Note to better benefit our members and meeting attendees we are going to a twice monthly meeting format in the Denver Metro Area to offer a more diverse range of inventor educational presentations and provide for added networking sessions to help accelerate our members potential for success. There is no charge for members to attend meetings, non-members pay $15 per meeting ($10 per meeting in Loveland-Fort Collins area due to no snacks and drinks)-that can be paid through the RMIA website under the "Join Us" tab, via Meetup.com, or at the door, we accept cash, checks, and credit cards, thank-you.
For general meeting information contact: Roger Jackson Phone: 303-271-9468 Email: email@example.com
(The Denver Metro Area Meetings are the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
Location is always at Vesta Technology's Offices at 13050 West 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden, CO 80403
(Click here for a map) Snacks and drinks are always provided free of charge.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, June 13th;
Speaker: Matt Wartell
Topic: Promotional videos and brochures
Description: As having a good video or other materials is becoming essential in promoting your goods / services, come learn the nuts and bolts of what a video requires and what to expect for costs and timing.
Speaker Bio: Matt Wartell has been involved in promotional materials since 1978 and has done over 800 brochures and has a lot of experience to draw upon.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, June 27th;
Speaker: Langston McDowell
Topic: Patent illustration & Product design
Description: We’ll walk through the MPEP (Manual of Patent Examining Procedures) sections of the USPTO specific to Design & Utility Patent Drawings (Appendix R – Sections 1.74, 1.81, 1.83, 1.84, 1.85, 1.152). We will touch on some basics in the design of prototypes and products for injection molding, machining, sheet metal, and stamping. We will also discuss 3D printing, it’s growing popularity/convenience and some great, local choices for sourcing prototypes.
Speaker Bio: Langston McDowell, M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Florida, has experience in a variety of industries (biotech, medical device, civil & architectural) as an engineer, designer & draftsman over the last 10 years. He has worked in innovation for 5 years designing illustrations for patent applications & products for prototyping in SolidWorks. He owns and manages his freelance firm ‘Narrow Gate Drafting & Design, LLC’ in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. He supports several inventors’ groups, including the RMIA. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their 1-year old son.
mmm Special Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting will be on July 30th, for Learning How to do a Top Quality Patent Search (note this class is repeated every quarter or so, due to its popularity);
Speaker: Training staff at the Denver Public Library
Topic: Hands on (on computer terminal) training for PubWest - US Patent Office patent & patent application publication search tool
Speaker: Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
ggggggggggggIn conjunction with our affiliation with the Denver Public Library and in accordance with the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) mission to be an inventors non-profit educational organization we are offering training for you the inventor to become a top quality searcher and to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars, so why pay for someone else to do your search when you can learn to do a top quality search yourself, especially if you have numerous ideas you want to check out search wise.
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 3rd floor to "Reference" located on the (south central side of building) map link here and ask for access to "PubWEST" (they will help you) which is the enhanced patent search system that Patent Examiners use at the Patent Office in Washington DC-"PubWEST" has enhanced features for searching that are NOT available online-this is only available locally at the Denver Public Library and the Denver Patent Office (when it opens this October), this is the best searching you can do, as it is the same system that the Patent Office Examiners use (note this is NOT available online)-so if you are serious about doing a quality search, this is a must attend-meeting size is limited to 12 people who can have "hands-on" learning on a terminal, we can accommodate more than 12 people, but you will just be able to watch the training, we will have another class if needed. Click here to learn more about how PubWEST is superior as compared to general online search. Note that for the training class only-go up to the 4th floor directly above the previously identified "Reference" to the small computer training room for the class, however, for just using the PubWEST on your own, then you go to the 3rd floor Reference. On parking, area street parking on Acoma, Bannock, and 12th, as the street parking meters are free after 6PM, you may have to pay for 15 minutes at 25 cents, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $3 for the evening-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, August 8th;
Speaker: John Eckstein
Topic: Crowd Sourced Funding-Separating the "facts" from the "huppula"
Description: Crowd sourced funding is all over the news as a savior of startups-but the current reality is that only state based equity crowd sourced funding is legal-there is currently no national crowd sourced equity funding, and sites like Kickstarter are not for equity, as they are selling goods and services, so come find out if crowd sourced funding is even a possibility for you-and its pros & cons.
Speaker Bio: John Eckstein is a securities attorney with many years experience with guiding startups through their financial needs in acquiring investors, plus he is a consultant to the Rockies Venture Club that matches up investors and entrepreneurs.
Colorado Springs Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Wednesday, June 19th;
(The Colorado Springs Metro Area including the Pikes Peak area Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
For general information on Colorado Springs area meetings contact Doug Estrada at;
Phone: 719-648-7122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The location for the Colorado Springs area meetings is 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
(Go to the far back building in the room next to the indoor basketball court)
Click here for a map to the Colorado Springs Area meetings.
Speaker:To be announced
Topic: To be announced
Fort Collins / Loveland Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, June 6th
(The Fort Collins / Loveland area meetings are normally the 1st Thursday of each month, from 6:00-7:45 p.m.)
Location is at the Loveland Library
300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, Colorado 80537 (Click here for a map)
Note: Library building entrance is on the south west corner of the library building and parking is on the south side of the library building.
Information: Don Suriani - Phone: 970-290-8100 Email: email@example.com
Note that the Loveland Library does not permit food and drink in the Library.
Speaker: Bonnie Kaake
Topic: Power Tools for Inventors (via Skype)
Description: Have an idea? Provisional application filed? Prototype working reasonably well? If you have been anxious about what to do next, this is the presentation for you. Straight forward answers to the questions you didn’t even know to ask. Learn the most powerful ways to accelerate success and conserve capital whether you intend to license your intellectual property or launch a product based business. Bring your questions.
Speaker Bio: Bonnie has 30 years of experience working with innovative product based businesses small and large, including the General Electric Company, and inventors. She is the current President of the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association and a former President and Executive Director of the national United Inventors Association (UIA). Bonnie is a published author, national speaker, guest lecturer at the university level, a frequent contributor to forums and blogs, an inventor, entrepreneur, and inventors’ advocate. Her company, Innovative Consulting Group, Inc., is an out-sourced marketing arm that accelerates product commercialization. By leveraging their capabilities, strategic partnerships, 16 years of key industry contacts, the latest technology, best practices, and creative methods, they get results.
Bonnie Griffin Kaake
President & CEO
Innovative Consulting Group, Inc.
"Marketing for Results"