2012 Meetings

2012 Meeting Notes


Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

2012 2nd Tuesday Meetings:

January 10 - Group Discussion

February 14 - Group Discussion

March 13 - Group Discussion

April 10
Speaker at this meeting: Mark Annett -- Mark is a bio-medical engineer and a registered patent agent #69401. He is president of Annett Enterprises LLC.

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial
Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own search. This is a wise first move, but you really need to be careful. It is quite common for inventors to search and find nothing even when there are things that could and would be found by a professional searcher. However, as good as a professional searcher is there search will never be as good as the one conducted by the patent examiner!

So should you even bother doing your own search? The answer is definitely yes!
This training will cover the reasons to search, the free tools available to you and how to effectively use them. Additionally, it will also cover advanced search techniques using the Patent Classification System.
Having this knowledge base is a must for all independent inventors!

May 8 - Group Discussion

June 12 - Group Discussion

July 10
Speaker at this meeting was: Jim Burrell our Vice President

Jim demonstrated the process of accessing PAIR, The Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system provides IP customers a safe, simple, and secure way to retrieve and download information regarding patent application status. He will also showed how to compare the information in PAIR and information available on public sites like Google Patents.

August 14 - Group Discussion

September 11
Speaker at this meeting: Jim Lipsey CEO of Demonstrare formerly of JBL Patent Service
Jim will be discussing the concept of trend mapping and how to utilize it to promote your invention. He will also discuss the pros and cons of patent protection and the I-Patent (Patent Writing System) that his company has developed.

October 9


Speaker at this meeting: Mark Annett

Mark is a registered patent agent. He will be discussing the proper methods required to prepare a software patent. What will be even more interesting is that using these techniques, even non-programmers will be able to file a software patent successfully.

November 13

December 11