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 held by Zoom online.  (Networking 6:30-7:00 p.m. with speaker following at 7:00 p.m.)

Online events!

November IAMD Meeting - November 19, 2020
We are welcoming back, Charles Coleman, a popular speaker to the IAMD! Charles Coleman shared his products with our group several years ago. At the time he showed us his Tailgate Cooler and Travel Grill. In 2017, Charles appeared on an episode of Steve Harvey's Funderdome. Now Charles has patented a new product -- Wallart Experience-- a music playing canvas picture--and will share his entrepreneurial experience.


October IAMD Meeting- October 15, 2020
IAMD meeting on Zoom at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Dennis G. Shaver, the author of the #1 AmazonBest-Seller “The Entrepreneurial Incubator:Getting Your Invention From Mind to Market”, spent 25+ years in the industrial sector and has lived at the intersection of practicality and innovation since he grew up on his father’s farm “Macgyvering machinery” in Michigan. He’s since committed all his hard-earned experience to helping aspiring inventorstake their products to market and he’s never looked back.

Due to the Corona virus, all meetings are moving online indefinitely, don’t despair, the inventor community is stepping up to the plate with free webinars and online meetings all over the country! Learn from the most knowledgeable inventors of our time, they are sharing valuable information that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere, at any time. The UIA, IGA, Invent Right and more inventor groups across the nation are providing free webinars, if you join some of the groups, they will provide emails on their events. Below are a few links to some of these opportunities available for free.


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.


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

Upcoming Virtual Inventor Events - 

United Inventors Association has a 10 part inventor education series once per week on Thursdays at 2:00 pm. Part 1 was last week, but can be viewed at the http://www.uiausa.org website. Click on the link at the top of the home page to watch it. 


Click here to subscribe and to watch the: UIA TV series!

IGA Educational Webinar Series https://inventleader.org/webinars/


Go to InventRight.com to see a wealth of invention videos on just about every topic of interest to inventors. There will be a new video every week. https://www.youtube.com/user/InventRightTV


Inventor's Forum Speaker Series - See Website for monthly events
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moved-online-inventors-forum-speaker-series-see-website-tickets-92510532493?aff=erellivmlt



Be well, and stay tuned! The inventor world is staying very busy.

​US Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO has a steady stream of informative events regarding Intellectual Property, such as IP Basics, Copyright Basics, Trademark Tuesdays and Patent Wednesdays. Please click the link below and review the Detroit, MI column to see the event times and dates.

Link to the USPTO Events Calendar: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events

Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

All events are FREE to attend and open to the public; however, space is usually limited.
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr., Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207
313.446.4800



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.