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

NOTE:
Location to be announced soon- will be on Lawrence Tech Campus. 

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
This are some of the events happening around the area:
 Latest update 8/21/16

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.

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO

Small Business Legal Matters
Attorneys are expensive, especially for startups and early stage businesses. Many matters are straightforward enough that you can probably handle them on your own. This workshop will cover small business tasks that generally don't require having an attorney.
August 27, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Detroit Main Library - Friends Conference Room
5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 48202
Fee: None

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. http://www.sbdcmichigan.org/

 All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

MIC EXPO16 - Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- Lansing. Attend the EXPO as an IAMD member and receive a $5.00 rebate.
Don't forget to visit our booth at the expo!  
Details:
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 South Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824 - Big Ten Room
Fee: $30 includes continental breakfast and lunch
To register, see the website below.
Features:
Spin, Pitch and Sell Contest
Keynote speaker: Steven Key of Invent Right
Karen Smoots, inventor of the Green Glove Dryer
Dr. Crystal Shepard, US Patent Office, Detroit
Michigan Venture Capital and Angel Investor Groups
Angela Barbash, Community ¬Based Investing in Michigan
Inventor Panel
Patent attorney panel
…and more!
Exhibit booths available!
Fee: $50.00 - includes option to participate in the Spin, Pitch and Sell Contest, Business listing in the event program, and social media acknowledgements.
Booths can be secured by emailing Joe Finkler at ontvgrin@gmail.com
website: http://michiganinventorscoalition.org/ 
​To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-michigan-inventors-expo-tickets-25404284900#tickets  




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.