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On What to Do Next with Your New Product or New Idea?

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For Independent Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, People with Ideas, Professional Inventors, etc.

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Please note that the rates below are for independent inventors that are beginners and/or entrepreneurs who have not generated any money from their inventions yet. Please see the "SLIDING SCALE RATE" if you are further advanced with more sophisticated needs.

INTRODUCTION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1-HOUR TIME-BLOCK AT A TIME  
[whenever you need advice on the spot, pay as you go, no long-term obligation]

3-HOUR PACKAGE: PRE-PAID DISCOUNT RATE
[for longer term ongoing coaching, and developing a personal mentor/coach relationship]

5-HOUR PACKAGE: PRE-PAID DISCOUNT RATE
[for longer term ongoing coaching, and developing a personal mentor/coach relationship]

10-HOUR PACKAGE: PRE-PAID DISCOUNT RATE   BEST BUY!!
[for longer term ongoing coaching, and developing a personal mentor/coach relationship]

20-HOUR PACKAGE: PRE-PAID DISCOUNT RATE   BEST BUY!!
[for longer term ongoing coaching, and developing a personal mentor/coach relationship]

30-HOUR PACKAGE: PRE-PAID DISCOUNT RATE   BEST BUY!!
[for longer term ongoing coaching, and developing a personal mentor/coach relationship]

SLIDING SCALE CHART
Consulting on Retainer Rates
by Entity Size




Testimonials
"Now as to Stephen Gnass. How is he different? With his vast knowledge and experience he is dedicated to helping inventors from A to Z [all the steps needed from the idea into the product’s successful entry into the marketplace.]...Many companies claim to do this but none that I am aware of [except Stephen] without offering their services at great cost to the inventor and in most cases with disappointing results. Having Stephen on your side assures you of zeroing in on your objective and making the right decisions along the way."
...Al Weber
"Stephen is very persistent and he wouldn’t let me off the hook with vague answers. He would pick up right where we last left off and start asking me those piercing questions. He could sense that I was close to throwing in the towel and he simply wouldn’t give up on me. I am still amazed when I think about it because I was just one of thousands of entrepreneurs Stephen has consulted to and yet I felt like I was a priority, like I had a personal coach; inspiring me, pushing me and believing in me."
...Jillianne Pierce
"Stephen Gnass is much more than a person with a successful business. He is a true Godsend to any inventor. He doesn't sugarcoat anything, but he makes even the most seemingly devastating situations easier to understand by showing you how to get beyond that point so that you can have a reason (not an excuse) to continue."
...Alexi Padilla
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INTRODUCTION

There are many excellent books to read, and seminars to attend, and resources available for inventors. I've found that these materials are crucial for getting a basic understanding about the invention process, and I encourage you to read as many books as you can as well as attend as many seminars as possible. I believe that educating yourself is very important.

Yet, even after becoming familiar with some of the basics, most people will often have questions about a specific circumstance, situation, or an unexpected problem that will come up related to their new product. Following are some types of situation where I can help you.

Do you Have an Opportunity of a Lifetime? What Should You Do Now?

Sometimes, that opportunity that you've been waiting and hoping for, finally arrives, but suddenly you're excited, confused, and you're not quite sure what to do or how to handle it. Should you do the deal yourself or do you need an attorney? What percentage should you ask for? Should it be an exclusive or non-exclusive licensing deal? You may be afraid of losing the potential deal, and need some guidance fast. The earlier you seek guidance in a potential negotiation, the better off you'll be. The goal in these situations is to establish a strong positioning for yourself from the very beginning.

Unexpected Problems? They Happen...

Is someone infringing on your patent, or did you receive a letter from an attorney claiming that you're infringing on someone's patent? Are you having difficulties with your partner[s], investor[s], etc.? Has a deal gone sour? Are you having problems with your patent?

Are You Stuck?

Or, you may realize that you've been stuck, or have encountered an obstacle, or just need brainstorming and guidance on what the best path to take is.

Need Strategy Ideas for Dealing with Your Attorney?

I've found that even if you're working with professionals like an attorney or patent attorney, that it's beneficial to get some outside input, because many attorneys do things very routinely, and sometimes don't consider taking certain actions unless you ask them to. Through brainstorming, it may be possible to see some alternative paths of action, as well as find ways to keep your legal costs in line.

Need A Broader Perspective?

I have a diversified background working with a wide variety of clients dealing with intellectual property issues. So I can help you if you have something other than an invention, like art, or a book idea, music, etc. and need guidance on copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

Short on Time to Figure It Out on Your Own?

Most people don't have time to figure things out on their own. It takes too much time to research a problem, especially when you're in the midst of a difficult problem! I've found that at times like these, most people just want answers and solutions - and quickly.

Working with me doesn't mean that you won't need to do any research at all, nor follow up on the information that I give you, but the referrals and sources that I give you should help you cut through the mustard. My goal is to help you see as many options as possible, to give you a direction to help you get on the right track.

One-On-One TeleConsulting with Stephen Gnass

In any of these types of situations, it easy to see that spending just a few hundred dollars with me is well worth it if you have questions about a potential deal worth tens of thousands of dollars, if not millions of dollars; complications that can cost thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, if not handled correctly; or whether you have doubts about spending thousands, or tens of thousands with any company.

Wherever you live, my TeleConsultations are performed by telephone, so there's no need to incur travel expenses. Below are my Tele-Consulting rates for independent inventors, people with ideas, entrepreneurs and small businesses, starting at $99 for one hour, with packages of hours that reduce the hourly rate as low as $67 per hour.

For detailed information on how I can help you and how the TeleConsultations work, be sure to read through the "Frequently Asked Questions [FAQS] page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQS]


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CASE STUDY - David and Goliath


One example of this, is a client who started the registration process for a trademark. But after his trademark was issued about a year later, another company filed a "cancellation" action with the U.S. Trademark Office, claiming that his new trademark was infringing on their company's existing trademark.

My client was in a "David and Goliath" situation. The company was the third largest in its field. The "cancellation" action was a full legal lawsuit, that he was required by law to participate in, meaning he couldn't just drop it and walk away from it. His attorney in a large law firm, was processing the routine paperwork for this lawsuit, and estimated that it would cost him at least $30,000.00 in attorney fees to fight it. To begin with, he didn't have that kind of money to fight the case. But he was told that even if he went forward, he wasn't guaranteed that he would win the lawsuit.

One day, his attorney, who was female, gave him a one-day notice to let him know that she would be gone on pregnancy leave, and that another attorney would be taking over his case! So his prospects seemed pretty bleak - he would either lose his investment to date in the trademark registration if he dropped the use of his trademark, or he could fight it with a very large cost and still risk losing the lawsuit and the use of his trademark.

This was the situation when I stepped in to consult with my client. After a lot of research, brainstorming, and recommendations, the result was that a settlement agreement was reached directly with the large corporation, then both side's attorneys put it into an agreement. He was allowed to continue using his trademark on a more limited basis, which he was very happy with. Plus, his costs ended up being less than a third of the projected costs to fight the case. It ended up a win-win situation for everyone.

Please note that I didn't replace his attorney, because they were essential in drafting the settlement agreement as well as handling all the required legal paperwork throughout the process. What I did was to help my client see different options, and possibilities, which in the end helped him achieve his personal objectives and goals.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQS]





1-HOUR TIME-BLOCK AT A TIME
FOR TELE-CONSULTING - $99.00/hour

Whenever you need advice, pay as you go, no long-term obligation

If you need some immediate advice on a specific circumstance or problem, or would just like to brainstorm about the direction you're going in, just give us a call to schedule a time and date for a consultation.

The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call so you can listen to it again later.

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Pricing: The rate is $99.00 for one hour of phone consultation. You pay for a minimum one hour time-block, and time is deducted from the one hour as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This option is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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3-HOUR
TELE-CONSULTING PACKAGE

Pre-Paid Discount Rate of $87.50/hour
$262.50

For longer term coaching

For individuals that need guidance and advice for longer term projects, such as problems and challenges that arise, or to brainstorm on potential options on an ongoing basis, there's the Ongoing TeleConsultingTM-on-a-Retainer program. The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call and listen to it again later.

For years, TeleConsultationTM sessions have backed up our products including the Invention Connection® Online Cybershow and the Invention Convention® physical trade show.
Major Credit/Debit/ATM Cards accepted through PAYPAL
PayPal is FREE to use.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW, CLICK "BUY NOW" BUTTON

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION.

Pricing: Purchasing three hours pre-paid provides you with a discount consulting rate of $87.50 per hour. The package rate is $262.50 for three hours of consultation. Time is deducted from the three hours as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This discount rate is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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5-HOUR
TELE-CONSULTING PACKAGE

Pre-Paid Discount Rate of $81.25/hour
$406.25

For longer term coaching

For individuals that need guidance and advice for longer term projects, such as problems and challenges that arise, or to brainstorm on potential options on an ongoing basis, there's the Ongoing TeleConsultingTM-on-a-Retainer program. The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call and listen to it again later.

For years, TeleConsultationTM sessions have backed up our products including the Invention Connection® Online Cybershow and the Invention Convention® physical trade show.

This program includes support with "Unlimited" QUICK QUESTIONS for 30 days after the Tele-ConsultationTM.

Major Credit/Debit/ATM Cards accepted through PAYPAL
PayPal is FREE to use.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW, CLICK "BUY NOW" BUTTON

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION.

Pricing: Purchasing five [5] hours pre-paid provides you with a discount consulting rate of $81.25 per hour. The package rate is $406.25 for five hours of consultation. Time is deducted from the five hours as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This discount rate is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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10-HOUR
TELE-CONSULTING PACKAGE

Pre-paid Discount Rate of $75.00/hour
$750.00BEST BUY!!

For longer term coaching

For individuals that need guidance and advice for longer term projects, such as problems and challenges that arise, or to brainstorm on potential options on an ongoing basis, there's the Ongoing TeleConsultingTM-on-a-Retainer program. The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call and listen to it again later.

For years, TeleConsultationTM sessions have backed up our products including the Invention Connection® Online Cybershow and the Invention Convention® physical trade show.

This program includes support with "Unlimited" QUICK QUESTIONS for 30 days after the Tele-ConsultationTM.

Major Credit/Debit/ATM Cards accepted through PAYPAL
PayPal is FREE to use.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW, CLICK "BUY NOW" BUTTON

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION.

Pricing: Purchasing 10 hours pre-paid provides you with a discount consulting rate of $75.00 per hour. The package rate is $750.00 for ten hours of consultation. Time is deducted from the ten hours as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This discount rate is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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20-HOUR
TELE-CONSULTING PACKAGE

Pre-paid Discount Rate of $71.25/hour
$1,425.00BEST BUY!!

For longer term coaching

For individuals that need guidance and advice for longer term projects, such as problems and challenges that arise, or to brainstorm on potential options on an ongoing basis, there's the Ongoing TeleConsultingTM program. The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call and listen to it again later.

For years, TeleConsultationTM sessions have backed up our products including the Invention Connection® Online Cybershow and the Invention Convention® physical trade show.

This program includes support with "Unlimited" QUICK QUESTIONS for 30 days after the Tele-ConsultationTM.

Major Credit/Debit/ATM Cards accepted through PAYPAL
PayPal is FREE to use.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW, CLICK "BUY NOW" BUTTON

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION.

Pricing: Purchasing 20 hours pre-paid provides you with a discount consulting rate of $71.25 per hour. The package rate is $1425.00 for twenty [20] hours of consultation. Time is deducted from the 20 hours as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This discount rate is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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30-HOUR
TELE-CONSULTING PACKAGE

Pre-paid Discount Rate of $67.00/hour
$1,999.00
BEST BUY!!

For longer term coaching

For individuals that need guidance and advice for longer term projects, such as problems and challenges that arise, or to brainstorm on potential options on an ongoing basis, there's the Ongoing TeleConsultingTM-on-a-Retainer program. The TeleConsultationTM sessions are personalized one-on-one coaching and guidance by scheduled telephone appointments with Stephen Gnass. These phone sessions are scheduled in advance by appointment, and we give you approval so that you can record the call and listen to it again later.

For years, TeleConsultationTM sessions have backed up our products including the Invention Connection® Online Cybershow and the Invention Convention® physical trade show.

This program includes support with "Unlimited" QUICK QUESTIONS for 30 days after the Tele-ConsultationTM.

Major Credit/Debit/ATM Cards accepted through PAYPAL
PayPal is FREE to use.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION NOW, CLICK "BUY NOW" BUTTON

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION.

Pricing: Purchasing 30 hours pre-paid provides you with a discount consulting rate of $67.00 per hour. The package rate is $1,999.00 for thirty [30] hours of consultation. Time is deducted from the 30 hours as you use it in 15 minute increments, similar to working with an attorney on retainer. This discount rate is available only to independent inventors and people with new ideas. It is billed and must be paid for prior to the call. See Important Policies for Details.

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SLIDING SCALE CHART

Consulting Pre-Paid Rates

Pricing: Hourly rate depends on the type of entity. There's a rate for independent inventors, a rate for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and a rate for medium and large companies. A minimum of 3 hours is required to begin. These sessions are scheduled in 15 minute increments, i.e. 15 min, 30 min, 45 min etc. Any outside costs such as drive time, faxing, etc. will be discussed and approved by the client in advance. See Important Policies for Details.

Consulting Pre-paid
Rates - Sliding Scale Chart

Rate Client Entity
$87.50 per hour for Private Consultation - By Telephone
[3 hr pre-paid required to start]
Independent Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Start-ups
that generate under $50,000 directly from their invention [not income]
$125.00 per hour for Private Consultation - By Telephone
[3 hr pre-paid required to start]
Independent Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Start-ups
that generate $50,000 to $100,000 directly from their invention [not income]
$175.00 per hour $500
[3 hr pre-paid required to start]
Small/Medium Companies
that generate $100,000 to $1,000,000
$350.00 per hour $1,000

5 hrs for $1,500

$2,500
[3 hr pre-paid required to start]
Large Corporations
that generate over $1,000,000

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