Inventors Association of Manhattan Pages
The IAM is a registered NY State non-profit dedicated to inventor education and support.
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:Presenting Inventors
- 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.