The IEEE Central Texas Consultants
Network is an affinity group of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas
The Consultants Network promotes the development
of members' careers through professional and
social networking, including publicizing members'
skills and sharing potential professional
opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas
Meetings - General Information
The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except
when meeting jointly with other groups, the
Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday
of each month. Meetings usually begin with
informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.,
followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
by experts in technology, marketing, sales,
advertising, financial or legal needs of small
businesses and special needs of consultants.
Daring to Do Your Own Patent
to Do Your Own Patent Searches
Patent searches are part
science and part art – and often
intimidating. Steve will share
some patent research insights with you,
and also will touch on other
components of prior art research during
As a patent research
professional, Steve has learned that the
methodology is the same for every
inventor – large or small: namely,
knowing when to search, how to manage
your efforts, how to
manage uncovered data, recognizing
what’s important and knowing when to
stop. Plus, you’ll need to know what to
ignore and when to search again.
technologies, for clients ranging from
individuals to IP attorneys to large
Fortune 500 companies, has taught Steve
Pearson a great deal about
tailoring the approach for various
Steve is the founder
Pearson Strategy Group, LLC which
provides services mimicking Innovation
Boards in patent research, Competitive
Intelligence, Innovation Support, and
Strategic Development to the technology,
power, consumer, and transportation
Steve is the sole individual
inventor of three U.S. patents, all for
improvements to the evaporator units of
air conditioning systems.
Steve served aboard a Navy
submarine as a nuclear reactor operator
and electronics technician, graduated
from UT San Antonio as an electrical
engineer, and has worked in various
engineering roles in semiconductor
manufacturing with Motorola
Semiconductor, piping and fitting
manufacturing with Applied Materials,
and in research and consulting.
|Date & Time:
Wednesday 22, 2017, Networking at 6:00
p.m., business and program from 6:30 to 8:30
||PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer
Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
||$5.00 minimum charge for the
restaurant. Supper is at optional extra
|| Not required. All interested
parties are invited to attend.
|For more information.
If you are interested in professional career
development and cross-training in varied technical
fields, please consider joining the Central Texas
Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!
Presentation materials, if available, may be
obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.
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