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Inventors Association of St. Louis (IASL)
PO Box 410111
St. Louis, MO   63141
Tel: 314-432-1291
Contact: Robert Scheinkman, CC&BW
E-mail Address: President@inventorsconnection.org
Web Page: eweb.slu.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=219
-- Fellow inventors, you will benefit by attending the IASL's meetings and networking with other inventors.
At our Meetings, Guest Speakers, Members, and Patent Attorneys offer Free Advice.
-- We will help you to bring your inventive ideas into reality.. honestly.

Join us as we remember yesterday and reach towards tomorrow.


"The only reason for time, is that everything shouldn't happen at once." -- Albert Einstein

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Resource Description: -- Fellow inventors, you will benefit by attending the IASL's meetings and networking with other inventors.

-- At our meetings, guest speakers, members, and patent attorneys offer free advice.
They will help you by presenting facts needed by you to make your invention a rewarding reality.
You will feel comfortable being among your trusting friends and will find the support and information that is surely needed.

We will help you to bring your inventive ideas into reality..honestly.

-- Our mission statement is to help educate future generations of innovators.
This includes how to invent, think for yourself, maintain control of your inventive efforts and fend off those who will try to rip you off.

-- Our IASL Website, for one, is the beginning and end-all for creative Intellectual Property information. It is a thousand piece jigsaw puzzle.
Each fact was inserted with determined correct fit, which came from literally dozens of invention resources that came from Internet networking.

-- You, my reader, may say that it is a Blog, which it is . . . BLOG is short for "weblog," a journal posted online.

-- It wasn't created as a verbose multi-tasked inventors' encyclopedia, but is set simply as a travel novel:
-- You will find many fine examples/places/items of interest and then, areas that won't interest or excite you in the least, and will move on.

-- Inventing will be our subject matter. There is more than enough material [good stuff] in this IASL website than you'll ever want to know.
Enough to satisfy you and fulfill your creative questionable doubts.

-- Like a hummingbird seeking nectar, you should just flitter around inside and alight and delight on the good parts. You'll find it, "It's in there."
-- I've been inserting items of interest since the year 2000. These are on prime subjects that have been written which fit your inventive needs.
-- My hobby is in consistantly adding the newer updated versions. --> > It challenges me to keep it up-to-date.

-- "Education is what you get from reading the small print, experience is what you get from not reading it." -- Robert Scheinkman


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By coming to an Inventors Association of St. Louis Meeting, you are re-enforcing your own success:

A. Meeting with like-minded people
B. Listening to knowledgeable people who will tell you how they did it
C. Answering your needs to learn those hidden/undiscovered answers
D. Building a creative fire under you to get you to move on
E. Inspiring you to become more successful than you are
F. Giving a boost-up to the less fortunate
G. A good way to clear your head to import new ideas --

-- "If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him.
-- An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
– Benjamin Franklin

-- "If man doesn't use his head to think-right, the machines will take over." - Robert Scheinkman

-- If all that you may want from us at this time is to recommend three books
that would be considered the top three for researching intellectual property,
then read in order:

- "Will It Sell?" by James E. White,
- "Patent It Yourself, Sixteenth Edition"
by David Pressman,
- "Marketing Your Invention, 2nd Edition" by Thomas E. Mosley, Jr. -
[Marketing Your Invention is out of print but really worth reading at your library.]

-- -- IASL INVENTOR TOPICS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- QUALITY RESOURCES -- -- -- -- --

-- For all you "Idea People" -->
Let's start from the beginning: --
-- @ #One --

-- "Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that's a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won't hate going to work." - Jeff Foxworthy




"The Inventor's Dilemma: Manufacturing vs. Licensing"

-- And to Dan and all those Inventors who can't wait to read it: Patents Inventors Resources and Information


-- "USPTO Products and Services Price List" --
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"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." - Albert Einstein
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Next IASL Meeting Time and Date

-- NEXT MEETING at St. Louis County's Library Headquarters:
1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.
across from Plaza Frontenac, 1/4-mile south of Hi-way 64/40

-- --> 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd, is this upcoming APRIL 17TH, 2014, on a Thursday evening
in the AUDITORIUM, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

-- --> > All are invited. This means YOU -

Even if you aren't a Member, be our guest and come.

- “The only thing that truly matters on the journey of life is the company of those we choose to share it with.”

GUESTS, we will attempt to open our meeting this April 17th, 2014, at 6:00 pm with an overview of our organizational procedures.
Please arrive at this time, sign-in and join up by paying our $25.00 yearly dues, and be seated.

MEMBERS, our Guest Speaker will lecture punctually at 7:00 pm. Please Do Try to be there before 7:00 P.M.

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-- Thursday, April 17th, 2014, in the Auditorium of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

----> > AND IN 2014 ---> > ON THE THIRD THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH ---> >
-- Thursday, April 17th, 2014. In the Auditorium of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
-- The 4th Thursday, May 22, 2014, in the Auditorium of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

--> We begin again on the 3rd Thursday of September with NEW HOURS and NEW MEETING ROOM:
-- 3rd Thursday, September 18th, 2014, EAST Meeting Room, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
-- 3rd Thursday, October 16th, 2014, EAST Meeting Room, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

--> We resume with our normal hours, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. --> >
-- 3rd Thursday, November 20th, 2014, in the Auditorium, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
-- 3rd Thursday, December 18th, 2014, in the Auditorium, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.


-- and on into the Future -->

-- Buzz Lightyear’s great exhortation— “To infinity and beyond" -- -->
(Excerpt From: Walter, Isaacson, “Steve Jobs.” Simon & Schuster)

-- Check your calendar: --> - Calendar




To Members and Member Associates of the Inventors Association of St. Louis

This April 17th, 2014, you are respectfully invited to the Thursday evening General Membership Meeting of the IASL, to be held in the Auditorium of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The Agenda of our IASL Meeting will be divided into three parts:

Part A - 6:00-6:45 PM

A - Opening the meeting room and welcoming attendees, taking a roll for future contact and adding new members. Taking dues, answering questions, and seeing to seating. Preparing for the Guest Speaker. Making everyone comfortable.

[[ You will find an unusual audience attending our IASL Meetings: --> Beginners and long-standing "Idea People." --> The first 45-minutes are usually attended by the "Newbie/Beginners." The "Old-timers" have heard it all before. They only want to hear our "Guest Speaker," and will drift into the room shortly before he speaks. ]]

+ Part B - 6:45 PM-7:45 PM and a 15-minute break at 7:45 PM

B - Introducing Guest Speaker: --> The Speaker will address the audience with what he or she needs to know to proceed in this inventive community. The Speaker will talk, show slides, use visual aids and give hand-outs to make his or her points. Questions and responses from the attentive audience. At 7:45 the Guest Speaker will come to a close. We will have a fifteen-minute break so that the audience may come up and meet the Guest Speaker.

The audience is explained that we will continue upon our time-line with our last portion of the evening. The Guest Speaker may stay for this as well as everyone who were invited there. That they are helped with their inventive quest by going to the IASL Website - (click-on below:)


Part C - 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

C - Final helpful portion will resume at 8:00 PM: --> Those who wish to stay for this help are asked to sign a Letter of Confidentiality. This is the ritual of Inventors. Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents may not sign it because their business code of ethics may bar them from providing intellectual property aid to those, other than their clients. That is, they must keep secret their similar knowledge shared with clients.

The reason that everyone else signs our Non-Disclosure Form: --> It has been our practice to inform those who are staying that what they say is making their disclosure, public. THEY CAN BAR those who sign from opening their "idea" to others - when expressed to the world without their written permission. They can sue. - The NDA - Non-Disclosure Affidavit makes this knowledge contractually binding. It will protect me, the Board of Directors, Affiliates, and all at this hearing from lawsuits stemming from hear-say shared; when "Idea People" make it public without a patent. Therefore, Please sign our NDA.

The Chairman, at this round-table, has an open overhead discussion and will set out the ground-rules. (Come and Find-Out).

Prepare for this portion of the meeting. You and I will learn together. This end portion keeps me coming back for more, month after month.

The end of our meeting is 8:45 PM. The Library wants us out of the building by 9:00 PM.

To those who want extra one-on-one personal help: I will stay over at the Library, standing on the outside of the exit door, on the parking lot side, anywhere from 1/2 to 2 hours, depending upon weather conditions, etc.

Last June, 2013, was my 20th Year as President of the IASL. My purpose is that I want you to be inventive and provide our Country with Inventions, so that every Man, Woman and Child can be free to enjoy the benefits of your brain's ideas for the future of mankind.

Think of the bright-side and the good you can do by being an Inventor.

Robert Scheinkman, President/Director and Mentor

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-- The IASL CONTACT HOURS: 314-432-1291 Voice-mail - 24 hours a day, everyday.

-- Your messages will be responded to promptly, whenever possible.

-- Following a good suggestion, for our opening minutes for 'First Timers' we will be recited the basic steps for seeking and obtaining a patent,
peppered with co-operative "Brainstorming,"
followed by our Guest Speaker session at 6:45 pm.


>> 'First Timers' are enrolled promptly at 6:00 p.m. and this introduction is for their benefit.
-- I expect them to be on-time!! Being on-time gives one a Free Pass. Being five minutes late may cost those tardy a $5.00 Initiation Fee. ;-)
--> > Your First Lesson is, "Time is Worth Money." -- As in the Military, it is "Hurry Up and Wait!"

>> * A minimal quorum of attendees is necessary in order to hold our meetings.

>> So, attendees, look around the room. Every empty seat would hold an inventive genius who graduated.
Except that many did not, and they should be here with you to occupy those seats. - Where are they now?


"ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER: The number of members that constitutes a quorum differs depending on the assembly and is usually provided for in that assembly's governing documents (for example, its constitution, charter, or bylaws). The quorum may also be set by law. A quorum may be a majority, some number greater than a majority, or some number less than a majority. While a majority of members is often the quorum for legislative bodies, often ordinary societies (voluntary associations) will have a smaller quorum. Robert's Rules provides that the quorum set in an organization's bylaws "should approximate the largest number that can be depended on to attend any meeting except in very bad weather or other extremely unfavorable conditions."[2]. --> > * An IASL Quorum is arbitrary - "as few as one guest that may be helped with their idea that can lead to an Invention." So says our IASL President.



>> "Showing up is half the battle." --
>>-------> George Armstrong Custer

-- The job isn't through until the paperwork is done. -- Robert Scheinkman

~ “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius

--> "Anything worth doing is worth doing it well." -- Robert Scheinkman

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-- "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
-- John Steinbeck

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-- Our April 17th, 2014, IASL Guest Speaker Will Be Mrs. Michelle Compton of BAMCO MFG.
She will be accompanied by her husband, Bryan Compton. Bryan is a manufacturers representative
who is a benefit to our invention community. You will find that they have the ability to help streamline
design, create manufacturing and perform prototyping for us. They also have offshore connections.

Bryan Compton
Bamco MFG
338 State Street
Washington, MO 63090

314-795-8860 - "Keeping Cost In Check"
* Retainer Sets ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Rails
* Trim Dies ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Misc. Components
* Slide Carriers :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: *.Weldments
* Gibbs :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Stops
* Wear Plates :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Manifolds
* Support Pillars :::::::::::::::::::::::::: * Split Guards
* Core Pins (American, Japanese Style, and Jet Cooled)

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---------> > DECEMBER 18, 2013, IASL GUEST SPEAKER

-- -- Spruce, a Librarian for Patents & Trademarks, comes to us from the


-- -- 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103-2325 -- --

-- -- -- 314-539-0390 -- -- FAX 314-539-0393 -- -- --

MISSION STATEMENT: The St. Louis Public Library will provide learning resources and
Information services that support and improve individual, family, and community life.

---> > Received 12/13/2013

Currently, I am setting up a blog for our Saint Louis Public Library Patent and Trademark
Resource Center. It can be viewed at:


I welcome any comments and suggestions from all. As I am not an attorney, there are
no opinions posted just links for information. It has yet to be put on our web site. I will
send out another update when it is there. However, feel free to send to others. Thanks!



-- Being the President of our IASL has given me some respect and a little leverage in getting
prominent Guest Speakers to address our attending audience for that one important second
portion of the IASL Meeting Agenda.

-- Speakers haven't been my problem, (not really), for when I telephone a person to invite him
or her to appear, my approach has been, "A President from a noted organization is personally
inviting you." - I think that this impresses them to accept my invitation.

-- No, - my problem is in getting an audience, a large audience of at least twenty, to appear
on that IASL Meeting evening.

-- I have my Speaker, I need my Audience. There is no guarantee that they will show-up. --
-- It was very disappointing at some past turnouts when a token amount appeared.

-- When it's YOU in the hot-seat, you'll understand! --



-- Thank You. - Robert Scheinkman, President/Director


Lower USPTO Fees Started January 1, 2014

More good news is on the horizon for independent inventors and small businesses. Effective January 1, 2014, the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a revised fee schedule that reflects certain reductions in
the cost of obtaining a U.S. patent. These reductions are in accordance with the USPTO’s fee-setting authority provided
by Section 10 of the America Invents Act. The new schedule also makes international patent protection more affordable
for small and micro entities.

Most people who have never filed a patent application might be surprised to learn that there isn’t just one flat fee to pay
when filing for a patent. While many factors determine which fees need to be paid and at what stage of the application
process, there are several fees that apply to all granted patents. One of these is the issue fee, which is due three
months after an application receives a notice of allowance.

Started January 1, the utility issue fee for small and micro entities was reduced from $890 and $445 to $480 and $240,
respectively. Reissue fees, design issue fees, and plant issue fees were similarly reduced, representing an
approximate 45 percent across-the-board reduction in all issue fees. Additionally, came January 1, a publication fee is no
longer required for all applicants—a further savings of $300.

Visit the revised fee schedule to see the full list of patent-related fees.

Small and Micro-Entity Fees for International Protection

The revised fee schedule also makes it more affordable for small and micro entities to obtain international patent protection
through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT is an international patent law treaty that provides a framework
for applicants to file one international patent application and seek simultaneous patent protection in any of the 148
member countries, which include the United States and almost every major industrialized nation.

Before January 1, 2014, PCT fees at the international stage do not have separate categories for small and micro entities,
requiring all PCT applicants pay the same price, regardless of size. After January 1, PCT applications at the
international stage will include categories for small and micro entities, representing 50 and 75 percent reductions in
international stage fees, respectively.

To learn more about the Patent Cooperation Treaty, visit the USPTO PCT page or the World Intellectual Property
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-- -->> About our IASL Guest Speakers:

-- Years ago, I would spend many tiring hours typing and printing-up The Big Idea Newsletter, which was mailed to all the
IASL Membership, a large mailing of 500 to 700 people. With the convenience of the Internet, I now make the
Monthly Meeting Announcements, in a fraction of the time and cost, inviting everyone to come.. you included
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-- The Speakers that I attracted for all of us to hear, traveled many miles expecting large appreciative and inquiring
audiences listening to them. - I know that you do understand this and won't disappoint our guest speaker and myself.
We will be looking forward to seeing you at this meeting.
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-- Please be there on Thursday, April 17th, 2014, in the Auditorium of the Library at 6:00 PM at YOUR IASL MEETING.
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__________-- "Did you ever grow anything? --
__________In the Garden of your mind.."
__________-- "All you have to do is think."

__________Mr. Rodgers

-- Inasmuch as the IASL presents a benefit to the community at large and wishes everybody to gain from the possible
knowledge of having correct invention procedure,
we invite all "Idea People" to freely attend their first meeting.

-- You will find it worthwhile to contribute to our present and future projects by offering your donation of $5.00 upon attendance.
- It takes planning and money to run a quality organization.
-- Ours is quite different from other charitable organizations, for you-yourself will become the recipient of your own
charitable donation. And it's Tax Deductible.

-- “Why you?
Because there’s no one better.
-- Why now?
Because tomorrow isn’t soon enough.” ~ Donna Brazile

-- "Inventing Notes v. 1.1 - Technology & science" --

U.S. Commerce Department to Open Four Regional U.S. Patent Offices That Will Speed Up the Patent Process and Help
American Businesses Innovate, Grow, and Create Jobs

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-- And keep attending each month scheduled.. Hey, look - I don't get paid for this. My gratification has been in helping you, --

at "The IASL School of Hard Knocks," trying to knock some sense into your head. :-) - Robert Scheinkman, President/Director and Mentor

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P.S. - Please remember your yearly dues may be now due.


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-- -- Products Wanted --

Pelham West helps companies grow their business through the licensing of new products from independent inventors.
As product scouts, Pelham West matches new products and inventions from independent inventors to the needs of
manufacturers and distributors who are our clients. Our clients undertake licensing contracts for the patents (or patent
potential) of these products.

Pelham West also provides product evaluation and invention evaluation services to companies. Some companies wish to
outsource the review of outside inventions or new product submissions in order to reduce employee workload while
maintaining the opportunity to license outside products. Some companies seek an independent review of submissions.
Companies are welcome to contact Pelham West to explore these services.

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Food Related Product Hunt

Bob Oros is well respected in the industry. He was one of our speakers at Resources 2011 and as those who seen him there
will tell you he is extremely knowledgeable about what makes a great product as well as how to get it to market.

Below is the release for a product hunt that he is running for a major company. If you have a product or it seems, an idea for
a product that fits their criteria this may be the chance you have been waiting for.

They Specifically say “We are not requesting confidential information at this point…” So if your product in Not patented do
not disclose any proprietary information at this time.

Here’s To A Great Hunt,


Business Development Resources, Inc.


If you, or a client or friend, have a product or technology that meets the following search criteria, our client has interest in
learning about it for a potential license or a buyout. Please advise by emailing bob.oros@bdrinnovate.com or submit an
advisory at www.TECH-KNOWLEDGY.org.

Tech-Knowledgy is an exclusive service offered by Business Development Resources, Inc. to firms seeking proprietary
technology-driven solutions for growth. Founded in 1988, The Tech-Knowledgy℠ Search is proactive and global in
scope to generate opportunities for the client.

We are not requesting confidential information at this point, just insights to understand your opportunity.
A non-disclosure agreement will be executed at the appropriate stage of a relationship.



A. Background:

Meal preparation within homes has increased over the past three years. Consumers in many countries, and of all ages,
are making and serving more meals in the home for economy purposes as well as for healthier diets.
Achieving good tasting, healthy meals with variety throughout the week is a primary goal. However, time pressures
exist for many homemakers, particularly those employed full time and even part-time.

The object of this search, sponsored by a major U.S. company, is to offer consumers unique new products with meaningful
benefits that make one or more steps in the meal preparation process easier, quicker and safer for serving healthy,
good tasting meals in and out of the home.

A They are seeking devices that offer food safety as well as good taste for storage, ingredient preparation, cooking, serving
and storing leftovers. In addition, taking food from home to work or school is a daily activity for millions for breakfasts,
lunches and dinners. Likewise, foods are taken to sporting events as well as social gatherings throughout the year on
a regular basis. Products that offer better solutions to existing options are of major interest.

B. Screening Criteria:

Feasibility - Immediate/close-in development (within 12 months).
Dishwasher Safe - as appropriate.
Unique – new, meaningful benefits to users.
Performance – preferred to competitive alternatives, if any.
Cost - Affordability TBD for the home market.

If you, or a client, friend or relative have products or technologies available to license,
please visit www.Tech-Knowledgy.org or Call 203.921.0330 to submit

-- YIKES! Cyber Attacks Shift toward Small Businesses


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From: Alfonso Freire
Subject: Steve Greenberg - FOOD RELATED GADGETS
Date: Monday, February 13, 2012 7:49 PM


My name is Alfonso M. Freire; I am working with Steve Greenberg, the author of Gadget Nation.
Steve appears routinely on various television programs including NBC’s Today Show, and for the past 3 years,
he has been a UIA [United Inventors Association of the USA] board member. Steve is currently working on another book,
and he is looking for inventors of FOOD RELATED gadgets.

If you are an inventor or know of someone who has invented something relating to FOOD RELATED gadgets,
PLEASE send me an e-mail reply.

I look forward to meeting with you again.


Alfonso M. Freire
Coral Gables Sr. High School

GADGET NATION: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention
NOW in PAPERBACK and available as an eBOOK !!!
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Submit, Submit, Submit

At our meeting last Saturday, [July, 2012 Newsletter; Inventors Society of South Florida], Steve Greenberg told us his Food
Network show Invention Hunters is looking for products for next season. The twist here is that if they don’t see enough
great products for next season there may not Be a next season. So Don’t Wait!

Now the good news! They have expanded the categories to include anything that “might be related to food”. Such as tools to
grow food, ways to present food, etc. if you can make a connection Do It!

The best way to submit is to make a Short video with your product’s Wow right up front and post it on You Tube. It can be a
privet posting. Then send him a Short note at stevetv@comcast.net with
the link telling him why it would make good TV (a good Short story about it or you) and maybe point out some features.
Notice I keep emphasizing Short. Producers don’t waste time. They want you to hit them as quick as possible.

You can also submit by going to http://www.stevegreenberg.tv and click on the
Contact button. While you’re there join his Facebook and Twitter. This helps his ratings.

-- "QVC Sprouts Launch Event" -- The QVC Sprouts program was created by QVC and designed specifically for inventors
with the help of the United Inventors Association (UIA).

How QVC Sprouts Works

The QVC Sprouts program gives an inventor with a retail ready product the opportunity to be selected and placed on the
QVC website along with other contestant products for a period of one week. During this time QVC customers will be
given the opportunity to vote on those products they would most like to see sold on QVC. This one week voting period
allows both the inventor and QVC the opportunity to judge consumer interest in the product.

-- "Money for Inventors"--
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-- You Need Us and We Need You -- Let's Get Together --

To all my Future Members, it is my pleasure to welcome you to your inventive organization website... the IASL > >
This website was created for you to help you to succeed with your invention.

While waiting for the IASL meeting night, you should spend time reading from our website.

Most everything that you may want to learn about inventing will be in here.

And if you are an IASL Member and can't find it, just drop me an e-note and I'll try to find it for you.

~ "The word impossible is not in my dictionary." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

I've been asked, "How the heck do you find anything on your website? There's too much there..

I can't spend a lot of time 'searching.'"
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- So, this is what you do:

1. Research Google - print http://www.google.com - then

2. Print the words "inventors association of St. Louis " [or, "inventors iasl"] and then the name of what you are looking
for - example: "prototypes"

3. This should land you on the website page of the Inventors Association of St. Louis containing the word "prototypes."
-- Scroll down and read the prototype information provided by the IASL.

4. You say that this is still too much work for you to do.. O.K. Just click the word prototype and I'll hyperlink you there.

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"A very high percentage of consumers are using the internet in their searches for various local products and services.

Taking advantage of Google Places, a massive online directory of businesses, allows you to get your business noticed and
easily found online in order to help drive traffic to your business. Another big plus -- it’s all free!"

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PATENT LAWYERS & AGENTS: Intellectual Property Practitioners -- CONCEPT ATTORNEYS -- --

---> > October - National Cyber Security Awareness Month >> Cybercrime is on the rise and President Obama
has officially declared October as "National Cyber Security Awareness Month".


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-- "As Seen On TV CRITERIA Invention Contest and Product Search" --

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-- "The Inventors Club of Kansas City(ICKC) has been contracted by Media-Corp to host, administrate and educate inventors to develop product for As Seen on TV.

-- This is the fastest, least expensive way for an inventor to make money on an idea. Spread the word.

-- The Numbers:
-- For example if the product retails for $19.95 the inventor will make $330,000 (assuming 3% per sale at an $11.00 wholesale price) dollars
for every million units sold in our program. Average 2-5 year product life cycle.

-- Winners announced Quarterly (or monthly) through 2013.

Email questions or requests for help to Carrie@theICKC.org

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-- "7 Most Important Criteria for DR-TV" --

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I Have Looked and “There is Nothing Out There Like This”
By Roger Brown

There isn’t a week that goes by without someone sending me an item for review or an item they want to bring to market, and
they state in their letter/email the fatal words, “There is nothing out there like this.” Unfortunately, 98% of the time
that is a false statement. Most of the time, I don’t even have to go past the title of their product to know it already exists.
My first thought is, “have they even taken 30 seconds to type their own title into Google and see if anything shows up?”

It is quickly very apparent that they haven’t done any research at all; otherwise they would have surely seen the numerous
items that show up exactly like the product they are describing. The big question is, why haven’t they taken a couple of
minutes on the Internet and looked for this so called million/billon dollar idea? Instead, they start looking for someone or
a company that can take this brilliant idea and run with it.

Sadly, what comes next is the fact that they are upset and complain people want money to do what they would not do
themselves. Inventors will pay hundreds to thousands of dollars having prototypes made, searches conducted,
provisional application, utility patent applications filed, design sell sheets created, etc. Yet, they fail to take a few
minutes of their time to look for their product or idea and see if, by chance, anything shows up.

I find it very hard to believe that anyone that can get on the internet has not heard of Google. This simple FREE tool can
bring you information instantly on almost any topic or product. Clicking on the “images” button is another great tool
(again, for FREE). I will agree that everyone is not suited for searching through the patent office database; it is not very
user friendly. However, I am talking about doing a basic search a 5th grader can do with one hand tied behind his back.

This lapse in judgment costs inventors money and time they could have used on a product or idea that is actually
marketable, and weed out those that are not. The main issue I see that normally pops up is the inventor complaining
about all the money they lost working with these various types of companies. They fail to see that they initiated the
process themselves, and could have avoided a lot of the problems by taking the first steps themselves (for FREE).

Below is a just a fraction of items people swear, “There is nothing out there like this,” and will be the next big million or billion
dollar idea. Take a look at the list and check off how many you recognize without even taking the time to look them up online.

. For the ones you don’t recognize, time yourself to see how long it takes you to find them online. Was it really that hard to
do the search? Would you rather pay someone $100 or more to do that same search for every idea you come up with?

Colored Toothpicks
Toothbrush with toothpaste inside the handle.
A remote or App to find your lost car keys, glasses, TV remote, phone, etc
A tab to use to raise the toilet seat so you don’t have to use your hands
A light for inside your purse to find your keys
Glow in the dark dog leash
A device to alarm if you leave your child in your car
Proximity alarm if your child walks a certain distance away from you
Colored salt so you can see how much you are using
Diapers with wetness indicator
Clip/fastener/snaps/ Velcro to hold your socks together in the washer and dryer so they don’t get lost
Back scrubber wand that holds a lotion/soap inside the handle
Hands-free back scrubber for the shower that attaches to the shower wall with suction cups
Collapsible cup/bowl/box
Automatic feeding/watering bowl for pets
Plastic bags that absorb gases so your fruits and vegetables last longer
Elastic band that goes around your trash can to hold the trash bag in place
A flashlight that has a flexible end you can wrap around things to hold it in place
A twist tie for bread packaging
A device you can put your business cards in and it organizes them for you
An App to remind you of important dates, taking medicine or things you need to do

Every inventor needs to STOP when they get an idea and take 15 minutes to do a preliminary search online before getting
excited about their idea. Please take the time to do the things that are free upfront. You can also go to stores that you
assume would carry that same type of product and see what is already on the market and who would be your competitors
in the market place. You will be surprised how quickly you might find out your million/billion dollar idea
already exists. The time you spread upfront doing a little legwork will save you aggravation, rejection and money in the
long run.



Keep a verified diary of your research.

Keep your mouth shut and don't blurt out your secrets. Use your lawyer approved NDA - (Non-Disclosure Affidavit) in your dealings with others.

-- Its purpose is to not start a one-year PTO - Patent & Trademark Office time limitation. Start your invention conversation with:
"I want you to hold what I say in strict confidence in order to secure my patent,"
when presenting your NDA.

-- In Inventor circles, an NDA is also known as a 'Letter of Confidentiality.' --

*Note: Not every company will sign your NDA. They may have their own non-disclosure affidavit perscribed by their own
attorney. Carefully check it over. They wrote it for their own benefit.

Relax. Sleep on it. Quality is your Goal. Rewrite and rework your invention. Visualize it and perhaps build a prototype.

Don't re-invent the wheel; check the Patent Office, because somebody may have previously invented it (or very close to it.)

Think positive. Do work on the one idea that will give you 'the most bang for your buck,' i.e. the biggest return on your dollar.

Don't juggle too many things -- put away the ones that will follow in turn. Budget the money.

Keep good records. Enjoy your inventing as a hobby. Follow our good advice. Learn from the other successes and failures.

Make it as good as it may sell for. Be price conscious, for the fact that if it costs too much to make,

it won't sell for the opportune price.

Be aware of competition. Knowing your competition is an advantage for you to emulate. Track them.

They made a pathway for you to follow.

Make friends. Keep friends.

Robert Scheinkman, President

~ "A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
-- Mary Kay Ash

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In 2014 IASL will conduct meetings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Please try to arrive on time. Thank You.


FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Hi Robert,

Please join us on Friday, March 7 to hear Anthony Sardella, Sherpa Analytics. The spotlight organization is Lab1500.

The March Breakfast Meeting of the Missouri Venture Forum will be held Friday, March 7 from 7:15a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Moto Museum/Triumph Grill, 3441 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103. The registration deadline is noon Wednesday, March 5. The cost for nonmembers is $49--no charge for members .

To register for the event, please go to www.MissouriVentureForum.org, click on “Login” and enter your username or email and your password. To register, click on the event at the top left of page. Since you are logged in, your information will appear. Click “Next Step” and then if the information is correct, click “Next Step” again and you will be given the option to pay for the event by Credit Card/PayPal (note it says PayPal but you can also use your credit card) or call me with your credit card information.

Please call with any questions at 314-241-2683.


Pat Coates, Association Manager
Missouri Venture Forum

MVF Sponsors:

St. Louis Arch Angels
Schmersahl Treloar & Co.
Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Danna McKitrick, P.C.
Evans & Dixon, L.L.C.
Stone Carlie & Co., L.L.C.
St. Louis Regional Chamber
Regional Growth Capital

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Hi Robert,

Please join us on Friday, March 7, 2014, to hear Anthony Sardella, Sherpa Analytics. The spotlight organization is Lab1500.

The March Breakfast Meeting of the Missouri Venture Forum will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, from 7:15a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Moto Museum/Triumph Grill, 3441 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103. The registration deadline is noon Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The cost for nonmembers is $49--no charge for members.

To register for the event, please go to www.MissouriVentureForum.org, click on “Login” and enter your username or email and your password. To register, click on the event at the top left of page. Click “Next Step” and then if the information is correct, click “Next Step” again and you will be given the option to pay for the event by Credit Card/PayPal (note it says PayPal but you can also use your credit card) or call me with your credit card information.

Please call with any questions at 314-241-2683.


Pat Coates, Association Manager
Missouri Venture Forum

MVF Sponsors:

St. Louis Arch Angels
Schmersahl Treloar & Co.
Carmody MacDonald P.C.
Danna McKitrick, P.C.
Evans & Dixon, L.L.C.
Stone Carlie & Co., L.L.C.
St. Louis Regional Chamber
Regional Growth Capital

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Attend the Feb. 19 luncheon honoring the area's Top Women Business Owners. A limited number of seats are still available for the luncheon (Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11am-1pm at the the Hilton Frontenac
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The keynote panel of business owners will share their stories, discuss their challenges, and pass on their best practices to
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Panelists include:
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-- Get your company listed in the "Best In Business" Business Owners' Guide. This magazine features the area's top businesses in 13 categories,
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The Guide is the ONLY RESOURCE Directory published for growing businesses.

It included: Over 100 of the "Best Businesses In St. Louis" in 13 categories; Resource information on over 150 organizations and agencies that help
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-- Information Technology Coalition --
-- -- November 24, 2008

-- The IT Coalition has launched a blog! We would appreciate you visiting our blog, posting comments and letting your friends in the IT Community know about it.
We are launching the blog as a means to establish better communications with the IT Community.

-- "Information Technology Coalition" --

-- We are also working to update our current website. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see or would view helpful, please let me know.
We want to make sure we present the best possible tool we can.

- Willem Bakker, Executive Director

- Information Technology Coalition

- wbakker@itcstl.org
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From: Frank Stokes
Subject: Innovate St. Louis
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:41 AM

Dear Friend:

In early 2005, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness made recommendations to a leadership team of the St. Louis region that
included the need for a stronger entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem
in order to remain globally competitive.
In 2006, St. Louis regional business, civic and educational leaders chartered Innovate St. Louis to build and foster this culture and ecosystem .
Beginning operations in mid-2007, Innovate quickly adopted and founded programs to give direct assistance to entrepreneurs and address their needs on an individual level.
Each year, Innovate initiatives have grown and established themselves as vital pieces within the St. Louis entrepreneurial arena.

In 2009, Innovate initiatives made great strides in helping build an entrepreneurial culture in the St.
In the last year, through our initiatives –
the IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN), Innovate Venture Mentoring Service (IVMS), and St. Louis SourceLink – we directly touched nearly 160 ventures
with the help of over 170 volunteer mentors while providing online and hotline help to many entrepreneurs using St. Louis SourceLink services.
We’ve established several networking events with local partners that will recur in 2010, as well as expanded programs to include
help from area accounting firms, legal teams, investment capital firms, angel funders and much more.
2010 promises to be a year of continued growth and more expanded programming.


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.

Click here to learn more about InnovateVMS.


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Your support is vital to establishing St. Louis as a hub of entrepreneurial activity. A tax-deductable contribution to Innovate
St. Louis would help us build the entrepreneurial culture in the greater St. Louis region. Donations may be made with a
credit card through the Innovate website (http://www.innovatestl.org/donatetoinnovatestlouis.html).

There is an option on the donation page to direct funds to a specific initiative if you wish
(for example, under “Gift Information” choose ITEN, IVMS).

Checks may be sent to:

Innovate St. Louis
One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Please, contact Susan Sampson at 314-444-1154 or susan@innovatestl.org
with any questions.

Thank you very much for your interest and support of innovation and entrepreneurship in St. Louis.

William A.Peck,M.D.
Frank Stokes, Chairman CEO
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For more information about the Skandalaris Center, visit our website at www.sc.wustl.edu, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skandalaris.center,
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Bookmark Kiplinger | Nov 05, 2012


St. Louis, Missouri

Daniel Schwen Metro population: 2,812,896
Number of small businesses: 47,241
Self-employed cost-of-living score: 92.3
Invested venture capital: $11,260,000

Patents per 10,000 residents: 2.5

Standout start-ups: Aisle411, Inclusion Sports, GremIn.com

St. Louis is a small pond compared with other places on our list, but the city gives local start-ups enough tax breaks and
incentive programs to make it big. Living costs are dirt-cheap, and the corporate franchise tax maxes out at a mere
0.03%. Government agencies such as the St. Louis Development Corporation, supply low-interest loans to small
businesses and subsidize coworking spaces, such as the tech-minded T-REx. And this fall, Capital Innovators, a small-
business incubator funded by several private companies and local government agencies, launched a 12-week
accelerator program geared toward tech start-ups. In addition to connecting participants with mentors and investors, the
incubator grants its start-ups an automatic $50,000 in seed funding.

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Did you hear the news? Kiplinger has selected St. Louis as one of ten great U. S. cities for starting a business. They looked
at large metropolitan areas with high concentrations of small businesses and track records of incubating
successful start-ups; patents issued; private venture capital, and cost of living. Read more and see the slideshow
at http://bit.ly/s49N6F.

As they said, “pursuing your dream in an entrepreneurially friendly place makes it easier to turn a winning idea into reality.”

To stay connected to the Skandalaris Center for more information and updates about our entrepreneurs – or to post updates about your own venture:

· Visit our website at www.sc.wustl.edu

· Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/skandalaris.center

· Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SkandalarisCtr

· Look for our Washington University Entrepreneurs group on LinkedIn!

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To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Subject: Skandalaris funding for new ventures
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 4:41 PM 

The Olin Cup and YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competitions together will award more than $200,000 to
winning commercial and social ventures over the next 7 months. It all kicks off this week, on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 5:30.

Plan now to attend the kickoff with keynote presenter Dr. Jordan Kassalow, CEO of VisionSpring, which brings high-quality
, low-cost vision care to neglected communities across the developing world. As a social enterprise, VisionSpring
leverages best practices from both charity and business to develop a model capable of taking on the enormous global
need for vision care. The organization also empowers local commercial “Vision Entrepreneurs” by providing
microfranchise sales kits containing all the products and materials needed to market and sell eyeglasses.

Attend on Thursday to learn more about Jordan’s entrepreneurial journey and vision, and to be inspired to enter the Olin Cup
or YouthBridge SEIC this year. Go to www.ideabounce.com and click “register for events” for more info.
If you register we will send a reminder and parking directions.

With our partner the YouthBridge Community Foundation, we are pleased to announce a new sponsor in this year’s
YouthBridge SEIC. The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) joins the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis and the
Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis to make a $30,000 award to an organization which supports its mission.
RAC is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving
community through elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. We welcome them to the competition and look
forward to entries from many more organizations which support the arts.

To learn more about the competitions, plan to attend our info session and IdeaBounce® on Friday, September 14, 2012, at
1PM. In addition to learning more about the competitions, you will have the opportunity to brainstorm your ideas with
other participants in the workshop, as well as to bounce your idea informally.

On September 20, 2012, we will host our first official IdeaBounce® of the year. The deadline to post your idea to
www.ideabounce.com to be considered to pitch is 9AM Monday, September 17, 2012, but ALL ARE WELCOME to hear ideas,
connect, and help each other. Check out next week’s newsletter for an announcement about an additional prize to winners of the September 20, 2012, IdeaBounce®.

Registration for all events is at www.ideabounce.com.

Other events and news in the entrepreneurial support system include:

· On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the YouthBridge Community Foundation will host its 4th annual celebration to
honor its donors, partners, collaborators, and supported charities. Find more details and RSVP at http://youthbridgecelebration.eventbrite.com/.

· On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 2 - 4pm, Equifax and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group will present an Old
North Business Development Symposium. Old North, a historic St. Louis neighborhood, has been transformed over the
last several years through a comprehensive, locally driven redevelopment strategy that has turned a largely abandoned
area into a flourishing community. Join civic, business and community leaders to hear reasons to consider Old North.
RSVP to Claire Wolff at claire@onsl.org by Friday, September 28, 2012. More info at http://bit.ly/Q2kkOJ.

· On Thursday, October 11, 2012, YouthBridge SEIC winner Perennial will host its annual fundraiser, Lost + F(o)und.
Read more about fun activities planned for that evening, as well as finding a list of remaining summer and upcoming fall
classes and events, at http://bit.ly/OQdCWE.

· On Monday, October 15, 2012, the COCA Junior Board and Young Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital along with
St. Louis Transplants will present James Marshall Reilly, entrepreneur and author of the acclaimed book "Shake the
World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life." Tickets are $20 each and include a reception.
For more info see the COCA event calendar at http://bit.ly/4coBU.

· Send your news to sces@wustl.edu to be included on our weekly email to over
3,000 Skandalaris entrepreneurs, friends, and supporters on campus, in the community, and around the world.

To stay connected to the Skandalaris Center for more information and updates about our entrepreneurs – or to post updates
about your own venture:

· Visit our website at www.sc.wustl.edu

· Register for Skandalaris-hosted events at www.ideabounce.com/skandalaris/events

· Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SkandalarisCenter

· Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skandalaris.center

· Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/SkandalarisCtr

· Join our Washington University Entrepreneurs group on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/groups/Washington-University-Entrepreneurs-3770040

· Browse our resource guide and Skandalaris-supported ventures on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/skandalarisctr/
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See the schedule for a list of topics and location, and please RSVP if you plan to attend by visiting the IdeaBounce® events page.

To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: Skandalaris Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies
Subject: News from the Skandalaris Center
Date: Monday, August 29, 2011 6:21 PM

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our first big event of the Skandalaris 2011 – 2012 year.
On September 8, we will welcome our students back to St. Louis and our community members back to campus with the
kickoff of our 2 business plan competitions, the Olin Cup for commercial ventures and the YouthBridge Social
Enterprise and Innovation Competition for social ventures. Our speaker for the kickoff event on September 8 is Nancy Lublin.

To: dayjobiasl@webtv.net
From: Skandalaris Center for
Entrepreneurial Studies
Subject: Upcoming opportunities to bounce your idea
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 3:15 PM

Last week we were treated to an engaging presentation by Nancy Lublin, CEO and “Chief Old Person” at
DoSomething.org. Nancy helped kick off the Olin Cup and Social Enterprise and
Innovation Competitions, and shared with us some of what she has learned as an entrepreneur, including:

· Entrepreneurs are born that way.

· Being a founder is overrated; founders also need people on their team who can execute.

· Having a co-founder is difficult; the idea and passion come from one person who needs help to execute or "super-size" it.

· Talking about your idea will bring better ideas back and keeping it close will cause you to miss opportunities.

· You can choke on too much money; start with no budget and a tight timeline, and love for the idea.

· Mistakes are learning opportunities to study and celebrate.

· Love your target market first, not the product.

· Don't write your business plan first; make something, talk to people, get input on your idea.

· Have children; they force you to take breaks and make you a more well-rounded person (and better manager).

· Play poker; it helps you learn the value of your own hand.

· Know when to leave.

Footnote: Read

-- Business is Booming --

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-- For a list of events at many universities in the community: http://www.stlree.org/

-- "Olin Cup finalists in race for funding new ventures" --
> > > The St. Louis area is fertile ground for entrepreneurs and small businesses and is becoming more so all the time.
Recent progress in assisting startup companies, coupled with nearly $1 billion in venture capital already invested in
technology firms here since 2000, is establishing St. Louis as the center of innovation in the Midwest.

-- > > HERE is what you are looking for < < --

-- "inventiquejan09.pdf" --

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


-- "Inventors Eye | CommerceConnect Helps Businesses Become More Competitive and Create Jobs" --

-- "Venture Capital Investment in Greater St. Louis Video"

-- "Center for Emerging Technologies - St. Louis, Missouri"

-- "Missouri makes significant gains in entrepreneurial ranking since 2008" --

-- "FIRST® Selects the City of St. Louis as Site of Annual Robotics Championship from 2011 Through 2013" --
-- The dates for the FIRST Championships in St. Louis, Missouri are: April 28-30, 2011; April 26-28, 2012 and April 25-27, 2013.

"There is no limit to what a man or woman can do if they put their mind to it." -- "The world cares very little about what a man knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts." -- Booker T. Washington, Educator

-- You are welcomed to come to our monthly IASL Meetings, but please leave small children and babies at home.

-- Creating your best invention, you've done enough inventing for that one night.

-- Now, leave your [child] design & prototype at home. ;-)

-- Arrive here prepared to go back home; being stimulated to work on your newer conception.

-- -- "There is no limit to what a man or woman can do with a good idea.
Just pay to get on the merry-go-round and enjoy the ride."

Everything is within walking distance, if you start off now.
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So Head For the IASL and GO to Our Meetings

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Moving Yourself
One Step [___]

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-- "When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth." -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

-- "Everything is within walking distance, if you start off now." -- Stephen Wright

-- When you put your mind to attending the IASL Monthly Meeting, you will be there on-time--that is, if you start off [walking] now :-))

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-- Smith goes to see his supervisor in the front office.

-- "Boss," he says, "we're doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me
to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff."

-- "We're short-handed, Smith," the boss replies. "I can't give you the day off."

-- "Thanks, boss," says Smith, "I knew I could count on you!"

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-- "Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike." -- Alexander Hamilton

Inventors with a patent may be able
to pay off their credit card debt
at zero interest

The Small Business Administration started in June, 2010, lending up to $35,000 to established, for-profit, small businesses
that need money to pay back existing debt, including credit card debt. There is no fee, and the interest rate is zero.
The SBS guarantees 100% of the bank loan.

The program was known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program is now known as ARC, America’s
Recovery Capital.

What’s the catch? Possibly the definition of “existing business.” If you incorporated, formed an LLC, or can prove your sole
proprietorship or partnership startup date was prior to spending significant money, such as preparing and filing your
patent, you may qualify. Even starting a bank account in a business name may satisfy the SBA. These are unknowns
at this time.

Inventing as a business rather than a hobby:

If you’ve read the above article you have a clue as to when a business begins in a legal sense. An LLC, Limited Liability
Company, or an S-Corp (“small” corporation) is a form of sole proprietorship or partnership that requires a statement of
your business’s purpose. A statement such as, “to create, develop, and commercialize innovative products” covers
inventing and patenting. It may be too late for you to capitalize on the tax advantages of being in business prior to your
last invention expenses. But if you’re a true inventor, you’ll certainly come up with more inventions in the future. Note:
“small” corporation pertains to the kind of corporation, not its size.

The IRS has limits on the number of years you can run your business as a loss before it considers it a hobby. Consult the
IRS rules on this. But once you are established as a business in the eyes of the IRS, expenses such as patent
searches, patents, prototypes, legal and accounting fees, consulting and mentoring fees, attendance at trade shows
and seminars, etc., are legitimate as deductions. And your business losses can be used as an offset against other

Licensing your patented invention on your own:

Sending a letter and a copy of their patent is the way many inventors hope to land a licensee. This seldom is effective. One
reason is that patent is not a selling document. It seldom shows a flattering drawing of your invention. More important,
unless you have obtained, signed, and returned your potential licensee’s submission agreement, your submission will end

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Jack Lander is a mentor to inventors, as well as a seasoned inventor with 13 patents and always working on more.
His most commercially successful patents are assigned to U.S. Surgical Corporation. Jack served as President of the United
Inventors Association and is presently the Vice President of the Yankee Invention Exposition. He has been a feature
columnist in Inventors' Digest magazine for the past 14 years writing the "Lander Zone." He is a published author of
"How to Finance Your Invention or Great Idea," "All I Need Is Money," and more than 50 special reports for inventors.
He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you, and his newest book is entitled: Marketing Your Invention:
a complete guide to licensing, and to marketing and selling your invention. His web site is www.inventor-mentor.com

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-- "Get a little extra help - Cool Sites from The Kim Komando Radio Show & Web site" --

-- "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -- Anatole France -- "Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide." - Napoleon I

-- ""To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -- Anatole France

-- When something is repeated to you, at least three times, you tend to remember it.

-- Third party trademarks, brands and images are the property of their respective owners.

-- There are always those that want everything on a silver platter. -- Inventors, on the other hand, want everything on a golden platter.

-- It's only the beginning of the incipient challenge. You have to know today's basic invention costs. --


-- --> By 2012, there were over 8-million patents.

Languages spoken:
(In addition to English)
-- The Language of Legalese --
with its convoluted and frustrating obfuscation and waffling;

containing hogwash and gibberish..
mandated and orchestrated by a complex Congress.

-- "When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
-- Alexander Graham Bell

-- "The USPTO receives about 400,000 patent applications a year.

-- The agency publishes patent applications eighteen months after they're filed. It takes about thirty-one months on average to get a patent."
-- Learn how this waiting time may be used to your advantage.

Volunteer Opportunities: In October, 2007, a loyal and active member of the IASL, volunteered to assist in creating a more fuller IASL attendance.
-- Rich Freese was appointed Publicity Chairman.

PAUL LEO JACOBY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> >
In September, 2009, Paul L. Jacoby, was appointed to be our First Community Representative. He was our emissary to local organizational invited events:
-- "A very good man and an inspired Inventor, Paul Leo Jacoby, at age 74, passed away on October 14, 2011. He was
young in heart and mind and brightened our IASL meetings with his attendance."

- I joked with Paul about his patented invention; I said that he invented the space power plant for the Flying Saucer. -
Paul is in Heaven now, proving-up his space-gift to science which he never had enough money to build here on Earth. -
I'll truly miss him." - Robert Scheinkman

** "Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."

------------------- SOME THOUGHTS --------------------------

"All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second , it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self evident."
A. Schopenhauer

"The art of invention is to do what others think impossible"

How do you know if an invention is revolutionary? Count the experts that say it is impossible.


Volunteer Description: -- Speaker for one hour on our meeting night. -- Specifically on an inventor relationship topic. No, not necessarily an invention related topic,
but on how you can help an inventor, for he or she will be using you for their research resource.

-- Glossophobics need not apply.
{*one who fears public speaking}

-- Think about this: -- In your mind's eye a light flickers on/off; -- turn on this light -- -->

-- Aha! Another brilliant idea. --
-- Now for the reality check. Ask yourself this: --
"Am I about to re-invent the wheel?"
-- You just better do your research... "Why," you ask?
-- "Because I have seen on tv that Cavemen are still around.
They may have thought of your idea eons ago, so,
do your research, find them and communicate."

-- Go to the IASL TOPIC INDEX. --
-- Do the developmental research and modification.

-- "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -- Walt Disney

-- To gain a quick overview, go to: --> "Glossary of patent terms" at Delphion.com @ --> Delphion Glossary


-- "Have you ever considered what the American Dream really is? It is the belief that an individual, regardless of gender, race, or status, can achieve great success through the application of his or her intelligence, skills, and hard work. Why “American?” Because, of all the countries in the world, one was more able to achieve success here than anywhere else. And a big reason for this has been the patent system created by our Founders." -- Randy Randreneugh

-- The IASL was founded in 1984. - It was created by geniuses, inventors, Patent Attorneys, entrepreneurs, innovators, and 'idea people.' -
- The present Director and author of this IASL website, Robert Scheinkman, has been at the helm since June, 1993.

-- I'll share this knowledge with you:

Somewhere, there is someone behind that big Oz curtain who is controlling your life.. who is pulling your puppet strings.

Let's take a moment and think about it... You have sometimes (in your mind) thought about this.. haven't you?

Yes, I'd say that there are many unknown beings out there behind the magical draperies of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz who are controlling your life.

And I too, if you'll let me, would be one of those people who is working to shape your future.

# # # #

--> Aha!! An idea.. Now what?

You, I think, only want to know of me when that idea pops into your head and you think that you've invented that something new and wonderful.. Call it an Invention.

From Idea to Invention to being an INVENTOR - overnight.
You think that it will be an easy transition becoming RICH!
-- Keep reading and the truth will dawn on you, that inventing is a skill that has to be practiced.

In your mind, your idea 'works' for you - or you believe you have that essence to make it yourself, (you might have even
put something together called a prototype?)
- but in reality, you don't know where to start, to move your idea further
ahead into the public mainstream. ??

--> > You need help - from some unknown someone (like myself). - Yes , you do.

Voila! - I'll step in to help you at this beginning stage. I'll find for you the resources: I'll tell you how, where, why, who and
when.. I'll tell you the unknown what's-what of Inventing.

I'll try to clear-up previous misconceptions and mistakes that you've made - or about to make by not knowing about Invention
and Inventing.

I'll turn you in the right direction because I've worked at this problem for over 20-years, ever since June of 1993.

"Who are you?", you might say, if you didn't know about me already...

I am the President/Director/Mentor, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer of the Inventors Association of St. Louis.
I am - H. Robert Scheinkman.

I didn't create this amazing organization. I took it over when the 'good idea people' behind it couldn't carry it further and
walked away from it. They gladly handed over to me the position of Director and running it, and I'm proud to say, "I've
rescued the IASL from oblivion." I've gathered around me, "Good People With Good Ideas."

So, if you have the time, I'll bend your ear about this past success, but I am writing this article to tell you that it's not about
me, it's about this IASL organization. It was created to help you become a successful inventor.

You're a part of my new success. Show your appreciation.. Meet me and Join-up.

I have the backing of Patent Attorneys, Manufacturing Representatives, Marketing People, Publicity People, and Inventors
who have been there and done that. And those good people, like yourself, "Idea People," who are making their
inventive move into the big stream of life.

I'm not hard to know and get along with. Those who know me will tell you that and will give you my good references.

Those who have found me wished they had found me years sooner. You, too, I hope, will shortly agree.

Check me out. Go to our IASL website: "http://www.inventorsconnection.org" and I'll share with you my mentoring knowledge. -- Robert Scheinkman -

-- "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and
because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
-- Edmund Everett Hale
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-- Inaugurated in September, 1990, through the efforts of Roberta (Bobbie) Toole, 1st Director of the IASL, The United
Inventors Association of the U.S.A. (UIAUSA)
, is an umbrella organization for all inventor groups that are located
throughout United States, Canada, Hungary, Australia, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. -- Visit them @ --> UIAUSA

-- This worthy organization will make you feel proud to be an inventor. -- The UIA is a Non-Profit designed to help inventors.

-- Did you know that with a paid membership to a local inventors club your membership to the UIA is FREE!!!

The UIA is YOUR inventing community. Be part of the solution; become a UIA member!
--> > Please Donate Now! --

-- -- Knowledge is Power! --

-- The UIA Newsletter contains a lot of what the independent inventor needs to know.

Invention & Product Idea Marketing Licensing Agent: Harvey Reese

-- All of our members can subscribe to a free copy of the UIA Newsletter: -- "UIA_Newsletter_Dec-10.pdf" --


-- Act Now! -- The next issue is already in the works.

-- "United Inventors Association - Event Details" --

-- -- Public Disclosure -- --

-- "The term public disclosure is a broad brush to paint with and extremely subjective. You see, when an inventor tells someone about his or her invention, it does not necessarily mean that they have disclosed it, it does mean that one more person on this planet knows what you are working on and may use this information himself or tell someone else about it.

-- In a legal sense, "Disclosure" is more about placing the details of your invention in a situation where the general public can gain access to it without you having any control who in that group sees it. A great example of this would be a trade show, or as I’ve seen done a time or two – Inventors listing them on forums or blogs.

-- The simple rule of thumb is – if you post your invention in an area that the general public can see and you can’t control 'who,' then you are probably dancing on the line of "Public Disclosure" and that may cost you options for getting a patent later.

-- You can find this out and many more FAQ''s in the Resource Room of the UIA web site: http://www.uiausa.org/

-- "Virginia Inventors Forum - Inventors & Entrepreneurs (Williamsburg, VA) - Meetup" -- VIF is a non-profit organization of entrepreneurs, inventors, imagineers, educators and those who help inventors and others showcase new technology.

-- The webpages of the Inventors Association of St. Louis are for your sagacious perusal and perspicacity.
Caution: The IASL makes no witless representations that what may be read within this website is absolutely accurate or complete. Errors,omissions, {;-) typographical, clerical, or otherwise occur, and the possibility exists in respect to anything contained in the data base. Hence, nothing herein should be relied upon in any direction resulting from any publication, statement, error or emission. When in doubt, consult your attorney.

Learn the four habits you need to cultivate to build the million-dollar business of your dreams.
-- "Think Like an Entrepreneur" - "By becoming knowledgeable, proficient and skilled in the operations of a successful business, you dramatically increase the probability that you'll earn a lot of money, achieve financial independence and become a millionaire yourself in the years ahead." --

Could you be an entrepreneur? Here's a list of essential traits, from the sba.gov
* Creative
* Innovative
* Driven to achieve
* Persistent
* Energetic
* Inquisitive
* Competitive
* Unafraid to fail
* Hard Worker
* Independent
* Self-confident
* Risk-taker
* Visionary
* Problem-solver
* Organized
* Lucky

-- "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind." -- Samuel Johnson

Funding Sources: -- The IASL is self-sustaining. AS OF JULY 1ST, 2012, DUES IS TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00). A fraction of what it use to be. --> >

-- When I took over the IASL in June, 1993, Dues had been $95.00 to Join and $75.00 per year, thereafter. -
I lowered it to $75.00 and $55.00.
-- In the month of November, 1997, it was reduced further to $55.00 for the 1st Year and $35.00, renewal. --
-- As of November 2010, Dues was reduced to $35.00 for the first year, the 1st twelve full months from the date of enrollment - and $25.00 upon renewal for the following twelve months.

We keep lowering our fees. They are now $25.00 per year and this renewal staying at $25.00 the following year.
-- Tell me, "What other Inventor organization has reduced its membership fee dues this radically?"



JOIN TODAY -- "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."
-- Oscar Wild


From Charles McCloskey

Comes now mail from last week. By order of Ms. Holly Paz of the IRS exempt organizations department, the IASL is
EXEMPT from Federal Income Tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3).

The 501c3 status has an effective date of Dec. 15, 2010 as well. I will scan the letter and send it to you.


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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.. -- Please contribute at meetings or mail-in donations to: IASL, PO Box 410111, St. Louis, MO 63141..

-- Our twenty-five dollars IASL Membership to join is little to ask from you.

-- A true inventor in the years to come will no-doubt be possibly spending and making hundreds and thousands of dollars pursuing his and her inventive fortune.

--> Joining IASL will give you status.

-- Please give a little extra now to the IASL knowing that it goes towards your own future benefit and for other deserving inventors.

-- A patent attorney or two may be in the audience to respond to questions from the participants. It's FREE--No Charges for Legal Advice that will save inventors thousands of future dollars. Therefore, your altruistic donation (which is tax deductible) is greatly rewarded.

-- After our second hour's speaker, a roundtable open discussion and personal help for all our participants is conducted, when all who attend must sign a *non-disclosure agreement that binds the secrecy of the group.

*Please Note: Inasmuch as Patent Attorneys are subject to the obligation of their profession to non-disclose confidential information of their practice, they will not sign a contract that compromises their attorney/client relationship.

-- The IASL Meeting closes on or before 9:00 pm. -- Often, a few of our members continue networking outside on the library parking lot at the Library's north entrance. They've found a kindred spirit to talk over their inventing prowess. :-)
[Read More About IASL Dues]

Additional Notes: -- "The Big Idea" Newsletter, found herein, has inventively-morphed into four hyper-linked Inventors Association of St. Louis Websites.
It was previously mailed bi-monthly by request to the IASL Membership and it described IASL meetings and events.
- Inside this e-zine are expanded portions of an "Inventor Resource Directory" that was formerly given to our resourceful inventors.
Additional handouts can be found at our meetings and may be given to our inspired attending participants.
- We ask that you be most generous..

-- Although your dues and donations may be listed under Charitible Tax Deductions, you yourself are the true recipient of your own worthy charity.
-- In Other Words: Write-out your check to the IASL for the bargain $25.00 dues and personally benefit from it.

-- Please check services at top of this webpage.

-- -- See the INDEX where the Yellow Brick Road - the Rainbow Connection

- and the Pot-of-Gold are to be found.

-- For additional intellectual property research, please further link to the: --> >

U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center
as created by the IASL.
The secret world of inventive knowledge will unfold before you.

-- 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd,St. Louis, MO, 63131 - Map to IASL

--> > Hiway 64/40 is a main traffic artery from Illinois through downtown St. Louis
to the St. Louis County suburbs and to the IASL Meeting on South Lindbergh Blvd.;
usually on its 3rd Thursday of the month Meeting night.. however, in 2013, we also meet on Tuesdays and Mondays. --> > Please come. No RSVP needed. Just spontaneously show up.

[-- The term RSVP comes from the French expression "répondez s'il vous plaît", meaning "please respond".]

Driving Directions: -- Just get-to-and-take-either North Lindberg Blvd. or South Kirkwood Blvd.; drive towards U.S. Hiway 64-40, and reach us at 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd., 63131, the St. Louis County Library Headquarters

-- Driving in from Illinois, the St. Louis County Library is located twelve miles west of the Poplar Street Bridge [aka The Bernard J. Dickman Memorial Bridge, over the Mississippi River.]

-- When traveling from Illinois over Missouri Hiway 64/40 WEST -- Continue driving West and get off the highway at LINDBERGH. Drive South (left) 1/4 mile to 1640 South Lindbergh. The Library is at the stop-light on your left side.
-- Park your car on North (left) side of Library. --
Enter doors from front entrance, at left side of building. Go through to rear hallway into the EAST Meeting Room at the middle of the hallway. Or when scheduled, to the AUDITORIUM at the end of the hallway.

:: Those coming from Interstate Hiways 44 or 55, should go directly to Hiway 270/NORTH to Hiway 64-40/EAST to Lindbergh and then proceed south to the St. Louis County Library Headquarters at 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

:: Those coming from Interstate Hiway 70 from Saint Charles County, should go directly to Hiway 270/SOUTH, the American Veterans Memorial Highway, to Hiway 64-40/EAST to Lindbergh, and then proceed south to the
St. Louis County Library Headquarters at 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

---> Send your inspired thoughts by electronic mail to: --> --> --> --> -->
. . . . . . . President@inventorsconnection.org
. . . .
and YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES of $25.00 to join the 1st year.
Afterwards, a further $25.00 the second and 3rd year [by snail-mail] to:

PO Box 410111,
St. Louis, MO 63141



-- Sample this Moment --

-- An open thought from Robert Scheinkman: --

-- I can't help but feel, that after 20 years of my giving vital help to inventor beginners, that you would now say,
"This IASL website just saved me a ton of my money and that they deserve at least $5.00 from me to continue on with their good work;
.. And knowing that they have done charitable good deeds and haven't pressed me before now, I'll contribute my fair share of $5.00 to help them," ..
"and today, I'll even promise to join them with $25.00 for a one-year IASL Membership, for it is the very least I can do."


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