September 29, 2012 - Saturday
Make Money from Your Inventions
A Method to the Madness - Turning Your Ideas Into Profitable Products
It all starts with an epiphany. Every invention begins with a single “eureka moment” or some “brilliant revelation” that causes the inventor to take action.
These epiphanies become the idea seeds planted by inventors around the world. But we can only wish the process was as simple as adding water and fertilizer and waiting for the ideas to spring to life.
Inventions are not just patents to be hung on a wall. They are the starting point for a new business enterprise. So, not only does the inventor have to figure out how to create a working product or device, they also have to drive it forward, creating a business model that will enable it to survive. And that’s where we come in.
The DaVinci Inventor Boot Camp will help you focus on what’s important. We will show you ways to leverage your time and resources, eliminate unnecessary work, and direct your energies towards driving your product forward. And most importantly, we will teach you what it takes to become successful.
Key Strategies to Learn
- How to perform an early stage benefit/market analysis to decide in advance who your end customer will be. Once you fully understand who your customer is, only then can you begin to piece together your business model.
- How to develop a profit-centric mindset, the same thinking used by most successful inventors, to maximize your odds of success.
- How to decide if your invention needs to be patented. If it doesn’t, this can save you significant amounts of money.
- Who you should be listening to. Advice will come from many sources, but not all of it will be good.
- How to best position yourself for funding. Hear it directly from the people who have money to invest.
NOTE: People who are exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase will receive a free pass to the Inventor Boot Camp.
A great invention is much more than a new product that ends up on a store shelf. Inventions are a hidden force of nature, driving our economy, building a better future for our children.
They can either make you a living legend, or leave you struggling to survive. Our goal is to help make you successful.
Stake your claim on the invention world! Reserve your seat now for this revolutionary event.
Why Should You Attend?
For inventors, the Inventor Boot Camp will be a significant turning point in their life. Some of the topics included will be:
- Top 10 Mistakes Made By Most Inventors – How to recognize them before they happen and avoid them.
- Intellectual Property Strategies – The deck is stacked against the individual inventor. Understand the tactics and strategies, and how to use them to your advantage.
- Demystify the different types of intellectual property (IP) necessary to master your market in a knowledge economy
- Learn about IP timing issues to best protect your innovation before it slips into the public domain
- Explore strategies for protecting your innovation cost effectively
- Top IP mistakes that will doom your company
- System Thinking – Learn how to evaluate the system in which your invention will function, and how to maximize your position.
- Managing Your Life – Being an inventor is tough work. Learn how to balance and manage your life.
- Being Successful – In the end we want you to be successful – very successful. Learn to enjoy the journey. This is the most important work on the planet earth.
EVENT: 2012 DaVinci Inventor Bootcamp
DATE: September 29, 2012 - Saturday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $69, Members: $59, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: Make Money from Your Inventions
SPEAKERS: Brian Abe, Gene Branch, Julie Aigner Clark
SPEAKER: Brian Abe
Product Scout, Evergreen IP
Brian Abe has been a lifelong tinkerer with a taste for science, entrepreneurship and business. When he finished business school, he was hired by an inventor to work on an intellectual property licensing project that resulted in the successful closure of a deal between the inventor and a national manufacturer/distributor. He enjoys working with new products and inventions and has decided to make a career out of it. For the last year, Brian has been the gatekeeper for external innovations for Avery, and for the last two years he has fulfilled the same role for Clorox's brands. Brian holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and received his BA from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Brian is an avid outdoorsman, presently bent on climbing all of Colorado's "14ers", and a hobbyist Swing dancer, often traveling North America and Europe for competitions and events.
SPEAKER: Gene Branch
Patent Attorney and Partner with the firm of Perkins Coie
Gene Branch is a partner at Perkins Coie in the Intellectual Property practice. With degrees in engineering, science, business and the law, Gene brings unique depth to clients and their intellectual property needs. Gene works diligently with clients to enhance their company's value through targeted innovation and strategic development of their patent portfolios. To that end, his practice focuses on patent prosecution in the electronics, software and mechanical arts, with a particular emphasis on business method and computer-implemented inventions in the financial services industry. Gene has drafted and prosecuted numerous US and international patent applications.
Prior to joining the firm, Gene was a partner at Townsend and Townsend and Crew. While there, he represented several large integrated financial services companies including Western Union and the United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
Gene began his legal career as a patent agent and in-house patent counsel for Displaytech, Inc., a start-up company founded on technology derived from research at the University of Colorado. While at Displaytech, Gene participated in building the company's patent portfolio to over 100 assets in numerous technology areas. Gene also served as an engineer for Lockheed Martin and as an officer in the United States Air Force. He is an active contributor to the Colorado School of Mines' 8th Continent Project, an organization founded for the purpose of commercializing space-derived technologies. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Gene is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Colorado.
SPEAKER: Julie Aigner Clark
Founder of The Baby Einstein Company
Julie Aigner Clark is a full-time mom best known for founding The Baby Einstein Company, a home-based business that started in her basement and became an international, multimillion-dollar company in less than five years. Credited with creating an entirely new industry, Julie brought the arts to babies and toddlers in child-friendly ways that exposed an entire generation to classical music, art and poetry. Her Baby Einstein videos and books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and have been on the New York Times Best Sellers list since the company’s start up over fifteen years ago. Television appearances include: Oprah!, Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, The View and the CBS Nightly News, along with featured articles in USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and People Magazine. In 2009, Julie was personally honored at the President’s State of the Union Address. She is also the founder of The Safe Side, a company dedicated to keeping children safe and to giving back to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Most recently, Julie authored a children’s book titled You Are the Best Medicine, inspired by her own battle with breast cancer. She lives in Colorado with her one husband, two daughters, three cats, four chickens, a rescued dog named Rusty and several fish and hamsters, not to mention the innumerable mice in her garage.