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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.

_________________________________________________

  • 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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Last Month

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.

hammerpatent.com

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

_________________________________________________

  • 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.

May General Meeting

5-8-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

The MAY meeting is going to be important for sure. We will be extending the subject from last month about intellectual property and get focused mainly on patents.

Memm Wiggins and Blake E. Vande Garde will be teaming up on the subject of patents.

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

http://hammerpatent.com

Speaker:

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.

He has managed the patent and trademark portfolios for clients in both the United States and abroad as well as facilitated the management of outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of foreign patent and trademark applications.

Mr. Vande Garde has experience in infringement evaluations and the litigation of patents in addition to the drafting and negotiation of nondisclosure, joint development and technology licensing agreements.

EDUCATION
  • University of Kansas (B.A. Human Biology, 1995)
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Participation
  • Mr. Vande Garde was invited to join the Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability (PiES) Advisory Board in 2011 and currently serves in that position. PiES is a public-private partnership which provides assistance to local entrepreneurs in the commonly needed realms of business growth and development; technical assistance; funding and marketing.
  • Mr. Vande Garde has been a strong supporter of the Charlotte Biotechnology Conference for which he has participated as a judge in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011 and 2012.
  • Mr. Vande Garde has also been a strong supporter of the Five Ventures Conference for which he has participated as a judge, mentor and panelist in 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Mr. Vande Garde was a panelist (Avoiding Patent Disasters and Keeping Investors Happy) at the NC Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference in the spring of 2011.
  • Blake also participated as a panelist (Impacts of Micro-Nanotechnology on Energy & Energy Technology) at the Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina during the summer of 2011.
Licensed to practice:

North Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; admitted to practice before U.S. District Court – Western District of North Carolina, District of Kansas, Western District of Missouri.

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Last Month

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

_________________________________________________

  • 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.

April General Meeting

4-10-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Get ready for our April meeting! We will be going over Patents, Trade Marks, Copy Right and Trade Secrets.

One of our members Memm Wiggins, is a Intellectual Property attorney and will be giving us the 101 on legal matters.

If this meeting is well received, we will have a 202 meeting on the same subject in May.

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

Speaker:

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

http://www.wigginsiplaw.com/

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Last Month

Bill Watson

Bill did a great talk with us and showed us all of the products which his company can print. He spoke about ,Color 3D printing, Mechanical Prototypes, Architectural Models and 3D scanning

Update- Bill has left the company since the meeting and Kate has taken his place.

Anvil Prototype & Design
A Division of Duncan Parnell, Inc.
Office: 704-372-7770 x255
Cell: 919-924-6120

anvilprototype.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.

March General Meeting

3-13-2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte NC, 28202

Greetings Product Developers/Inventors.

Due to inclement weather, the topic for February was moved to our March meeting.

Once again we have another interesting speaker at the INOTC general meeting. Bill
Watson is the manager for a 3D printing company here in Charlotte NC.

Bill Watson is the manager of Duncan-Parnell’s 3D Printing and Mechanical Engineering
Technology Division and the founder of the first color 3D printing business in the
Mid-Atlantic. Bill’s passion for emerging product development technologies and
their manufacturing applications stems from his early background as a mechanical
design and development engineer at both Caterpillar and Cummins Engine.

He will be giving a live demo with printing and speaking on other subjects such
as:

  • Color 3D printing
  • Mechanical Prototypes
  • Architectural Models
  • 3D scanning

Contact Bill Watson

Anvil Prototype & Design

A Division of Duncan Parnell, Inc.

Bill.Watson@AnvilPrototype.com

Office: 704-372-7770 x255

Cell: 919-924-6120

anvilprototype.com

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Last Month

Steven B Radney

Steven Radney earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with
a minor in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently pursuing
a Masters in Product Development at Carnegie Mellon University.

Over the past fifteen years, Steven has worked extensively as both an engineer
and an industrial designer, in corporate, consulting and startup capacities. His
talent for innovation has resulted in the successful launch of life changing products
and services. Currently, Steven is both consulting and leading the design and development
of VitalClip, a wearable computing startup focused on improving population health.

Some of his recent work can be viewed here: steven-radney.squarespace.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.

__________________________________________________

  • 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.