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 in room M218 of the Management Building at Lawrence Tech.  Networking 6:30-7:00 p.m. with speaker following at 7:00 p.m.)

Online events!

May 21, 2020 - 6:30-9:00 p.m. We are privileged to have Warren Tuttle as our special guest. He will discuss innovation, licensing and bringing your product into stores. He will also discuss his book to be released in Fall 2020, Invention Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovation.

Warren has many years experience of overseeing the Open Innovation product programs of several industry leading companies. He has launched several highly successful products, including MISTO, the Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer. He has also initiated over 100 licensing agreements which together have generated over one billion dollars in sales. He serves as president of the UIA, and is a member of the National Pro Bono Patent Commission, USPTO. His website is www.tuttleinnovation.com.

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 - 5/14/20

Tonight! 
May 14, 2020 - 6:30-9:00 p.m. Inventors Council of Mid Michigan - Back by special request, our guest is Aimee Carroll of Edison Nation, to discuss how you can bring your invention to market with Edison Nation. Come to learn more about making your product a success! Space is limited! You can log in at 6:30 pm for informal networking. The presentation starts at 7:00pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfuihrDwoHdZ5liAHV7dttaJ_0Ia9buSI


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.