Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Inventors Group Helping Make Dreams a Reality - Press Release from 10/1/2006

Inventors Group Helping Make Dreams a Reality - Press Release from 10/1/2006

A Group offering free advice to guide local inventors on the path of success has been praised by Leeds City Council.The Leeds Inventors Group, which was launched in July 2005, has already built up a significant following with monthly meetings now being attended by over 30 people.Run by Leeds City Council's business and patent information services department, with meetings held at the Central Library, the group discusses all aspects of putting a new product on the market as well as hearing from guest speakers, idea-sharing and networking.Leeds City Council Executive Member for Leisure, Coun John Procter, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the success of the Leeds Inventors Group."It has only been meeting for six months and yet it is already attracting a large crowd every month. That is down to the quality of the organisers and the enthusiasm of everyone involved so it is great to see the impact it has made." He continued: "We are keen for the group to continue to grow in 2006 so I would encourage anyone interested in any aspect of inventing to go along to discuss their ideas.Companies "The meetings are free and are a great way of picking up information, advice and useful contacts. Anyone wanting to turn their idea into reality should go and see what the group has to offer." The council's business and patent information services department offers what it describes as a comprehensive guide to business needs, with start-up information, how to target new customers effectively through mailing lists, information on companies and suppliers, and market research.Information on current legislation, standards and health and safety is also available, as well as how to protect inventions, trademarks and designs.It also offers electronic access to thousands of business and industry journals, free booklets, delivers documents and runs free clinics for expert advice from a registered patent agent.The Leeds Inventors Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
To book a place, or for further information, call (0113) 247 8266, e-mail piu@leeds.gov.uk or visit the website at www.businessandpatents.org