IAMD--- Inventors Association of 
               Metropolitan Detroit
Lawrence Technological University-
21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI  48075
248 204-2994       
​Meeting info

Lawrence Tech University
​21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI 48075

Third Thursday of the month --
6:30-9:00 p.m.

For more information about our meetings, go to our "meetings" page.
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 IAMD Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Please make plans to attend our next meeting, more information is posted on our meetings page.

The IAMD meetings will be back in room M218 this Fall. Buell Management Building (building #2 on the map), near Einstein Bagel at the bottom of the staircase.

Our meetings will start and end with networking (6:30-7:00- Networking) and speakers start at 7 p.m. Refreshments served. 

September 15, 2016 -  The speaker is Tex Criqui who will describe the C2C Cash to Customer LTU Collaboratory, a 10 week free program (offered in the Fall and Spring on the Lawrence Tech Campus) to prepare you to bring your products to market. Prizes are awarded at the end of the program each term that provide seed money to the winning entrepreneur(s).

October 20, 2016 - Our speaker will be David Berry from the Wayne State University Law School Patent Procurement Clinic represents low income inventors and innovators by providing a range of pro bono patent-related legal services, including patentability searches and reports, provisional and nonprovisional utility applications, and responses to office actions and other USPTO correspondence. The Clinic is certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Services are provided by Wayne Law students with technical backgrounds under the direct supervision of experienced registered patent attorneys.
More information about the Clinic is available at http://law.wayne.edu/clinics/patent.php   

November 17, 2016 - Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law, P.C. who spoke at the World IP Day this past spring, 2016 will be presenting a program on Maximizing your Brand, Offline and Off.
For more info on Kathy Ossian see http://www.ossianlaw.com

We expect to have some new and exciting programs starting in the fall, hope you will join us!!!

Suggestions? Comments? We are always on the "lookout" for new speakers and programs, if you have any suggestions for presentations, or on what kind of material you are interested in, please let us know.

Please check below for other events, courses and interesting information.
Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% 
perspiration...... Thomas Edison
The Inventors Association is a non-for-profit association established to educate inventors of all levels to navigate through the inventing process.  In addition to being an important resource center, IAMD serves as a support group for inventors, who can exchange information, experiences and other advice on how to successfully complete a project.
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If you have an idea, plan it.
If you make a plan, build it.
If you build a product, sell it.
If you've sold it, spend wisely.

Learn the process from like minded people...... Ken Yee
Trademark Assignment Search System EnhancementsTrademark AlertThis are some of the events happening around the area:
 Latest update 9/24/16

NOTE: The SBA (Small Business Administration) has a constant flow of programs, courses and events. There are too many for us to keep up with here, if you are interested, you can go to their website and browse or sign up to be included on their email list (see the links on our resources page, they all offer helpful information.

NOTE: Any websites below will not be links, you can copy clip them into your browser.

Entrepreneurial Series to Feature Tom Lewand of Shinola
Lawrence Technological University's Entrepreneurial Lecture Series returns for the 2016-17 academic year:

Tom Lewand, CEO of Shinola
Thursday, September 29
5:45-1-6:35 p.m.
Buell Management Building, M218

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tom Lewand, a Detroit-area native, joined Shinola, the Detroit-based watch, bicycle, and leather goods manufacturer, in 2016. He helps guide the company's strategic direction and business operations of the company. Prior to Shinola, Lewand previously was president of the NFL's Detroit Lions, where he held various roles for more than 20 years.

Active in the community, Lewand is a past chairman of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and serves on the boards of directors of the Detroit Zoological Society, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and the Parade Company. Lewand also is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and the Detroit Mayor's Workforce Development Board. 

The lecture series is organized by LTU's EMPwr student entrepreneurial organization and the University's chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.



Trademark Assignment Search System Enhancements

​The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released a new and enhanced version of the Trademark Assignment Search System. Users can take advantage of improvements that make it easier to search and to obtain more comprehensive results.

 Some of the highlights include:
Three ways to search the Assignment database: 
    (1) the “Quick Look-up”, which is similar to the old search system allowing you to enter a reel/frame, registration number,     assignor name, etc., 
    (2) a general “Search” feature, which allows you to input information and search all fields at once for that information, and
    (3) an “Advanced Search,” which, among other enhancements, allows: 
        -The user to search date ranges and use Boolean operators.
        -Use of wildcard search operators and fuzzy operators so the user can retrieve alternate spellings of any entered         information. 
Search results now are displayed in a more user friendly format. 
The user can export the trademark search results to CVS, PDF, and XML formats.
The user can filter the basic search results as needed.

We trust this new search system will be useful and we encourage you to provide any comments or suggestions you may have regarding this new system by sending an email to TMFeedback. 


We are hoping to offer an opportunity for new entrepreneurs to pitch their products in upcoming meetings. This will not be a contest or formal review board, but a chance to try out your pitch in a friendly, informal venue.
If you are interested in pitching your product, please email Cathy at cphillips@ltu.edu for more information.