MIDWEST INVENTORS CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2001 - Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
PROGRAM (to register click here)
" IDEAS INTO INCOME… "
Note: Due to air traffic problems resulting from Tuesday’s tragedy, one of our speakers is stranded in Brazil, another in New York, another in Washington, DC, and yet another in Boston, so changes may occur.
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast & Check-In
8:30-4:30View display tables and network with other inventors
9:00- 9:10 Introductions - Conference Chairman
Founder, Illinois Innovators and Inventors Association
9:10-9:40 Beginning the Process - Don't Get Scammed, How to Evaluate Your Invention
Brice Washam of SW Mo State Univ. and the Innovation Institute.
9:45-10:15 The Importance of Inventions and Individuals
James E. White, Inventor, Marketer, and Author of "Will It Sell? How to Determine If Your Invention Is Profitably Marketable (Before Wasting Money on a Patent)" www.willitsell.com
10:20-10:50 "Patent Searching at a Patent and Trademark Depository Library."
President , Patent & Trademark Depositary Library Association
Director, Patent & Trademark Depositary Library, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO
11:00-11:30 - Patent Depositary – Suggestions for Using.
11:30-12:30 How the Patent Office Works, Independent Inventor Office at the Patent Office , and the American Invention Protection Act
Deputy Director, Independent Inventor Program and Supervisory Patent Examiner
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia
12:30-1:30 LUNCH in Law School Courtyard and Commons
1:30-2:00 Success Story I
Speaker – Don Weder, of Highland Supply Company in nearby Highland, Illinois, the most prolific living American inventor with 1068 patents (and 22 published patent applications), second all-time only to Thomas Edison’s 1093 patents.
Highland Supply Corporation
2:00-3:00 Legal Options for Protection
3:00-3:30 Business Resources for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Speaker – Judy Meador
3:30-4:00 Panel Discussion
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