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http://www.inventorsnetwork.org . The Inventors Network of Minnesota is a 501c3 Non-profit dedicated to helping early stage product developers. Our team of mentors are industry professionals that are dedicated to helping our members commercialize their ideas, whether it is through licensing or a startup venture. Inventors Network focuses on assisting inventors through the process of bringing their ideas to market...from concept, material selection, prototyping, patents, target markets, licensing, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales. We been in existence since 1994. We have over 500 people in our network. We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the Month at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305. 5:30-6:00PM check-in, open discussion & networking. 6:00-7:30 keynote speaker presentations followed by round table discussions with product experts in licensing v. manufacturing, CAD design, 3D printing prototypes. The organization concentrates on providing information which will minimize the investments of time, expense and frustration inventors often experience in developing their ideas. The organization acquires and makes available reference materials and informational resources which will aid in the innovation process. The group provides an open forum where persons and companies can meet and interact in confidentiality. Every visitor and member signs a Non-Disclosure Agreement to ensure the ideas you discuss are safe. As a matter of policy, the Inventors Network does not endorse, qualify, or make any representations concerning the business practices of any member, speaker, visitor or guest of the Inventors Network. We do not sell anything and do not allow solicitation for products or services.

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Learn How to Patent and Trademark Your Inventions from and EXPERT

COME AND LEARN: Andrea Evans, a former US Patent Examiner and a former US Trademark Examining Attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will share WHAT inventors need to know about Intellectual Property rights. LEARN: • How and Why to Apply for a PROVISIONAL PATENT • How PATENTS are Reviewed and Evaluated • How TRADEMARKS are Reviewed and Evaluated • Why and When to use Copyrights • What 3 Things every Inventor must know about Maintaining INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THE SPEAKER - Andrea Evans, Patent Attorney, is a Former Patent Examiner and Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has a JD from The George Washington Law School, Washington, DC. Her undergraduate work includes degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Spelman College; Atlanta, GA. She is a member of the Texas State Bar, United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Bar, and United States Supreme Court Bar. Andrea received both the Nation’s Best Advocate of the Year Award and the Nation’s Best Advocates: “40 Lawyers Under 40” award from the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT. Andrea is the owner of The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC (www.evansiplaw.com). She can be found on all social media @evansiplaw. She’s the author of bestsellers, All About Trademarks and All About Inventing both on Amazon or at www.evansiplaw.com/books. DATE: JUL 15 TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM WHERE: ZOOM Video Conferencing DETAILS: MEMBERS and Guests: Members and guests receiving the Inventors Network newsletter or meeting announcement will receive the link via e-mail. MEETUP Attendees: Meetup and Other attendees may go to www.inventorsnetwork.org , to request the link. About Inventors' Network: Inventor's Network is committed to the Minnesota Inventor Community; Providing guidance, resources and networking to Independent Inventors/Innovators and Business New Product Startups. Monthly meetings (3rd Wednesday) include: Speaker/Topic of Interest with Q&A; Informational Roundtables on Manufacturing/3D-Printing/Prototyping/Legal/Marketing and Licensing. Plus, Resource Recommendations, and Networking. Join our meetup, to get meeting alerts. http://www.meetup.com/Inventors-Network-of-Minnesota/ _____________________________________ UPCOMING MEETINGS – DATES TO HOLD ON YOUR CALENDAR AUG 19, 2020 TBD SEP 16, 2020 Stephen Key – How to License Your Invention

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