New Mexico Junior College


Inventor's Workshop

Free Inventor's Workshop

Thursday April 8, 2021   6:00pm - 8:30pm

NMJC's Larry Hanna Training & Outreach Facility


Are you an inventor?    Do you have an invention?    Do you want to obtain a patent for an idea?  

Attend a FREE workshop on the essentials of obtaining a patent, hosted by New Horizons Foundation, Economic Deveopment Corporation of Lea County, and New Mexico Junior College.

All presentations (other than the welcome and closing comments) will be virtual. Attendees may ask questions of the presenters in real time. After the presentations, attendees may sign up to speak to the presenters privately by phone from April 12 through April 16.

NOTE:  To keep everyone safe in a group meeting, there will be certain requirements for attendance:

  • Masks are required for all attendees
  • There will be 6 feet of social distancing
  • There will be a temperature check for all attendees prior to entering the meeting room
  • Maximum number of attendees will be 15


Register by calling 575-492-4710.   

For more information:
(NMJC will be closed March 22 - 26 for Spring Break. We will return your phone call or email when we return March 29.)



Welcome and Opening Remarks                                                                   Dennis Holmberg

What is New Horizons Foundation?                                                          Dennis Holmberg

I have an idea. Now what?                                                                          Lance Anderson

Where to find assistance; Defining your market                                  Tim Wittig

The State of New Mexico wants you to succeed                                   Dr. Myrriah Tomar

The role of your local Small Business Development Center              Brandon Hunt

Local help to help you be successful                                                        Jennifer Grassham

Closing comments                                                                                           

Sign up for individual phone sessions with speakers (each phone session will be for 15 minutes)             

Speakers and Facilitators

Lance Anderson Tim Wittig Myrriah Tomar
Lance Anderson
Patent Attorney for NHF,
specializing in Intellectual
Property, Patent Law, and Technology Commercialization
Tim Wittig
Technology Consultant 
for NHF, specializing in federal
lab networks, and the Dept. of Defense in spinning
technologies off into the
private sector

Dr. Myrriah Tomar
Director, Office of Science and Technology, New Mexico
Economic Development


Brandon Hunt Jennifer Grassham Dennis Holmberg
Brandon Hunt
Director of NMJC's 
Small Business
Development Center
Jennifer Grassham
Interim President & CEO,
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County
Dennis Holmberg
Interim Executive Director,
New Horizons Foundation