Happy New Year to all!!

Don’t miss the upcoming Inventors Network of the Capital Area (INCA) meeting – January 23rd from 5:30 – 8:30PM  at the Knox Building of the USPTO in Alexandria, VA.

Anchoring your digital identify: Maximize your company and product website”  Learn from the website experts, Vincent Consumano, CEO of FreshySites will review best practices for building and managing this critical portal to your company and products.

Attendance is FREE. A small donation is requested for pizza and drinks.  Space is limited, so register here.

For announcements about additional upcoming events join the Inventors Network of the Capital Area Meetup Group or join/visit the INCA Google Group.


About Our Meetings

Monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., introductions and announcements follow at 6:30 p.m. Meetings generally end around 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Pizza, snacks, soda and juice are available during the meeting.

Let us know what types of speaking topics are of interest to you for upcoming meetings. Private sector speakers at past meetings have included successful inventors, and experts in: marketing, branding, patenting, licensing, prototyping, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Speakers at past meetings have also included government officials from the US Patent & Trademark Office of Independent Inventors Program and US federal and state government small business assistance programs. See our Past Meetings and Past Newsletters page for more details.

Keep up with future meeting topics and schedules by periodically visiting our website for updates and meeting announcements. For more automated ways of finding out what we have planned for upcoming events you can sign up to our INCA Google Group which functions similarly to an email list serve.




Monday July 18, 2011 Inventors Network of the Capital Area Meeting: Patent Reform – What Might it Mean for the Independent Inventor. This meeting will feature two experts in the area of patent law, Raymond Van Dyke and Adam Mossoff. Many you already know Mr. Van Dyke from previous INCA  meetings. Ray is a patent attorney and licensing executive. Mr. Mossoff is  a Professor at Law at George Mason University who specializes in intellectual  property, internet law, legal history, natural rights  philosophy, patents and property law. See both Ray and Adam’s bios at the  following two links respectively.


July 22-24, 2011 – Build Your Own 3D Printer


Anderson Ta is planning another Rep Rap 3D printer build class. This class will be July 22-24, 2011 in McLean, Virginia. See for more information and how to register for this class.

If you have questions about this class contact Anderson at or 202-664-9134.