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.

The IAMD meetings will be back in room M218 this Fall. Buell Management Building (building #2 on the map), near Einstein Bagel at the bottom of the staircase.

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

Thursday December 21, 2017 - Holiday Supper and Trivia Game

Thursday January 18, 2018 - Denise Sylvester, Regional Outreach Director, USPTO will present information on patents, trademarks and Patent Outreach services.
Thursday February 15, 2018- Jacob Ward- Registered Patent Attorney admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also registered as a patent agent, non-resident, in Canada.

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
Events, Seminars, Webinars and other happenings around town...

Latest update 11/12/17

The SBA (Small Business Administration) has a constant flow of programs, courses and events. There are too many for us to keep up with here, if you are interested, you can go to their website and browse or sign up to be included on their email list (see the links on our resources page, they all offer helpful information.

Any websites below will not be links, you can copy clip them into your browser.

US Patent and Trademark Office

Trademark Tuesday
November 14, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a logo for your business?
Join us for an interactive virtual trademark program held by the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) the second Tuesday of each month.Prior to the event, feel free to review, Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later. 
Register at: https://novtrademarktues.eventbrite.com

Patent Series — Part 3: Patent Searching
November 15, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Have an idea? Have an invention?  
Learn about the patent process, patent application types and how to file your patent application, and 
patent searching in our rotating 3-part series on the third Wednesday of each month. Review the Patent Process Overview in advance. The Michigan Small Business Administration provides an overview of their small business services and partners that provide counseling, capital, and contracting resources for small businesses. 
Register at: https://nov2017patentwed.eventbrite.com 

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

Stop in for a search! Reserve a workstation today.
The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

Tech Town Detroit

Wayne State University Innovation Hub

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking are no longer optional — they are now essential parts of university and professional life.

Do you want to rub shoulders with some of the leading innovators and entrepreneurs in the Wayne State University ecosystem? Witness some brief but powerful “TED Talk”- style presentations that will open your mind to new possibilities? Connect with university, community and business organizations that can help determine the course of your career? Enjoy great music, good food and fascinating company? If so, join us for this one-of-a-kind event in the center of the Wayne State campus.

As one of the nation’s pre-eminent urban research universities, Wayne State consistently generates important innovations and groundbreaking research. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, Wayne State will launch the Wayne Innovation Hub to coordinate its programs for entrepreneurship education, technology commercialization and community partnerships and enhance the university’s overall culture of innovation. The event will include music; a series of short, entertaining “IDO” (Innovation, Disruption, Opportunity) talks; and the kickoff of a student-led community engagement project in which participants produce one-minute video profiles to highlight innovations produced by everyday Detroiters. Attendees will also be encouraged to connect with the many innovation and entrepreneurship resources that exist on campus and around the community. Experts will be available to answer questions and provide information.

Join us for:

• Great music
• Good food and beverages
• Brief, compelling IDO talks 
• I DO Innovate campaign kickoff
• Innovation Studio experience

Where: Student Center Ballroom (Innovation Studio in Hilberry DEF)
When: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

RSVP here .


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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