INPEX Inventor Resource Center Schedule

Below you will find a schedule of participants for the INPEX Inventor Resource Center. Each of these invention professionals and industry experts will be available for one-on-one meetings with INPEX exhibitors. Please be sure to check back often, as Inventor Resource Center participants are updated on a regular basis.

2017 Resource Center Schedule


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 

Christina Daves

Founder, PR For Anyone®

Christina Daves, DIY-PR Expert, is the best-selling author of, PR for Anyone™ - 100+ Affordable Ways to Easily Create Buzz for Your Business, that shares her journey of getting exposure for a product she invented, www.HealInStyle.com.

Having no resources for advertising or hiring a PR firm, Christina taught herself everything she could about generating her own publicity. She has appeared in over 250 local and national media outlets including: The Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz, The TODAY Show, local affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, magazines such as, Forbes, Success and Entrepreneur, Sirius XM Radio, The Washington Post, and many more.

As a result of this success, she launched PR for Anyone® to help other small business owners have similar success. Together with her students and clients, Christina has generated well over 7 figures in sales relating to free publicity. She has also used publicity to grow her organic SEO. Her product appears on Page 1 of Google and searching the term “Christina Daves” leads to content solely about Christina and fills the first 14 pages of Google.

Social media has also become an integral part of marketing her businesses. In less than two years she has grown her following of qualified leads to over 30,000 social media followers and has a verified account on Twitter.

Christina Daves, Christina@PRforAnyone.com, 844-PR4-ANY1, www.ChristinaDaves.com

 

Andrea H. Evans 

Esquire, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC

Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. launched the intellectual property law practice, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC. Attorney Evans career path is unique since she worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for approximately 5 years as both a Patent Examiner and a Trademark Examining Attorney after graduating from law school. While working as a Trademark Examining Attorney, she examined all types of trademarks including design marks, word marks, Madrid applications, and configuration trademark applications to determine eligibility for registration on the Principal or Supplemental Register. Prior to working as a Trademark Examining Attorney, Attorney Evans began her career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner. She researched prior art using USPTO automated tools to determine whether the applications complied with patent laws and rules such as novelty (Section 102) and obviousness (Section 103). She is extremely familiar with patent and trademark policies, procedures and USPTO guidelines.

Currently, the Firm represents a range of clients from independent inventors, entrepreneurs, the Federal Government and Fortune 100 corporations in multiple states and multiple countries. The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC is one of the few law firms in the country to successfully prosecute accelerated patent applications. Through this process, her clients have received US Patents within one year. This is remarkable since it can take 18 months – 24 months before a patent application is typically assigned to a Patent Examiner.

Andrea Hence Evans, Esq. is a member of the Texas bar and the United States Supreme Court bar. She is also a registered Patent Attorney. She was recently awarded the 2011 Nation's Best Advocate award from the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT and she was recognized for being one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.

For more information, visit www.evansiplaw.com


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wayne Lifshiz

CEO, Kennin Company

Wayne Lifshitz is a business leader, a natural connector and partnership broker, with more than 15 years' experience advising senior executives at start-ups, federal agencies and non-profits. With experience working in more than 20 countries he has managed all functions of an organization and quickly deduces solutions to complex problems. Wayne is a serial entrepreneur and inventor, a polymathic intrapreneur who will make your ideas better and empower you to achieve success. He has pitched his products on Pitchmen and Discovery Channel and been featured on more than two dozen TV shows including Good Morning America, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Rachel Ray.  He turned down Shark Tank three times. He is a Piranha Tank entrepreneur coach and has secured two patents and six trademarks. Read more here

 

Kendall Almerico

CEO, BankRoll Ventures LLC

Kendall Almerico was named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes. Venture Beat named Kendall the 17th most influential thought leader on crowdfunding in the world. Inc. magazine named Kendall to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Kendall and his crowdfunding websites have appeared in the New York TimesUSA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters,Wired, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV. Kendall is also CEO of BankRoll Ventures LLC, who owns and operates BankRoll, an equity crowdfunding web site focused on Regulation A+ Mini IPOs and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements. Mr. Almerico is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a highly sought after international keynote speaker. Mr. Almerico practices law with the prestigious law firm of DiMuro Ginsberg in the Washington DC area.

 

Josh Wallace

Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, www.JoshWallace.com

Josh Wallace is a Minneapolis-based artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who's done everything from creating three-eyed plastic monsters and composing electronic music to designing and illustrating a children’s book series. Creativity is his passion, and he spends most of his time offering this to the world of small business.

By day, he lends his creative skills to Ambassador Communications, helping their many local clients grow and prosper. "Working with Ambassador has given me a ton of intimate opportunities to meet directly with enthusiastic business owners," he says. "It’s really exciting to be able to get behind the scenes of these people’s accomplishments and help push them further!"

For Wallace, the inventing industry is another area of small business with amazing clients. "I’ve gotten to try out some really cool products that seem like they should have already been invented!" For years, his tools and experience have helped countless inventors with logos, brochures, product illustration, photography, packaging, web graphics, and more.

Today, in addition to working with Ambassador Communications, Wallace works with a Minnesota-based startup brewery as their branding and marketing adviser and illustrates "The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers" series. Despite his many projects, he still makes time for any new design requests. "I love art and design, so I am very happy to stay busy!"

For more information and to view a variety of work samples, visit www.JoshWallace.com or contact him directly at joshw@joshwallace.com or 651-278-3740.

 

Don Debelak

Marketing Expert & Patent Agent, One Stop Invention Shop

Don Debelak is a proven marketing expert and patent agent who has worked with new products and inventions for over 35 years. He has worked with a wide array of inventors products from the Junk Drawer Organizer, fishing lures and kitchen products to diesel particulate filters and water filtration products for the oil fields. He was the new invention author for Entrepreneur magazine for seven years and he is the author of the best know invention books including:  Bringing Your Product to Market, Entrepreneur Press and Bringing Your Product to Market – In Less than a Year John Wiley & Sons.

Debelak currently has a new web training site One Stop Invention Shop, www.onestopinventionshop.net, which offers on-line training videos. 77 inventor stories and in-depth blog posts on a wide variety of subject as well as a full complement of patent services.  If you have an invention question go the opening page of the web site and put it into the search term.  You will get both pertinent articles and inventor stories to read which will help you find you answers.  The five on-line video training series includes videos covering the range of inventor interests from what you need to do before spending big money to a series on Pumping up Sales for inventors with finished products.  

 

Howard Lim

President, HOW Creative

(1pm - 5pm)

For over 25 years, Mr. Lim has proven that, through strategically business planning and branding, any size company can accelerate in growth, profit and value, while attracting quality employees and increasing shareholders’ value. His inventive formulas integrate traditional media with new media, and have helped client companies actually leverage themselves ahead of their competitors—far ahead—based on the use of what he calls an Authentic Brand®.

After designing and branding hundreds of companies, products and services, and influencing billions of dollars in revenue, brand-value and equity, Howard decided to give equal access to companies of every size, and has taught over 50,000 entrepreneurs and corporate leaders on the most powerful business language today: Branding. Mr. Lim contributes his time as a judge and domestic co-chair for INPEX.

Mr. Lim has represented and contributed to the business development branding of such industry leaders as Apple, Disney, Namco, Intel, HP, FOX, Adobe, Oracle, Xerox, Toshiba, Mattel, Philips Media, Honda and many others. He has been feature in Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Macworld, BRANDWEEK, HOW Magazine, ABC, FOX, CBS, just to name a few.

Howard A. Lim
Tel: 310.455.0389
Email: howard@howcreative.com
For more information, visit www.howcreative.com

 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Howard Lim

President, HOW Creative

For over 25 years, Mr. Lim has proven that, through strategically business planning and branding, any size company can accelerate in growth, profit and value, while attracting quality employees and increasing shareholders’ value. His inventive formulas integrate traditional media with new media, and have helped client companies actually leverage themselves ahead of their competitors—far ahead—based on the use of what he calls an Authentic Brand®.

After designing and branding hundreds of companies, products and services, and influencing billions of dollars in revenue, brand-value and equity, Howard decided to give equal access to companies of every size, and has taught over 50,000 entrepreneurs and corporate leaders on the most powerful business language today: Branding. Mr. Lim contributes his time as a judge and domestic co-chair for INPEX.

Mr. Lim has represented and contributed to the business development branding of such industry leaders as Apple, Disney, Namco, Intel, HP, FOX, Adobe, Oracle, Xerox, Toshiba, Mattel, Philips Media, Honda and many others. He has been feature in Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Macworld, BRANDWEEK, HOW Magazine, ABC, FOX, CBS, just to name a few.

Howard A. Lim
Tel: 310.455.0389
Email: howard@howcreative.com
For more information, visit www.howcreative.net.

 

Edith G. Tolchin

President, EGT Global Trading

Edith G. Tolchin, “The Sourcing Lady” (SM), is the author/editor of Secrets of Successful Inventing: From Concept to Commerce (Square One Publishers – www.secretsofsuccessfulinventing.com), the world’s greatest book for novice inventors. She has been helping the inventor community for almost twenty years. With import/export as the only career she’s ever had, Edie “invented” EGT Global Trading in 1997, with a goal to link U.S. inventors with Asian manufacturers, to provide an exclusive import service for sourcing, quality control, production testing and safety issues, manufacturing, international financing, air/ocean shipping, customs clearance arrangements, and dock-to-door delivery.

Ms. Tolchin holds a prestigious U.S. Customs Broker License. She is an expert in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act’s requirements for product safety issues, including all regulations and documentation. Edie also specializes in SAFE China sourcing and helping her clients work efficiently with China factories.

Edith G. Tolchin writes a monthly column for Inventors Digest, is a freelance writer for numerous publications (www.edietolchin.com), and is co-author of Sourcing Smarts: Keeping it SIMPLE and SAFE with China Sourcing and Manufacturing, along with Don Debelak and Eric Debelak.

For free brochure and literature packet, please contact: EGT Global Trading, Phone (845) 321-2362, e-mail: EGT@egtglobaltrading.com, website: www.egtglobaltrading.com.

 

Ken Robinson

Web Designer

Ken Robinson is a seasoned computer professional with over 35 years in the industry. When the Web came out, he set out to learn how to develop websites, and he has been creating and developing them since the mid 1990’s. Ken currently uses all of his accumulated knowledge to create useful websites, particularly for inventors. Going forward, he continues to learn whatever new techniques are being developed in the world of website development.

www.widgetsontheweb.com is the brainchild of Ken Robinson, and Edie Tolchin, aka "The Sourcing Lady"(SM) (www.egtglobaltrading.com), who handles product safety issues for inventors, China sourcing and manufacturing. For samples of websites he has created, go to:

A GREAT WEBSITE = OPTIMAL EXPOSURE FOR YOUR NEW PRODUCT!

Contact Ken Robinson at kenrbnsn@widgetsontheweb.com for a free half-hour consultation to see how he can help you promote your invention with an attractive website!