Start-up Time

Start-up Time with William Seidel
***Please Note: The program is now scheduled for August 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.***

William Seidel, President of America Invents, LLC, and author of "Licensing Myths & Mastery: Why Most Ideas Don’t Work and What To Do About It", will discuss his new concept and book of the same title, Inventrepreneurship, where the entrepreneurial inventor does it all.

Mr. Seidel is the principal of America Invents that develops, licenses, and markets products and is a consultancy for strategic development. He was an innovator in the solar energy industry in the 70s, the electronic toy industry in the 80s, the appliance, marketing, and infomercial industries in the 90s, and currently focuses on consumer products. With revenues of $2 billion in 50,000 stores worldwide, America Invents is one of few companies in this field creating sizable success.

As adjunct faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, he wrote, taught, and instituted Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Direct Marketing Program. He also taught Product Development and Product Design at San Francisco State University.

Don’t have time for dinner? Pizza and beverages will be provided through LES and the California Invention Center.

This is a free, public event. Space is limited. Register by August 7, 2018.

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More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, presented by the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter and the California Invention Center--Got an idea but don’t know where to start? This series will guide you through turning ideas into new ventures. From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you should consider for a successful product launch. Series topics include the following:

  • What is the patentability of my invention and how do I apply for a patent?
  • How do I evaluate the market value of my invention?
  • Who are my competitors and what is the size of the market?
  • Should I consider going into business with my idea?
  • Should I consider licensing and collecting royalties?
  • Where do I find funding?

Soody Tronson
, Founder and Principal, STLGip Intellectual Property Law Firm
Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Visitors are required to show a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email or call (408)918-9900.