Iowa Inventors Group Iowa Inventors Group UIA Member
 
Mission Statement
 
To assist, disseminate and promote services, education and networking opportunities to independent inventors.
 
Founded in early 2004 our chapter has made continued strides in sharing information resources to both amateur and seasoned inventors and continues promoting individual inventors.
 
We welcome all individuals and parties whom share the goal in further promoting an Iowa based resource for inventors and product assimilation. Meetings are typically held every 2nd Monday of the month. Meetings are free and dress is casual.
 
Our typical meeting will include a guest speaker and they will speak on a variety of topics that are of interest to inventors. Past speakers include patent attorneys and prototype makers. After the speaker talks we always open it up for question and answers so the attendees can ask their specific questions. We then have a short business meeting. See below for meeting schedule
 
President Frank Morosky at the 2015 Innovation Expo
Frank at the 2015 Innovation Expo
 
Next Meeting:
 

 

Monday September 10 at 7pm

Community Savings Bank in Robins or your home

**  I will be at the bank in Robins and we will have our business meeting after this webex.  Let me know if you will attend either. **


IP Overview and Resources Host: Tracie Robertson 

WebEx Meeting
When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here: http://shorturl.at/nvK13

Access Information Meeting Number: 996 365 488 Meeting Password: 12345 

Audio Connection 5712705000 (CWMS Call In) Access Code: 996 365 488

Topic
It will be an Intellectual Property Overview and Resources for inventors. 

Submit Your Great Product or Idea Here
Speaker
Zandra Smith
Supervisory patent examiner, USPTO Zandra Smith is a supervisory patent examiner (SPE) at the USPTO. She joined the agency in June 1996 as an examiner in optical measuring and testing in Technology Center (TC) 2800. Prior to joining the USPTO, Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia Tech. . In January of 2018 she accepted a detail in the Office of Innovation Development (OID) as the Pro Se Assistance Program Coordinator. In 2005, she became a trainer for new examiners in the Patent Training Academy. Later that same year, she became a SPE in the semiconductor art area, where she supervised more than 20 examiners who worked a variety of patent applications related to semiconductors and the method of making semiconductors. As a supervisor, she has had the opportunity to work on several projects within TC 2800 and the Patent Corps, including serving as being the TC lead of the Diversity Council. Smith has also worked on creating career development opportunities for the Patents Technical Support Staff and currently serves as the Transition Coordinator for TC 2800, assisting new examiners in their move from the training academy to their home art unit. She enjoys cooking, reading, and good wine and lives in Virginia with her kids and her dog.
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I made a great contact at the USPTO when I was there in March. Was able to coordinate this.

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Contact Information
President: Frank Morosky
Telephone
 319-849-8436
Electronic mail
General Information: info@iowainventorsgroup.org