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The regular meetings of the Denver Metro Area Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) are held on the second and fourth Monday's of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..
 
Location: Denver Community Church at 1101 South Washington Street, Denver, CO 80210 (click here for a map). Snacks and drinks provided at all regular meetings,
                                                                                 

 

Details of upcoming "regular" and "special" meetings are listed below. Special meetings are usually held at different locations, refer to specific event for "special" meeting locations. 

 

Members: free     Non-Members: $10    (snacks and drinks provided)                                                                                                                     (Pay at the "Join Us" tab above, via Meetup.com, or at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.)

Additional information contact: Roger Jackson,  Phone: 303-271-9468,    Email: roger@jacksonip.com  or                                                                               Bonnie Griffin Kaake.  Phone: 303-980-5567, Email: bgkaake@biz-consult.com

 

 UPCOMING MEETINGS

       


       
 
Sunday, May 31, 2015 Special Denver Metro Inventors Meeting, 1:30PM to 3PM at the Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch
 
Topic: Trademark Searches (word & logo) plus Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR)
 
Speakers: 
Steve Schneck from the Denver Public Library Government Research Group sschneck@denverlibrary.org
Roger Jackson from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association Patent Attorney roger@jacksonip.com
Roberto Ruschena from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Assocation Patent Agent ruschena@comcast.net
Bonnie Kaake from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association Marketing Specialist bgkaake@biz-consult.com
 
Using the Patent and Trademark Office Website to search trademarks for clearing your trademark prior to filing a trademark application and using TSDR to see trademark file histories to see what to do right and wrong in trademark applications-this is an interactive class, each attendee will have their own computer terminal to follow the class instruction.    
 
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Downtown Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 4th floor east end to the large computer classroom map link here   On parking, area street parking on AcomaBannock, and 12th, the street parking meters are free on Sunday, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $3 for 2 hours-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.  
                       

 
Monday, June 8, 2015 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7-9:00 p.m., Denver Community Church 
 
Topic: "How to Connect Quickly with Others"
 
Speaker: Brooke Chesnut
 
Description: Do you have a great invention but are challenged with trying to communicate the value to others? During this meeting the audience will learn how to profile strangers and actually increase the chances of developing a valuable relationship that leads to product excitement. This relationship is the foundation for your future success and will pay dividends during your career. 
 
Bio: Brooke Chesnut has been building productive teams and leading organizations for 3 decades. During this time he has become an expert in recruiting, training and delivering talent that improves your organization's communication and bottom line. Brooke connects with all generations in the workforce, however, his greatest asset is getting these generations collaborating to develop better relationships and increase your company's profit potential. 
 
Focusing on the generation's different communication methods, values and expectations; Brooke illustrates the concept of personality profiling for a positive impact that will contribute to your organization's ongoing success. 
 
Phone: 719-425-5099
 
Email: summit2success@gmail.com
 
Website: brookechesnut.com
 

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Sunday, June 14, 2015 Special Denver Metro Inventors Meeting, 1:30PM to 3PM at the Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch
 
Topic: Scam Prevention for Inventors
 
Speakers
Steve Schneck from the Denver Public Library Government Research Group sschneck@denverlibrary.org
Roger Jackson from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association Patent Attorney roger@jacksonip.com
Roberto Ruschena from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Assocation Patent Agent ruschena@comcast.net
Bonnie Kaake from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association Marketing Specialist bgkaake@biz-consult.com
 
Using the Patent and Trademark Office Website to search invention promoter complaints and to understand the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for avoiding invention promoter scams-this is an interactive class, each attendee will have their own computer terminal to follow the class instruction.    
 
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Downtown Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 4th floor east end to the large computer classroom map link here   On parking, area street parking on AcomaBannock, and 12th, the street parking meters are free on Sunday, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $3 for 2 hours-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.                         
 
 

 

Monday, June 22, 2015 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7-9:00 p.m., Denver Community Church 

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Speaker: Rick Pontz, CEO, Lawn and Garden Performance Group

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Monday, July 13, 2015 Regular Denver Metro Inventors Meeting, 7PM to 9PM at Denver Community Church-see above for map link
 

Speaker: Gary Graham

Description:  As an inventor with a product, there is a huge transition toward becoming a real company with employees and getting funding to be able to exploit your market and have manufacturing setup-just ask anyone who has done it!  Gary's job is to help in that transition, so come learn and ask your questions.  

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ary J. Graham - Profile

President – First Capital Business Development

Gary has over 35 years of investment and merchant banking experience, beginning his career at Smith Barney & Co. in New York where he specialized in developing financing solutions for growth companies and later working for Drexel Burnham Lambert on special project financing. He has provided financial advice to both domestic and foreign entities. He has also served as Chairman, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of several private corporations. Having founded and later sold his own Denver based investment banking firm, Gary founded First Capital Business Development, LLC and has spent much of the past decade providing executive management experience in operations, budgeting and capital acquisition to start-up and underperforming emerging-growth companies with highly scalable products or technologies. Drawing upon Gary’s experience in mergers, acquisitions, private and public financings, joint ventures, distribution transactions, restructuring and business development, First Capital’s clients have realized their operational and financial goals, as well maximized their shareholder values.

Specialties

Expertise in start-up, restart and small cap public and private companies with highly scalable products or technologies.

Experience

Extensive, detailed due diligence investigations for European financial institutions

Assess, organize, plan and execute pre-offering due diligence investigations with electronic availability to investors

Over 100 public and private offerings

Effectively work with entrepreneurs, founders and inventors

Turnaround, restructuring and business development services

Finance and corporate communication

Competitive and capital structure analysis and corporate strategy

Capability of assuming full or partial interim executive management, financial, operational, budgeting and capital acquisition functioning of client companies pending recruitment of c-suite management and an independent board of directors

Phone: 303-362-1073

Email: ggraham@firstcapital4tech.com     

Website: www.firstcapital4tech.com


Future TBD meetings:

Special Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on will be announced in the future being from 6PM to 8PM, 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.   In addition, the Denver Public Library will have the capability of the US Patent Office PubEAST system, which is the search tool for accessing multiple patent and publication databases worldwide, if you learn this system PubEAST and PubWESTyou will have the same capability as an Examiner at the US Patent Office for quality searching.   We will also discuss the world wide patent technology classification system termed the Cooperative Patent Classification or CPC system this will make worldwide searching much more efficient as every patent office in the world will have the same technology classification system.

Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

In 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 July), 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 AcomaBannock, 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 $4 for the evening-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.                         

Denver Public Library Inventors Meeting for Basic Patent Search will be announced in the future;

Speaker: Steve Schneck of the Denver Public Library who also teach the PubWEST and PubEAST classes above

Topic: Basic patent searching

Description: Unless you are a very experienced patent searcher-it is highly recommended you take this basic searching class prior to taking eitherPubWEST or PubEAST above.  This class is put on by the Denver Public Library with assistance from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association, the basic searching class is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. 

 
 
Colorado Springs Metro Area Inventors Meetings are suspended for now-watch for a future announcement;

(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: doug@woodland-park.net   

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.   

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Fort Collins / Loveland Metro Area Inventors Meeting are suspended for now-watch for future announcement 

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