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Event Calendar

The regular meetings of the Denver Metro Area Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) are held on the second and fourth Monday's of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Denver Community Church at 1101 South Washington Street, Denver, CO 80210 (click here for a map). Snacks and drinks provided at all regular meetings,



Details of upcoming "regular" and "special" meetings are listed below. Special meetings are usually held at different locations, refer to specific event for "special" meeting locations. 


Members: free     Non-Members: $10    (snacks and drinks provided)                                                                                                                     (Pay at the "Join Us" tab above, via Meetup.com, or at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.)

Additional information contact: Roger Jackson,  Phone: 303-271-9468,    Email: roger@jacksonip.com                                                                                 



Special Denver Metro Inventors Meeting February 16, 2016, from 6PM to 8PM, at the Denver Public Library-Downtown Branch

Topic: Patent Searches using espace.net (being the European Patent Office)

This is a new class for initiating the searcher into the European Patent Office search engine that has patents and patent application publications from around the world (including the United States) resulting in a patents database of more than 90 million patents, including figures and abstracts translated into English for non English patents, also note that this will be a "hands on" training wherein you will have your own terminal to follow the instructor.   Because this is the library-there are no drinks or food allowed, however, this event is free to the public. 

The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Downtown Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 4th floor east end to the large computer classroom map link here   On parking, area street parking on AcomaBannock, and 12th, the street parking meters are free after 6PM, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $4 for 2 hours-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.




Monday, February 8, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church 

Topic: Anatomy of the Patent Process 

Speaker: Adam Zimmer-Previously a US Patent Office Examiner

Description:   For inventors after filing their patent application, it just seems to go into a "black hole" so to speak for almost a couple of years before they hear back from the Patent Office.    So come learn what the patent Examiner actually does and looks for in the patent application and how you can put together a better patent application that has a higher chance of getting approved.  


Monday February 22, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: In's and Out's of getting US government grant funding for SBIR and related programs

Speaker: Mike Anderson-CEO of ReliAscent (a government funding intermediary)

Description:  Russ Farmer who owns ReliAscent has presented to our group in the past on SBIR opportunities and has requested that Mike Anderson present on the opportunities that exist for SBIR and related government programs, items include phases (development), funding amounts, types of technology, and ownership of the technology.     Companies like ReliAscent help small business and inventors work through the maze of government documentation to help enhance your chances of being awarded a government grant.

Mike Anderson Contact Info:

Phone: 303-999-3802

Email: manderson@reliascent.com


Monday March 14, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: In's and Out's of getting US government backed funding for SBA and related programs

Speaker: Brad Currie of the SBA

Description:  The SBA has numerous programs to help startups, Brad will in particular focus upon funding and finance as that is what most startups are interested in.   

Brad Currie Contact Info:

Phone: 303-844-0509

Email: bradley.currie@sba.gov  


Monday, March 28th, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: Come learn about how to sell to the government (even if you are a small company)   

Speaker: Tom Thompson of Colorado PTAC which is the Colorado Procurement Technical assistance Center

Description:  The US government has programs to help small companies get contracts, Tom will help you understand;
Joint Ventures
Procurement histories
Contract terns & conditions
Networking &


Monday, April 11, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: Marketing - Creating and Sustaining your Brand

Speaker: Michael Doyle-CEO Brand Iron Marketing

Description:  Michael will go through horizontal and vertical markets, forging public identities, handing public relations and social media, sales materials, messaging & positioning, and websites, plus ever so important how to grow / maintain your market identity over time.

Michael Doyle Contact:

Phone: 303-534-1901

Email: info@brandiron.net


Monday, April 25, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: What you need to know about Business banking to protect yourself from fraud

Speakers: Jermaine McGaughy & Danielle Kalbfleisch from Bank of the West

Description:   This is a new topic for us, however, being very important in our digital financing age, topics covered will include; (be sure to come with your questions)

1. When and when not are banks liable for account fraud.

2. Important legal distinctions between personal and commercial bank accounts.

3. Accepting credit cards and the new compliance rules for "chip" cards.

4. How to protect yourself from on-line financial scams.

5. How to handle bank account management in your business to prevent losses.

6. Lines of credit.

7. What it takes to get a business bank loan.

8. What a personal guarantee on a loan really means.

9. What to watch for when accepting payments from your customers (cash, checks, cards, wire transfer, etc.).

10. Suggestions for enhancing your business banking experience.

Speaker Contact Information:
Jermaine McGaughy
Email: Jermaine.mcgaughy@bankofthewest.com


Monday, May 9, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: What a Copyright can do for your business

Speaker: David Weinstein-A highly experienced dedicated copyright attorney who also has considerable international copyright experience.

Description:   Believe it or not just about all businesses can use a copyright, as copyrights have broad applicability, so come learn what a copyright is and more importantly how you can use a copyright to thwart your unfair competition and protect your creations.  

David Weinstein Contact:

Phone: 303-863-8818

Email: davidweinstein@qwestoffice.net


Monday, May 23rd, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic:  Taxes / Financial Damages

Speaker: Mark Pedigo (and others) of Crowe Horwath P.C. - Certified Public Accountants

Description:  As a Startup business-keeping track of your financials is critical for attracting investors and potential partners.   All of this leads to the most important thing for a startup company-being financially attractive.   Come learn on what to focus upon and pitfalls to avoid.

Speaker BioMark has a BBA in Accounting, an MS in Management & Finance, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), plus is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and specializes in providing business valuation plus being an expert witness on intellectual property economic damages. 

Phone: 303-831-5044

Email: mpedigo@ghphorwath.com 

Website: www.ghphorwath.com  


Monday, June 13th, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: What Angels Want from Inventors and Founders

Whether you need funding or not you should always have your company and product situated to appear attractive financially for a number of reasons being; ability to raise money if required, better company valuation, managing your company better, to attract better talent for your team, and numerous other reasons. 

Speaker Bio:  

Paul Neilson is a highly experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a masters degree in computer science.  Paul co-founded Adaptive Instruments Corporation, making the first smart temperature transmitter produced, with many other innovative products that followed-Adaptive Instruments was eventually sold to Accutech Wireless of Schneider Electric.  Paul also has been involved in a number of SBIR projects and teaches Engineering Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver.   Paul is also an Angel investor that is involved with the Rockies Venture Club.   It isn't often we get an Angel investor to spend the time to help inventors to structure themselves to better have the chance to obtain funding, so this is a must attend meeting.

Speaker Contact:

Phone: 720-420-9090

Email: pneilson@neilsonlabs.com


Monday, June 27, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church 

Topic: Progress of the Sapphire Dental Tool Product 

Speaker: Steve Rosen-CEO of Sapphire Technology, LLC


Description:   After receiving their patent and trademark and then funding of $250,000, Steve will update us on the Dental Tool's progress in Regulatory, Technical, Testing, Manufacturing, and Sales issues.   This product had a write-up in the Denver Post.


Monday, July 25, 2016 - Regular Denver Metro Meeting, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Denver Community Church

Topic: Using Social Media to promote your business, especially with YouTube

Speaker: Anthony Pritchard


Overview of Google, the spider and the app switcher.

What's new with YouTube?
Create a live :30 second video about the groups mission and vision.
Upload and index the video live on the big screen.
Press publish and pray that it shows up on the 1st page of Google

Anthony's contact info:
Email:  Anthony@81mediainternational.com
Phone: 303-994-8612

Anthony Prichard is a product of the 1st generation of the internet educated student. Graduating High School in 97' the same year that widespread internet use started in earnest. Business Management was his major and as a student athlete Anthony was in the 2002 NFL draft as a punter and kick off specialist. Being raised from a family of sales professionals Anthony went right into Telecom because he was taught that he would never be out of a job if he could generate interest and conduct a sales transaction. Because, there is no "business" without a sale.

He started his own General Construction company in 2005 and stayed up late at night teaching himself how to use the internet to market himself and get found. "Triage Remodeling" unfortunately closed for business in 2009 with the real estate crash but not because people didn't know who he was. Anthony was one of the 1st businesses to post before during and after videos of the remodeling process on YouTube.
The largest group of foundation repair contractors in America hired Anthony to be a direct in-home design specialist and with the help of amazing leadership and training videos for every step of their business process Anthony elevated his video and internet education even more. Naturally being drawn to the fastest moving parts of business Anthony was still in awe with all of the emerging internet technology while some of his superiors were quick to ignore the fast moving changes happening on the internet.
He decided to follow his passion for internet technology and struck out on his own to help other small businesses realize the power of video on the internet and since then has been a Google expert.  Now with the ability to market and sell using the internet Globally Anthony teaches groups of business people how to understand and apply the basics of internet SEO.




Future TBD meetings:


Special Denver Metro Area Inventors Meeting on will be announced in the future being from 6PM to 8PM, for Learning How to do a Top Quality Patent Search (note this class is repeated every quarter or so, due to its popularity);

Speaker: Training staff at the Denver Public Library

Topic:  Hands on (on computer terminal) training for PubWEST  - US Patent Office patent & patent application publication search tool.   In addition, the Denver Public Library will have the capability of the US Patent Office PubEAST system, which is the search tool for accessing multiple patent and publication databases worldwide, if you learn this system PubEAST and PubWESTyou will have the same capability as an Examiner at the US Patent Office for quality searching.   We will also discuss the world wide patent technology classification system termed the Cooperative Patent Classification or CPC system this will make worldwide searching much more efficient as every patent office in the world will have the same technology classification system.

Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

In conjunction with our affiliation with the Denver Public Library and in accordance with the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association (RMIA) mission to be an inventors non-profit educational organization we are offering training for you the inventor to become a top quality searcher and to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars, so why pay for someone else to do your search when you can learn to do a top quality search yourself, especially if you have numerous ideas you want to check out search wise. 

The location is at the Denver Public Library-Main Branch 13th & Broadway, NW corner-go to the 3rd floor to "Reference" located on the (south central side of building) map link here and ask for access to "PubWEST" (they will help you) which is the enhanced patent search system that Patent Examiners use at the Patent Office in Washington DC-"PubWEST" has enhanced features for searching that are NOT available online-this is only available locally at the Denver Public Library and the Denver Patent Office (when it opens this July), this is the best searching you can do, as it is the same system that the Patent Office Examiners use (note this is NOT available online)-so if you are serious about doing a quality search, this is a must attend-meeting size is limited to 12 people who can have "hands-on" learning on a terminal, we can accommodate more than 12 people, but you will just be able to watch the training, we will have another class if needed.      Click here to learn more about how PubWEST is superior as compared to general online search.   Note that for the training class only-go up to the 4th floor directly above the previously identified "Reference" to the small computer training room for the class, however, for just using the PubWEST on your own, then you go to the 3rd floor Reference.   On parking, area street parking on AcomaBannock, and 12th, as the street parking meters are free after 6PM, you may have to pay for 15 minutes at 25 cents, or you can park in the Art Museum garage for $4 for the evening-enter the garage on 12th between Broadway and Acoma.                         

Denver Public Library Inventors Meeting for Basic Patent Search will be announced in the future;

Speaker: Steve Schneck of the Denver Public Library who also teach the PubWEST and PubEAST classes above

Topic: Basic patent searching

Description: Unless you are a very experienced patent searcher-it is highly recommended you take this basic searching class prior to taking eitherPubWEST or PubEAST above.  This class is put on by the Denver Public Library with assistance from the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association, the basic searching class is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. 

Colorado Springs Metro Area Inventors Meetings are suspended for now-watch for a future announcement;

(The Colorado Springs Metro Area including the Pikes Peak area Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

For general information on Colorado Springs area meetings contact Doug Estrada at;

Phone: 719-648-7122   Email: doug@woodland-park.net   

The location for the Colorado Springs area meetings is 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819

(Go to the far back building in the room next to the indoor basketball court)

Click here for a map to the Colorado Springs Area meetings.   

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Topic: To be announced


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Fort Collins / Loveland Metro Area Inventors Meeting are suspended for now-watch for future announcement 




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