July 17th Meeting:

Intellectual Property and Patents can be extremely valuable tools, but can be very expensive with the cost range varying greatly.  At our June meeting, you will get these questions and more answered as our presenters incorporate both marketing and legal expertise to get the most out of your IP strategy: 
  1. Why some businesses want IP protection and some do not
  2. What are the various types of IP and where they can be effective
  3. How do you determine your IP needs
  4. How to understand and describe your invention for IP purposes.
  5. What can you expect to pay, and why can it be much more than you thought
  6. How to determine the potential of your idea before committing to IP expense
  7. When writing your own provisional patent application is useful
  8. Situations and areas where legal expense can be reduced
  9. Accessing reward potential vs expense risk
  10. How patents and IP are defended
Speaker Background: 
William Berggren.
Bill is a highly experienced Patent/IP specialist and patent holder.
His career includes more 25 years experience at The 3M Company, both as an Engineer and Corporate Attorney specializing in prosecuting both Patent and Trademark/Copyright IP legal cases.
Bill has been helping independent inventors.
Steve Lyon.
Steve comes to the inventor world with decades of experience in consumer marketing, merchandising and business ownership and has invented and licensed products into these areas.
He has been involved with Inventors Network and several national organizations.
He has a breath of knowledge concerning both the independent inventor and how products make it and succeed in the marketplace.
  1. Identify your biggest roadblocks in Developing and Marketing your Invention!  
  2. Get Help finding Resources, Experts and the Steps you need to move your Invention closer to Market.
  3. Ask your Questions and Get Answers from fellow inventors and resident Experts.
In these Workshop Groups, we will break Inventors into Small Teams, working together to help each member develop new possibilities to overcome challenges and find resources to advance their invention.  We are committed to help each inventor leave with at least one Next Step to building their invention!


BE SURE TO JOIN US Wednesday, July 17th

TIME: 6:00PM-8:30PM
SPEAKERS: 6:00-7:30PM
WHERE: 1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305
COST:  Guests ($15.00) / Members FREE 
Pay at Check-In with Cash/Check or Credit Card
In 2024 we are Focused on: 
1) HELPING you get YOUR inventions developed faster
  • Join our 2024 Small Group Workshop to Get UNSTUCK: Get ideas and resources to move your invention ahead!

2) Exploring how to use electronics, A.I, and other technologies
  • Learn How you can use new technologies in creating and marketing your inventions!