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Saturday, March 23rd, Main Event In Sunnyvale, CA
March's Bay Area Chapter Main Event:
John Calvert, USPTO & Chuck Lamprey, Successful Inventor
New Patent Laws + How To Present Your Product To Companies
Featured Speaker
John Calvert

Senior Advisor
Office of Innovation Development
United States Patent and Trademark Office

New Patent Laws Take Effect March 16!

Several significant changes in the nation's patent laws will take place when the central provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act take effect on March 16.  The biggest change is a shift from a "first-to-invent" emphasis to a "first-inventor-to-file" system.

Learn what you need to do different and how these new patent laws will affect you as an independent inventor. John Calvert is coming out on behalf of the patent office to educate you on this important topic.

About The Speaker

Since October 1998, John Calvert has been responsible for supervising as many as 21 examiners in the area of textile technology in Art Unit 3765.

Mr. Calvert graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Technology in May 1971. He worked for Milliken and Co. and J. P. Stevens in various management positions including Division Director of Human Resources Development before returning to N.C. State University to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Textile Management. In February of 1990, John joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an examiner in Group 240 specializing in textile technology.

In February 1995, John became a Primary Examiner. Since then he has worked on detail as a Petitions Examiner. John also was selected for work assignment in the Search and Information Resources Administration where he worked in PALM as liaison between the Office of Patent Legal Administration and SIRA instituting changes reflective of changes in patent rules and formulating changes in the manner in which OIPE communicates with the customer.

He also served as Sr. Project Manager for the Office of Electronic Patent Application Processing dealing with changes in the patent application format bringing a standard application format into compliance with US practice, the Patent Law Treaty and PCT.

As the former Acting Director for the Office of Independent Inventor Programs, John Calvert remains actively involved with the ongoing campaign to educate inventors about invention promotion firms and will continue to expand the outreach initiative to the inventor community.

Mr. Calvert has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior Federal service and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Exceptional Career Award. Mr. Calvert completed studies in the Syracuse University, Maxwell School certificates program of Advanced Public Management and completed the Executive Development Seminar sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management.

Featured Speaker
Chuck Lamprey

Successful Inventor

Chuck recently licensed his fourth product. This month he's going to come share with you what works and what doesn't work when it comes to making your presentation to companies.

Chuck will show you many real life examples of sell sheets and videos pitching his products. He'll talk about why he chose to go a certain direction with each presentation. This will essentially be a training session, so you can understand how to put together a presentation for your ideas.

A good presentation is everything. This tutorial will help you accomplish "the most important" part in the licensing process........ Sell your idea!

A good presentation does the selling for you.

If you have a good presentation, it makes everything easier.

A great product with the subpar presentation often presented by inventors will most likely mean you'll never get a call back.

However, straight forward presentations that make it easy for a manufacturer to understand the benefits of your product will dramatically increase your chances of success.

Don't worry, you don't need a super fancy presentation.

Your presentation just needs to be easy to understand. You'll understand what we mean when you see Chuck's sell sheets and videos. They aren't fancy, but they did work. After all, he has licensed four products and only been at the licensing game for a short time.

At the end of Chuck's presentation you'll give your best guess as to which presentations got licensed and which ones didn't.

Come join us this month! Should be a great meeting.


About The Speaker
Chuck Lamprey is a prolific inventor / innovator in a number of consumer product group domains. He has successfully licensed four new technologies to top-tier pet product companies. These technologies are being included in product lines planned for release in 2013.

Chuck's specialities are new technology and product ideation, development and commercialization.


Saturday - March 23rd, 2013


10:00 am - 10:30 am - Check-In & Networking

10:30 am - 11:30 am - John Calvert's Talk

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Networking & Lunch

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New! - $9.99 buffet including your choice of 25 items
Plus you can add a beer for $1 if you like
Our members are inventors, engineers, patent attorneys, manufacturing experts, marketing experts and others with a wide range of expertise. Take advantage of the buffet and this fantastic networking opportunity. Many members have made critical contacts that helped them move their products forward at past Inventors Alliance meetings.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Chuck Lamprey's Talk

Dosa N. Biryani Fresh Indian Grill & Bar
252 E. Java Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089
PARKING - There is plenty of free parking available in parking lot just in front of restaurant.

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Access to the members only video archive of 
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EXPERTS WEBINARS - One new webinar every month

*Attend from your home or office and ask questions live

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Members Directory & Networking -
Via members only group on linkedIN

Network online with other members through the forums or if you choose to, invite them into your network. (accept only the people you want in your network)


SIGS (Special Interest Groups) Forums for members only linkedIN
  • Green Inventions
  • Medical Inventions
  • Food Inventions
  • Consumer Product Inventions
  • Industrial Product Inventions

Past Speaker Access - Ask the past speakers questions below their video in the Video Archive site and get answers

Vendor give aways - both services and products will be given away!

Vendor Directory - Patent Attorneys, Prototypers, Consultants, ect..

*Includes vendor reviews from members.

  This feature coming May of 2012

Jobs - Post jobs and view jobs available

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As always, we wish you much success in all your invention-related endeavors.

Andrew Krauss
Inventors Alliance President

Inventors Alliance
Educating People With Ideas Since 1993

Phone: 650-964-1576 or 877-INV-ENTx