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-- -- Everything you need in a nutshell --
You should listen and learn .. i.e., unless you have a patent pending, a provisional patent application, already have your patent, or just don't care and just want to give away your ideas.. -- In the third portion of our meeting, we all sign a Letter of Confidentiality. This allows us to secretly discuss our inventions.
I explain to this group that they should not give away their 'idea' unless they don't care, for they are in the midst of 'inventors' who, possibly,
could take their 'ideas' and run away with them. That they should couch their language to 'just give enough away' - [and] should listen and learn at this meeting;
unless they have a patent pending, a provisional patent application, already have their patent, or just don't care and just want to give away their ideas?

-- This third portion is really great. It is why you want to be at our meetings. You get direct help and advice from those who have 'been there.'
'You feel that you are not alone in your inventive quest. You get many opinions and straight talk--telling you upfront what you want to know.
You realize that you are not alone. There are people willing to help you. They want you to succeed. -

And even if this 'idea' that you have turns out to be a loser, you can't wait to get on with your next one. :-))

* PLEASE NOTE: Our attending patent attorneys have said that they may not sign the Confidential Disclosure Statement/
"Letter of Understanding" because it may jeopardize their practice. They will explain.

-- "Inventing can become addictive." -- Robert Scheinkman

-- -- Thought of the day --

-- "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation."

Pearl S. Buck
1892-1973, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize Winning Author


THE ONLINE INVENTOR – May 24, 2012 issue
(c) 2012 Market Launchers, Inc.

Companies want to invest in proven products, while avoiding risk as much as possible -
By Paul Niemann of MarketLaunchers.com

I get a lot of calls from future customers who ask me, “What do I have to send you in order to get listed on your web site?”

I tell them that the better the info, the better job I can do of presenting their product, and that is similar to how your product or invention is reflected when you show it to future licensees.

Here’s what I mean by that …

If all you have is a patent (or patent-pending), then you will have a very difficult time licensing your invention. If you have a CAD drawing, then your chances increase a little bit.

If you have a working prototype, then your chances increase a little more. If you have begun manufacturing and selling your product, then your chances increase a LOT.

Why is this?

Because along with the “not-invented-here” syndrome that afflicts many companies, there is a healthy dose of skepticism that many companies (rightfully) have about new products. I live in the Show-Me state of Missouri, and people want proof. What kind of proof?

First, they want proof that it can offer patent protection; then they want to see how it looks (CAD drawing or pictures) and what it does (prototype). Most of all, they want to see that it will SELL, and the only way to prove that is to have it manufactured and selling in retail stores.

While this involves more risk and expense on your part, it is also the best way to get a licensing deal if that is what you want. Companies want to invest in proven products, while avoiding risk as much as possible. Can you blame them?

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© 2012 Market Launchers, Inc.

Paul Niemann runs MarketLaunchers.com, where he lists his customers’ inventions on his website’s invention database so they can be seen by companies that search for new products to acquire. Visit www.MarketLaunchers.com or call Paul Niemann at (800) 337-5758 or niemann7@aol.com for more information.


-- "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey, Senator and Presidential Candidate

-- Why have you now decided to become an Inventor?

-- Well, I'll tell you.

I'm goin to speak my mind, because I have nothing to lose. --
I. Hayakawa


-- -- Thought of the day -- --

-- “It is impossible to live without failing at something,
unless you live so cautiously that
you might as well not have lived at all,
in which case, you fail by default.”

~ J.K. Rowling


- I dreamed of becoming RICH! I have an idea for a product that's guaranteed to make me millions. Everybody will buy it!!

- I used to work in a dairy. I've had some bad luck with that one. I got fired just for getting in the whey.

- I then got a job at a workout club, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

- I was working in an orange juice factory, but I couldn't concentrate. I soon got canned.

- I tried to be a chef. I imagined it would add a little spice to my life, but I didn't have the thyme. I kept eating up the profits.

- I worked for a time as a hairdresser. We had a falling out. It was hair today, gone tomorrow.

- I once was a tailor, but I wasn't suited for it. It was a sew-sew job.

- I even worked at Starbucks, but it was the same old grind every day. I became de-caffinated.

- Then I tried being a taxi cab driver, but couldn't hack it. They ran me off with the meter.

- I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting.

- I tried to work at a deli, but no matter how I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

- I worked for a plumber, but that work was too draining. I worked below my level and it was a crappy job anyway.
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--> > A lady answered her front door to find a plumber standing there. "I'm here to fix the leaky pipe," he announced.

--> > "I didn't call a plumber," said the lady.

-- "What?" huffed the plumber. "Aren't you Mrs. Snyder?"

--> > "The Snyders moved out of this house over a year ago," explained the lady.

--> > "How do you like that?" grunted the plumber. "They call you up and tell you it's an emergency and then they move away!"
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- I even worked as a lumberjack, but I couldn't cut it. So they gave me the ax.

- I tried to work in a shoe factory, but I couldn't fit in. No soul for the job.

- I put my soul into learning witchcraft, but that only lasted a spell.

- I became a fisherman, but couldn't live on my net income of 50-clams a week.

- I was a musician, but I found I wasn't noteworthy. It left me down with the blues.

- I wanted to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patience. Got caught burying my mistakes.

- I thought I'd become a Gynecologist Assistant but couldn't find my opening. Found it boring and was layed off.
-- . "If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all."

- I lost my job at the massage parlor because I rubbed people the wrong way.

- I got a job as a historian, but there was no future in that!

- I practiced being a prestidigitator [Magician], but couldn't cut the cards and was aced out of the job. My job went "Pooof"!! And everything went up in smoke.

- I changed and tried Astrology. It wasn't in my Zodiac Signs either. My crystal ball was viewed as mighty dim, very gloomy, with my short-future forecast of being an Inventor, almost nill.

- "But all you have to do to be an Inventor is dream-up a good idea and everybody will buy it!!"

-- :-)) "Make an Umbrella Skirt" --

-- "10 Tips: How to score big at yard sales" --

-- "Archives of Shel Horowitz's Monthly Frugal Fun Tips"

-- "The World's Fair in a Nutshell" --
-- "Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase (1904 World's Fair) -- Taking Flight" --
-- " Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase (1904 World's Fair) -- Popular Hold-to-Light Postcards" --
-- "This list indicates photographs and related collections in the Special Collections department at St. Louis Public Library" --

-- "Technology Review: Dumb Meters Get Smarter" --
-- "Technology Review: Sensors for Tracking Home Water Use" --

-- "No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it." -- Charles Schulz

-- A man solves the problem of too many visiting relatives.. He borrowed money from the rich ones and loaned it to the poor ones. Now none of them come back


Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay
our taxes, it would go something like this...

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7..
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one dammy, the owner threw
them a curve ball. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by
$20.". Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink
for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that
everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the
sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to
follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested
that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men
began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,"but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!" The
nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it
came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for
even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay
the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is
somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics.

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.


The Power of Beer

A man is waiting for his wife to give birth. The doctor comes in and
informs the dad that his son was born without torso, arms or legs. The
son is just a head! But the dad loves his son and raises him as well as
he can, with love and compassion.

After 18 years, the son is now old enough for his first drink. Dad
takes him to the bar, tearfully tells the son he is proud of him and
orders up the biggest, strongest drink for his boy. With all the bar
patrons looking on curiously and the bartender shaking his head in
disbelief, the boy takes his first sip of alcohol.

Swoooosh! Plop!! A torso pops out! The bar is dead silent; then
bursts into whoops of joy. The father, shocked, begs his son to drink
again. The patrons chant "Take another drink!"

The bartender continues to shake his head in dismay. Swoooosh! Plip!
Plop!! Two arms pop out.

The bar goes wild. The father, >crying and wailing, begs his son to drink
again. The patrons chant, "Take another drink! Take another drink!!" The
bartender ignores the whole affair and goes back to polishing glasses,
shaking his head, clearly unimpressed by the amazing scenes.
By now the boy is getting tipsy, but with his new hands he reaches
down, grabs his drink and guzzles the last of it. Plop! Plip!! Two legs
pop out. The bar is in chaos.

The father falls to his knees and tearfully thanks God. The boy
stands up on his new legs and stumbles to the left then staggers to
the right through the front door, into the street, where a £truck runs
over him and kills him instantly The bar falls silent.
The father moans in grief. The bartender sighs and says,
(Wait for it)
(It's coming)
(Ya ready?)
(Don't hate me)
(Ya gonna hate me)
(Take a deep breath)
"He should've quit while he was a head!"


Subject: How to properly place new employees

1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room.

2. Put your new hires in the room and close the door.

3. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours.

4. Then analyze the situation;

a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounting Department.

b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing.

c. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in Engineering.

d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.

e. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.

f. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

g. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Informati on Technology.

h. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

i. If they say they have tried different combinations, they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved,
put them in Sales.

j. If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.

k. If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.

l. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and
put them in Top Management

m. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen
nor heard from, put them in Congress.


-- "For every problem removed, there is a lessor or equal or greater problem that may or may-not take its place.

Live with it or solve it. It's yours to deal with. --> There will be problems, whether you see and solve them or not." R.S.

-- "Specialty sites help you save money" --

-- "Gadget problems divide the sexes" --

-- "SBTV - Small Business Television Network" --

Ideas and new products must have a value established on their behalf..

-- "Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth." - unknown

-- I Googled my way to the Inventors Association of St. Louis. I asked, "Names of Inventor Groups that will help me?" Was I surprised to see the unscrupulous ones listed ahead of us. I hope you didn't get bitten?

What To Do After Dreaming-Up Your Idea -----------------------------> > > > > > > > > >
-- "How to License Your Product" --
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-- "Pelham West helps companies grow their business through the licensing of new products from independent inventors." --
-- "Pelham West Associates - Products Wanted to License" --

-- Novelty and Gag Products Wanted --

-- www.edisonnation.com/ -- Visit to learn more about Spensers Live Product Search.






"Ninety percent of new products fail in the marketplace."

Yet, on the other hand, ten percent Do find and hit their target





-- -- Thought of the day:
-- "Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference." -- Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

-- "Increase your productivity by using 2 monitors - USATODAY.com" --

-- "Knowing when an idea is a bad one can offer entrepreneur lessons." :-( What to do; what to do?

-- Ninety percent of new products fail in the marketplace. Why? Companies focus so much on acquiring new customers that they don't address resolve shortfalls in the product--such as flawed features. Firms also get so enamored with their offering that they drastically underestimate resistance to the behavioral changes the new product requires. For instance, few consumers relish mastering new software to edit digital photos. And managers don't realize that consumers won't buy certain innovations unless others in their business or social circles do. A bank, for instance, won't adopt a faster transaction processing system unless other banks with which it communicates also do. To avoid these mistakes, find out how early customers will use your new offering--then adapt the product and start taking orders. Limit the behavioral changes required by new products. And convince other members of your target customers' network that they'll benefit by adopting your innovation. The payoff? New products that score smashing successes in the marketplace. The three Harvard Business Review articles in this collection: "The Sales Learning Curve" (HBR reprint R0607J) by Mark Leslie and Charles A. Holloway; "Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers: Understanding the Psychology of New-Product Adoption" (HBR reprint R0606F) by John T. Gourville; and "The New Rules for Bringing Innovations to Market" (HBR reprint R0403D) by Bhaskar Chakravorti.

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Top 20 Marketing Tips for Social Media
By Katie Cowan of Creative Boom

Can you believe how quickly social media has utterly transformed our lives? The way we shop, find love and do business. Particularly as it was only four years ago that Twitter was launched and just seven years since Facebook first began.

As social media has transformed the way we communicate, it's only natural that the shape of marketing has followed suit and changed. No longer are we engaged in a one-way conversation with our customers. Thanks to the Internet, everything is now social and interactive.

And from a business point of view, it's something we should all be embracing. Using social media for marketing is not only cost-effective, it helps you to grow your customer base by taking part in two-way dialogue with your customers. You are now able to shape your products and services based on real-time customer feedback and you can drastically improve your customer service by responding quickly and easily to any queries, questions or concerns people might have.

But for many freelancers and companies out there, it's difficult to determine how to best utilise social media for marketing. Here are my top 20 tips on how to use social media as part of your marketing strategy:

Do your research
If you're struggling to get to grips with social media and you're confused by the different types out there, read up about the subject first. There's no point in adding social media to your marketing plan if you have no clue as to what it is.

Set some goals
Don't just jump into social media head first. It's good to have a thorough plan, so you can measure your success and adapt your social media marketing accordingly.

Consider your target market and use the right social media for your audience.
For example, if your business sells consumer products, Facebook might be the best platform for you. Or if you're an accountancy firm, perhaps Twitter would be more suitable.

Be on your best behaviour
Everything you say and do online gets recorded, so it becomes permanent. It goes without saying, think before you type.

Be interesting
It's an obvious tip but if you're boring, people won't want to follow you. Try to add some lively and interesting tweets or updates to your social media accounts. It will keep people coming back for more.

Don't broadcast
Social media is all about engaging, two-way conversation, so don't just bombard your followers or fans with your own company news and updates. Communicate and interact!

Join everything up
Hook up your website as much as possible. How do you do this? Integrate your own blog to your website and use it as an effective marketing tool.

Don't be negative
Never slander any other business or person through social media. It will come back to haunt you.

Keep it regular
Keep your social media profiles current and updated. If you leave them to fester, they'll become stagnant and therefore risk making you look unprofessional.

Get the SEO right
Consider SEO or Social Media Optimisation (SMO) when choosing a username. Try to add some keywords to your profile name.

Consider tools
Make life easier and use tools to automatically hook up your blog to your Twitter or Facebook accounts. Try Hootsuite.com or Twitterfeed.com.

Give a personal touch
Personalise your profile pages and adapt to company branding. Ensure you have filled out all the necessary information.

Use your face
If at all possible, put a face to your brand. People prefer to follow humans instead of logos.

Keep updated
Keep your eyes peeled for social media updates or newcomers. It's no good using social media if you haven't a clue what's going on. Mashable is an excellent online news site regarding social media.

Quality not quantity
Only sign up to a couple of the top social media sites. You don't need to go mad. And make sure you don't spam everyone's feeds with your own tweets or updates all the time. It will just turn people off and they're likely to stop following you.

Get your privacy controls right
Make sure your privacy settings are correct. Double check them at all times.

Link and link again
Add links to your social media accounts on your company website and vice versa.

Check the legal side
Be aware that some social media sites won't allow you to run competitions without prior consent. With Facebook, for example, you need written permission before running any giveaways on any of its pages.

Make best use of advertising on your social media network. Opportunities are increasingly available. It's certainly something to consider as part of your marketing plan.

It's not me, me, me
Finally, don't be selfish. Share, help and encourage other people and businesses online. It's great karma and will make you seem transparent, open and friendly - the type of business people want to be associated with.

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Katy Cowan runs Creative Boom, an online magazine and network community that aims to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries throughout the UK: http://www.creativeboom.co.uk

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-- Attended an IASL Meeting - 2007: -- Below, you will find two lists of people who have attended the 2007 and 2008 IASL Meetings. It was a lot of work on my part preparing these two lists and you will see that I didn't continue my lists through to 2012 because those two years spoke for the rest of the years to follow.

-- I created those lists to clarify a question that was troubling my mind, which was, "Why don't the people who want and need invention-help return month-after-month to follow-up their need for invention knowledge?"

-- They must have given up(?) .. disappeared from my sight. -- But maybe... not altogether from my website? -- -- [I'll check my website and see.]

-- Comparisons of listed names documented this to me... of 'those who came' - to 'those who didn't come back.'

-- Yet I found, some "idea people" showed-up at an IASL Meeting at a much later date as if nothing had happened and started their inventive quest over again. (I knew that they had lost-out on their golden opportunity. They could have become rich and famous by now if they had kept on going ahead no matter how difficult the road...

-- You, my reader, should know by now: "It isn't just what you read on this website, it is who YOU connect with at our Meetings... YOU, my friends, will be most fortunate to be introduced to the 'Power People' who will be sitting next to you, who are close enough to touch elbows with you."

-- "Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched." -- Unknown

-- To protect privacy, not all of the Inventors involved were identified and were not asked for their names. Our survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

1.William Karl Young 2.Paul Jacoby 3.Dennis Chudy 4.Noell Warner 5.Robert Porter 6.Ron Hemingway 7.Rich Freese 8.Jeenie Jackels 9.Barry D. Gillingham 10.John Reichardt 11.Dan R. O'Brien 12.Brien Bergmeier 13.Dick Slab 14.Mark Hunsaker 15.Eliu Gonzalez 16.Kip Harm 17.Thomas E. Cross 18.James Christopher 19.Bill Talarski 20.Araceli Kopiloff 21.W.E. Martin 22.Jim Bubash 23.Kevin Moffitt 24.Dan Klotzer 25.Dianne Joyce 26.Jain Washington 27.William Taleme 28.Charles A. Gust 29.Janie Healser 30.Gaylen Healser 31.Rick Menendez 32.Jeff Michelman 33.Steve Thomas 34.Dan Lauer 35.Leonard Griffin 36.Joe P. Telle Sr 37.Scot Iler 38.Anthony Parker 39.Christina South 40.Bernard V. Miller III 41.Scott Stone 42.Jim Kogan 43.Grace Fishel 44.Jason Berkow 45.James M. Moses 46.Robert C. Webster 47.Christina South 48.Joe Wheeley 49.Kathy Floyd 50.Tommy Overton 51.DeAndra Davenport 52.Ron Hemingway 53.Robert Elgin 54.Joe Gallow 55.Leslie Walther 56.Janice Dudley 57.Dale R. Smith 58.Charles Mc Closkey 59.Alan Schaefer 60.Dan Adcock 61.Jenefer DeCota 62.John W. Ford 63. John H. Bell 64.Ron Hemingway 65.Sammy Overton 66.Kathy Floyd 67.Mikhail Chernyak 68.Chester & Darlene Banks 69.Kevin Klug 70.Brandon Goesman 71.DeJuan Collins 72.Fredrico Collins 73.Bob Nuppin 74.Jeff Brous 75.Stoyan Tashev 76.Robert McGuffin 77.Carol Giles-Straight 78.Robert Fuerr 79.John P. Boeck 80.Rueben Weaver 81.Aloris Henderson 82.Thomas Metzanthis

-- Attended an IASL Meeting - 2008:
1.Mike Lamb 2.Paul Jacoby 3.Stoyan Tashev 4.EK Keller 5.Janice Dudley 6.Brandon Gaesmann 7.Doris Henderson 8.Patrick J. Paili 9.Richard LeFurn 10.Mike Tate 11.Steve Wren 12.Rich Freese 13.Jim Helton 14.Dale Aunspach 15.Dan Burnia 16.Curtis Amburgy & Phylis Kaiser 17.Jeremy Henderson 18.David Garrett 19.Wynn Provines 20.Kevin Klug 21.Charles McCloskey 22.Mike Lamb 23.Paul Hackmann 24.Chris Mathews 25.Richard Soloman 26.Rick Stopke 27.Dan Klotzer 28.Rich Freese 29.Jim Kogan 30.Daniel C. Burnie 31.Rev. Michael W. Scruggs 32.Donna Riggs 33.Garland Riggs 34.Alen Hardy 35.John Mahar 36.Gail Thompson 37.Michel Paelli 38.Mary Ann Paelli 39.Lyle J. Newman 40. Ron Hemmingway 41.Bill Scudero 42.Mike Rieger 43.Benjamin McKissick Jr. 44.Mark Wisdom 45.LaTrice Johnson 46.Don Fedorko 47.Gary Kellmann

--- --- The IASL Roll of Honor --- ---
-- Those who have appeared before an IASL audience or helped our cause:

-- Charles Mc Closkey; Daniel Klotzer; Bart Connors; Henry W. Cummings; Grace J. Fishel; Charles Mc Manis; Carol Hamilton; Kevin Klug; Jeffrey Michelman; Kun Qian; Amie Osborn; Kip Horn; Edie Michelson; Fred Kemp III; Larry Norber; Rich Freese; Judy Meador; Robert Morgan; Ken Schien; Alan Schaefer; Dan Sullivan; William K. Young; Dan Lauer; Paul Niemann; Gary KellmannCarol Giles-Straight; Steve Wren; Tamara Korina; Croyle Buntaine; Karen Van Berkel; Michel Paille; Rob Libera; Eliu Gonzalez; Dan Keegan; Bruce Burdick; Gary Kellmann; Morris Turek; Dennis Donahue [to be continued]

From: Fred Kemp
Subject: U.S. Reel New Office Location
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011 12:39 PM

 U.S. Reel has moved into a new location. Please update your records with the information listed below.

U.S. Reel
8269 Brentwood Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-962-9500 (p)
314-962-5051 (f)


This contact information is effective immediately. While the address has changed, the phone and fax numbers have remained the same. This address functions as both the physical address as well as the mailing address.

Thank you,
From the Team at U.S. Reel

Previous IASL Guest Speakers


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-- Mr. Donahue was our May 27, 2010, and again our June 17, 2010, IASL Guest Speaker.
We kept him over for two engagements, because he was so impressive to our audiences.
And now we have Dennis for a third time.

It was difficult in getting him, for he is ever busy.. And he has so much to say.
Many again came to hear Mr. Donahue to be enlightened. They weren't disappointed.

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-- Office: 314-995-3977 -- Mobile: 314-605-5892
10425 Old Olive Street Road, Suite 202, St. Louis, MO 63141
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-- http://www.dennisdonahue.com --

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Received: November 13, 2013

Thank you, Robert. I hope to have a lively discussion. To that end, I have some materials that your group may want to
review, including some of my colleagues in the patent bar (☆ Courtesy of CREATIVENTURE® Law ☆).

At CreatiVenture Law, we freely give our patent and trademark primers to any entrepreneur who is wondering about
protecting their intellectual property assets (see attached Patent Primer). Entrepreneurs generally appreciate this
information because it makes them really think about the process, so please feel free to forward this to any
entrepreneur that you know or any attorney who counsels small businesses.

We also provide basic information to entrepreneurs about the process for protecting intellectual property assets, particularly
including time frames and cost estimates along with our recommendations (see attached “Introduction to
Entrepreneurship” guide & “IP Bits” article). This gives new entrepreneurs an idea of what they should expect and the
information that they need to budget their money. We encourage entrepreneurs to run their concepts by people that
they know, love and trust as a part of their market research BEFORE they start spending large sums of money so they
can have some level of confidence that there is value to proceed with executing their plans. It is important for all
inventors to remember that if they want to have the chance of patent protection, they must file a patent application
within the one year grace period following any public disclosure of the invention or any offer to sell the unique products,
and international protection is even more stringent because there is no grace period at all.

For inventors who follow my recommendation to perform an initial search for similar inventions using Google Scholar
(http://scholar.google.com), it is best to enter the search terms as if they are looking for an existing product and
then add the term “invention” at the end of the search. For any reference that looks close, save the reference number of the
patent or the application so that it can be provided to a patent attorney for further review.

In addition to representing start-up entrepreneurial clients, we represent some well-established entrepreneurial clients and
very large entrepreneurial businesses, including multi-billion dollar international companies. I am also including a short
profile bio to give your group some information about my technical and business background and my legal experience.

Please note that the general information that we are providing does not constitute any legal advice. In providing this
information to your group, our firm has not been engaged and does not represent members of the group. We have no
obligation to notify anyone in the group about any legal matters or remind anyone about any deadlines that they may
face in protecting their legal rights, particularly as they relate to intellectual property assets.

Best Regards,

Dennis JM Donahue III
CreatiVenture Law, LLC
10425 Old Olive Street Road, Ste. 202
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-995-3977
Mobile: 314-605-5892
Fax: 314-989-0848
http://www.CreatiVentureLaw.com. http://www.dennisdonahue.com/



Mr. Kyle Barber of Earth First Solar. Kyle has a store in Maplewood that sells consumer products powered by solar cells.
Kyle’s company also installs residential solar electric systems. His phone number is 314-647-4614 and 314-771-5131,
and his website is earthfirstsolar.com

-- What Customers are Saying

“Before you sign a contract with any other solar installation company, I would highly recommend you meet with the Earth
First Solar team. Instead of them telling me what I needed, they listened to what I wanted and designed a system based
on my wants, needs and budget.”

Kyle Barber



-- Bob Harris is in the midst of a race. Let's cheer him on...

-- Our Membership have been supporting Bob Harris to win the Walmart "Get on the Shelf" Contest
through their Facebook accounts. -- The Audition Round voting ended on September 2nd, 2013. -- We'll hear more:

-- Bob Harris will be with us this September 17th to tell us first-hand about his progress in this Walmart contest.




***** Bossiz "Bob" Haars, PO Box 4205 - Waynesville, MO 65583 - 573-528-0761 & 573-765-4427 :: harrismatco@live.com




The meeting of the Inventors Association of St Louis took place on Thursday May 16 at the Headquarters branch of the
St Louis County Library in its Auditorium. The library auditorium is located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO.
That’s near the intersection of Lindberg and Clayton Rd, across from Plaza Frontenac.

If we had used Mr. Bubash's proposed Agenda for his guest appearance, the main IASL Meeting's Guest Speaker would
have sta rted speaking sharply at 7:00 PM, and ending at 8.45 PM. This meeting being exceptional, your President
began much earlier. At previous meetings, I had asked our audiences to please try to come earlier to meetings and be
seated and then listen attentively to our speakers.

We were anticipating to have as our guest speaker, Mr James Bubash. [He had no commitment and chose not to come.]
He is a noted Inventor and Entrepreneur in the St Louis Area. Mr Bubash holds 3 US patents with one pending. He started
his first business in 1988 after being granted his first patent. Again, he started his next business based on his second
patent. Mr. Bubash began manufacturing of his products in the basement of his house and grew the business to a
manufacturing plant in Fenton with 17 employ his latest invention, an “Acoustic Cannon.”



2200 Westport Drive, Suite 202
St. Louis, MO 63146

-- Grace advised our audience on the finer points of The America Invents Act.



-- Michel Paille had spoken to us about five years ago and came before us to review his focus to succeed.
He now has three patents that he can be proud about in the gardening and home health care industries,
all of which are sold worldwide. He is a terrific success story for newer inventors and can
lead them forward as to how a product goes from concept to sales with everything in between.

----> > Click Hear to Read Michel Paille Bio < <---- Paille - pronounced pie-lay

* Patent Attorney Kevin L. Klug was the MC for the event and introduced our speaker.
They arrived a little before 7PM and Michel had to leave shortly after his speech.
Michelle was candid and reviewed the steps that has brought him success.
He was an inspiration for inventors.

Kevin L. Klug (Patent & Trademark Attorney Footnote:

Kevin Klug comes with the credentials of great service to the invention community. He has served as mentor advisor at
meetings of the IASL over the past ten and more years. He also is on the Board of Directors and is our IASL Vice-President.

----> > Click Here to Read Kevin Klug Bio < <----


His lecture was informing our attendees of the impending U.S. Patent and Trademark rule changes
imposed with Micro Entity Status which commence this March 16, 2013:

The USPTO published proposed rules for administering Micro Entity status on May 30, 2012.
The rules were published in the Federal Register at vol 77 page 31806, with comments due by July 30th.
The proposed rules say that the USPTO will provide a certification form which would need to be filed once in any application to give the
applicant "Micro Entity" status, and will publish the applicable income limit each year.
However, while the form only needs to be filed once, the applicant's status needs to be reviewed each time a fee is due
to make sure that the applicant is still a "Micro Entity" - since the status is tied to the applicant's income and the income limit published
by the PTO, that relationship may have changed since the form was filed.
The rest of the rules mostly track the existing Small Entity rules - any assignment to a non-Micro Entity would lose Micro Entity status,
and so on.

Micro Entity Fees were included in the FY 2013 fee schedule proposed in the same month,
the first fee setting by the USPTO under the authority granted by the AIA.
These fees might not actually be implemented until as late as March 16th, 2013.

-- "Federal Register | Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees" --
Updated: 05/31/2012






Spruce is the Librarian in charge of Patent and Trademark information. She was operational at the Buder Branch Library,
located on Hampton Ave,
but now she is back at the Main Library of the City of St. Louis,
in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
This resource library is found on the first floor, west wing.

During the past 30 months the Main Library was under an extensive building renovation (since June of 2010),
and now has reopened (December 9th, 2012), to the Public at 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 1st foor west.

St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-2325 314-241-2288
FAX 314-241-3840




- > > Our November 8th Guest Speaker was Michael Bentz, Director of Experience on Demand:

Experience the People. Experience the Process. Experience the Results.

It pays to have experience. Experience on Demand is a team of “process experts” that helps companies enhance organizational performance and improve their bottom line.

At Experience on Demand, we recognize the unique qualities of each client, listen carefully, and leverage proven products and processes to provide the best solutions.

At Experience on Demand, we help clients reach their full potential by building business processes that align with both organizational and market-driven needs.


16020 Swingly Ridge Road Suite 240, Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-610-9551 (Office)
660-676-9915 (Direct)
E-mail: michael.bentz@experience-on-demand.com



* *****************************************************************************************************************************************

--> Our October 11th Guest Speakers was Not the Vice-Presidential Candidates, who were seeking your suportive Vote this coming November, 2012. It was ME, your own IASL President, Robert Scheinkman.

--> "Why, you?" you may have asked.

--> Answer: "If it wasn't the World Series, [when we called off the IASL Meeting in 2011 to watch our winning St. Louis Cardinals on TV],
it was the 2012 Vice-Presidential TV Debate with Joe Biden vs Paul Ryan, that aired that Thursday evening, October 11th."

--> I have done my best to have terrific Guest Speakers appear before you. I did not want to disappoint both You or my Guest Speaker,
who would have been appearing. -- You, because you were staying home that evening, seeing the debate on television,
and our Guest Speaker, who would have been speaking before a very small attending audience.

--> I showed up, because I was able to help with your Invention, and also, what I had to say can be found on our IASL website.

-- I'll do my best to have a *{______} Speaker this November.
*Pick one: Vibrant; Dynamic; Spellbinding; Brilliant; Inspiring

--> [It's your turn. You can volunteer to be our upcoming Guest Speaker.]




To: Robert Scheinkman
Cc: 'Phyllis Ellison'
From: Pete Peters | InnovateVMS
Subject: InnovateVMS, Innovate Venture Mentoring Service of St. Louis-- Speaking Invitation
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:00 AM
Attachment: Post-Dispatch May Image 25 2007.pdf (280KB), St. Louis Commerce Magazine August 2007.pdf (35KB), Brochure IVMS v12 100611.pdf (53KB), St Louis Commerce Magazine May June 2012.pdf (483KB), IVMS Annual Report 2012 plus insert.pdf (660KB)

 Hi Robert-

I received your voice mail this morning. I / we would be pleased to make a presentation to the St. Louis Inventors Association on September 13th.

Attached is some background information about our program InnovateVMS, Innovate Venture Mentoring Service of St. Louis. I have attached our Overview Brochure, articles which appeared in the St. Louis press, and our 2012 Annual Report to the Community. You can learn more about our program from our website www.innovatevms.org

The 2012 InnovateVMS Annual Report to the Community is also available at www.innovatevms.org/images/IVMS_Annual_Report_2012_plus_insert.pdf

InnovateVMS was named a 2010 recipient of a What’s Right With the Region! award by Focus St. Louis in the category of Demonstrating Innovative Solutions. (see: www.focus-stl.org)

See you on the 13th.

Best regards,


Erwin H. "Pete" Peters, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Innovate Venture Mentoring Service of St. Louis

30 North Brentwood Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105

314.517.5445 cell

Innovate Venture Mentoring Service is building a community of successful entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship education, networking, and support through team-based mentoring of innovative new ventures at no cost by experienced serial entrepreneurs and business persons within the metropolitan St. Louis area. Innovate Venture Mentoring Service is a community building not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), supported entirely by community contributions. *********************************************************************************************************************




From: edlangenderfers@netscape.net
Subject: IASL Guest Speaker
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:12 AM

Yes, Robert, I will plan on being there. We can talk more about it in the coming days.
Thank you for asking me,

# # # #

In our August 12th Meeting Lecture, Ed Langenderfer listed for us the various means of creating prototypes.. of which he was familiar with each and its creative purpose. Inventors are fortunate to have Ed Langnderfer empower their "written on the back of a napkin idea" with his constructing of an actual three-dimentual prototype. --

Ed said, "If one picture is worth a thousand words, then one prototype is worth a thousand pictures."

He said, to please his customers, he is willing to negotiate a fair price for his prototype service, so give Ed a call.

He will help you on your road to success.

Ed Langenderfer
Work Phone: (314) 233-7446
Cell Phone: (636) 443-9255
E-mail: edlangenderfers@netscape.net

July 12th Was Again a Super Hot One

Your Chairman braved the heat and was at this IASL Meeting.

Many of you came to comfortably cool off in our air-conditioned meeting room.

Even more importantly, you were helped and instructed by experts who were there to help you with your inventive ideas. Ideas that could turn into Inventions that can make your fortune.

Come back next month to our August 9th IASL Meeting. -- Robert Scheinkman, President
# # # #

Charles McCloskey
Subject: RE: July 12th - 8:00 P.M.
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 10:02 AM

 Hi Bob,

Count me in to talk on July 12 for the IASL. I’ll talk about
* micro entity fees.

*[The fee setting provision in the AIA sets the micro entity discount at 75% of the fees set or adjusted for filing, searching, examining, issuing, appealing, and maintaining patent applications and patents.]


Charles C. McCloskey, LLC

patent attorney
636-527-9962 fax 314-786-1201

13321 N. Outer 40 Rd. Ste. 100
Town & Country, MO 63017
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June 21st, 2012, was a recess for the IASL Guest Speaker Program:

-- I had experienced in my prior June IASL Meetings a lack of attendance of the IASL Membership.

-- Maybe it was caused by other events such as: Rain, Pure Laziness, Vacations, Graduations, Weddings, Hot Weather, whatever? .. Whatever may have caused this caused an embarrassment when fewer members showed-up and our Guest Speaker had only a handful to speak to.

-- So... I will show up, as usual, and those who come to the Meeting will have a good old-fashioned gab fest, where we will talk about our inventions and our inventing and about saving the world through invention. -- Robert Scheinkman, President



Our May 17th, 2012, Guest Speaker was JOHNNY WANG, President of Missouri Asian American Bar Association and an attorney of POLSINELLI SHUGART, 100 SOUTH FOURTH STREET, SUITE 1000, ST. LOUIS, MO 63102

Mr Wang introduced a panel of three Armstrong Teasdale lawyers as our speakers and moderated this panel as well as the question and answer period that followed.

Our three speakers were:

Holly You - International lawyer, specializing in Chinese foreign investment
David Kim - Intellectual property
George Wu - Intellectual property

The evening's subject was:
Understanding the Mind of the Chinese Investor in Your Invention and -
Intellectual Property Concerns for the Budding Inventor.



Our April 19th, 2012, Guest Speaker was
Joan M. Brennan of Brennan Innovators, LLC
"Creator of the Reading Focus Card"
(U.S. Patent 7,565,759), (Made in the USA)
Solutions for Struggling Readers

-- The Reading Focus Cards' Origin & Purpose -- United States Patent: 7565759

-- The invention of the Reading Focus Cards grew out of a critical need in my classroom for an inexpensive, non-invasive, and expedient solution for (undiagnosed) reading-challenged students. The first prototype was created for a young girl with AD/HD from a 3" X 5" index card. It was quickly fashioned to isolate 1 line of text for the student to read, blocking out surrounding text.

-- The tool was further developed into a customizable and sensory-appealing solution to accommodate visually-stressed readers (often caused by white-page backgrounds) as well as dyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke recovery, TBI issues and other reading challenges. This was accomplished by including 3 different-colored reading filters with every Reading Focus Card. These filter colors have been recommended by a developmental optometric group here in St. Louis. The tools are also made in St. Louis, helping to keep jobs in our area. Most recently, the Reading Focus Cards have been found to be great for use with iPads, Kindles, Nooks and other tech devices.

Phone: 314-892-3897 (office)
E-mail: joan@brennaninnovators.com
Product Website: www.FocusandRead.com
Company Website: www.BrennanInnovators.com



Our March 15, 2012, Guest Speaker was Dave McGuire. -- He lives in Jerseyville, Illinois and works both sides of the river, in St. Louis.

For those interested, Dave Creates 3-Dimentional Computer Drawings; his animated prototype/model can be shown on a computer instead of using a solid costly prototype. Dave's engagement with us was strictly as an educational endeavor for him and not intended as a commercial for his services. He said that he came to us to exchange knowledge and interests. He exchanged several secrets on how we could do our own prototyping by using programs available providing this information for computers. :-)
-- Home Phone #618-806-6407
-- Email: dave.mcguire@dwm-cad.com
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To: Robert Scheinkman
From: dave.mcguire@dwm-cad.com
Subject: AutoReply: Leave of Absence

To whom it may concern:

As of May 15, 2012, I will begin an indefinite medical leave of absence. Work in progress or contractual obligation will not be affected. New projects are not being accepted and assistance will be available for transitioning old projects over to your designee as the need arises. My business phone, e-mail, and website will be out of service during this time. Please use the following e-mail address and phone number to leave a message until further notice:
cadman@gtec.com, 618-806-6407.

Thank you for allowing me to work with you. I wish the greatest success for you and yours.


David W. McGuire



Brought back by popular demand - and as promised, he was on his good behavior, we had as our Guest Speaker, Patent Attorney Bruce Burdick.

Bruce humbled us with his vast knowledge of patented mousetraps and how they are related to each other within the process of Inventing; a course in "prior art." He gave a short talk on "Building a Better Mousetrap" by doing patent research. ---> >

1. More than 8,000,000 US Patents have been issued. About 300,000-400,000 new applications are currently being filed each year.

Footnote: "The USPTO [August, 2011,] has issued Patent Number 8,000,000 to Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. for a visual prosthesis apparatus that enhanses visual perception for people who have gone blind.."




Agenda for presentation-

-- Abe and Chris attended the IASL meeting by classroom video teleconferencing and not in person. Their video conference took place over Skype. They initiated the Skype call at 6:30PM.

Abe and Chris talked for an hour about themselves and the services of their Company, Trident Design:

-- "Utilizing the above Trident Invention Process Pdf ( using skpe or GoToMeeting ) as a guide we walked the group through three invention case studies. Each of the inventions took a very unique path to success and profitability. Through the case studies we illustrated the various methods with which an inventor can attempt to monetize their inventions. We also explained the systematic process that we use when working on our own inventions, products for corporate clients and for our independent inventor clients. Throughout the presentation we provided general advice, tips and potential pitfalls that we have observed. This portion of the presentation took about an hour. We opened the floor to general inventor questions." -- Footnote:



Spruce Fraser was respectfully invited to be the December 15, 2011, IASL Guest Speaker.

Last year, she spoke to us on behalf of the USPTDL - the United States Patent and Trademark Depository Library.

This time was her first time to speak on behalf of the USPTRC - the United States Patent and Trademark Resource Center. ;-)

She told of her background knowledge that she extends in helping Inventors in their researching their inventive ideas. That vast amount of material in her research library that is most useful for researching resources for improvement. She handed to our guests and members at our IASL Meeting, books and pamphlets from the U.S. Patent Office.

You will find Spruce as one to see in your invention quest.

USPTDL To USPTRC - "If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck -- it's a duck."
To: Robert Scheinkman
From: spruce fraser
Subject: Confirmation - December 15th
IASL Meeting - at SLCL
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011 10:44 AM

Hi Robert,
Just recommended several individuals to attend my talk and to meet you as well. So far, at least six or seven people probably will come by. Even an attorney that I spoke with at a friend's talk to a group of tax specialists in Columbia, MO.

I look forward to being your guest at the December 15th meeting, at the SLCL Headquarters Library. I expect to be there by 5:30pm so I can set up a display of USPTO and SLPL materials. It's always nice to talk with you and others about getting started for a patent or trademark search. I will look forward to seeing you again.

Also, I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!

Take care,




--> > INVENTORS: I had for you Gary Kellmann, as your Guest Speaker for the evening of November 17th, 2011:

To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: Niemann7@aol.com
Subject: Re: November 17th IASL Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:02 PM 

Bob --

Gary Kellmann said that he can be your guest speaker this week. He would talk about live case studies of a couple new inventions that are on the market and why they willl or will not fail, and answer questions on how to sell to Walmart, QVC, etc. and whatever else you think .

Let me know if you want him to speak -- thanks.

Best Regards,

Paul Niemann
Office: 636-477-8000
Cell: 217-653-7058

In a message dated 11/15/2011 3:58:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,
dayjobiasl@webtv.net writes:
To Members and Member Associates of the Inventors Association of St. Louis

You are invited to attend the upcoming IASL Membership Meeting this Thursday evening, November 17, 2011, at 6:00 pm.

As you remember, the October 19th IASL Meeting was rescheduled because of the World Series live broadcast that evening of the St. Louis Cardinals playing the Texas Rangers. -- A real thriller!! We Won!!!

Putting priorities in place, I felt that you would rather see that very important baseball game, rather than attend the IASL meeting.

Now that that's over, back to IASL business.

At that day in time, I rescheduled our Guest Speakers, Chris Hawker and Abraham Alexander, to November 17th, and I was informed at this last minute that they needed a *deferment to 2012:

"*...Chris Hawker's grandmother passed away yesterday and the service is on Thursday.I would be happy to look to 2012 for another date. Sorry if there was any confusion around the World Series reschedule."

I did have a Guest Speaker this Thursday, November 17th, that meritted your expectations.


Robert Scheinkman, President/Director president@inventorsconnection.org ==============================================

From: Christopher Hawker
From: Abraham Alexander
Subject: Speaking engagement with the Inventors Association of St. Louis

Hello Robert,

Chris and I would be honored to speak with your group on Wednesday, October 19th as Guest Speakers from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Here is a link to our e-book that you may share with your members: http://www.trident-design.com/ebook/InventorsMind.pdf

Agenda for presentation-

-- Abe plans to attend the IASL meeting by classroom video teleconferencing and not in person. This video conference will take place over Skype.

-- "Utilizing the above Trident Invention Process Pdf ( using skpe or GoToMeeting ) as a guide we will walk the group through three invention case studies. Each of the inventions took a very unique path to success and profitability. Through the case studies we illustrate the various methods which an inventor can attempt to monetize their inventions. We will also explain the systematic process that we use when working on our own inventions, products for corporate clients and for our independent inventor clients. Throughout the presentation we will be providing general advice, tips and potential pitfalls that we have observed. This portion of the presentation will generally take about an hour. We would then like to open the floor to general inventor questions."



Abraham Alexander
Inventor Coordinator/Project Manager
Trident Design, LLC (614) 291-2435 Office
(614) 614-783-3132 Cell
(614) 291-9473 Fax

What sets Trident apart is the fact that we not only develop products for others but we are also inventors ourselves. We have licensed numerous products to others for manufacture as well as manufactured them ourselves(including setting up manufacturing in China). We have a proven track record of success in selling into mass retail. We have sat on both sides of the table, and can relate to both the independent inventor as well as the corporate clients.

OUR SEPTEMBER 15, 2011, GUEST SPEAKER WAS MR. RON PARKS. rparks@rdurhamparks.com -- 314 721-5236

-- His topic was, “The Other Side Of The Coin” - New Product Development Within Corporations --

Ron Parks …Brief Bio

Education BFA in Industrial Design - University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana

15 Years in Industry
Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) - Pittsburgh, PA
• Industrial Designer – Developed new aluminum products for customers and the company.
• Coordinator of the Design Division SCDA – Skaneateles, NY
• Director of Client Coordination – Coordinated new product design & development activities with Clients.
Towle Silversmiths – Newburyport, MA
• Corporate Director of Design, Manager of Product Development and Market Research

Over 38 Years Consulting to Industry Durham Parks Associates – St. Louis, MO
• President – New Product Development & New Product Introduction Services of Marketing, Product Development, Industrial Design, Design Engineering, Marketing Research, Public Relations, Advertising & Sales Promotion

Rotary Club of Clayton/Ladue – Past President
Clayton Chamber of Commerce – Previous Board Member
Adjunct Instructor – Previously at Washington University &Maryville University
Substitute Teacher – Special School District

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> >

--> A Better Answer, with over 20 Years serving – Fax, Voice Messaging, Paging & Telephones

301 Sovereign Ct., Suite 107
Manchester, MO 63011
(636) 230-8282, Ext. 2

-- Don attempted to cover within his lecture:

New Product Development – A Voice Messaging Case History

Ideas Are Plentiful – Which Ones Are Hobby, Which Are Businesses

Marketing: Mind Your “P’s & Q’s” Before Spending Beyond Hobby Class

Who Will Buy From You & How Many Clients Are There

How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Customer

What Is The Minimum Monthly Nut To Proceed

Will Revenues Pay For Expansion

What Can Be Done To Start At No Extra Cost

Competitive Assessment & Business Plan – If No Banker, Then Who?

Our Case: A Better Answer For 20 Years – Fax, Voice Messaging, Paging &Telephones

Conclusion With Q & A
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> >

-- Our July 21st, 2011, Guest Speaker was Bob Boles of SCORE - the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He can be reached at eduincreadnwrite@aol.com and by phone:

He advised, "You will need three important people on your team: A CPA, a Lawyer, and an Insurance Agent."

The fourth would be a Good Mentor. And that is where SCORE steps in..

-- SCORE | Counselors to America's Small Business - St. Louis, Missouri --

SCORE, St. Louis
Chapter 21
200 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

June 16th, 2011, was a recess for the Guest Speaker Program:

-- I had experienced in prior June IASL Meetings a lack of attendance of the IASL Membership. -- Maybe it was caused by other events, such as: Graduations, Weddings, Vacations, Hot Weather, Laziness, etc.? Whatever caused this caused an embarrassment when fewer members showed-up and our Guest Speaker had only a handful to speak to.

-- So... I showed up, as usual. And those who came to the Meeting had a good, old-fashioned gab fest, where we talked about our inventing and our inventions and about saving the world through invention.

Luckily, Kevin Klug, our in-house Patent Attorney, fielded patent questions more knowledgeably than I could have answered.

-- Robert Scheinkman, President

-- Our May 19th, 2011, Guest Speaker was the noted author Paul Niemann of MarketLaunchers --->
-- > > MarketLaunchers builds websites and offers coaching advice for inventors..
..for example --> "Narrow Your Focus"

To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: Niemann7@aol.com
Subject: Speak at an IASL meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:36 PM

Hi Bob --

Here's what I would talk about when you have me speak to the group. What do you think?

“Licensing vs. Self Production” – Pro’s & Con’s of each

Licensing Pro’s:
Less risk
Less startup cost
No ongoing cost

Licensing Con’s:
Less control
Less profit per unit
You’re dependent on the manufacturer to sell your product

Self Production Pro’s:
More profit potential
Make valuable distribution channel contacts, which will be helpful when you create other inventions
More profit per unit
If you can afford it, you can manufacture your product (not always true with licensing)

Self Production Con’s:
Likely to be full-time venture. You are responsible for the 4 P’s:
Pricing decisions
Packaging decisions & design
You are responsible for protecting your patent rights

Obviously, there is more cost, more risk and more effort on your part required.

# # #

Best Regards,
Paul Niemann
Office: 636-477-8000
Cell: 217-653-7058

For more information, sign up for our free newsletter at MarketLaunchers.com.
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-- Our IASL Guest Speaker for April 21st, 2011, was Robert "Bob" Cumings

Subject: Re: IASL 4/21/2011 Guest Speaker
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:25 PM

Thanks for the invite, we will be bringing a laptop to cover solid modeling, virtual prototyping and analysis.

Bob Cumings

-- "Bob Cumings" --

-- "Founders of the Freiezo [Free-Azo] Wind Energy Business and Developers of the Wind Joule Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), Headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri" --
-- Our March 17, 2011 Guest Speaker was Jeff Suchland, Operations Manager of Maverick Design House.

555 South Ridge Road
Troy, MO 63379 - Ph. 636-462-4820

To: President@inventorsconnection.org
From: Jeff Suchland
Subject: Re: Meeting on March 17th
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:29 PM

 Dear Robert,

Thank you for inviting me to speak at your next meeting in St. Louis. I am excited to share the information I have learned over 15 year years in the marketing industry.

I am co-owner of Maverick Design House LLC. Our website is http://www.MyMDH.com. I am also currently pursuing my Doctorate Degree which is a DBA with an Emphasis on Entrepreneurship.

I will be sharing information pertinent to starting and marketing your own business as this is my area of expertise.

Specifically I will focus on:
Logo creation
Trademark Registration
Corporate structuring
Branding and Marketing Material
Website Development and Current Trends/options
Marketing your New Company or Product


Jeff Suchland
Maverick Design House
Cell: 636-295-0220
Land: 888-402-0966
Fax: 888-402-0977


-- On February 17th, 2011, our IASL Guest Speaker was AARON CORSON - Speaking on the Topic: "The Best Free Online Tools to Market Your Product and Manage Your Business"
-- In his presentation, he shared many free and low-cost online tools that you can use to create product videos, keep track of your contacts, tasks & deals, promote launch events, survey your customers, capture product reviews, give dynamic presentations or demos, manage your social media profiles, brainstorm ideas, increase your website search engine rankings and more.

-- Aaron Corson is the Vice President of MarketPath, a St. Louis company that provides marketing services, tools and resources to help businesses grow.

-- MarketPath's Integrated Campaigns combine personalized direct mail, personalized websites, email, mobile, video & social media to help businesses get better results from their marketing efforts.

-- MarketPath also offers digital printing, targeted direct mail, graphic design, email marketing, custom websites and more.

-- Aaron Corson, Vice President, MarketPath
"Results Driven Marketing Campaigns For Today's Marketers"

P 314-432-7774 - F 314-432-7649

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--> > The January IASL Meeting was cancelled because of inclement 10"+ snow blizzard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------> >

Ms. Fraser spoke about the Patent and Trademark Depository that is kept at the Buder Branch, of the Saint Louis Public Library, where Ms. Fraser is a Librarian for the two years while the Central Library is under renovation and restoration. She is a Librarian for the Business, Science, and Technology Department of the Central Library.

Ms. Fraser has ten years experience in business, plus over thirty years in academic and public libraries. She will be demonstrating useful reference books that are available at the Saint Louis Public Library. Ms. Fraser will also explain what opportunities are available for doing a patent and trademark search at the Buder Branch, of the Saint Louis Public Library.
To: Robert Scheinkman
From: spruce fraser
Subject: Re: IASL Membership Meeting 12/06/2010
Date: Friday, December 3, 2010 8:41 AM 

Good Morning Robert,

Thanks for the opportunity to talk to the IASL on Monday. I look forward to it.

I plan to be there well before 6pm to set up any materials that I am bringing. Mostly will have some reference materials to talk about and let people see what we have.

I will be starting in February, a course, taught in our Buder computer lab, on how the use the USPTO Patents and Trademark web site. It will be a two hour course/workshop. February I will focus on patents, in March, another course I will teach on trademarks.

Spruce Fraser
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-- Each PTDL is required to acquire and make freely available to the public a minimum 20-year backfile of U.S. patents. It must protect the integrity of the collection, maintain classification system documents and related publications, and assist the public in efficient use of the collection.

Dan Reus is a physics and marketing person with clever ideas and programs for innovators. You can contact him at 314-496-3457 or dan@openlydisruptive.org.

---> > Openly Disruptive < <---
-- "We’re all stakeholders in the future – an information-loaded, flattened world where competition will be about ideas, rapidly evolving technology, conceptual models, and collaboration.


-- BOB ORR, Sales and Marketing Director of WORTH INDUSTRIES, was our OCTOBER 21ST, 2010, IASL GUEST SPEAKER

-- WORTH INDUSTRIES, 3501 N. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63134
- 314-231-6600 - Fax: 314-231-2266
bob.WorthIndustries.com *

Call St. Louis SCORE today! 314-539-6600 Ext.242

-- "SCORE | Counselors to America's Small Business
-- St. Louis, Missouri" -- The St. Louis SCORE provides no-cost, confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your business and your personal objectives.

-- "Succeed with helpful advice for your business" --

-- "Dictionary of Small Business by Carl O. Trautmann"
-- "About The Author" --

--> > "Find a Small Business Mentor" --> "Never think you can do it alone! One of the best ways to insulate yourself against business failure is to find and work with a mentor, someone with business experience who can guide and assist you." ********************************************************************

Rick Menendez, Creator of Mels Outrageous Championship Washers

Jeffrey L. Michelman
Attorney, Writer, Lecturer, Advisor

Steve Thomas, President,

The Net Impact, a Unidev Company
1415 Elbridge Payne Road Suite 255
Chesterfield, MO 63017

636.532.4424 ext 128
314.276.0650 mobile

Missouri Venture Forum

Jan Healzer - The Inventors' Invention Lady
jannie@jagmold.com(Janelle L. Healzer)

Dan Lauer, Extraordinary Inventor of the "Waterbabies" Doll which sold over 16-million.

James Bubash, Successful Inventor and Product Developer

Grace J. Fishel, Patent Attorney

OUR AUGUST 16TH, 2007 GUEST SPEAKER WAS: Karen Van Berkel, Sales Manager of Lafayette Industries. She spoke about packaging requirements, practices and options including blister pack, shrink wrap, skin pack, clam shell packaging and cartoning. Karen has been Sales Manager with Lafayette for eleven years and is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Lafayette Industries is in its 31st year of business and packages retail, medical and industrial products for national brand companies and inventors across the country. She invited all inventors to use their services. Her website is www.lafayetteindustries.com

THE MEETING FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2007 WAS CANCELLED. We were informed, almost the last minute, on Sept 18th, that the St. Louis County Library Headquarters Building would be closed to all scheduled meetings on Thursday, September 20th at 5:00 PM and re-open to John W. Dean, former Councelor to the late President Richard Nixon at 7:00 PM for a book signing and lecture on his latest book.

OUR OCTOBER 18TH, 2007 GUEST SPEAKER WAS Patent Attorney, Charles C. Mc Closkey
-- --> With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Notre Dame, Chuck served his country well as an Army officer. He has had prior employment in engineering projects throughout the United States. He graduated with a JD degree from St. Louis University Law School in 2001. He ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2002 and keeps active in politics. Chuck has extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications for medical equipment, packaging components, chemical processes, and many other mechanical and electrical devices." The video tape, that was shown by Chuck during his lecture, described the briefing of a juror prior to sitting on a federal patent case.

Charles C. McCloskey, LLC patent attorney
314-872-8136 / 314-447-0390 fax ccmlaw@socket.net
763 S. New Ballas Rd. Ste. 170
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

OUR NOVEMBER 15TH, 2007 GUEST SPEAKER, MR. CROYLE BUNTAINE, WAS RE-SCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 20TH. He was assisted by his wife and two business associates. He is a Planning Processor, at Cornerstone Financial Group, #4 CityPlace Drive, Suite 150, St. Louis, MO 63141 -- Phone: 314-567-6667

Senior Subject Specialist
Business, Science & Technology
St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
T: 314-539-0390

-- --> Local inventor and actuary, Steve Wren began
his over 20 year struggle to develop, patent and commercialize his computer marketing network in the mid 80's. On September 9, 2007 the Board of Patent Appeals ruled in his favor. Come hear Steve describe his experiences and give a first hand account of the promises and pitfalls of our U.S. patent system.

OUR FEBRUARY 12TH, 2008 GUEST SPEAKER WAS PATENT ATTORNEY, KEVIN KLUG. He spoke on the importance of using the Design Patent whenever considering patenting. How it can further protect an Invention, even possibly better than a Utility Patent, or at least using one in conjunction with having a Utility Patent.
-- Kevin L. Klug -- 11237 Concord Village Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123 -- 314-849-2273 --

CHRIS MILLER - Community Outreach Coordinator, Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Washington University in Saint Louis - (314) 935-6906
"First, we hope the website will connect creators, inventors, implementers, investors, business people, artists, service providers, customers, mentors, and others-- the web of innovators who transform ideas into reality, create value and bring inventions to market."

-- In the Science Center's efforts to bring science and technology throughout the St. Louis multicultural ethnic communities, the Science Center initiated the program: "The Family Science International."
-- The different culture workshops, performed with learning science aspects are: Chinese Bamboo Brush writing, Japanese Origami, Spanish, Mexican cooking, dancing, etc.
-- It is provided at the Science Center's new Centers Stage on Sundays.
314/286-4677 (Phone)
314/286-4420 (Fax)

OUR MAY 20TH, 2008 GUEST SPEAKER WAS MARK A. BIRSINGER. -- M.A. Birsinger & Company, LLC is a St. Louis, MO based business consulting firm. They are small business growth experts with over 20 years experience and understand the many challenges and obstacles small business owners face. MAB&C's management consulting firm will work one-on-one with you to ensure optimal results.
-- "I am an inventors best friend! I have helped many new product people start and organize a business as well helping them to take their items to market." -- Mark Birsinger
M.A. Birsinger & Company, LLC
Performance & Profit Solutions for Small Business
314-249-7076 http://www.mabirsinger.com

-- Small Business Monthly Write-up --

-- We had an "Inspiration Session." Having "idea-inspired" the membership with a twist upon their creative ability, we tried something new:
-- Everyone who came that evening signed a Non-Disclosure Form as an invention formality.
-- By a show of hands, Speakers were picked at random from the audience to stand and talk about their "Idea-Invention," in whatever stage it may have been in.
-- Their statement would begin with:
(a)"Right now, it's only my idea."
(b)"I'll be needing help with my invention."
(c)"I don't want to make it, I just want money for this idea (which I can't reveal at this time). Here is the problem that my invention will solve."
-- Speakers were given three minutes each to make their valid points.

-- The best "Idea Person" was given a prize at the end of the Inspiration Session. [In fact, two prizes were given out!]

OUR JULY 15TH, 2008 GUEST SPEAKER HASN'T BEEN FOUND, AS YET. Who would you like it to be? --
-- Having had No Volunteers this July, I'll repeat the June Agenda :-)


OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR AUGUST 19TH, 2008, WAS MICHEL PAILLE -- Michel Paille, came to our meetings about five years ago where he met Patent Attorney, Kevin Klug. This led to presently having three patents.
-- Michel, at the present time, has two products in the marketplace. One is the Selfwipe, which is a toilet aid for the handicaped. - You can see it at www.selfwipe.com. The other is The Veggie Cage, which is a plant support. - You can look at this one at www.veggiecage.com. Both products are presently being distributed world wide.
-- Having launched both products at the same time 4 years ago, he is now launching his third product called the Tomato Ring for the 2009 season.

[-- "Garden Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. --]

Michel Paille
Veggie Cage LLC
(cell) 314-805-3616
---> > PailleResources < <---



THE GUEST SPEAKER FOR OCTOBER 21ST, 2008, WAS: ROBERT SCHEINKMAN, President, Director, Mentor, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the IASL. He opened himself up to the audience and accepted all comments, criticism, advice, slams, rumors, insinuations, overtures, threats, whining, and outward rebelion. He did not accept shouting, screaming, violence, pain, impeachment, willful disorder, insurrection, assault and battery, nor challenge of any dual with weapons. - Members and Guests got whatever it was off their chests and had a 'brainstorming hour.' - He was up to facing the challenges presented for this "Meet The Press" night. [I am happy to report that he survived the evening and says that he will hold other similar brainstorming sessions in the future ;-) - Robert Scheinkman]

OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2008 WILL NOT BE Jeff Wilke, Direct Sales & Marketing, Clark Logistic Services, 5391 Brown, St. Louis, MO 63120 - Office Phone 314-389-4004 --->
(11/17/08; 7:33 PM) "I am sorry to bring this up on short notice but I will not be able to attend tomorrow. I was just informed that I have a visitation to attend tomorrow evening. I would like to reschedule for a later date if you will still have me. Again I am very sorry for the last minute cancellation."
- I arranged to have JEFF WILKE re-scheduled as our March 19th, 2009 IASL Guest Speaker.

OUR SCHEDULED GUEST SPEAKER FOR DECEMBER 16, 2008 WOULD HAVE BEEN MRS. CAROL GILES-STRAIGHT. She apologised for having a soar throat, being ill and unable to come. She telephoned to be rescheduled.
-- Carol was our previous December, 2007 Guest Speaker. She has been re-scheduled for her encore appearance on April 16, 2009. - We further reserved her invitation to re-appear in December 2009.
-- Carol is the Senior Subject Specialist in the Business, Science & Technology Library at the St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103
T: 314-539-0390 - Listen to her Trade Secrets

OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR JANUARY 15, 2009 WAS GARY KELLMANN: [on 11/23/08 Gary had sent an e-mail from China]--

From: gary kellmann

I should be back by January 15th. Hope to leave China around January 10th.

Look forward to speaking to your group about "the state of doing business in China" and "how to manufacture or license your product under $1000.00 USD in a recession".

take care,

Chuanz International Co.,Ltd.
Gary Kellmann
USA cell # 314-680-2833
China Mobile # 86-13751101785
WORLDWIDE # 314-732-0303


View my profile on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/garykellmann

-- (Even before the meeting began at 6:00 pm, Gary was out in the hallway demonstrating his diod-lit fiberglass gadgets. This carried over to when he continued beyond 6:45, when he would have taken the floor, to 8:15 pm, when Gary hurriedly was off to Omaha, Nebraska..a six hour drive. Gary captivated the IASL audience.)

ROB LIBERA, Executive Director of Lafayette Industries,
179 Gaywood Drive, Manchester, MO 63021-5421, Telephone: 636-227-5666 - Fax: 636-227-9650 Email: rlibera@lafayetteindustries.com
-- "Lafayette Industries" - Custom Packaging, Shrink Wrapping, Gift Bows, Bulk Mailing

OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR MARCH 19, 2009 WOULD HAVE BEEN JEFF WILKE. I'm sorry, he failed to show up. -- Direct Sales & Marketing, Clark Logistic Services, 5391 Brown, St. Louis, MO 63120 - Office Phone 314-389-4004 --->

-- Carol is the Senior Subject Specialist in the Business, Science & Technology Library at the St. Louis Public Library, www.slpl.org, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103 - T: 314-539-0390 - Listen to her Trade Secrets

OUR MAY 21ST, 2009, GUEST SPEAKERS WERE ELIU P. GONZALEZ, FATHER, AND ELIU M. GONZALEZ, SON, demonstrating their patented air purifying apparatus, U.S. Patent #6,840,987 Jan 11, 2005

They were enlisting the help of our audience in giving them the direction they should take in getting the invention to market. They had already asked for advice from Missouri Enterprise and were told by them to survey their market for product acceptance.


"A man walks into his doctor’s office. The doctor asks, “What seems to be your ailment?” - The man replies, -
“I've been having difficulty breathing for quite some time now, and when I pull up to the gas pump, my wallet hurts!” :-))

The doctor nods his head in agreement and says, -
“I have had a great number of patients with your same symptoms. The good news is that I have something that seems to be working to cure it.” He then hands the man a unique looking gadget along with his prescription, “Before installing this on your automobile engine, read installation instructions fully... See me in two weeks.”

Puzzled, the man takes the gadget and goes home.

Two weeks pass and the patient returns to see the doctor. The doctor asks how he’s doing? The man replies with a smile on his face “Doc…I can breathe a little easier and my wallet does not hurt any more. That little gadget has done the trick!”

The doctor then proceeds to tell the man “This is not the cure, just a step in the right direction."
"That is correct!! The ECO-Ring is a fuel saving device that will lower the carbon footprint of your vehicle. It can be installed in as little as 15 minutes and will not void manufacturer's warranties.

Amazing results that were discussed and illustrated at the IASL Meeting."

Inventor: Daniel Keegan
326 Tower Drive
East Alton, IL 62024
dkeegan1@charter.net Subject Matter: A device that can improve engine efficiency (mileage, horsepower, torque curve, reduced emissions) on a stock/factory engine without any mechanical or electrical modification.
Application: Automotive

-- OUR GUEST SPEAKER FOR JULY 16, 2009 WAS BETTY ROZIER, who is noted for being the co-invention of the I.V.HOUSE:
-- "The I.V. House Intravenous Site Protector is a latex-free, fully ventilated guard that protects IV sites from mechanical manipulation and reduces the incidence and cost of restarting IVs."

-- Rozier acted as salesperson for the venture. "I began the process by going to as many different entrepreneurial meetings as I could find," Rozier said. "I attended the Inventors' Association and the small business incubator at Saint Louis University."

-- Our August 20th, 2009 Guest Speaker was Patent Attorney, Bruce Burdick.

{tongue-in-cheek bio}

-- From far and wide, clients had flown-in to meet only him. He has, before this IASL engagement, accepted only Speaking Engagements which offered him countless riches.. I know far a fact that he has turned down offers for $15-million and more from overseas spammers.

-- I tortured him into submission, and for only me (with my loyal IASL Associates as witnesses) did he submit to one full hour of interrogation and confession.

-- He squirmed as you sent pointed barbs into his body. He revealed Trade Secrets that had been uncovered by him (working in secret for the U.S. Government), heard from terrorists trying to flee this country at a heretofore-undisclosed U.S. Major Airport [Lambert].

-- Bruce has probed and now revealed; it pained him to come clean and confess. :-) He knew that "Lying would have helped him for naught."

-- Bruce Burdick Bruce turned out to be a real nice guy--one who you would want to have on your side.


-- Doug's Topic - "Strategic Planning."

- Successful entrepreneurs know the difference
between efficiency and effectiveness.
- Efficiency is doing things right.
- Effectiveness is doing the right things.

1739 tralee lane
suite 100
st louis missouri

636-256-7752 v
636-256-9985 f
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> > To: dpearson@dougpearson.us
From: pearfin@aol.com
Subject: Change in Contact Information.
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 6:27 PM

Hi All:

Please make a note of the following changes in my contact information:

Douglas D. Pearson

Pearson Enterprises
39 Muirfield Lane
St. Louis, Missouri 63141

New email address:
Business Telephone #: 314-223-0634
Business Fax #: 314-786-5007

My old email address and contact information is no longer valid.

Thanks and best regards,

Douglas D Pearson
39 Muirfield Lane, Suite 1000
St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Matt Yubas, noted author and lecturer on Invention, was our October 15th Guest Speaker.

Matthew Yubas presented the Invention Roadmap 'From Idea to Market'. He covered the steps to self-marketing a product and getting it into retail. In addition, he discussed the process to license an invention to companies for royalties.

His popular website for inventors and entrepreneurs is www.ProductCoach.com

Product Coach, Matthew Yubas

Texas: 3124 75th Street, Lubbock, TX 79423
California: 9853 Pacific Heights Blvd. Suite K, San Diego, CA 92121


-- 5 Steps to Take in Inventing --

- The November 19th, 2009, Guest Speaker was
Douglas Graham, Executive Director of
Strategic Profit Solutions

- Evaluating the past, planning for the future, and executing today. --> Helping define profit drivers, with methods for communicating them.

- When engaged in your company, we will:

- Evaluate historical performance and graph results
- Relate those results to casual variables
- Project performance into the future using variable based scenarios
- Deliver a reusuable, updateable, understandable management tool that is base-lined from the company's expertise

- 636-352-5147 grahamds@charter.net

- The December 17th, 2009, Guest Speaker was Douglas D. Churovich, Attorney at Law, from Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi.
~ With regard to the topic of my presentation, I have extensive experience in most aspects of intellectual property law, including the prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and Internet law.
Douglas D. Churovich, Esq.
Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C.
12412 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
Tel: (314) 238-2400
Fax: (314) 238-2401
e-mail: DChurovich@PatPro.com

-- "Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.C. - News"

The January 21st, 2010, Guest Speaker was Carol Giles-Straight, from the St. Louis Patent Depository Library.
Carol is the Senior Subject Specialist in the Business, Science & Technology Department in the St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103 - T: 314-539-0390 - Carol will be retiring and leaving the PTDL this March. Wish her well. Note: Sally Beck has taken her place.

- www.slpl.org -- African American Inventors -

This February at the Library, Carol Giles-Straight, subject specialist from St. Louis Public Library's Business, Science & Technology department, talks about African American inventors and their inventions.
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-- "PTDL Basic Materials and Services" --

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ON FEBRUARY 18TH, 2010, OUR IASL GUEST SPEAKER WAS DARLENE WILLMAN who created a special presentation just for our organization:

“The 7 Step Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Launching a New Product”


* Darlene Willman is the Regional Director for a 20 yr. old organization called CEO Space, a FREE Enterprise Global Business Network that provides resources and education to entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and inventors to capture the real “American Dream.”

* From a napkin idea to a best selling product, book or service, CEO Space provides SUPER TEACHING™ education to thought leaders worldwide.

* World-class-expert instructors from Fortune 500 companies, celebrity guests and mentors accelerate your business growth, saving you time, frustration and money.

* Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors attend CEO Space to provide funding for entrepreneurial projects.

* Learn more at http://www.CEOSpaceStLouis.com or call for a FREE Consultation at 636-387-3000 info@ceospacestlouis.com
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-- Morris Turek owns and operates the law firm of YourTrademarkAttorney.com. He focuses his practice of law exclusively on federal trademark registration, trademark infringement litigation, adversarial proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, domain name disputes, and unfair competition issues. He especially enjoys counseling, advising, and serving the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and organizations.

12545 Olive Blvd., Suite 173
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 314-576-9695
FAX: 314-438-5659
E-Mail: yourprojmgr@sbcglobal.net
E-Mail: dan@yourprojectmanagerstl.com

- YourProjectManagerSTL.com

- What Dan does is spelled out at http://yourprojectmanagerstl.com/cando.html

-- Dan is of value to any inventor who is not himself a good project manager.

-- The reason why? -
-- Most inventors are lousy businessmen and Dan is in business to help these people run their businesses.

-- It seems to me, for some of my IASL attendees, that this would be a good fit. And also because the IASL, Inventors Association of St. Louis, is mostly made up with start-up invention based businesses. Dan will be there when you will need him.

To: 'president@inventorsconnection.org'
From: Dan Dobinsky
Subject: My new gig
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:06 PM

 Robert, I wanted to give you my new contact info. After a 2-year hiatus an opportunity arose for me to get back into the mortgage industry, so I took it. In addition to outstanding service and competitive rates, First Option offers no-cost credit repair to our clients. Please let me know if you come across anyone that I might be able to help achieve the goal of home ownership, debt-consolidation or lower mortgage payments. Thanks! Dan Daniel F. Dobinsky Loan Assistant 314-400-9809

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-- Office: 314-995-3977 -- Mobile: 314-605-5892
9648 Olive Blvd., Suite 226, St. Louis, MO 63132

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Inventors, if you were at the May 27th IASL Meeting, you would have been fascinated with the prodigious amount of knowledge you would have collected through listening to our Guest Speaker. Dennis gushed forth into our last hour and held our audience entranced. He had an encore with his guest, Stephen Burns Kessler, on June 17th, so that you could hear and learn from him much more.
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To: 'Robert Scheinkman' From: Dennis Donahue
Subject: Meeting on Thursday
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010 4:27 PM

Hi Robert - Here is bio information on Stephen Burns Kessler, the inventor that will come with me to the IASL meeting this Thursday evening. - Dennis

Stephen Burns Kessler, is a Research Fellow in Physics; Inventor; Director; Film Producer; Composer and Writer. He is Chief Science Officer of Spheric Alignment Mechanism Company, LLC and President of Kessler Productions, Inc. He has 25 years experience in strategic planning, marketing, science research, fine arts, advertising and creative direction, with a primary focus on regional and national accounts. Mr. Kessler has extensive experience in television, radio, print production, live theater, concert performance and as a Symphonic Composer and Film Maker. He has received numerous international, national and regional awards for his creative ventures. He resides with his wife and three children in Kirkwood, Mo.
Feeling ambitious – give Dennis a shout out and let him know if you are on Skype (dennisdonahueip) or GoogleWave (djdonahue111@googlewave.com)
--> > iplaw@dennisdonahue.com --> >
Want more updates on entrepreneurial activities in St. Louis & beyond, follow Dennis Donahue on twitter (dennisdonahueip)
----------------------------------> >
Come on – connect with him on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/dennisdonahue)


-- Susan Solovic has launched a new television program on Fox 2 at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings called "It's Your Biz with Susan Solovic". She wants to do one of the shows on getting your idea from the mind to the marketplace.

- "It's Your Biz with Susan Solovic" is an exciting new television program featuring entrepreneurial success stories, expert advice, tips, tools and resources for small businesses. Insight and information to make your small business dream a reality."

-- 1. She is seeking local inventors that have successfully taken their product to market. At our July IASL Inventors' Meeting, she mentioned several and the inventions that they created.
-- 2. She wanted someone to appear on the program to talk about what it takes to protect an idea and to successfully get it to market? Your IASL President, Robert Scheinkman, cut a video segment to "It's Your Biz with Susan Solovic" to air shortly.

Susan Wilson Solovic,
President -- Susan Solovic Media
SBTV.com -- Small Business Television
Twitter: @SusanSolovic
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/susansolovic

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-- Dale is an author, consultant and speaker. He helps people get more money for their time and products.

Dale Furtwengler is an internationally acclaimed author whose work is recommended by:

* University of Glasgow
* University of New South Wales
* Australian Institute of Management

--> > Breaking the Bonds of Industry Pricing

What is Price? Discover how you can break the bonds of industry pricing at www.pricingforprofitbook.com

Pricing for Profit made its debut in 7 countries - the U.S., Canada, U.K., Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Buy it now!
Available at Borders.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Furtwengler & Associates, P.C.

Furtwengler & Associates
2412 Oak Mont Ct.
High Ridge, MO 63049

Please join me at LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter:


-- There are some of you who have wondered where our Guest Speakers come from..no, not from what direction, but how I get them to be our Guest Speakers? ;-) --

-- I give them a good reason to appear.
a. It is only for an hour
b. It adds to their prestige
c. It connects them with willing listeners who are open to new ideas, concepts, old-tried-and-true concepts, the risk takers, assured individuals and low-key people that 'fall through the cracks' and who, I've found, 'lay hidden by their flying under the radar.'

-- I charm them. It wasn't a Secretary that invited them to appear, it was the President! - The pulling power of the top organizational title impresses. - Seldom will the President be denied.

-- I take my lead on who I should invite by listening to my audience and taking their suggestions, "Why don't you get.....?"

-- Sometimes the Guest gets in touch with me and we 'strike it off' and I arrange to invite him or her. Sometimes its from a topic brought out at an IASL Meeting, where a known expert should be brought-in to explain it, and I try to find that expert. And it is often time to re-cycle previous Guest Speakers and I once again invite them.

----- -->

From: Michel Paille
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008 4:55 PM

Dear Robert,

I want to thank you so much for the opportunity to come and speak to your group of Inventors. It's an honor to be asked, and I enjoyed being able to bring something to help the people who came.

You asked me to send you contact info on the various resource people I mentioned in my talk. Here they are:

PATTERN MAKER (for first prototype): Ron Klawitter, Herman, MO,

PLASTICS MOLDER (For plastic products, as well as metal stamping; mold can also be ordered from this company): Steve Sullentrop, Arnold, MO

FULFILLMENT (Warehousing, shipping, handling of incoming orders): Advance Presort (Page Ave.& 270):
OR The Allen Company, St. Louis, MO

PACKAGING: Arrow Box Co., St. Louis, MO

WEB DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION: Captiva Marketing, Clayton, MO


PATENT ATTORNEY: Kevin Klug, St. Louis, MO

Robert, I wish you all the best with the IASL.

Sincerely, Michel Paille
Veggie Cage LLC
-- About Us: Tomato Cages, Tomato Rings, Tomato Stakes, Tomato Trellis and all Plant Supports @ VeggieCage.com" --
(cell) 314-805-3616

-- "Granny Lock.com" -- "Ingeniously designed to increase privacy and security for any knob operated, inward opening door, the Granny LockTM brings you and your family peace of mind."

-- -- Helpful Hints -- -- 

Cookies dried up, put in plastic bag with a slice of bread for a day or so and they will be moist again.

Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simple chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs - Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting. - When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes.
You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

Reheating Refrigerated Bread - To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper Weeds Away - Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers. Put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass - Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

Mosquitoes - Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away! - To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

Flexible Vacuum - To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling - Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -- ta da! -- static's gone.

Measuring Cups - Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Foggy Windshield? - Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening Envelope - If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Conditioner - Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...

Goodbye Fruit Flies - To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants - Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material - I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. well,...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free -- that nice fragrance too, you know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this his stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (& to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!

Note: I went to my dryer & tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water & a nylon brush & I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!


-- Strange Tips and Hints

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer

12. Chigger bite - Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H

14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

15. Stinky feet - Jell-O

16. Athletes feet - cornstarch

17 Fungus on toenails or fingernails -
Vicks vapor rub

18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet (Wow, and we drink this stuff)

19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!

20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter

34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush!

36. Dirty grout - Listerine

37. Stains on clothes - Colgate

38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup

39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again..

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so! you "squeeze" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red Friday = White and Saturday = Yellow So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow , Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

"I can't work out in front of women. I don't want them to see me when I'm on my way to my goal--which is them!" -- Craig Shoemaker

-- -- If a fellow met a fellow in a field of flowers............

-- How many "f's" in that?

-- None.

-- There are no "F's" in the word: "That."

-- "Ranking Vegetables for Efficiency > Bonnie Plants > Learn and Grow" --

-- -- Thought of the day

-- "In the presence of greatness, pettiness disappears. In the absence of a great dream, pettiness prevails."