Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to The Toy Association’s inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day,” an opportunity for select individuals with toy and game inventions to pitch to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners during Toy Fair New York. CF@TF Inventor Day is being held on Friday, February 15, the day before Toy Fair opens, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
All toy inventors and designers attending Toy Fair are eligible to participate. In addition to filling out the online submission form, applicants are required to send in a 90-second video to support their written application. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 17, 2018.
“Inventors and designers are the lifeblood of the toy industry since it is their creation of unique playthings that will inspire the next generation of children,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We encourage inventors to take advantage of this program and look forward to providing a pipeline of innovation for the industry and for play innovators.”
More information and sign ups can be found here.
The Inventors Spotlight area at the PGA Merchandise Show provides a unique platform where inventors can introduce their golf inventions to industry influencers and product development experts. Independent Inventors are consolidated into a single high traffic area, making it easy for companies and execs to find their fresh products for sale or license.
Who Should Exhibit? Inventors with product in these categories: Golf training or teaching aids; Golf apparel or accessories; Golf equipment; and Golf products.
When & Where
The PGA Merchandise Show takes place: January 23-25, 2019; Orlando, Florida; Orange County Convention Center.
More information and sign-up information can be found here.
The Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT), along with the Crossroads Venture Group, and the Connecticut Technology Council are sponsoring this years Holiday Party at Brewport in Bridgeport on December 13, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. IACT members can attend for free, as long as they pre-register. Party information can be found at the Connecticut Technology Council’s website, or here. More information on Crossroads Venture Group can be found here. Information on IACT can be found here. Hope to see you all there!
I would like to congratulate my UCONN Law IP Clinic client, Rosse Gates, of East Hampton, CT, for obtaining a patent on his picture mounting system, apparatus, and method. I worked with Mr. Gates, when he first came to the IP Clinic with his invention. I supervised UCONN Law student Gregory Wuennenberg during the preparation and filing of the patent applications for Mr. Gates. The patent can be seen here.
I will be attending the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) meeting tonight. The meeting will be held at the Fairfield University Library, room 101, located in Fairfield, CT, at 7 pm.
The topic will be: “Panel of Angel Investors”, a question and answers presentation of Real Angel Investors. This is a good opportunity for inventors to network with the investors and find out what they are looking for. More information can be found here.
My client Kathleen Von Duntz of Watertown, CT was recently issued a patent on her invention for a Holiday telephone apparatus, system and method. Her patent can be found here.
Last Thursday I a gave a talk on Commercializing your Invention through the Milford Adult Education program. We had a full class with lots of questions asked an answered by local inventors and business-people. In the Spring of 2019 I will be teaching a 2-night course on Patents, Trademark, and Copyrights for Inventors and Businesses. Be on the lookout for announcements!
I am teaching a course through Milford Adult Education called Commercializing your Invention. Topics covered: can I make money with my invention, when to monetize, investors, do I need a prototype, should I worry about infringing other patents, how to license my invention, and more!
The course will be held on October 4, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Jonathan Law High School, Room 101, 20 Lansdale Ave, Miford, CT. For more information and to register, go here. Use course number: GF045.
The next USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar is Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon ET on “Responding to Pre-Examination Notices.”
Learn tips for more effectively responding to Notices of Missing Parts and Notices of Incomplete Application. Questions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. One of the USPTO’s patent application processing specialists will answer them during the event.
For more information, including how to register, please visit this link.
According to the USPTO, counterfeit products hurt American businesses and consumers. The USPTO is requesting that people help the USPTO combat fakes and educate consumers by creating a 30- to 60-second video showing the harmful effects of counterfeit products and the need to stop them at home and abroad. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2018. More information can be found here.