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    Our next meeting is planned for Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 pm at the Monroeville Library. As there are 5 Thursdays in November, the last one does not fall on Thanksgiving, so I will make a big push to get a good turnout for that one.

If you cannot come in person, please call in for the audio portion.    Dial in number is:  605-472-5315 & access code is 796610

 

We will also have available document sharing via Google plus is you send me a gmail address ahead of time. (to pghinventor@gmail.com)

You can now enter and exit downstairs at Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Dr, 15146 via the rear entry – park near dumpster.

 

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Rear Door and Lot

Cannot make it to our meetings?  A popular inventors club, the San Diego Inventors Forum (SDIF), is willing to share videos of their speakers and have put them here:

https://sdinventors.org/sdif/index.php?q=sdif-videos

  I suggest you view the one on Manufacturing in the US. It is about 25 minutes long, and some others are 45-50 minutes long.  They charge attendees $10 per meeting, and apparently get a large attendance. So, would our attendance be higher if we charged admission?

  If needed for finding us, my cell is 412-527-6921

In case you did not notice it, our web address is now

pghinventors.org

Email: pghinventor@gmail.com

LET US KNOW OF ANY TOPICS YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ADDRESSED AT A MEETING, OR in SOME OTHER MANNER.  

 Cannot get there?  Consider calling in – email to coinventors@gmail.com .

I have created a new tab – Local Inventor Spotlight  –  check it out and let me know if you want on there – or have other suggestions.

  Do you participate in any Meetups that may interest inventors?   If so, please post it to the Blog. Here are links to some I am listing that might interest some:

Always check this website for updates on when and where our meeting will be held.

And, in case you were wondering, there is not cost to join our club. Even if you do not currently have an active invention, please come and be part of our focus group for feedback on other’s inventions.

Check out the Links and Library tabs.
These are places I will be putting articles that I think may be of interest to some inventors.  Recommended:  inventorsdigest.com  – recent issues of the magazine as online.

Link of the Month:  http://www.stopfakes.gov

Article of the Month:       Manufacturing/Licensing
https://www.inventorsdigest.com/articles/handy-schmandy-manufacturing-licensing/

Let’s keep those inventive juices flowing !!!

 Feel free to post a comment with any questions or issues regarding inventing, and we will see if any members have an answer.

Mailing Address:  130 Hidden Valley Rd,  Monroeville, PA 15146

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Comments on: "Home" (7)

  1. Members, and others, are invited to post a question that a club member may be able to answer, such as where to get help making a certain type of prototype, or where they might be able to buy something or other.

  2. Iris & Others,
    I have done some part time work for James Ray & Associates and would recommend them as one to consider, but getting a couple of quotes is not a bad idea.
    (see http://www.jrayassoc.com/Practice_Areas/Patents.aspx)
    I suggest that in checking out for a patent attorney or agent, you look at their body of work over the past 2 years or more to see what sorts of patents that they have been successful in getting allowed. Go to http://patft.uspto.gov/ and on left side click on Quick under patents. Then in “term” box type in the firms name, then in Field 1 select Agent or Attorney – then click on Search. You can see the titles and numbers for patents starting with their most recent. You can click on each one if you want to see more. Design patents that start with a D should not even be counted – they take no skill other than for the draftsman doing the Figures.
    As for provisional patents, if you have the time, moderately good computer skills, and patience, you might consider doing it yourself. James Ray and Associates charges about $1100, so it comes down to how much do you value your time, and how many more might you do in the future. There is no point in doing first-class drawings for a provisional – things might change within the year before filing a utility application. I frequently discuss these matters at our monthly meetings, if you can make one.
    John,
    Founder, Pittsburgh East Inventors Club

  3. Club member Augie revealed recently that he has a YouTube video about one of his products – enter “granite bumper cushion” and check it out. He also spoke favorably about using mfg.com to get a couple of products produced for selling. Sometimes there are some communication problems if going to China, but good drawings help a lot.

  4. Dion Magestro said:

    Hi
    Does anyone have a resource for a social media marketing whiz. It seems logical that the millennialls are the best bet to find the person. I believe this is the most effective strategy for my invention. Any contacts would be welcome.
    Thanks

  5. First, it matters somewhat if you have a patent granted already of just “patent-pending” status. Larger companies won’t even talk to you if you do not have a granted patent. It is risky to try licensing without any patent protection. There are companies like Lambert & Lambert that will take care of a lot of the leg work for you if they take on your invention. They want just 30% of you license revenue, so it may be worth that, and they only want $200 up front.
    John

  6. Scott Tarcy, formerly of the Murrysville – Plum area, made a presentation at our June meeting that may be of interest to some inventors. You can see his video at http://caddesignhelp.com/ .

  7. Rodney Norris said:

    Hello, I plan on attending the next meeting 9/26/17. But I have several large-scale inventions. I have 11 small electronic inventions as well. I don’t just have ideas. I do what I can to actually produce them and or working prototypes. I am looking to team up with likeminded people to form a company with to produce inventions be them mine or others. I have come to realize that 100% of zero dollars is still zero dollars! By Teaming up with others that can assist in the production of inventions maybe we all could add to the wallet. If you’re of entrepreneur spirit, even if have no clue on your own invention… this may be your chance! Hopefully we find some reasonably skilled individuals. Example…. Anyone know someone reasonably proficient in Blender Cad/animation? I have an animated depiction of one of my inventions that needs to be edited to be more reflective of the actual design of the invention for presentations. Another is the need for someone to help with configuring / cooling of Li batteries that drive SEVERAL electric ducted fans. And people to help build working ¼, ½, and or full-scale prototypes.
    If Clean abundant water, Super-fast and efficient space flight, Mars/Lunar Habitats, Flying Transport, and Storm/Hurricane prevention, (Yes, it is possible! I have animation of device), If any of these things interest you, or you know someone it would, or just want to help to ride on the coattails of others, LOL…. Please contact me. Totally willing to share in everything with those who would help/join me!

    Rodney Norris
    South Park Resident
    Cell 706-513-2209
    RodneyJnorris@yahoo.com

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