Articles from February 2015

February General Meeting

February General Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

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.



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:



-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

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