Cost Per Meeting for Inventors: $20 online registration.
If you run a business that offers a professional service (of any kind) to inventors, Sponsorship is required. You will be allowed to attend one meeting as an "inventor" to see if the club seems right for you. If so, to attend any future meeting, you must pay Professional Membership dues. You will then enjoy the following Sponsor benefits
Professional Members ($480/year) can advertise or sell services. Benefits include
Your logo + 25 word description as a "Sponsor" on the IAM website.
Recognition in monthly announcement to all Members.
Introduce yourself in person before the start of every Peer Review session.
IAM Group Rules
As a support group, we will not tolerate derogatory or unsupportive behavior or language. This is grounds for expulsion with no refund.
The IAM is not responsible for statements made by individuals at our events. Each individual, including speakers, is responsible for their own statements. Guest speakers are unpaid. They express their opinions on a purely voluntary basis. Their views do not constitute legal or professional advice.
The IAM makes reasonable attempts to maintain a confidential atmosphere, but no guarantee is implied.
Members are urged not to disclose confidential information either in person at IAM meetings or on the IAM website. Any statement there may be a "public disclosure" which can harm your (or someone else's) intellectual property rights. IAM meetings are open to the general public. Consider this before disclosing anything.
Peer Review session are designed to provide free, open, constructive criticism. But the IAM assumes no responsibility for the outcome.
Peer Review Rules The IAM will make reasonable attempts to maintain a confidential atmosphere. The video will be shut off. Those in attendance are deemed to have agreed to the following:
Presenters are urged to file at least a provisional patent application, if not a non-provisional before disclosing their invention at a Peer Review session.
Inventors are further urged to contact a Patent Practitioner with questions on legal ramifications of disclosure. Your presentation may be recorded and should be considered to be a public disclosure.
Presenters are to provide a short introduction about their technology without disclosing confidential information so that any person in the room who may have a conflict, can leave the room.
The IAM and its members take no liability for the actions of a member during the course of your disclosure, or their use of the information thereafter.
Got an invention and want to learn how to license or launch it? Are you an entrepreneur or small business with intellectual property worth protecting? Want to better understand patent and patent rights? Looking for ways to prototype and manufacture your product? Want to hear success stories and mistakes to avoid from other innovators? The Inventors Association of Manhattan is for you. Every 2nd Monday of the month, we feature an expert guest speaker, lively discussion among inventors. We foster professionalism, trust and support.