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Bambi Faivre Walters to serve on the United Inventors Association National Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 11, 2010)

The law office of Bambi Faivre Walters, PC announces that Bambi Faivre Walters was voted to serve on the National Board of Directors for the United Inventors Association (UIA) through 2013.  Since 1990, the UIA is dedicated non-profit organization dedicated to inventor education and support.  The UIA is a registered 501(c)3 and represents more than 10,000 inventors worldwide.

Unlike inventors who enjoy financial/legal support from corporations or universities, independent inventors are often vulnerable to fraudulent invention marketing companies.  By collecting and sharing educational information with certified local inventor organizations around the country, the UIA has helped many inventors avoid such frauds and helped to build and strengthen the independent inventor community. The Virginia Inventors Forum, Inc. (VIF) is Virginia’s local UIA chapter and Ms. Walters also serves on VIF’s Board.  VIF holds monthly meetings from January through October, typically on the second Wednesday of the month with the next meeting on January 13, 2010 at the James City County Library from 6PM to 9PM.

Ms. Walters shared “As a patent attorney, I help inventors identify and protect new ideas.  However, the steps from patent protection to financial success require that an independent inventor learn how to run a business and, more important, to have an exit plan.  In my opinion, the best way to figure out how to get from dreams to dollars is to learn from other innovators and to be able to identify reliable resources.  My priority on the UIA Board is to help build and connect our local inventor clubs.  National and some of the local chapters have fabulous resources and letting others know about and have access to these resources is important.”

Ms. Walters is a registered United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent attorney (Reg. No. 45,197) and is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.  Ms. Walters is the managing attorney of Bambi Faivre Walters, PC, a Native American, woman-owned legal services firm committed to protecting and promoting of the ideas, products, logos, services, creative works and other assets of each client. 

For more information, visit or call 888-388-9614 or 757-253-5729.

National Product Searches & Contests

December 21, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

These Product Searches and Contests are sponsored by UIA-Certified Members.

JAKKS Pacific & Toys “R” Us are looking for their next big inventor. Show your inventive skills with a brand new game, toy or sports equipment and you could win $2000 in sponsor prizes plus trips to NYC and LA.
Deadline: January 29, 2010
For more information:

Big Idea Group: Microbusiness Hunt!

Big Idea Group is searching for inventions that could become the basis of a profitable microbusiness. BIG plans to form a venture to bring the best invention (or inventions) to market. The winning inventor(s) will receive not only a royalty on products sold, but also an equity stake in the new business that we form to launch the invention. Multiple inventions might be selected.

Innovations in the categories of hardware, lawn and garden, pets, housewares, and sporting goods are welcome. For more info, click here.

Deadline: March 31, 2010