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 Meeting on July 18, 2019 is at Startup Nation, 34300 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI  48009

Thursday, July 18, 2019
​This month IAMD is on the road! Join us at the Platform event space by StartupNation in Birmingham for our July meeting.

Our speakers will be IAMD board members Maria McKendrick and David Kohn, who will provide an overview of the startup landscape in the Detroit area. Our speakers will also share strategic and legal options for protecting your inventions.

Networking starts at 6:30pm - meet like-minded inventors and build connections!

First-time guests are free; $5 charge for all other guests who are not yet IAMD members. Ask about buying a membership when you arrive for the event!


The entrance is BEHIND the Walgreens at 34300 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009. Enter under the blue awning at the door that says "StartupNation," then head up to the 2nd floor.  

(See attached picture and Google Maps link.)


The parking lot is behind the Walgreens - please only use the spaces designated for Platform.


Hope to see you all there!

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

​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.