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.
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.
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 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;
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, September 25th, 2014;
Speaker: Howard Kohler
Topic: Various business insurances available
The purpose of this evening is to give an overview of insurance for an inventor and startup companies:
Why do I need insurance?
What types of insurance are available to an inventor?
How does product liability fit in with a new invention?
What about coverage for intellectual property?
How much insurance should a company purchase?
How do companies and policies vary from one another?
HOWARD KOHLER – SALES EXECUTIVE
Howard began his career in insurance in 2001 as a Risk Manager for Frasier Meadows Manor (a retirement community in Boulder, CO). After gaining valuable experience in the particular needs of senior living facilities, Mr. Kohler had the opportunity to be the Commercial Lines Sales Manager for the Stailey Insurance Corporation. Prior to his career in insurance Howard was the IT Director for Teacher Created Materials (a publisher of educational materials). His experience in Information Technology has added to his extensive and unique repertoire of insurance specialties.
Howard joined Signature Select, a division of The IMA Financial Group, in 2009 as a Sales Executive. He specializes in commercial insurance for small to medium sized businesses. As a previous Risk Manager, he understands the distinct needs of small businesses especially regarding general and professional liability. In addition, Howard is well versed in real estate, construction, technology and contracting risks.
Howard has been a member of the Broomfield County Health & Human Services Advisory Committee.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Denver Metro Area Special Inventors Meeting on Monday, September 29th, 2014, at 6PM, note this meeting only is at the Denver Public Library-Downtown branch-see below for map link-there is no charge or reservation required for this meeting;
Speaker: Jennifer McDowell of the US Patent Office
Topic: Patent Pro Bono program-this is where you can get a patent application for no charge except for filing fees, come learn how to qualify, how to apply, and what to expect
The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Branch
13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 4th floor to the small computer classroom-in the south central portion of the 4th floor, map link here
See above on the patent search program for parking instructions for the Denver Public Library-Downtown branch.
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: 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 are suspended for now-watch for future announcement