Inventors change meeting place
As members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Oklahoma Inventors Congress (OIC) plan to meet in a new venue tonight, observers in the intellectual property industry are preparing to embrace changes spurred by the America Invents Act, passed by Congress in September.
The group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the student center of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City at NW 10 and Portland Avenue, where some two dozen members will present up to seven minutes on their respective ideas, Chapter President Dan Hoffman said. Guests are welcome.
The new location allows members Internet access, so they can use their laptop, flash drives and PowerPoint applications to share ideas, Hoffman said.
“Such access is critical to the communication stage of development, when our members are trying to market their intellectual property,” he said.
Founded in 1966, the group has about 100 statewide members and is the longest running, continually operating chapter in the country, Hoffman said. It comes as no surprise, he said, “Oklahomans have a dogged determination and entrepreneurial spirit that settled this country.”