Today I made an impromptu trip to MakeHaven in New Haven. A member, John, was working there and gave me a quick tour of their 5000 sqft facility. They have all sorts of tools and machinery that members can use, such as a working kitchen, homebrew area, quilting frame and CNC quilter, GNC router, injection molder, and of course 3D printers, and a bunch of other stuff. It was a very impressive makerspace. The operations manager Kath showed up, and we had a very nice chat. More information can be found here.
Last night I taught the 2nd night of my two-night class: “Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights for the Inventor and Small Businesses”. The 2nd night we discussed international patent applications, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The students had great questions about all the subjects.
Be on the look out for an announcement regarding my class in the Fall of 2019 on “Commercializing your Invention”. Soon, you can find information on my blog, or at the Milford Adult Education website.
The USA is still innovating like crazy. 2018 had the 2nd highest number of issued patents. 2017 is still the no. 1 spot! Graphs can be seen here.