Meetings: 7:00pm - 9:00pm - 2nd Wednesday each month (No meetings in Dec.)
Networking ~ 6:30 - 7:00pm and after the speaker (as time permits). "Confidential Special Help Meeting"3rd Wednesday each month - for paid members only where everyone signs a non-disclosure
agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one-on-one help and advice on the next steps of pursuing their idea, concept or design.
NOTICE - The On-Site Face-To-Face Meetings held on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays remain closed for the safety of our members during the ongoing
Coronavirus situation, and the facemask and social distancing requirements of public meetings. However, when possible, we will be presenting remote live online presentations and videos which you can attend from the comfort of your home.
Join Now or Renew Your HIA Membership For 2021 with a Debit or Credit Card!
Due to the Coronavirus situation and social distancing and facemask restrictions of our Bayland Community Center meeting facility, we are now providing Members with enhanced benefits and access for
2021 for only $50. Benefits now include: -Free access to all On-site and Online Open-door Meetings. -Free access to videos of past On-site Open-door Meeting speaker presentations. -Free access to On-site and Online "Confidential Special Help Meetings" where everyone signs a non-disclosure agreement and attendees can discuss their product/concept openly and receive one-
on-one help and advice.
If you prefer pay by check, print a mail-in Membership Form Click Here. Fill it out and and Mail it in.
For questions regarding your membership status contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduled Speakers and Events
Due to the Coronavirus situation, we are making a video of a previous meeting presented by Mark Peterson avalaible to our members, titled:
"THE INVENTING PROCESS, LICENSING vs. VENTURING and PURSUING A LICENSE DEAL"
MARK PETERSON, Mark has been in product development for over 30 years in a variety of industries and products and runs the HIA 3rd Wednesday Confidential Special Help meetings where everyone signs a NDA and members can get help on their specific ideas they are developing.
Mark's presentation will focus on the general steps to take for developing an idea in the pursuit of getting it to the market and things to consider when determining whether to go
the licensing route or venturing to be an entrepreneur/manufacturer. The discussion will emphasize the licensing aspects as most inventors may want to pursue that route.
UNITED INVENTORS ASSOCIATION (UIA) WEEKLY LIVE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS
During the lock down, the UIA is presenting a series of one-hour webinars on their new UIA You Tube TV Channel
Live. The host and featured guests are either UIA Board Members, Ambassadors or Team Members.
Click the following link for a schedule of weekly topics and speakers UIAUSA 2021 Inventor Education Series
If you didn't watch live they are posted on their UIA website www.uiausa.org for future reference.
Videos of Our Past Meetings
We are making videos of our past speakers presentations available upon request for free via email to paid members only, so even if you live too far away to attend our monthly meetings
you can benefit by becoming a member. To become a member, Click the link above to pay online or download a Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it in.
Then contact email@example.com and request a video. You will also be added to our email list to receive monthly announcements regarding upcoming meetings and topics.
We wish to you and your families a Safe, Happy, and Properous New Year and hope to see you at our On-Site Face-To-Face Meetings soon.
Benefits of Attending Meetings
Our motto, "Inventors Helping Inventors", expresses some of the benefits of membership and attending monthly meetings. We provide speakers having first-hand knowledge of the difficulties in getting from raw idea to marketable product that offer their success stories,
and share tips on marketing your invention, and speakers that provide valuable information in technical areas, such as: protecting your idea, patent fundamentals, building prototypes, injection molding, manufacturing vs licensing, etc.
At our meetings, we often connect inventors having a problem with other members who may be able to help to solve it. We take pride in being a trusted resource, and do our best to protect inventors from invention marketing/development scams.
HIA Facebook Group Page
Have you visited our Facebook Group Page? The purpose of the Group Page is to provide an interactive forum or message board where members can comment on speakers, meetings, ask questions, make suggestions, provide feedback, receive help, etc.
Bill Kopitzke is the main administrator. The "Group" page is different from a regular Facebook "Page", in that you can't get there by "liking" or being a "friend"; you have to "Join" the group to participate. Group members must be approved or added by other members.
To "Join" the group, if you are logged in on facebook, you can click the Facebook logo in the left-hand column. If you are not logged in or if you are NOT already a member of the Facebook Group, click here for instructions on how to join.
Other Local Groups That May Be Of Interest To Inventors
The HIA was featured in an article titled "Houston Inventors Association Helps Members Bring Inventions to Reality",
written by John Calvert, head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Program following his visit to Houston in August, 2010. The article was published online in the "Inventors Eye" -a bi-monthly newsletter for the independent inventor community that covers topics of interest
to independent inventors; and stories about people who have become successful inventors. It also includes tips on working with the USPTO; information on events, organizations and meetings of interest to the inventor community.
HIA Featured In KHOU TV News Segment
Way back in 2001, the HIA was featured in a TV news segment where they discussed our organzation and warned against inventors being scammed by so-called "Invention Development Companies".
Click here to see KHOU TV video segment
The Magazine For Inventors
Meetings are held in Bellaire at:
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77074
(Inside Bayland Park)
(1 Blk west of Hillcroft)
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