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. Networking 6:30-7:00 p.m. with speaker following at 7:00 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").

Ken Johnson is returning to the IAMD on Thursday, May 16, 2019! His presentation is titled
The Simple Plan: The six easy steps to make millions from your ideas.
Ken will also discuss Licensing, Marketing and Prototyping of inventions. In addition, Johnson has invited two "special guests" who have successfully marketed their inventions. They will share their stories. Ken will also be providing a free copy of his soon to be published book of the same title.

About Ken Johnson:
In 1979 he started a manufacturing company producing games he invented. In 1987 he licensed the manufacturing and distribution rights of all his products. His most successful game is the worldwide bestseller “Phase 10” Card Game. It is available at every game retailer in the country, including Wal-Mart and Target. He receives royalties on the worldwide sales. He has maintained IP (ownership) rights to all his product inventions. Currently his licensees include, Mattel, Ravensburger, and Magmic.

Don't miss this meeting!

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 3/23/19

​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 pleased to announce, registration for the 2019 Michigan Inventors Coalition is now open! 

The 7th MIC Expo will be August 29th, again in Lansing.

Below is a link to the registration page with additional details -


Be sure to secure your tickets, booths are available but limited, register today before they sell out.

We look forward to seeing you in August!


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.