The purpose of this list is to assist INCA members in finding another member who has the skills to assist in planning or executing a needed part of their intellectual property development.
Solomons, MD victoria @ theheadbone.com
Proficiencies: Graphic design, proofreading, copyediting, model referral/agent, amateur photography
Topics: Help with marketing materials, trade show signage, product packaging. I can also refer an affordable model (male or female, age 17-25) to help showcase your product, and can assist with photography if necessary.
Silver Spring, MD jbouch @ erols.com
Proficiencies: DVM (veterinarian) with PhD in cardiovascular physiology.
Topics: I discover new areas of patentable therapeutic opportunity in animals and then apply appropriate existing human therapies to the animal condition. A patent from such an opportunity would be a “METHODS” patent (a new use for an existing therapy).
Alexandria, VA www.MasterInventor.com
Proficiencies: BS. Physics (1965), Masters in Business (1998), prolific and visionary inventor with skills in patent procurement and licensing, patent searching, economic evaluation of new technology, Patent Office procedures, patentability and marketability, technology agreements, protection of patent rights, prototype design and fabrication, and other aspects of inventing.
Topics: Innovative Marketing Methods, Household products and Devices, Personal Care Products, Electronic Home Products, Innovative Food Products, Toys and Games, Optical Fiber Illumination Devices, Woven Optical Fiber Lighting Fixtures, Light pipes and Fixtures, Illumination with Colored Light Devices, Software Products and Improvements, Non-Lethal Anti-Terrorism, Space Propulsion Methods, Underwater Propulsion Methods, New Sources of Energy, Construction Tools and Materials, Scientific Instruments, Laws of Physics.
Vienna, VA rdrapeau @ cox.net
Proficiencies: BSEE Cornell, MSEE RPI. Interdisciplinary technical background. Product development, business management, marketing, international operations and writing. Technical accomplishments in image processing, imaging, software, computer graphics, automation, peripheral devices, video and data communications. Raoul has also written a book Your Invention.
Topics: Patent specifications, prototyping, marketing, writing, mechanical devices, electronics.
Springfield, VA raybik @ aol.com
Proficiencies: MechE, IndE, MBA, Manufacturing Engr., Mechanical and Electrical Design, Systems Simplification, Product cost analysis, Creative Problem Solving, Federal Acquisition Engr., Patent Agent
Topics: Invention strategies, Product Evolution, Economic Analysis, Business Planning, Manufacturing design, Patent options.
Baltimore, MD ipatent @ aol.com, www.planetpatent.com
Proficiencies: Patent Searching, Writer, Manufacturing Engineering, Prototype building, AutoCAD & SolidWorks drafting, Machining, Welding, Drawing, and Aircraft flying. Founder of www.planetpatent.com . Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science, and continuing education in Aviation Technology Management. Glen is also technical and marketing consultant to the MIT Fab Lab at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, Maryland.
Topics: Product design, development, and promotion. High technology and low technology methods for improving living conditions in impoverished nations (if you know of a good website or resource for this type of information, please e-mail me about them).
Waldorf, MD johnmelius @ earthlink.net
Proficiencies: Art (Drawings), Engineering, Sculpture, School of Hard Knocks, Bringing Imagination into Reality
Topics: Model Making, Casting, Prototypes, TurboCAD, Adobe Illustrator (drawings for patents).
Washington, DC www.artjar.com contact @ artjar.com
Proficiencies: Recognized by Newsweek Who’s Next Readers’ Choice, Rajan blends the boundaries of industrial design, art, inventions and graffiti. Clients include BMW, HP, Revlon, Hasbro and Coca Cola. Projects have been recognized by CBS Evening News, Parade, Houston Chronicle, The Washington Post (express) and FOX News. Watch the PBS interview at www.artjar.com
Topics: having fun, industrial design, creativity, innovation, product development (from idea to market), package design, patent drawings, CAD.