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.
NOTE THAT DUE TO SUMMER VACATIONS THE 4TH MONDAY MEETING ON AUGUST 24, 2015 WILL NOT BE HELD AND MEETINGS FOR THE 2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2015, THANK YOU.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bonnie Griffin Kaake. Phone: 303-980-5567, Email: email@example.com
To be announced Special Denver Metro Inventors Meetings, at the Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch
Topic: Patent &Trademark Searches (word & logo) plus use of the US Patent Office website
Using the Patent and Trademark Office Website to search patents & trademarks for clearing your invention or trademark prior to filing a application is a good first step. Typically, 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 Acoma, Bannock, 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, September 14, 2015 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church
Topic: Come Meet Jennifer Rothschild from Mi Casa Business Resource Center that also administers the ProBoPat Program for Inventors
Speaker: Jennifer Rothschild
Description: The ProBoPat program has been presented several times to our group, however, with Jennifer now administering the program through Mi Casa, you can ask your detailed questions to see in you qualify for no cost patent application drafting (although costs for drawings and filing fees must be paid), among the requirements are no more than 3X poverty level income, must be an individual not a company, and other requirements. Also Jennifer will introduce you to what Mi Casa has to offer inventors for assistance in launching their business.
Bio: Jennifer has been a paralegal for over 30 years specializing in commercial litigation and intellectual property and now is the administrator for the ProBoPat Program at Mi Casa Business Resource Center.
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 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 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: 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 are suspended for now-watch for future announcement