| Speaker Information | Meeting
Agenda | Location |
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 1:00-3:15 pm (12:45 pm: Check-In)
Cleveland Park Library, 1st Floor, Large
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Wash., DC
Getting Started As an Independent Inventor
Speaker: David Whiteis
Microsoft Certified Networking Engineer, BubbleRings.com
You've got an idea for an invention—what's next? Inventor David Whiteis will give us an overview of the process of getting an independent
invention to market. He will include information on how to evaluate and
protect your idea, how and when to create a prototype, and how to publicize
and license or sell an invention.
Speaker: David Whiteis is a local inventor who sold his first patent to a subsidiary
of Microsoft in 1998. He works full time as a computer networking engineer,
while continuing to work part time on inventing and developing new products. He has also been involved with helping other people interested in creating new
inventions and obtaining patents.
David is a Microsoft Certified Networking Engineer, currently working at a
local pharmaceutical firm. His first patent was for a method of recommending
music to individuals based on the music they already enjoy, much like the
LAST.FM Web system. He made it to the final 24 during season 1 of the ABC TV show American
Inventor with his jewelry box that takes a short video of a
woman's reaction when she first sees her diamond engagement ring. His
current inventing efforts include perfecting and trying to get to market a
line of underwater toys.
For more information on David's inventing efforts, visit http://www.BubbleRings.com.
Description | Speaker Information | Meeting
Agenda | Location |
|Welcome & Announcements
|Presentation: Inventing Basics: Getting Started As an Independent Inventor; Speaker: David Whiteis
|Informal queries, conversation, networking
Saturday, April 19,
Cleveland Park Library, 1st Floor, Large Meeting Room
3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(Library open 9:30 am to 5:30 pm) .
Location: One-half block south of the Cineplex Odeon Uptown
movie theatre on Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Metrorail--Cleveland Park Station on the Red Line (on Connecticut
Avenue, just 1.5 blocks north of meeting site)
Parking: Very small lot, off Macomb St., to left of library.
Free and open to all
Optional Post-Meeting Gatherings
Several times a year a smaller group (usually about 8 to 12) goes to Nanny O'Brien's (directly across the street from the library at 3319 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 202-686-9189, open noon Saturday to 2 am Sunday) or another local establishment for continued conversation, networking, and refreshment following the meeting. (Participants pay for their own beverages and food.)
Requested. Occasionally we have refreshments. Often we have handouts and/or giveaways. Only your
advance registration enables us to have enough for everyone. Please register via e-mail.
Saturday, May 17, 2008, 1:00 pm
Wikinomics and Mass Collaboration
Speaker: Julia Loughran, President, ThoughtLink, Inc.
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