PROGRAM - "Ideas …From Conception to Cash…the Right Way"


 7:30-8:45 Continental Breakfast & Check-In

 7:30-4:30 View display tables and network with other inventors

 8:45-9:00 Introductions - Wayne Highley

& Phil Curry

(Illinois Innovators and Inventors Association)

 9:00-9:45 Beginning the Process - Don't Get Scammed

Dr. Gerald Udell

(Director,Wal-Mart Innovation Network, Springfield, MO

Director, Business Department, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO)

 10:00-10:45 Resources for the Independent Inventor

Jane Running

(Director, Patent Depository Library, IL State Library, Springfield, IL)

and Carol Giles

(Director, Patent Depository Library, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO)


 11:00-11:45 The Law of Inventions - How to Obtain Legal Protection for Your Invention


Bruce Burdick

(Registered Patent Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis, Missouri)


 12:00-12:45 Luncheon Buffet - Keynote Address: The Patent Office Can Help You


Don Kelly

(Director, Independent Inventor Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia)


 1:00-1:45 Developing Your Business

Richard Lumma

Director, Small Business Development Center, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville


 2:00-2:45 Finding Investors and Financing

Doug Elliott

(Treasurer, The Missouri Venture Forum

Director of Marketing, TEQ Development Corp.)


 3:00-3:45 The Can Do Investment Club

Mark Braun

(Founder, The Can Do Early Venture Capital Investment Club)


 4:00-4:45 Marketing Your Invention

Jeffrey Loeb

(Co-Founder and Director of Marketing & Sales, Haystack Toys "The Great American Toy Hunt")

Sponsored by: ILLINOIS INNOVATORS & INVENTORS, P.O. Box 623, Edwardsville, IL 62025

For details, see www.burdlaw.com, e-mail invent@charter-il.com or bruce@burdlaw.com, or telephone Mr. Phil Curry at 618-656-7445.