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February General Meeting

February General Meeting



2-9-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The INOTC meeting in on the 9th of February. Our speaker John Blanchfeild Retired Chief Engineer Norfolk Southern Corporation. He will be enlightening the group about invention and engineering from
the Train industry and what it takes to move things into the market.

John H. Blanchfield Bio:
Recently retired after 38 years with Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Virginia based
Class I Rail Transportation Company, encompassing 22,000 miles of main line track
in 22 states in the Eastern United States.

Responsibilities: The Chief Engineer of Maintenance Equipment (CEME) is responsible
for the purchase, design, and reliability of a fleet of highly mechanized rail track
rehabilitation machinery consisting of 3000 major pieces of equipment with a replacement
value of $670 million. The position requires extensive travel throughout the United
States and overseas.

Annual Budget: $105 million consisting of $73 million expense and $32 million capital
Inventory- $15.3 million with 2.8 turns per year.

Facility Infrastructure: Major centralized production facility with 130 highly
skilled technical design and fabrication personnel located in Charlotte, N.C. with
a centralized material distribution center supplying 9 satellite facilities and
36 major mobile track rehabilitation teams in 22 Eastern United States.

Personnel: 480 highly skilled technicians and staff consisting of engineers, designers,
and multidisciplined craftspeople including 320 mobile technicians equipped with
33,000 GVW CDL required vehicle’s Entire group finished with a safety ratio of
0.76 for 200,000 man hours one of the best 2007 safety ratios in the North American
Railway Industry

Affiliations /Awards: Member American Railway Engineering Maintenance Association
(AREMA) 21 years serving 9 years on Committee 27 Roadway Equipment as Secretary,
Vice Chairman and Chairman Awarded 3 United States Patents pertaining to Railway
Equipment Lead negotiator representing all North American Railroads in the formulation
and publishing of Federal Railway Administration Regulation 214.5 Roadway Maintenance
Machinery Safety Awarded Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in the Republic
of South Vietnam 1967-68, U.S Army

Education: AAS degree in Business Management, King’s College Executive Management
Program Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Certified Locomotive Engineer

Community: Elected Board of Directors Four Seasons Homeowners association Coached
youth soccer 10 years obtaining Class “D” license from NASF

Family: Married 42 years with two children and one grandchild

Hobbies: Golf, reading, boating and cooking

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Last Meeting (January)

Scott Tarcy:

Scott 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.
Having many years of experience in various CAD platforms.

His company is CADdesignhelp.com. Some of the services he provide 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. Reverse Engineering
    6. Technical drawings
    7. Patent drawings

Contact:
President @ CADDesignhelp.com
412855911
http://caddesignhelp.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

January General Meeting

January General Meeting



1-12-2017

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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2017 is here and it is time for another exciting year at the INOTC.

Reminder- Dues for 2017 will be due at Jan. meeting. Check, Cash or Paypal are
accepted. (Paypal is accepted on INOTC.org home page)

The INOTC Vice president Scott Tarcy will be presenting at the January INOTC meeting.
Scott is a Mechanical Engineer, Prototyping and Internet Radio/ Podcast Host. caddesignhelp.com

Scott Tarcys Internet Podcast.

Scott Tarcy:
His company specializes in product design and prototyping. Helping inventors from
the concept phase to final prototype. Also able to do low volume manufacturing through
3D printing. While also having connections to injection molders to get your product
mass produced.

The January presentation will consist of showing the design process from concept
to prototype using real world examples. He will have the 3D printer up and running
to show how it works.

Scott 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.
Having many years of experience in various CAD platforms.

Some of the services he provide 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. Reverse Engineering
6. Technical drawings
7. Patent drawings
Contact:
Scott Tarcy
President@CADDesignhelp.com
412855911

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Election Update:
For 2017 the board will consist of:
Brian James- President
Scott Tarcy- Vice President
Terry Moser- Treasurer
Will Peters- IT and Marketing
Brian McDonald- Engineering
Matt King- Financial Advice
Any votes can be emailed or expressed at January meeting

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Last Meeting (November)

Jim Heckman:

Jim Heckman is the Territory Manager – Additive Manufacturing for TriMech Solutions.
Based in Charlotte, NC, Jim covers South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Contact:
Jim Heckman
Territory Manager, Additive Manufacturing

201 McCullough Drive, Suite 300 | Charlotte, NC | 28262
Office: 704.626.7205
Technical Support: 888.874.6324 | support@trimech.com
trimech.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

Cancelled December Meeting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cancelled General Meeting!!
12-8-2015 Cancelled
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 2017 will be due at Jan. meeting.
  • Election Update:
  • For 2017 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!!!!!

President- Brian James

Flourish and Prosper

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We look forward to seeing you.
INotC Website
President- Brian James

November General Meeting

November General Meeting



11-10-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The future is hard to imagine, but just because it is, doesnt mean that we have an excuse not to embrace it. While 3D printing is still a very young technology, it has become a big factor in so many fields.

The November general meeting is happening on Nov. 10th. Mr. Heckman will be presenting to the INOTC about his experience in the 3D printing world.

Understanding how 3D printing effects your ability to build your prototypes is vital in the competitive business world this day in age and even more so in the future.

Jim Heckman is the Territory Manager – Additive Manufacturing for TriMech Solutions. Based in Charlotte, NC, Jim covers South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Before joining TriMech he was in the printing industry for over 20 years. His roles included graphic design, account management, account implementation and sales of printed graphics. Jim served various roles between 2004-2014 for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers including chairman of the Safety Pictorial Review & Advisory Task Force which focused on creating an open source database of common safety pictorials. He also served as vice chairman of their annual Product Safety and Liability seminar. He is a 1993 graduate of Clarion University in Clarion, PA with a BS in Communications.

Additive Manufacturing Materials, Characteristics and Usages The presentation will focus on commonly used materials in the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and PolyJet additive manufacturing technologies. Jim will show material properties and best applications for materials such as ABS, ASA, Nylon12, PC, Ultem, Rigur, Tango and Vero. Attendees will learn how to differentiate between PolyJet and FDM materials and how to differentiate between basic and advanced Materials. A brief comparison of the two printing technologies will be shown as well.

Jim Heckman | Territory Manager | Additive Manufacturing
201 McCullough Drive, Suite 300 | Charlotte, NC | 28262
Office: 704.626.7205
Technical Support:888.874.6324 | support@trimech.com
trimech.com

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Last Month’s (October) Meeting

Greg Brown

Greg Brown is President/Owner of Cardinal Finance, and Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund spoke to the INOTC last month.

His primary activity via Cardinal Finance is providing part-time CFO services to small to mid sized businesses. Via Charlotte Angel Fund he is involved in making early stage investments in Carolinas-based technology companies.

cltangelfund.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

October General Meeting

October General Meeting



10-13-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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Greg from the Charlotte Angel Fund will be sharing his experience in the business financing industry, and explaining what it takes to achieve success from his experience.

Hearing the success of others inspires us, but it is the work they were willing to do that is key to understanding what it takes.

Greg Brown:

Greg Brown is President/Owner of Cardinal Finance, and Administrator of Charlotte Angel Fund.

His primary activity via Cardinal Finance is providing part-time CFO services to small to mid sized businesses. Via Charlotte Angel Fund he is involved in making early stage investments in Carolinas-based technology companies.

For over 25 years Greg’s career has been devoted to serving entrepreneurs and the companies that they create. With deep understanding of investment transactions of all types, Greg has participated in over $150 million of private and public financing.

cltangelfund.com

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Last Month’s (September) Meeting

Tom Getts

Tom gave the INOTC a great talk on his path to success.

om Getts is the president and founder of EZ Claw. He is also the former president of the INOTC.

“In 2009 I had an idea. In 2016 I have Millions.” Tom Getts

ezclaw.com
Ez Claw Videos

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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



9-8-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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Tom Getts will be speaking with the INOTC for our September general meeting. He will give us the story behind his success in the trucking industry.

Hearing the success of others inspires us, but it is the work they were willing to do that is key to understanding what it takes.

Tom Getts:

“In 2009 I had an idea. In 2016 I have Millions.” Tom Getts

ezclaw.com

Ez Claw Videos

Tom Getts is the president and founder of EZ Claw. He is also the former president of the INOTC.

Tom will share new methodologies developed and lessons learned which led to success in the invention industry.

Challenges/Topic included:

    1. Kick-Starting my invention
    2. Patent Yes / No
    3. Dealing with limited resources
    4. Money and time challenges
    5. Going it alone
    6. No distribution partner
    7. My limited skill-set
    8. Who are the customers
    9. What worked and what failed
    10. Can I make money
    11. Is it sustainable
    12. Who can help me

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” Einstein

ezclaw.com

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Last Month’s (August) Meeting

Brooks Agnew:

Brooks Agnew grew up in Pasadena, California hanging around JPL and Cal Tech. He entered the Air Force in 1973, where he graduated top in his class in electronics engineering. He received his bachelors in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University with honors. He is a multi-patented engineer in energy, technology, and chemistry. He is a Certified Quality Engineer, a SixSigma Master Black Belt, and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering. He is also a 7-time Amazon best-selling author and a world renowned lecturer.

He is currently the CEO of an independent electric vehicle manufacturer in North Carolina and the host of X-Squared Radio for more than 12 years and now appearing each Sunday evening on the Truth Frequency Radio Network.

EV Fleet

X Square Radio
Ark of Millions of Years
Remembering The Future Book

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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

August General Meeting

August General Meeting



8-11-2016

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

520 Elliot Street

Charlotte, NC  28202

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The August meeting is almost here and we would like to see you there.

This month Mr. Brooks Agnew will be speaking about problem solving process for inventors and engineers. Brooks is a master black belt in six sigma and understands problem solving on an unprecedented level.

As a long time inventor Brooks will teach us a process usually reserved for industry leaders.

Brooks A. Agnew Bio:

Brooks Agnew grew up in Pasadena, California hanging around JPL and Cal Tech. He entered the Air Force in 1973, where he graduated top in his class in electronics engineering. He received his bachelors in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University with honors. He is a multi-patented engineer in energy, technology, and chemistry. He is a Certified Quality Engineer, a SixSigma Master Black Belt, and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering. He is also a 7-time Amazon best-selling author and a world renowned lecturer. He is currently the CEO of an independent electric vehicle manufacturer in North Carolina and the host of X-Squared Radio for more than 12 years and now appearing
each Sunday evening on the Truth Frequency Radio Network.

Inventions and Improvements of Brooks Agnew:

    1. Ground Probing Radar: Invented in 1983. Components include a Quadrupole Filter,
    Radio Spectromoeter, and Gamma Spectrometer.
    2. Patent 5,974,974 Substantially Clear Polymer Offset Printing Blanket. Revolutionized
    the printing industry and lowered cost of offset printing blankets from $38 to
    $2 a square foot.
    3. Invented Direct-to-Plate Imagery for Corrugated printing using Flexographic Plates.
    Won Best New Technology in 1997 in CMM Show in Chicago.
    4. Six time Amazon best-selling author.
    5. International public speaker on Science and Technology.
    6. Designed and built electric car in 2006.
    7. Designed and built electric truck in 2009.
    8. Established Vision Motor Cars in 2009 as the first designer of affordable electric pickup trucks that are NHTSA approved for highway use.
    9. Moved Catalyst manufacturing plant from Japan to the US in 2002. Japanese company had tried for more than 30 years to earn a contract with GM. 23 contracts were earned from 2002 to 2005 directly because of Six Sigma process improvements designed and built by Brooks Agnew.
    10. Designed and built the nation’s first continuous flow biodiesel plant for the
    State of Washington under the Energy Freedom Fund that crushes Canola seed and
    produces B-100 Biodiesel.
    11. Designed and proposed a Decentralized, Low-Voltage energy supply to secure essential services from power outage as a solution to the NERC Risk Management Symposium in 2012.
    12. Submitted a white paper to the CERN Super-Collider in Geneva, Switzerland with claims that dimensional portals could be formed and stabilized from Heisenberg Singularities in Super-Massive Black Holes.
    13. Designed and patented a electric vehicle battery box that collapses safely, absorbing energy from a frontal crash to preserve the passenger compartment.
    14. Designed and patented a multi-speed parallel transaxle for electric vehicles.
    15. Designed and patented Twitter for Cars, that allows fleet and central video communication with the instrument panel inside an electric vehicle.
    16. Designed and patented solar recharging of the main battery pack in an electric vehicle.
    17. Designed and patented Kinetic Energy Recovery System collecting electrical energy from the differences between lateral vehicle movements and a inertial mass to recharge the main battery pack.
    18. Designed and patented a safety interlock system that prevents the throttle of an electric vehicle from operating unless all occupants are properly belted.

www.ev-fleet.com
www.xsquaredradio.com
www.arkofmillionsofyears.com

www.rememberingthefuturebook.com

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Last Month’s (June) Meeting

Ron Fisher:

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.

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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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

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

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