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.

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

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").

January 17, 2019 - Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Damian Porcari will present information on trademarks and design patents.  Mr. Porcari carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO while leading the Midwest regional office in Detroit. By focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Porcari ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

February 21, 2019 - Speaker is David Berry from the Wayne State University Law School Patent Procurement Clinic. The 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 1/14/18


Sunday, January 20 - Indian History of Southeastern Michigan https://dplindianhistory.eventbrite.com

Sundays - January 13 - February 10 - 3D Printing Workshop: Make a Valentine Heart 2-3:30PM. Limited class size - reserve a space by calling (313) 481-1391

Small Business Development Center

Jan 16, 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

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

​US Patent and Trademark Office
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.