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: firstname.lastname@example.org
(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, November 14th;
Speaker: Robert Greenspoon - Chicago area Patent Attorney (via Skype)
Topic: Somebody Stole Your Product Idea-Now What?
Description & Speaker Bio:
One of the bumps in the road to commercialization is dealing with copycats and knock-offs. What can you do about them as a small company or individual inventor? Robert Greenspoon, a Chicago trial and patent attorney, will give his views from the trenches, including the pro’s and con’s of joining forces with various types of businesses who help assert patent rights.
Robert Greenspoon’s practice is diverse. He is a registered patent attorney representing operating companies as well as licensing entities, including both rights holders and companies accused of patent infringement.
Mr. Greenspoon’s 2009 law review article rekindled national interest in the idea of a patent small claims court. More recently, he presented on the small claims court idea at the Spring 2013 AIPLA meeting in Seattle, at a 2013 Chicago symposium that he co-produced, and at a USPTO Headquarters 2012 roundtable. Mr. Greenspoon is also a board member of the United Inventors Association of America and co-authored their response to the USPTO’s Request for Comment on the small claims court idea.
Mr. Greenspoon has also published on patent economic theory, favorably discussing the role of licensing companies in advancing innovation and public welfare. The overarching viewpoint in his extracurricular writings is that we must reduce transaction costs, so that the merits of a dispute, not opportunistic behavior, will more likely drive licensing outcomes. He believes that recently, Congress has unwittingly gifted infringers with more tools for opportunistic behavior, thereby skewing the abilities of rights holders to reach the merits of legitimate disputes.
Mr. Greenspoon has an active litigation and patent prosecution practice, and two of his current matters are among the “top 5” patent cases percolating in the U.S. courts: the Lighting Ballast Control matter at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the 1st Media matter against Sony, an inequitable conduct appeal that he argued and won in 2012. Mr. Greenspoon leads 1st Media’s team in the current Supreme Court proceedings, and recently secured U.S. Government amicus support against further review of the appeals court win (to the great relief of inventors and the patent prosecution bar).
Special Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting will be on December 3, 2013, 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 PubWEST systems-you will have the same capability as an Examiner at the US Patent Office for quality searching.
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 $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 shortly;
Speakers: Louie Casem and Steve Schneck (both Live in person) 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 either PubWEST 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.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, December 12th;
Speaker: Tony Dobaj (doe-bye)
Topic: Welcome to Web 3.0, come learn about the opportunities that you could benefit from
Description: Whereas Web 1.0 was basically an electronic brochure as in "read only", then came Web 2.0 which added interactivity as between the site user and site creator, Web 3.0 moves to semantics or web of data, or for a more "smart" web of data-i.e. for a database to understand the meaning of terms and to be able to intelligently expand the database search reach based upon meanings of terms as opposed to a literal reading of search text as an example.
Speaker Bio: Tony Dobaj has a background as an electrical engineer and project manager for almost 30 years working within all phases of the product development lifecycle. Tony founded Gadgettronix in 2010 and has recently pivoted to Web 3.0 opportunities.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, January 9th;
Speaker: Adam Newman (Live in person) of Crowe Horwath P.C. - Certified Public Accountants
Topic: General Accounting / Tax / Business Valuation
Description: As a Startup business-keeping track of your financials is critical for attracting investors and potential partners. All of this leads to the most important thing for a startup company-Maximizing Your Business Value. Come learn on what to focus upon and pitfalls to avoid.
Speaker Bio: Adam has a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) plus is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and specializes in providing business valuation and being an expert witness on economic damages, Adam has also been a supervising senior accountant for tax and business valuation and a principal accountant in business valuation and corporate finance.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, January 23rd;
Speaker: Steve Greenberg (via Skype) author of the popular book GADGET NATION, Steve was also host of "Invention Hunters" on the Food TV Network
Topic: How to get your product on TV - what you need to know about the world of PR and how to create editorial opportunities
Speaker Bio: Steve routinely appears on the Dr. Oz show and NBC's Today Show, also appearances for product demos on the Discovery Channel's "Your New House" and for six years Steve appeared on HGTV's very popular "Dream Builders" Steve has also been an inventions judge for the Hammer-Schlemmer catalog company and Popular Science's Inventor's Challenge. Steve's background is as a TV news reporter based in Miami and has won 12 Emmy awards.
Side Note-It is very highly recommended that you read GADGET NATION-I got mine at the Inventors Museum at the US Patent Office in Washington DC (Amazon $6.78 paper / 9.99 ebook) and found it very informative reading, by taking over 100 cases of product launches-Steve lays out the time, costs, profits (if any) and everything else the Inventors went through-this book will give you a "Reality Check" on what you will face in launching a product into the market - from Roger Jackson (meeting organizer and patent attorney).
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, February 13th;
Speaker: To be announced.
Topic: To be announced.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, February 27th; (note different location for just this meeting)
Speaker: JC Bourque
Topic: Video Production
Description: As JC Bourque has presented to the RMIA previously on Video Production-this time we will be at JC's studio to see how the special camera's operate and how editing is done. The address is 3370 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205, map link click here.
Speaker Contact: Phone-303-675-0105 Emailemail@example.com Website-www.heppnerandbourque.com
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, March 13th;
Speaker: To be announced.
Topic: To be announced.
Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Thursday, March 27th;
Speaker: Matt Wartell
Topic: Economical video production
Speaker Bio: Matt has over 30 years experience in designing promotional materials.
Speaker Contact: Phone-720-628-0548 Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Springs Metro Area Inventors Meeting on Wednesday, December 18th;
(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: email@example.com
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 Wednesday, December 5th
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that the Loveland Library does not permit food and drink in the Library.
Speaker: To be announced.
Topic: To be announced.