Past Inventor Events

American Society of Inventors presents Stephen KeyStephen Key bookStephen Key is one of the most successful Author, inventor and licensing expert in the USA.  Mr. Key has licensed more than 20 simple ideas in fields as diverse as the toy, beverage, music and drug industries. Collectively, his creations have sold more than half a billion units and generated billions of dollars of retail revenue.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Church On the Mall
    500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA (map)
  • The Sanctuary Meeting Room

Our focus will be on Protecting Your Intellectual Property, with Steven Key, as key-note speaker, who is a renowned Inventor and expert in Licensing; Case Study with Marie Kraft, President ASI and Local Panel Discussion with ASI Board and Friends of ASI.

Come join us after for more Mix and Mingle with Presenters and ASI immediately following the event (CASH BAR) at: PF Changs, Plymouth Meeting Mall.

Thank You!

We wanted to say THANK YOU to Stephen Key, his family and to all who attended the presentation on licensing your Invention on 12Apr17. If you missed it you missed a lot!

Unlike other authors who will give you just enough information to make you want to buy their book, well not Mr. Key!!! He talked us through each step of how he successfully licensed product after product, he gave out books and stayed to sign them and told us personal stories and examples. I think it’s safe to say that Mr. Key is welcome back anytime.

Stephen Key book

 INVENTOR MEETUP ~ “Everything You Wanted to Ask about Patents!”

Monday, May 16th,  2016 – from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Admission is FREE!

Brought to you by The Free Library of Philadelphia!

Presentation by ~ Elizabeth Dougherty, J.D. ~Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition In the Office of Innovation Development at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Want to know more about patents?
Join us to find out about:
·         Utility patents and their application process (provisional and non-provisional patent applications)
·         Design patents & their application process
·         Patent terms, forms, fees and what to expect when working with with the United States Patent & Trademark Office to obtain a patent!
Elizabeth Dougherty, J.D., received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the Catholic University of America in 1991 and a juris doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1996.

This event was free, but please register by calling 215-686-5394 or go to

Skyline Room, 4th Floor

Location:  The Free Library of Philadelphia

 1901 Vine Street (The Parkway at Logan Circle)

Philadelphia, PA


The American Society of Inventors:
Several members of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Inventors will be on hand to answer your additional questions about the process of inventing.  
The American Society is a 64 year old Philadelphia non-profit organization that helps its area members free of charge with  invention evaluations and assistance, community events and meetings.  The American Society of Inventors offers FREE INVENTION REVIEWS for area members (membership is $49/year) at their board meetings.  The American Society of Inventors does not sell any services to inventors so an honest evaluation and discussion of your invention, your invention development path. Call for additional information or a membership application: 215. 546. 6601, or email Ruth Gaal, Vice President/Treasurer at rgaal at comcast dot net.

Tickets are where FREE for this event for both members and guests.  Questions?  Call The Free Library at 215-686=5394.  Thank you.