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

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Doug Prehoda, Director of the *FAB*LAB at Mott Community College's Regional Technology Initiative, will be presenting information on services available to inventors/entrepreneurs at Mott Community College's *FAB*LAB. We have had many questions from inventors on creating prototypes, assistance with CAD software and rapid prototyping, so we know Mr. Prehoda's information will be appreciated!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - SAVE the DATE- More information coming soon.

Thursday, December 21, 2017- SAVE the DATE - Supper meeting- More information coming soon.



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
Events, Seminars, Webinars and other happenings around town...

Latest update 10/15/17

NOTES: 
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.

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


US Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Series — Part 2: Types of Patent Applications and How to File
October 18, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive rotating 3-part series on the patent process, application types and filing, and patent searching every third Wednesday of each month. This 3-part series is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of patents. Prior to the event please review the Patent Process Overview. 
An Economic Development Specialist from the Michigan Small Business Administration will provide an overview of their small business services and resource partners in counseling, capital, and contracting. 
Register at: https://oct2017patentwed.eventbrite.com 

Patent History - Coments on the Origins and HIstory of Patent Law
October 23, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Join the Midwest Regional Office for a special event as guest speaker Ken Bousfield, partner at Bereskin & Parr, provides an overview of the origins, history, and evolution of patent law.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Bousfield is a Registered United States Patent & Trademark Office Agent and Registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an LLB from the University of Toronto. He has practiced patent law for 22 years.
There is no cost to attend. Register at: https://patenthistory.eventbrite.com

All Events are FREE to attend; however, space is limited.
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr., Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

Stop in for a search! Reserve a workstation today.
The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.



NEW PROGRAM:  

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.