Meet the United Inventors Association: Toy Hub

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Originally Aired - Monday, October 2 2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

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The United Inventors Association (UIA)'s mission is to empower inventors through education, access, and advocacy.  

Meet the UIA team, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the UIA to remain the nation’s leading inventor education organization. Our Executive Committee and Management Team work together to provide responsive programs and services to the independent inventor community. Our Board Members serve to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the UIA in support of our mission and needs.

The UIA’s Toy Hub advisory board is specifically created to help toy inventors navigate safely within the toy industry. Our board is made up of stellar rock stars! It’s the who’s who of inventor relations, toy trade associations and legal counsel. Angus Walker (Head of Inventor Relations and External Innovation for Hasbro), Dave Harris (Senior Director of Inventor Relations for Mattel and Fisher-Price), Trina McFarland (owner of TinkerTini), Scott Landsbaum (IP Attorney), Michael Sala (Lead design for Spin Master Dolls and Interactive), Kim Carcone (Executive Vice President, Global Markets Events for the Toy Association), Janice Ross (President of Women In Toys and Managing Partner for Brand Fresh Management), and Dougal Grimes (Inventor Relations and Innovation of Spin Master Games and Activities).​

UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and creating opportunities for the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service leaders. We are the largest inventor member organization in the US, and support nearly 100 affiliate inventor associations.​