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July General Meeting

July General Meeting



7-14-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The July meeting is here and we are going to address those looking for funds to get their business off the ground or taking it to the next level.

Ron Fisher from the support center will be showing us what we need to get the funding that the bank may not be willing to help us with.

They are a non- profit that specializes in small business loans and will share methods of getting funding in the current business scene.

thesupportcenter-nc.org

Ron Fisher Bio:

Ron Fisher is the Business Development Officer for The Support Center in Charlotte, NC. He has worked in this role since the beginning of 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President for First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo). Following a 25-year career with First Union, he operated his own consulting firm for 12 years providing business coaching and financial consulting services to the CDFI Fund, Universities, financial institutions, small business owners and non-profit economic development organizations in North and South Carolina.

His commercial banking background includes real estate portfolio management, housing program design, small business lending and economic development lending. He is a graduate of NC Central University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ron Fisher
Business Development Officer
The Support Center
2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28273
www.thesupportcenter-nc.org
(704) 280-8336

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Last Month’s (June) Meeting

Brian MacDonald:

Dr. Brian MacDonald is an experienced US patent agent and has written hundreds of patent applications. Brian was a US patent examiner and has also worked for a commercial patent search agency. He can explain the necessary parts of a patent application and how to do some basic searching to find out what technologies related to your ideas are already patented or are the subjects of pending applications.

Brian D. MacDonald, PhD

Registered US Patent Agent

Charlotte, NC

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

June General Meeting

June General Meeting



6-9-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The INOTC June meeting is close and we at the INOTC want to invite you to take more control of the patent game.

Brian MacDonald will take the INOTC through the process of the new patent system and how to work with your lawyer to get the results which you need.

Dr. Brian MacDonald:

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? Come take a brief tour of the parts of a US patent application. This is not a class to prepare you to write your own patent application. This is just a presentation of what must be done to gain patent-pending status.

Dr. Brian MacDonald is an experienced US patent agent and has written hundreds of patent applications. Brian was a US patent examiner and has also worked for a commercial patent search agency. He can explain the necessary parts of a patent application and how to do some basic searching to find out what technologies related to your ideas are already patented or are the subjects of pending applications.

Brian D. MacDonald, PhD

Registered US Patent Agent

Charlotte, NC

BDMacDonaldPatAgent@gmail.com

704-650-4562

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Last Months (May) Meeting

George F. McAllister:

George McAllister is the Regional Director of UNC Charlotte’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The SBTDC’s mission is to provide business counseling, management education, and technology development services to help the business community successfully meet challenges, manage change and plan for the future.

SBTDC

SBTDC

SBTDC at UNC Charlotte

Physical Address

PORTAL Building, Suite 252

9319 Robert D Snyder Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

Mailing Address

PORTAL Building, Suite 252

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

(704) 687-0440

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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

May General Meeting

May General Meeting



5-12-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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Our May general meeting is about to arrive and we would like to see you there. We have the Director of the Small Business and Technology Center that is going to give us his first hand knowledge of what it takes to get a new business going or product licensed in the current market.

Call and Sign up to get counselling.

SBTDC Offices

George F. McAllister:

George McAllister is the Regional Director of UNC Charlotte’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The SBTDC’s mission is to provide business counseling, management education, and technology development services to help the business community successfully meet challenges, manage change and plan for the future.

While at the SBTDC, George has assisted over a 100 inventors work through the process of determining the economic feasibility of their invention. Some started businesses and others licensed their inventions.

As Regional Director of the SBTDC, George has worked with hundreds of companies in all areas of business management. He has assisted numerous companies in obtaining financing from almost every possible source including angels, venture capitalists, banks, the SBA and many others.

Prior to joining the SBTDC, George has had a diverse business background ranging from commercial lending and developing Bank of America’s first online banking service to running his own company. He has also done merger and acquisition consulting in various industries as well as turnaround work.

SBTDC Staff

SBTDC at UNC Charlotte

Physical Address

PORTAL Building, Suite 252

9319 Robert D Snyder Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

Mailing Address

PORTAL Building, Suite 252

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

(704) 687-0440

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Last Month’s (April) Meeting

Will Peters:

CEO/Founder of NorthLake Digital. A digital marketing company that helps 6 figure companies become 7 figure companies.

NorthLake Digital

809 West Hill Street – Suite C

Charlotte, NC 28208

hello@northlakedigital.com

Phone: 704-438-9857

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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

April General Meeting

April General Meeting



4-14-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The April meeting is just around the corner and we are going to learn more about internet marketing and social media from Will Peters with Northlake.

Social Media for Inventors: How to build a social marketing system for a million dollar company.

NorthLake Digital, LLC

    Learn a system for growing your product sales
    Learn the top 10 social media sites for 2016
    Learn how to create a social media marketing plan

CEO/Founder of NorthLake Digital. A digital marketing company that helps 6 figure companies become 7 figure companies.

Will has spent over 10 years helping entertainment, auto, ecommerce + tech startup brands grow to multi-million dollar companies. He’s built several successful mobile apps and ecommerce brands that continue to grow today. Building scalable marketing systems for rapid sales growth that allow freedom of time and space is at the core of his passion & purpose.

With service being part of that core, he serves as board member of Inventor’s Network of the Carolinas, member of North Carolina Technology Association, and Certified SCORE Counselor with Small Business Administration.

Contact Will Peters

NorthLakeDigital.com

Contact Info:

will@northlakedigital.com

+1 (704) 208-8304

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Last Month’s (March.) Meeting

Paula Yost:

Paula gave a great talk on trademark law for the March INOTC meeting.

www.countrylawshack.com

Country Law Shack

paula@countrylawshack.com

+1 (704) 436-2214

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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



3-10-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The March general meeting is almost here. We will be hearing legal advice from Paula Yost from Country Law.

She will be focusing on the value of trademarks and IP to inventors and entrepreneurs to help give INOTC members a sharper edge.

Country Law Shack

Creative Ownership

Paula Yost grew up on family land in Concord, North Carolina. Her father and grandfather were both employees of Cannon Mills/Pillowtex during her childhood. Paula attended Virginia Tech where she obtained a double degree in English and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry.

After graduation, Paula enrolled at the Widener University School of Law where she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Alliance. Paula interned at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Media, Pennsylvania where she served the needs of abused and neglected children. She also interned at Legal Aid of North Carolina where she obtained experience with domestic violence, divorce, disability, Medicaid, and unemployment cases.

After graduation, Paula became a member of the State Bar of Georgia and a federally registered attorney with United States Patent and Trademark Office. She obtained experience in intellectual property law at a large corporate firm and a small, boutique practice.

Paula realized that the law is not always the best way of helping others and helping others has always been her goal. The law is a powerful tool but it is only helpful within the realm of the law.

Paula currently serves as the chair of the Cabarrus County Child Protection Team, is a member of the Mount Pleasant Lion’s Club, the Concord-Cabarrus Business Professional Women, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and sits on the Board of Directors for three nonprofit organizations:

    HUGS: Healing and Understanding of Grief Through Suicide
    Families First in Cabarrus County
    Step UP!.

Paula won the Concord-Cabarrus Young Careerist nomination and went on to win at the state level at the North -Carolina Business and Professional Women’s Young Careerist for 2015.

Contact Paula Yost

CreativeOwnership.com

Contact Info:

paula@countrylawshack.com

+1 (704) 436-2214

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Last Month’s (Feb.) Meeting

Justin Shook:

Justin Shook is a leading authority on low cost product development and 3D printing. Combining a mix of mechanical engineering education, Fortune 500 company experience, and a passion for design, Justin works with individuals and small businesses to deliver the most “bang” for each product development dollar. He is the founder of Shook Design, Koshook Sports, and a former Pinshape 3D printing designer of the month.

ShookIdeas.com

Shook Design, LLC

shookdesignllc@gmail.com

+1 (336)-525-9212

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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



2-11-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The February general meeting is upon us. I am proud to present our Feb. speaker Justin Shook, which is a friend and associate of Scott Tarcy our VP.

Justin is a profession freelance rapid prototype specialist, which means to say that he can provide good products at a price based on very low overhead.

Shook Ideas

Justin Shook is a leading authority on low cost product development and 3D printing. Combining a mix of mechanical engineering education, Fortune 500 company experience, and a passion for design, Justin works with individuals and small businesses to deliver the most “bang” for each product development dollar. He is the founder of Shook Design, Koshook Sports, and a former Pinshape 3D printing designer of the month.

Justin first started learning about the 3D printing industry in 2010 at the University of Idaho. As his interest and passion for rapid prototyping, design, and entrepreneurship grew, he bought and assembled his first open-source 3D printer in 2012 as a hobby. Since then, Justin saw an opportunity, left his full-time position at John Deere, and started Shook Design in 2015 which now has four 3D printers and has served 60+ clients since establishment. His vision for his company is simple; provide low cost CAD design, 3D printed parts, and prototypes to lower the barrier of entry for anyone trying to bring their product ideas to life.

Most importantly, Justin is a 3D printing evangelist. He is fully invested in the long term vision of using 3D printing to change the way we manufacture goods to deliver more value and abundance to the world than what was traditionally thought possible. He is dedicated to the ideas of 3D manufacturing, design thinking, and generally helping people turn their ideas to reality.

Justin lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an avid snowmobiler, motorcyclist, gear head, martial artist, gamer, and sports fan. He is supported by his two loving rescue dogs and a community of like minded individuals in the Charlotte area.

Shook Design, LLC

ShookIdeas.com

Contact Info:

shookdesignllc@gmail.com

+1 (336)-525-9212

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Last Month’s (Jan.) Meeting

Command Partners:

Roy Morejon spoke with the INOTC, which is the President and Founder of Command Partners, a leading digital marketing agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, in charge of digital marketing strategy, client services, and agency growth.

commandpartners.com

Roy Morejon

Command Partners

310 Arlington Ave #304

Charlotte, NC 28203

704-910-5727

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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

Cancelled General Meeting!!

December General Meeting Cancelled
12-10-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Attention: Our December meeting is being cancelled due to the low attendance during the holiday season.

We will return to our normally scheduled meeting in January.

Reminder – Dues for 2016 will be due at Jan. meeting.

Election Update: For 2016 the board will consist of:

    Brian James – President
    Scott Tarcy – Vice President
    Terry Moser – Treasurer
    Will Peters – IT and Marketing
    Brian McDonald – Engineering

Any concerns or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays from the INotC!!!!!

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

November General Meeting

November General Meeting
11-12-2015
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
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For our Nov. general meeting we will be learning about the latest 3D printing services
here in Charlotte. Carlton McFaden will be walking us through the latest and greatest opportunities
they provide in the rapid prototyping world.

Duncan-Parnell

Since 1946, Duncan-Parnell has been the trusted supplier to construction contractors, engineers, surveyors, architects and designers. From Autodesk® software to Trimble® equipment to 3D products and cloud-based construction information management systems, Duncan-Parnell specializes in providing high quality hardware, innovative software, and invaluable services to make projects successful. Today, we’re proud to remain an independent, family-owned business with 14 locations to deliver excellent customer
experiences.

Duncan-Parnell is proud to offer 3D printers, software, scanners and services to
provide a complete solution for your printing, scanning, prototyping and modeling
needs. Personal, professional and production grade 3D printers can generate models
for presentations or for tough working parts. This enables you to perform testing
for form and function right in your office. Our 3D team has extensive experience
in industrial design, product development and manufacturing services to help make
your projects successful.

Carlton’s Bio:

Carlton McFaden is the Director of 3D Printing and Rapid Technologies at Duncan-Parnell,
Inc. As Director, Carlton consults with businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurial
startups to large government agencies, on the financial justification to adopt emerging
technologies and how to successfully integrate them into the organization’s existing
operations.

Carlton was previously a managing partner at the first color 3D-printing business
established in the Mid-Atlantic. He has extensive experience in operations management
and strategic consulting for both the private and public sectors. Carlton holds a MBA in Operations and IT Management from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor
of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Duncan-Parnell We be having a 3D printing and scanning open house on Nov 13th from
10:00 – 2:30 at their Charlotte branch at 900 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204

All are welcomed at this open house.

Contact Info:
900 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Carlton McFaden
Director
3D Printers and Rapid Technologies

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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

    October General Meeting

    October General Meeting
    10-8-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    We have a returning guest speaker this month. Mike Weaver first presented to our group an overview of products he had developed over his career as a serial inventor and entrepreneur. This was my first INotC meeting several years ago. Mike’s second presentation summarized his thoughts about what is important to achieving entrepreneurial success.

    For our October 8th 2015 general meeting Mike will be presenting example Rocket Pitches and Introductory Briefings that he has used to promote interest in his Shelf-Metrics™ developments enabling Retail Shelf Transparency for retailers and consumer product manufacturers.

  • Mike will demonstrate his Shelf-Eyes™ Mobile Surveyor and Auditor (SEMSA™) unit that captures high resolution images of retail gondola shelves, peg displays, cooler displayed products and promotional displays to originate each store’s image database used to deliver actionable information.
  • This will be an excellent opportunity to see how a new commercial solution first captures attention (Rocket Pitch) and the follow up Introductory Briefings that creates decision-maker’s desire to learn more.
  • Mike Weaver is the founder and Managing Member of Intrinsic Marks International, LLC (IMI). Mike launched IMI in 2001 as his technology incubator and has served as its Managing Member since IMI’s beginning.
  • Mike coordinates a talented and balanced development team that focuses on IMI’s mission of creating high perceived value solutions through innovative techniques easily recognized as leading edge by perspective clients, customers, and partners and the USPTO (patent office). IMI’s emphasis goes beyond innovation as an end to itself. IMI focuses on identifying break through best practice business solutions then teams with early adapter clients to pilot test and roll out field proven solutions.
  • Currently Mike and his Shelf-Metrics™ development team are creating an integrated Retail Shelf Transparency solution to enhance Planogram compliance, for Out-of-Stock mitigation, for improving Price Tag Integrity and Promotions Auditing based around the Shelf-Eyes™ Mobile Survey and Auditing (SEMSA™) image capture platform.
  • Mike’s previously launched commercial solutions that merit spinning out into their own business visibility include in 2004 when IMI created then launched UIDexpress. This web site was the first Internet supplier of Department of Defense (DoD) mandated IUID labels and plates, supporting an emerging requirement of all DoD suppliers. UIDexpress has grown at a minimum of 15% annually for 10 years now serving over 200 customers ranging from Lockheed Martin Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman to small 2nd tier suppliers to prime contractors.

    Prior to starting IMI in 2001 Mike had over 30 years of innovation, product development, entrepreneurial and business development experience. In 1982 Mike launched Charlotte, NC based Hand Held Products, Inc. (www.handheld.com now part of Honeywell) serving as Chairman, CEO and COO through 1994 growing HHP from 4th bedroom start up to $25M+ annual revenues with 200 employees worldwide. During his career Mike has been awarded 9 US and several international patents.

    Mike is a member of the AIDC 100 and is a member of the Inventor’s Network of the Carolinas.

    Mike graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Wright State University with a MBA concentrating in R&D management. He also holds a Certificate in Data Processing. Mike and Karen have 2 children; and 4 grandchildren.

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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

    September General Meeting

    September General Meeting
    9-10-2015
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    520 Elliot Street
    Charlotte, NC  28202
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    We have a special guest this month for our Inventors meeting. John J. Calvert is the executive director for the U.I.A. United Inventors Association and wants to bring us up to speed on the U.I.A. and what they can do for us.

    John will be helping us to understand two bills in Congress (HR 9 & S.1137) that are causing such trouble for inventors and what the UIA is doing to help.

  • He will also focus on getting us more involved with the UIA and update us on the new Board of Directors, Trade Shows, website update, YouTube channel and where we are heading over the next 6 months in the industry.
  • John is the Executive Director of the United Inventors Association (UIA), a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to empower inventors through Education, Access, and Advocacy.
  • He retired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in June 2014 were his responsibilities as senior advisor in the Office of Innovation Development included overseeing inventor, small business, and university outreach initiatives. Following passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), the USPTO made outreach and education a high priority due to the increased interest in intellectual property from the business and academic communities. John was also the administrator for the Inventors Assistance Program. As administrator, he helped create inventor assistance through pro bono and pro se initiatives both inside the USPTO and through working with universities and bar organizations.
  • John previously served as the Acting Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development. His responsibilities included developing ways to increase the USPTO presence in the independent inventor, small business and entrepreneurial communities; increasing opportunities for new patent holders to access assistance beyond the patent system; and direct responsibility for pro bono initiatives and the Ombudsman program prescribed in the AIA. He also served as acting director for the Office of Independent Inventor Programs and has worked on various details and work assignments during his career at the USPTO.
  • He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Technology in May 1971. He worked for 13 years in the textile industry prior to returning to N.C. State University to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Textile Management. In February of 1990, John joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner.
  • John received the Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Leadership and Bronze Medal for Superior Federal Service and the USPTO Exceptional Career Award.

    uiausa.org
    john@uiausa.org
    703-603-2427

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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