Judging inventions is an important part of INPEX’s annual trade show because winning an INPEX® award can provide an inventor with credibility, notoriety and recognition for their invention. I’d like to introduce you to the Chairmen of our International Judging Committee for INPEX® 2011.
Patrick Raymond – Patrick’s leadership in the invention community has been recognized in national media and major industry events. He will be co-hosting an inventor-friendly TV show for a major cable channel. Initially, Patrick was reasonably content working on Madison Avenue as a VP of strategic planning for global consumer brands. But his decade-long career as an “adman” ended in 2005 … when a particularly clingy shower curtain turned him into an accidental inventor. Thus began his amazing journey as an independent inventor that saw his product sold in national retail stores and DRTV. In 2007, he started the Inventors Association of Manhattan, a non-profit with 600+ members today. He was also elected to the Board of the national United Inventors Association (UIA).
In 2008, he was elected to be Executive Director of the UIA. He produced a ground-breaking 10-part educational video entitled What Every Inventor Needs to Know with 15 of the country’s top experts. A national guest speaker and product judge, he led 11-judge panel in the Inventor’s Spotlight at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in 2009 and 2010.
Patrick then invented the InventionScore™, a revolutionary diagnostic algorithm that pinpoints where an inventor stands, and how to improve for maximum negotiating power with investors and companies. A regular contributor to Inventors Digest magazine, Patrick was named Editor-at-Large in 2011. Patrick holds a BA in Mass Communications and an MBA. He lives in New York City.
Andrej Skrinjar – Hailing from Slovenia, Andrej had traveled to INPEX in 2000 as a delegate himself with other Slovenian inventors. From 1999-2002, Andrej was the leader of the Slovenian business innovation network, which was a group that evaluated inventions and innovations from Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
With 16 years of experience in management, he initiated and led several development programs in the business center of Novo Mesto in Slovenia. Additionally, he is highly skilled in the organizing of the production process, construction and total quality management. He has developed programs and support mechanisms for work processes as well as individuals. He is a mechanical engineer and holds two degrees, including a Master of Science and BA in economy and marketing.
Andrej is fluent in Croation, English, German and French.
Every invention at INPEX has the opportunity to be judged by a committee of judges. The judges will walk the show floor on Wednesday, evaluate the invention and talk to each inventor about his or her idea. Gold medals will be given in over 40 product categories at the International Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Friday, June 17, after the close of the show.
Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit your invention, and get your invention judged at INPEX® 2011. Find out more about INPEX®, America’s largest invention trade show, held June 14-17, in Pittsburgh. Call 1-888-54-INPEX to speak to one of our account representatives to help reserve your booth today!
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