year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

February General Meeting

February General Meeting
2-12-2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The subject of patents is always very important and whether to patent or not patent is just as important. Our Feb. speaker has been a patent agent for a decade and was employed by the patent office as a patent examiner as well. So he will give our group a real view into getting a patent and the ins and outs of the process with the new laws. It will be my pleasure to present Dr. Brian MacDonald.

Speaker: Dr. Brian MacDonald

Letter from Brian:

Let me introduce myself:

I’m Dr. Brian MacDonald, a patent agent practicing in material science, mechanical, electrical, communications, and other technologies. Once an experimental nuclear physicist, and then a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent Office, I’ve worked on the client side of the patent fence now for over ten years. The patent world spans patent application preparation to licensing deals and even litigation. It is too complex for every player to claim mastery in every stage. I write and file patent applications, and I argue for patents with patent examiners day in and day out. On a good day, I even get a patent for a client. But there are no guarantees. It’s a civil, orderly, but often adversarial chess game. I can tell you all about it.

If you want a patent, a patent application must be filed. But what is a patent application and how is it filed? How is it written? If you hire a patent agent or patent attorney to write and file a patent application for you, what are you paying for? What is the work product? I’m an experienced patent agent who was once a patent examiner. I’ve written hundreds of patent applications. Let me give you a brief tour of the trench in which patent applications are forged and patents minted. This is not a class to prepare you to write your own patent application. This is just a presentation on what must be done to gain patent-pending and patent status, and what it is you get for your money or efforts at that stage.

BDMacDonaldPatAgent@gmail.com

704-650-4562

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January Meeting

Speaker: Richard Daley

Richard gave the INOTC a great talk in January about 3D design and getting products to market.

Contract clients: Hasbro, Ideology Product Design, Safety 1st , Goodbaby Child Products Ltd, Summer Infant, Fuzion Design, Aqua Leisure, Kid Galaxy

Talents and expertise:

-Concept ideation
-Concept sketching
-Solidworks design
-Presentation renderings
-Mechanism development
-Mechanical drawings
-Model building
-Product research
-Cost input packages

For 3D Design and other services, contact Richard:

401-368-4400

rdaleydesign.com

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-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

January General Meeting

January General Meeting
1-8-2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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This January meeting will be a night filled with the experience of Industrial Designer Richard Daley, which has been involved with may items taken to market for nearly 30 years. He has worked with very large toy companies and companies of the like, and will share his insight with us of the industry. Richard is a professional 3D designer and will elaborate on getting designs completed and used in production.

2015 yearly dues will be collected. Paypal, Check or Cash are accepted! Anyone which is interested in working with the INOTC in 2015 and being on the board, contact me or speak with me at this coming meeting.

Speaker: Richard Daley

Contract clients:

Hasbro, Ideology Product Design, Safety 1st , Goodbaby Child Products Ltd, Summer Infant, Fuzion Design, Aqua Leisure, Kid Galaxy

Description of Services

Talents and expertise:

    Concept ideation – create and develop variations of new or specified design criteria.
    Concept sketching – exploration of various geometries and styles of initial or final design phases.
    Solidworks design – create data for preliminary or final stages of product development.
    Presentation renderings – produce realistic images of concepts or final designs.
    Mechanism development – explore functional solutions of mechanisms and geometries.
    Mechanical drawings – produce layout drawings of any design phase including dimensional drawings
    Model building – build mock ups or finished models of designs for presentation or testing.
    Product research – explore and research markets and trends for new product ideas.
    Cost input packages – create parts lists, material specifications, and exploded view drawings for costing purposes.

Professional experience:

    rdaley design June 2013- present (President)
    Brica Inc. Charlotte November 2009 – June 2013 (Principal Designer)
    Richard Daley Design January 1995- March 2001/ July 2007 – November 2009 (President)
    Ideology Product Development Attleboro, MA December 2005 – July 2007 (Senior Designer)
    Safety 1st Inc. Canton, MA March 2001 – December 2003 (Senior Designer)
    Design Lab Inc. Providence, RI August 1993 – January 1995 (Senior Designer)
    Hasbro Inc. / Playskool Pawtucket, RI November 1985- June 1993 (Senior Designer)
    Robert Defelice and Associates Wakefield, MA July 1985 – Nov.1985 (Industrial Designer)

Acknowledgments:

    JPMA Best of Show Award Brica TubTub 2013 (Parents’ Choice) Award Brica TubTub 2013
    Mattel Inventor Award 2000,1998,1997 (Playmate Inventor Award 2000)
    TOY Winner Ride-Ons ages 2-4 Playskool (Racer 1993 Parents’ Choice Award 1-2-3 Bike 1992)
    IDSA Silver Award, 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (Parents’ Choice Award Sand and Water Table 1990)
    BusinessWeek Magazine 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (ID Magazine furniture design concept 1985)

Education:

    Syracuse University
    Rochester Institute of Technology BFA Industrial Design 1985

For 3D Design and other services, contact Richard:

401-368-4400
rdaleydesign.com

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November Meeting

Speaker: Kevin Lowther

A self-described serial entrepreneur, Kevin Lowther builds profitable companies around seemingly simple concepts like home lighting, hammers and water. He credits boxing for teaching him the three principles that have focused his drive and determination: never give up, give your all, and fulfill your God-given potential.

Kevin is currently co-founder and president of Poverty Dignified,a mobile energy solution company that is powering life’s basic needs in rural Africa. His leadership and management skills have shaped every aspect of the company including franchise agreements, pilot programs, marketing materials, sales, investor relations and infrastructure readiness. Under the MyPower Solutions brand, products sold through a micro-franchise business model power lights, charge cell phones and distribute music, entertainment, sermons, health, and education materials on tablets and MP4 players.

Starting in 2000 with Slide Sledge Technologies in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Kevin took the hammer and chisel high tech with the patented design of 132 job-specific tools for seven industries, including the railroad and military. As vice president of product development and then as director of business development, Kevin saw the company topped $1 million in revenue and attracted a $1.65 million acquisition by an industry leading tool manufacturing and management corporation. After acquisition, Kevin continued working with the company growing its value to $5.4 million.

Kevin’s Website for current company:

povertydignified.com

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-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

October General Meeting

October General Meeting
10-9-2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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The October General Meeting is right around the corner. I am proud to write you to tell you about our speaker, Brian Smith.

Speaker: Brian Smith

-Brian Smith will be speaking to us about the bottled water company “Infinity O2″ that he is involved with and what has been involved in taking it to market.

Current Web Site

-As a lending specialist, he will also share his experience as an investor as well as his work in Alternative Energy Development, Legal Services, Business Consulting and the entertainment industry.

-Brian’s experience is sure to bring value to our group and inspire the success of our own projects.

Business Background

ABS Funding (Investments)

Infinity O2 (Bottle Water Company)

Ken Harris and Associates ( Legal Services)

NDR Energy (Energy Contracting)
http://ndrenergy.com/

Shubel Entertainment
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September Meeting

Speaker: Whitwell Kelly Whitwell

  • Whitwell is CEO of Global Supply Chain Management Partners, LLC, (GSCM) a firm specializing in product development, sourcing and managing supply chains for small businesses.
  • He is also CEO of eShop Manager NA, LLC, a firm that provides customized eCommerce solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses.
  • The Kelly family were Tier 1 automotive suppliers for 60+ years, and Whitwell grew up in a factory, learning first hand how to bring new products to market. He has been working with foreign suppliers for over 20 years.

USHOPTV@USHOPTV.COM

844-USHOPTV (874-6788)

Whitwell C. Kelly

Co-Founder uShopTV(TM)

wck@ushoptv.com

540-400-5292

Skype: wcksvi

Voxer: wkelly624

www.ushoptv.com

_________________________________________________
-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

September General Meeting

September General Meeting
9-11-2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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We have a return speaker this coming meeting that is sure to show us the ropes of TV advertising and how it can work for you. Speaker: Whitwell Kelly Whitwell will be presenting an exciting company UShopTV.com This is a TV show which helps inventors in getting NATIONAL exposure for new products! His show is a 60-minute segment that will air on DISH and DIRECTV beginning 4th quarter 2014 (October). This is a perfect test market for a new product.

  • Whitwell is CEO of Global Supply Chain Management Partners, LLC, (GSCM) a firm specializing in product development, sourcing and managing supply chains for small businesses.
  • He is also CEO of eShop Manager NA, LLC, a firm that provides customized eCommerce solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses.
  • The Kelly family were Tier 1 automotive suppliers for 60+ years, and Whitwell grew up in a factory, learning first hand how to bring new products to market. He has been working with foreign suppliers for over 20 years.

USHOPTV@USHOPTV.COM

844-USHOPTV (874-6788)

Whitwell C. Kelly
Co-Founder uShopTV(TM)

wck@ushoptv.com
540-400-5292
Skype: wcksvi
Voxer: wkelly624
www.ushoptv.com
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August Meeting

We had a networking event that New Dominion Bank and Enventys Hosted.

This Event Is Sponsored By:
Contact Info: Ashley Marchman Operations | Project Associate
1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28204
P: (704) 943-5706 | F: (704) 943-5788
www.newdominionbank.com
Account Requests: info@newdominionbank.com
_________________________________________________
-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.
__________________________________________________
-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President
Brian James
Flourish and Prosper

August General Meeting

8-7-2014

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Our August meeting will be on the FIRST THURSDAY of this month. We will be touring the Enventys facility and learning more about the services which they offer. This is in the same building which we hold our meetings at usually. There will be no charge for this Event.

This a networking event where New Dominion Bank will share details on how to work with banks and more.

This Event Is Sponsored By:

NewDominion Bank

Visit Site: newdominionbank.com

Contact:

Ashley Marchman
Operations | Project Associate
1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28204
P: (704) 943-5706 | F: (704) 943-5788
Account Requests: info@newdominionbank.com

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Last Month

William R. (Bob) Norris

William R. (Bob) Norris is an innovator with over 18 years of senior executive experience in high tech businesses as both an intrapreneur and a serial entrepreneur. As an intrapreneur, his focus was on the introduction of robotics products in a Fortune 500 OEM

Contact:
William R. (Bob) Norris, Ph.D., MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovation Fund North Carolina
Office: (828) 327-7000 ext 4081
Cell: (704) 607-2742
wrnorris@cvcc.edu
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobnorrisphdmba
Innovationfund.org

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

July General Meeting

7-10-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The July general meeting is upon us and will be another good one. Bob Norris will be sharing details about the innovation fund and how they fund and assist inventors in bringing their products to market.

William R. (Bob) Norris is an innovator with over 18 years of senior executive experience in high tech businesses as both an intrapreneur and a serial entrepreneur. As an intrapreneur, his focus was on the introduction of robotics products in a Fortune 500 OEM. As a Chief Executive Officer, Bob has successfully started three businesses based on technologies he developed in robotics, mechatronics, machine learning and green technologies. He holds nine US patents. Bob has Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, NC. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division managing a paratrooper unit, and is a veteran of the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns.

Visit Site: Innovationfund.org

Contact:

William R. (Bob) Norris, Ph.D., MBA
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovation Fund North Carolina

Office: (828) 327-7000 ext 4081
Cell: (704) 607-2742
wrnorris@cvcc.edu
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobnorrisphdmba

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Last Month

Ashley E. Randall

Ashley E. Randall is the Assistant Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, where she coordinates public  service and pro bono initiatives which allow attorneys to help indigentNorth Carolinians. In this role, she coordinates NC LEAP, which is a signature pro bono project connecting low-wealthentrepreneurs with free legal assistance.

Ashley E. Randall
Assistant Director, Public Service & Pro Bono Activities
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
919.659.1455 (Direct)
arandall@ncbar.org
www.ncbar.org

Fred Parker

Fred Parker is a partner with law firm James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. His practice includes: litigating tax disputes with the IRS, state departments of revenue, and local tax assessors; general dispute resolution; and small business law.

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

__________________________________________________

  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.

June General Meeting

6-12-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The June General meeting is close and I am excited to tell you about a new program called LEAP. It is a program that assists inventors with legal services in North Carolina. Visit the web link and learn more about the potential of this program and how it can help you as well as your associates and friends.

Ashley and Fred will be presenting this program in person at the June meeting. If you need assistance in paying for an attorney for your invention, then you will not want to miss this one.

LEAP Website

Contact NC LEAP @:

8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-0561
1-800-662-7407

ncleap@ncbar.org

Speaker:

Ashley E. Randall

Ashley E. Randall is the Assistant Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, where she coordinates public  service and pro bono initiatives which allow attorneys to help indigentNorth Carolinians. In this role, she coordinates NC LEAP, which is a signature pro bono project connecting low-wealthentrepreneurs with free legal assistance.

  • Most recently, NC LEAP launched its Inventor Assistance Program which provides attorneys to assist low-wealth inventor’s navigate the patent system.

Ashley was born and raised in Naples, Florida where she lived until 2011.  While in Florida, Ashley worked as a paralegal for ten years and gained experience with multi-district business litigation and complex civil litigation.  For five years, Ashley acted as the primary internal trial technology manager for two different  law firms and then successfully transitioned a mid-sized law firm to a paperless environment.

Ashley E. Randall
Assistant Director, Public Service & Pro Bono Activities
North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
919.659.1455 (Direct)
arandall@ncbar.org
www.ncbar.org

Speaker:

Fred Parker

  • Fred Parker is a partner with law firm James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. His practice includes: litigating tax disputes with the IRS, state departments of revenue, and local tax assessors; general dispute resolution; and small business law.

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Blake E. Vande Garde

Blake has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications in both the United States and abroad. Blake’s experience also includes evaluation and advisement regarding trademark oppositions and cancellations before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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Memminger Wiggins

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, is a boutique intellectual property law firm limiting its practice primarily to those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC, was founded with the goal of providing clients prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services. The firm is committed to providing only the highest quality of legal services for its clients regarding their intellectual property needs.

Memminger E. Wiggins began practicing law in 1996 after graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. The goal from the beginning was to provide prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services to his clients. His law practice can be considered a “boutique” law firm in the sense that he limits his practice of law primarily to just those areas of law that include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

EDUCATION
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology
  • LICENSES AND BAR ADMISSIONS
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court District of South Carolina
  • United States Tax Court
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Oconee County Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Physical Address

Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28277
Telephone Numbers
[Office] 704-846-9128
[Facsimile] 704-844-9265
wigginsiplaw.com

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  • This meeting cost $20 for guest
  • Now that we are at the middle of the year, the dues are prorated at 40$ for the remainder of the year.
  • Check and Cash are accepted.
  • Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

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  • Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!
  • Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!
  • When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world!

Network, Develop, Commercialize

We look forward to seeing you.

Building  info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is  located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through  the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left  side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the  door and turn left to the meeting room door.

President – Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

We look forward to seeing  you.