A sincere Thank You! to Michele Rutledge for her interesting and informative presentation, “Learn How to Shut Up and Listen!”. A copy of her presentation is now available for online viewing: Here. To learn more about Michele’s organization — Gateway Venture Mentoring Service — and how she can help yours, please visit her website at gvms.ite-stl.org.

We hope to see you at the Inventors’ Association’s next meeting — Thursday, September 3 2015 @ Venture Café! At this month’s meeting, come to network with like-minded individuals and learn techniques to… Present Your Great Idea, and then Shut Up & Listen!! Michele Rutledge, Executive Director of Gateway Venture Mentoring Service will share techniques Read More →

In many respects, common sense dictates the course of action necessary to bring a product from concept to prototype. Nevertheless, it is easy to become sidetracked with extraneous matters related to the protection and eventual sales of a product and let the prototyping process become compromised. Upon conception, patent counsel should be retained in order Read More →

Until this blog fully develops as a resource, the greatest authoritative inventor resource is the US Patent and Trademark Office website, http://www.uspto.gov and for basic information on patents start here: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/ And for copyrights, the best source of information is: http://www.trademark.gov