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IACT Presents

Who: Louis J. Foreman
What: Turning an idea into a product
How: Case studies that have resulted in the authors' book
When: Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 7:00PM
Where: Room 107C, Fairfield University Library at Fairfield University
Cost: Free and open to the public.

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The Independent Inventor

Louis will describe how to turn an idea into a product and bring it to market.

He will describe how to tell the difference between a good idea and a marketable idea. Why investing too much money at the outset can sink you. The downside of design patents, and how best to file an application for a utility patent. Plus the effective pitch (hint: Never say your target audience is "everyone"), questions to ask a prospective manufacturer, 14 licensing land mines to avoid, "looks-like"˜ versus "works-like" prototypes, 10 things not to tell a potential investor, and how to protect your invention once it's on the market.

About Louis J. Foreman:

Louis J. Foreman is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. He started his first business from his college fraternity room and, for the past 20 years, has been starting and building successful companies. Louis is the founder and CEO of Enventys, a product-development firm working with major consumer product manufacturers and leading retailers. He is the publisher of Inventors Digest magazine and executive producer of the Emmy® award-winning PBS show Everyday Edisons. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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This presentation made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut,
The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University.
Copyright 2009 The Inventors Association of Connecticut

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