Today on the Chic Perspectives Â show I had on the Inventors Association of Georgia
Joining me in the studio to talk about all things inventive were:
Dave Savage, Inventors Association of GA President (firstname.lastname@example.org & http://gainventors.org/)
Sue Watson,Â IP attorney, from SC Watson Law Firm (Scwatsonlawfirm.com )
and Inventor Donna Difloe, a Furniture Industry veteranÂ and book author of How to buy furniture.
Dave Savage is the president of Pres. of the Inventors Assoc. of GA, an organization thatâ€™s been in existence for 30 years.Â In addition Dave also provides Inventors Advisory Service, family history & story video recording, Microsoft Word shortcuts trainer
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Dave talked about how he teaches inventors to talk about their ideas without disclosing material details and how to get feedback, advice and find the best plan of action to move forward.Â There is a lot to learn and be aware of as an inventor and surrounding yourself with those who can give advice, feedback and suggestions is very important in minimizing your losses and maximizing your returns.
Sue Watson of SC Watson Law Firm shared her expertise on Patents, Trademarks, Service MarksÂ and Trade Dress as well as Copyrights, Patent Clearance Analysis, PatentÂ Portfolio Evaluations, Patent Intelligence.
Sueâ€™s firm has extensive experienceÂ assistingÂ start-up companies, universities, research foundations, and large, global corporations in achieving significant intellectual property protection.
We discussed the strategic reasons why having a patent portfolio is more powerful and puts you in a better negotiating position than just a single patent.
Sue talked about business model entrepreneurs can use to capitalize on their idea, what to do first and how to avoid rookie mistakes.
Sue shared about the importance of intellectual property protection in order to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Â It’s crucial to rapidly protect your intellectual property in order to enhanceÂ your business growth and secure your business success.
She explained how a step-by-step, cost-effective plan in critical for a company to achieve optimum intellectual property protection of their technology.
Donna Difloe shared her success story or how she turned an idea for an innovative and versatile furniture into a flourishing business.
Donna started her own company, Design Dynamic, which became the “umbrella” for product design and development, intellectual property, marketing and speaking and training engagements.
BeforeÂ going out on her own Donna wasÂ the first Exec. Dir. of the Interior Design Society, and also in Chicago, the Product Manager for Kroehler Furniture.
Donna wanted the comfort and fashion of living room furniture for her outdoor patio. So she created and patented drainable, upholstered seating – an industry first.The furniture wears and washes well. It is mildew resistant and it looks as if it would fit in perfectly with a well-decorated living room.
Lane/Venture of Conover, N.C., incorporated Difloe’s drain system into the cushions of a group of wicker furniture called WeatherMaster. Donnaâ€™s patented furniture system has been licensed to Laneventure for 20 years.Â Love seats and soft wing chairs as well as wicker with cushions in various patterns are available.
Check out the Inventors Association of Georgia, sign up for the free newsletter and find out more about upcoming meetings and the resources offered – membership privledges provide lotâ€™s of value all for a very affordable price. Â http://gainventors.org/
Thanks so much to my fabulous guests Donna Difloe of Design Dynamic, Sue Watson of SC Watson Law Firm and Dave Savage of Inventors Association of Georgia.
Until next time… wishing you all Chic Success,