Charles W. Weinacker, Jr. is an accomplished businessman, inventor, entrepreneur, creative guru, artist, author, visionary, certified scuba diver and avid FAA private pilot. He has experience in developing, designing and project management. Charles has maintained impeccable contacts in several different industries. He has over 20 years’ experience in the vending, oil/gas industry and convenience store market. Charles' experience and expertise lead to the invention and implementation of coin-operated air equipment. The coin-operated air machine found at convenience stores nationwide is one of his inventions. Charles has over 30 years in retail, pet industry and manufacturing. He has secured patents (utility and design), copyrights and trademarks. The last company he founded was a pet product manufacturer and distributor selling to the big box stores with sales of $3-$5 million annually.
Charles has over 50 years of experience. Charles as a consultant can help individuals, companies and organizations solve problems, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance. Whether it’s in sales, manufacturing, developing, designing, or project management or you need help as inventor or entrepreneur, or you need assistance with intellectual properties or you need a salesperson to sale your products, he can use his skills to provide objective advice and expertise and help an individual, company or organization to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.
Charles is an inventor. An inventor is a person or persons who contribute to the conception of first developing or manufacturing something totally from scratch or may build upon an already established foundation.
First, and most important, do not rush out to a patent attorney and start the patent process. Frequently it is the person who has created something quite interesting and innovative that believes their work is not inventive when it truly is unique.
It is critical to document and expand upon any idea. Consider working with an inventor coach. Charles is successful as an inventor. He won’t tell you the way it is in theory; he has lived it, and helped other inventors with ideas of their own.
Charles is an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is a person with great, innovating ideas that identifies the need for the creation of a business to fill a void. An entrepreneur needs to be persistent towards progression and innovation. Try to imagine entrepreneurship as a mindset, a way of thinking, acting and living.
Charles has been in sales for over 40 years. Some of his contacts include convenience stores (Majik Market, Circle K, Wawa, National Convenience, 7-Eleven, etc); oil companies (Gulf, Shell, Arco, Sohio, Texaco, etc.); grocery stores (Publix, Winn-Dixie, Delchamps, Kroger, Albertsons, Meijers, etc.); drug stores (Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, etc.); retail stores (Walmart Stores, KMart, Target, BJs Warehouse, Costco, Dollar General, Tractor & Supply, Mills Fleet, etc.).
Charles holds multiple patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of “original works” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, as well as other intellectual works, both published and unpublished.
Trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from other goods.
Servicemark is the same as a trademark except it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product.
A Patent is for an invention which grants a property right to the inventor. The right conferred by a patent is “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” your invention or “importing” your invention into the United States.