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.  Please note the February meeting is starting later (networking 7:00-7:30 p.m. with speaker following at 7:30 p.m.)

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

Note: The IAMD Meetings will be in the Buell Management Building in M218 (Atrium level 2, Building #5 on map above - , use parking lots "C" or "D").

 Meeting time is 7:00-7:30 p.m. for networking and speaker at 7:30 p.m.

February 21, 2019 - Speaker is Daniela Walters, an intellectual property lawyer from the Dobrusin Law Firm. She will talk about her work on the Michigan Patent Pro Bono Project team. Ms. Walters is currently a board member for Mainstreet Pontiac and has experience with the Wayne State Patent Procurement Clinic and the WSU Intellectual Property Student Association.  She also was honored as a Michigan SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2017.  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

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

Latest update 2/12/19


Please join us as we welcome Karyn A. Temple, Acting Register of Copyrights and Director U.S. Copyright Office and Cass Tech alum. This is a great opportunity for authors, artists, musicians, and small businesses in the metro-Detroit area to hear from the US Copyright Office in this first collaborative event with the Midwest Regional US Patent and Trademark Office. Our new Regional Director, Damian Porcari, will also be there for you to meet.

· Copyrights for Authors and Writers

February 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional US Patent and Trademark Office

Register today: https://mwrocopyrights.eventbrite.com

· Copyrights for Musicians and Producers

February 21, 2019 – from 10:00 a.m. – noon

Detroit Public Library Main Branch

Register today: https://ejmmusiccopyrights.eventbrite.com

Small Business Development Center

 Feb 20, March 19, April 16,2:30 - 4:00 PM.
Small Business Counseling 2019 - individual 30 minute business consultation with SBDC. Call (313) 481-1406 to sign up for one of the open slots.

Feb 12, March 5, April 2, 4-5:30 PM.
Starting a Business, Registration required: https://sbdcmichigan.org

 Feb 20, March 19, April 16, 4-5:30 PM.
Writing a Business Plan,  Registration required: https://sbdcmichigan.org

​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


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.

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Product Category Survey:
The IAMD would like to gather information on what types of products our members are developing. This information will help us to plan programming. Please let us know if you products are in kitchen, automotive, IT (including software), outdoor and recreation, beauty, Send your product category type to cphillips@ltu.edu.