============== (Educating Inventors Since 1993) ==============
Saturday, January 26th, Main Event In Sunnyvale, CA
January's Bay Area Chapter Main Event:
Best Selling Author David Pressman 


Learn How To Protect Your Ideas

Featured Speaker
David Pressman, Patent Attorney And Best-Seller Author 

David Pressman
Photo Courtesy of Zac Wittmer

David will discuss......

  • what an inventor should do when an invention is made
  • how to protect any creation initially
  • how to determine if the invention is commercially viable
  • when to build a prototype
  • how to determine if the idea is patentable

He will also cover....

  • the three types of patents
  • other types of IP
  • when to file a patent application
  • how to do it yourself and when to use a patent attorney

Other topics will include.....

  • foreign patenting
  • licensing of the invention and patent
  • how to get the US Patent and Trademark Office to grant the patent
  • learn about the new micro-entity fee for independent inventors that will be implemented on March 16th, 2013

Finally David will cover maintenance and exploitation of patents and also scams to be aware of.

About The Speaker

David Pressman is a practicing intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, etc.) attorney in San Francisco. He is also the author of the best-selling do-it-yourself guidebook, Patent It Yourself, published by Nolo Press (Berkeley, CA).

Patent It Yourself is in its 16th edition, has sold over 300,000 copies and is recommended by Money MagazineThe Denver Post called it an inventors' bible, Library Journal rated it as an outstanding self-help guide, and The Second Whole Earth Catalog said, the other patent books seem like mere abstracts compared to this detailed gem of a book

David Pressman is also the co-author of The Inventor's NotebookThe Patent Drawing Book, Patents For Beginners, and Patent Pending In 24 Hours.

Pressman, formerly an electronic engineer, has over 40 years of experience in the patent profession; as a patent examiner, a corporate and independent intellectual property attorney, a columnist for EDN Magazine, and a patent law instructor at San Francisco State University. He is author of the Patent and Trademark entries in The World Book Encyclopedia. A former member of Mensa, Pressman holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from The George Washington University, where he was on the Law Review.


Saturday - January 26th, 2013



10:00 am - 10:30 am - Check-In & Networking

10:30 am - 11:30 am - David Pressman's Talk

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Networking & Lunch

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New! - $9.99 buffet including your choice of 25 items
Plus you can add a beer for $1 if you like
Our members are inventors, engineers, patent attorneys, manufacturing experts, marketing experts and others with a wide range of expertise. Take advantage of the buffet and this fantastic networking opportunity. Many members have made critical contacts that helped them move their products forward at past Inventors Alliance meetings.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - David Pressman's Talk

Dosa N. Biryani Fresh Indian Grill & Bar
252 E. Java Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089
PARKING - There is plenty of free parking available in parking lot just in front of restaurant.

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Access to one monthly meeting

Access to ALL "IN PERSON" Bay Area monthly meetings as long as your membership is current

Access to the members only video archive of 
past meetings featuring experts of all kinds showing you how to sell, protect your ideas and more!

*Ask questions below videos. Whenever possible we'll get speakers to log into the video archive and answer your questions.


EXPERTS WEBINARS - One new webinar every month

*Attend from your home or office and ask questions live

*Or view the re-play in the video archive anytime simply by logging into the video archive site 24/7


Members Directory & Networking -
Via members only group on linkedIN

Network online with other members through the forums or if you choose to, invite them into your network. (accept only the people you want in your network)


SIGS (Special Interest Groups) Forums for members only linkedIN
  • Green Inventions
  • Medical Inventions
  • Food Inventions
  • Consumer Product Inventions
  • Industrial Product Inventions

Past Speaker Access - Ask the past speakers questions below their video in the Video Archive site and get answers

Vendor give aways - both services and products will be given away!

Vendor Directory - Patent Attorneys, Prototypers, Consultants, ect..

*Includes vendor reviews from members.

  This feature coming May of 2012

Jobs - Post jobs and view jobs available

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As always, we wish you much success in all your invention-related endeavors.

Andrew Krauss
Inventors Alliance President

Inventors Alliance
Educating People With Ideas Since 1993

Phone: 650-964-1576 or 877-INV-ENTx