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University of MO Kennel for Scientific Examination Patent Granted
United States Patent and Trademark Office grants a United States Patent No. 9,107,385 to Teresa E. Lever, Joan Coates, Mitchell Allen, and Laila Al-Khashti in association with the University of Missouri for their animal kennel for scientific examination.
Michael Foster's Lazser Down Featured in Live Football Game
The Lazser Down and distance digital displays were featured in the Spring Game at Nebraska Memorial Stadium on April 21st, 2018. 10:45 in YouTube Video.
Thinking Bigger - Business Media article - Mike Plunkett:
Dr. Keith Beauchamp's duck decoy motion spreader product, in development at R2FACT, is highlighted in this article about the journey from 'homemade contraption' to a market-ready product. Click here to read the full article.
Keith Beauchamp's Waterfowl Decoy Deployment System Patent Granted
USPTO grants a United States Patent to Keith Beauchamp of Quickcoys Outdoor Products LLC (Macon, MO) for his waterfowl decoy deployment system.
R2FACT Co-Sponsors the 2018 Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference
For the eighth year, R2FACT is co-sponsoring the Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference, on May 4, 2018. Patent attorneys wanting to stay current on the laws come for presentations based on the latest case rulings, including Supreme Court decisions. R2FACT is there to make connections with experts who can help you make the right decisions about patent searches and patentability investigations.
We were on TV! Our SPIO Sprinkler was featured on Fox4KC as one of the best and most innovative tools to get your yard ready and healthy for Fall.
ScaleUP! Kansas City Reveals Fifth (!) Cohort
R2FACT highlighted as one of next 15 companies that will go through the ScaleUP! Kansas City program and get the community, confidence and curriculum they need to accelerate their homegrown Kansas City businesses toward their first million in revenue. Click here to read the full article.
Alumni return to honor their mentor
Each year, the University bids farewell to outstanding professors who retire after years of service to KU. The following post from Steve Pope, f’91, describes a recent farewell to a beloved faculty member.
R2FACT Co-Sponsors the 2016 Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference
For the seventh year, R2FACT is co-sponsoring the Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference, on May 6, 2016. Patent attorneys wanting to stay current on the laws come for presentations based on the latest case rulings, including Supreme Court decisions. R2FACT is there to make connections with experts who can help you make the right decisions about patent searches and patentability investigations.
KCUR Radio Show - “Central Standard” hosted By Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton “First and Ten”
You've seen it on the field of every football game in the United States — that black-and-orange marker that measures down and distance. It was actually invented in Kansas City. Now, another local guy has created a new version that uses lasers to measure the placement of the ball.
R2FACT Co-Sponsors the 2014 Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference
For the sixth year in a row R2FACT is co-sponsoring the Kansas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property (IP) continuing education conference. Patent attorneys wanting to stay current on the laws come for presentations based on the latest case rulings, including Supreme Court decisions. R2FACT is there to make connections with experts who can help you make the right decisions about patent searches and patentability investigations.
Watch Thursdays at 8pm on KCPTV beginning April 4. Below is the R2FACT portion of the first episode for "Startups: Made in Kansas City." To watch the full episode 1 show, click here.
A co-production of Outpost Worldwide and KCPT
Thursdays at 8pm
When it comes to entrepreneurism, Kansas City is the place to be. The Chamber recognizes it as one of its Big 5 ideas. It’s now ranked 6th by the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Index. And Google coming to town has digital gurus looking for the next big thing. So just who are some of the entrepreneurial leaders in the region? Outpost Worldwide and KCPT present Startups, Made in Kansas City. A new series profiling companies that never say never. From start ups to small businesses to established companies that keep raising the bar, Startups, Made in Kansas City shows just why KC is a great place to be in business.
EPISODE 1 | APRIL 4
R2FACT Product Development Local entrepreneur Steve Pope launched R2FACT (pronounced “artifact”), to help other entrepreneurs
and businesses with research, industrial design, engineering, and prototyping as well as manufacturing
In the US as well as off-shore in Asia.
University of Kansas School of Architechture, Design and Planning website - December 13, 2012, article: “Competition Sends Design Department Students Into the Weeds”
(Photo: John Hall receives an $800 check from Garden Weasel)
This semester Garden Weasel, a division of the Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company, and R2FACT, a Kansas City-based product development firm, sponsored a fourteen-week long contest that pitted a dozen ingenious Department of Design students against each other.
Their thorny challenge? To analyze a venerable gardening tool, the Garden Weasel WeedPopper, and invent a new device that would outperform it and all other competing weeder tools already on the market...
Lawrence Journal-World - December 12, 2012, article: “KU students compete to build a better weed-puller”
At midday in KU’s Art and Design Building on Wednesday, students brandished devices equipped with spikes, claws and blades.
They weren’t going to battle, though one student joked that his tool could serve well if one ever got involved in “a land war in Asia.” The 11 students were showing off the results of a three-month project: to design a better tool for pulling weeds...
KCUR Radio Show - “Central Standard” hosted by Jabulani Leffall “The Spark of Innovation”
Local inventor Steve Pope joins us to tell us about his own ‘AHA Moments’ that have led to new creations, like his TV Commercial Silencer. His KC business R2FACT is a development team for research, design, engineering, and prototyping.
KCUR Radio Show - “Up to Date” with Steve Kraske “Inventors and Inventing ”
Today, we delve into the world of inventors. Guest host Brian Ellison talks with Doug Hall, founder and CEO of the Eureka! Ranch. He also talks with local inventors, Steve Pope and Carrie Jeske, about their creative processes and inventions.
Inventors Club of Kansas City - 3rd Annual Invention Contest Coverage
Kansas City Business Journal - article “Dreams of inventors fight nightmare odds”
Rich Melton, an inventor from Gardner, has created a lawn care device that keeps planted seeds from washing down slopes during rainfall...Estimates place the odds of getting an invention licensed somewhere between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 3,000, said Steve Pope.(read more)
ALL-Business - article by Stephen Key “The “Walk-By Factor”: Why You Need It and How to Recognize It.”
I dedicated a recent blog to inventor’s associations and groups. Some are obviously stronger than others. But President of the Inventor’s Club of Kansas City, Steve Pope, provides a primary example of what you have to gain by attending one and pursuing opportunities. (read more)
Inventors Club of Kansas City - Invention Contest Winners 2006/2007
Kansas City Business Journal - article “Inventors Contest Is Set For Aug. 28”
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co. will have its Faultless/Garden Weasel Contest Aug. 28 in Kansas City. “Ultimately, the goal is to land the inventor with a licensing deal and pay them royalty,” Steve Pope. (read more)
Kansas City Star - Star Business Weekly - article “PATENTS AND PRODUCTION | Putting ideas into practice is not a simple process: Seeing Your Invention Through”
Entrepreneur week helps highlight some success stories of those who dream big. (read more)
IBNewsmag.com News article “Have A New Idea For A Product? - Step 1, Validate it”