Alan Amron: Patents, start-ups and the processes

The course “Patents, Start-ups and the Processes” is created for people who are interested in the invention process and want to understand the process from A-Z, or from the creation concept of an idea till its commercialization and monetization. The course can also serve as inspiration for those who have not yet obtained a full picture of entrepreneurship or who are afraid of failure.
 
Inspiring and motivating people to create, invent and commercialize ideas is based on being excited about new things and sharing those new things with others. Making money from it is a wonderful by-product of the process.
 
The course is designed in collaboration with the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia.
 
Photography by Edijs Pālens, LETA.
 
The work for attendees:
 
To independently think of possible inventions, ideas and apply processes from concept/idea till commercialization/monetization.
 
Skills acquired from the course:
 
Attendees of the course will obtain a clear picture and understanding of the whole invention process: creating, developing, patenting, protecting, commercialization and monetization of an idea.
 
The course will take place at The Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of University of Latvia (Aspazijas bulvāris 5, Riga) starting September 15 at 4:00 pm.
 
Full price of the course: 120 EUR.
 
 
About the Lecturer
 
ALAN AMRON has over 45 years of experience as an entrepreneur, inventor, concept marketer, developer and protector.
As a professional inventor, he has been granted 40 United States patents, with additional patents currently pending.
A professional developer, he has worked on various projects with celebrities such as Frank and Tina Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Pat Summerall, Kristy McNicol, and others.
His inventions have grossed more than $250 million to several billions of dollars in total revenue.
Alan Amron is a consultant and lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia. He is kindly offering his advice and expertise to start-ups and young business leaders within the framework of the Business Incubator of the University of Latvia.

Lecture 1

September 15 at 4:00 pm at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas bulvaris 5, Riga)
 
Introduction. Conception, what it is, how to do it and then what to do with it next. What is invention and innovation. Services and businesses can be inventions and protected, too.
 
The aim of the lecture is to provide a clear vision of the terms mentoring, inspiring, teaching and evaluating, and to make attendees understand how searching for ideas for products and services happens. How to find a product or service to start working on, and what to do next.

Lecture 2

September 22 at 4.00pm in The Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas bulvaris 5, Riga)
 
Intellectual property, ownership protection, the ‘how to’ of filing, writing and patenting. The patent law.
 
The aim of the lecture is to provide a clear vision of what trademarks, copyrights and different patent protection opportunities are available.
 
Some of the terms examined: Provisional, non-provisional protection, Utility, Chemical, Plants.
Codes, formulas, dependent claims, independent claims and method of claims.

Lecture 3

September 29 at 4.00pm in The Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas bulvaris 5, Riga)
 
Licensing, funding, the reality business plan and development. R&D costs and how to do it without money or backing.
 
The aim of this lecture is for attendees to understand what type of partnerships are possible, and how the percentages of each involved partner are set. Also how to bring an idea to market, how to sell it and license it.

Lecture 4

October 6 at 4.00pm in The Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas bulvaris 5, Riga)
 
Presentation is 50% of your product or services success. If you can't communicate it no matter how great it is, you will have a hard time achieving success.

 
The aim of this lecture is to tell about presentation in all aspects from simply communicating one's thoughts to others. It will be clear to who the presentations should be done and how to contact companies to sell your products or services at home and all over the world. Then it will be made clear, how to formulate it into a business to generate income and many ways to pay for it.

Lecture 5

October 13 at 4.00pm in The Faculty of Business, Management and Economics (Aspazijas bulvaris 5, Riga)
 
Actual legal and situations Cases discussed.
 
The aim of this lecture is to tell inspiring stories, real life experiences, studies, basic formulas and anecdotes from my 45 years of actually doing all this.
 
Advice on what to do, and what not to do. Good experiences and bad. Learn from my mistakes and my successes.