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The Inventors Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of Inventors helping Inventors for over 30 years. We are based in Orange County, CA.  


Join us online Friday night August 12 at 7:00 pm (PDT) for a seminar with Amy Wenslow, CEO of Products to Profits for her talk "Creating Products for the Profits You Deserve"!

Zoom link info posted below.


Amy Wenslow

CEO Products to Profits


Bio: Amy Wenslow is a passionate champion of all things product, creativity, color and business, who has been making things her entire life. After rigorous training as a jewelry designer and goldsmith, she branched out into sales, marketing, operations and large volume manufacturing. Now, decades later she brings all those creative talents and business knowledge to clients' projects every day. She's got a keen eye and mind that understands from the inside out what it takes for products to become real. 

 

From startups to $300 million annual sales, her team at Products To Profits has transformed creative powerhouses into business powerhouses. The team connects design, pricing, sales & marketing goals to create impactful, top-selling products.


Amy has spoken on stage with Sharks from Shark Tank,  the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the International Housewares Show, National Hardware Show, George Foreman's Inventors' University, West Coast Wall Street and a host of other events. 


Seminar Topic: “Creating Products for the Profits You Deserve”

The dream is always to have the idea, implement it quickly and beat everyone else to market, right?  Not always! There are keys to crossing the Grand-Canyon sized gap between your vision and fulfilling it.  We’ll be sharing proven ways to eliminate rework, avoid over-engineering and false starts so you get into the correct markets better and faster. 


Contact Info:

Amy Wenslow

CEO

Products To Profits

45 South Arroyo Parkway

Pasadena, CA 91105

https://productstoprofits.com

626-709-3840


Zoom link info coming soon.

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July 4th and the 2nd American Revolution

Hello, John.

Today is momentous. Do you realize the overwhelming odds against America winning her independence from England?

Only a third of the colonists were even for the Revolution. Those fighting for our future were so minimally supported by the colonies that 2,000 of the 12,000 Continental troops died of frostbite or other illnesses from malnutrition. There were justified mutinies that George Washington, himself, stopped by sheer will.

Considering these conditions, and a string of defeats, lesser men could have considered themselves beaten. Not George Washington. He continued on, kept his goal in mind, and figured out how to win.

In his next revolutionary action, George Washington fired a shot across the bow of global aristocracies by granting the common person the exclusive right of ownership to his or her discoveries (Patent Act of 1790). This upstart, America, suddenly became the place where the common person had real opportunity, and the American Dream was born.

This key element of America, which made her so different than the rest of the world and enabled her leadership in innovation for 200 years, has been under attack. Big Tech got a law passed that created a new administrative court they and others can use to invalidate patents they're accused of infringing (Patent Trial and Appeal Board – PTAB).

That our lawmakers were so hoodwinked is one thing, but what came next is truly outrageous. Google got their former head of patent strategy appointed as Director of the US Patent Office (Michelle Lee). Ms. Lee was the person who set up the new administrative court, hired the judges, made the rules, and basically weaponized it. 84% of the patents that get reviewed by the PTAB now get invalidated. The patents invalidated aren't just tech patents, they're any patent on any invention with real value that a large entity wants to take (see USInventor.org).

Considering how basic inventors and patent-based startups are to America and the American Dream, wouldn't an effort to destroy them by multi-national corporations be akin to an act of war? Looks that way to me. Our fight to restore these key rights of American inventors and startups could be considered the Second American Revolution.

Before, it was the American Colonies being oppressed by England. Now it's American inventors and startups being oppressed by Big Tech. But US Inventor has been on the march and we are taking ground.

Join us! You don't have to pick up a musket, just call the offices of your US Representatives and Senators and tell them to co-sponsor and support Thomas Massie's Restoration of America's Leadership in Innovation Act, HR 5874.

If you're able to pledge some fortune, please do because we do need it to support our troops and our growing effort.

Have a great 4th of July and know that US Inventor is totally committed to the fight to restore our rights as American inventors and patent-based startups. I'm convinced that this is the most important cause of our time. We will not be stopped. Like General Washington, we will find and seize opportunities for success. Failure is not an option.

Thank you for your efforts and your support. Please forward this message to anyone you know who cares about the future of this great nation.

Best,

Randy Landreneau, President
US Inventor, Inc.

https://usinventor.org/ 


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2022 is Blasting Through!


Join Us on Friday, July 29!


IN PERSON Inventor Support Meetings

continue Friday, July 29, 2022

and continue on every LAST FRIDAY

OF EACH MONTH.


AT THE URBAN WORKSHOP  

Address: 

365 Clinton St Suite A,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

JOIN US AT THESE IN-PERSON (MEMBERS ONLY MEETINGS)

AND BRING YOUR IDEAS AT ANY LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT.

  • Get Valuable Feedback from Many Industry Professionals on YOUR Idea!
  • Bring Your Experience and Help Our Local Inventors!


ALL IN ATTENDANCE ARE INVENTORS FORUM MEMBERS BOUND

UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN PRIVACY.

NOTE EARLIER HOURS: 6 PM DOORS OPEN, MEETING STARTS 6:30 SHARP.

SOME LIGHT SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.


These PRIVATE Members Assistance meetings are held on the last Friday of each month. Door fees are $5 for members.

Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price for seniors 65+ and for

full time students, and disabled. We can take cash, checks or credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings.




ORANGE COUNTY INVENTOR’S FORUM is a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT group.  We are a group of Product Developers, Business Professionals, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Patent Attorneys and creative people VOLUNTEERING to help would-be inventors objectively evaluate their invention's validity, network with friends, and to assist inventors in proceeding into the marketplace as effectively as possible.

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