Future Speakers at ISSF

Speaker for the March 10th Meeting

Failure And Recovery

Leigh Rothschild is probably one of the most prolific inventors of all time with over 100 issued patents and just under 220 published applications, all of which contain at least some part of high technology. Even patent number 9,683,729 which is for a Battery-Conserving Flashlight and Method Thereof, is a normal looking flashlight with a very sophisticated processor.

He conceived his first patented product at 17 years old and has been selling or licensing his patents to Fortune 500 companies ever since. He also created several companies based on his technologies which he also successfully sold. In several of the articles I read about him, he says inventing is his passion and he would rather have someone else handle the business side of making money.

Sounds familiar doesn’t it ? If I had a nickel for every inventor who told me that I could buy all of Manhattan ! OK, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little but that is The Dream of most inventors and Leigh is living that Dream.

As with any mega successful inventor these days, Mr. Rothschild is all too familiar with our legal system from every side of it including the newly created monster known as the PTAB. So I am sure he will be able to give you insider details about how to protect and enforce your intellectual property.

We all know that a great invention doesn’t just pop into your head and the next day you can sell or license it for millions. Once again, Leigh is going to take you behind the scenes and tell you about all the hard work that goes into developing a successful project. As the title of his presentation is Failure and Recovery, you can bet his bed of roses story had its’ share of thorny failures but in the end he triumphed. I can’t wait to hear how he did it.

Don’t miss this chance to hear and meet this great man as he gives you the inside view of his struggle to achieve the dream we all long for. Come to LIGI Tool & Engineering, Inc. (3220 SW 15th Street Deerfield Beach, FL  33442) at 1:00 pm on Saturday 3/10/18 to begin your journey.

Doors open at 12:30pm.

An event hosted by the Inventors Society of South Florida, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit educational organization.

For more information go to our website www.inventorssociety.net or call 561-676-5677.


Speaker For The April 14th Meeting

Meet Mr. Business

Joel Martin Hartstone IS Mr. Business. Fresh out of Cornell Law School, he became the Chief Investment Counsel for Aetna Life and Casualties. There, Mr. Hartstone had legal responsibility for the Company’s corporate investments and loan portfolios, including closing all new loans and investments (over $1 billion annually) and managing all troubled assets. He managed a team of 8 corporate finance and investment lawyers and oversaw the work of all outside deal counsel.

From there his career skyrocketed. He is the founding principle of StoneGate’s and co-founded its’ predecessor firm, Hartstone & Dickstein Incorporated, in 1982 when he redirected his career from the practice of law to private investment and merchant banking. Since that time, Mr. Hartstone has been responsible for engineering billions of dollars of M&A and financing transactions involving hundreds of businesses in numerous industries. 

He also held ownership interests in, and directly managed, numerous enterprises. In the media area, as CEO of various private corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies, he managed over 50 radio stations in 20 markets and held ownership interests in over a dozen television stations. He also served as the first President and CEO of Commander Premier Aircraft Corporation. Where he moved them from Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to a successful enterprise.

As the Entrepreneur In Residence at The IP Factory, Inc. (IPF), a non-profit corporation promoted by the State of Connecticut, he engaged and guided student-faculty-technologist teams to originate and explore opportunities to commercialize provided technologies. For promising opportunities, Mr. Hartstone guided the formation of new companies until CEOs or teams were recruited for each venture.

Mr. Hartstone also created a program called the One Day MBA which promises to give students the basics they need to succeed in business. From that program, Joel will be sharing his module on Marketing. This is not your run of the mill marketing course but an in depth How To, pull together all the information needed, analyze it to determine viability and implement the right strategy for success. If anyone knows how to do all this consistently It Is Mr. Business.

So if you don’t come to LIGI Tool & Engineering, Inc. (3220 SW 15th Street Deerfield Beach, FL  33442) on 4/14/18 at 1:00pm and learn all this great man is willing to share, then I don’t want to hear that you don’t know what to do next.

Doors Open at 12:30.

This event is hosted by the Inventors Society of South Florida a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. For more information go to www.inventors-society.net or call 561-676-5677.