Next Meeting Tuesday May 19, 2015

Topic- America Invents Act, LegalCORPS & Pro Bono Patents

 Keynote Speaker: Jim Patterson 

Jim Patterson- May 19 2015

Jim Patterson is a patent attorney and founding partner of Patterson Thuente IP. His practice has encompassed all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, licensing, dispute mediation and litigation. Jim works with mid-size and large regional technology companies, as well as Fortune Global 500 corporations, providing them with senior-level strategic counsel. Jim also serves on the boards of the United Inventors Association, LegalCORP, William Mitchell College of Law IP Institute and the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council.

Keynote will be followed by our round table session where people can network with industry experts on subjects such as:

1. Patent Advice

2. License v. Manufacture

3. Industrial Design & Mechanical Engineering

4. 3D Printing & other prototyping techniques

5. Marketing, Sales and Distribution

Members: Free

Visitors: $15 (Prepay online @ or cash/check at meeting)

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Special Event – Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show

Minneapolis, MN
June 10 & 11, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Wed. 9:30 – 3:30 • Thur. 9:30 – 3:00

For more information click here


Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

The 5:30 PM Networking and 6:00 PM Meeting are held at:

Eisenhower Community Center,
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55403.

5:30-6:00 check in and networking
6:00-7:30 keynote speaker
7:30-8:30 networking and roundtable discussions with industry experts.


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