What we're about

The Inventors Forum is one of the largest inventors groups in the nation. Formed 30 years ago, we are now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with hundreds of members. We help educate inventors about how to research, develop, protect, and profit from their inventions, either by building a business to produce their inventive products, or by licensing their patents to larger established companies.

The OC Inventors Forum enjoys celebrating the successes of the Men and Women Inventors who are doing wonderful things in our own So Cal community!

Please visit our website for more information

http://www.inventorsforum.org/

We hold meeting twice a month, with the exception of a 2 month winter break for the holidays. Our meetings consist of both 'member-only meetings (held on the last Friday of each month) and an 'open-to-the-public' meeting (held on the second Friday of each month).

At our members only meetings, members have the opportunity to present their ideas, then get feedback from the other members. All members are protected by an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) that every member must sign before attending a members only meeting. Membership to Inventor's Forum is only $50/year and there is a $5 fee each time you attend a members only meeting (to cover food and drinks that are provided).

Our 'open-to-the-public' meetings consist of a presentation by a special guest speaker. The speakers are chosen based on their knowledge of a given field relating to inventing and product development. Our guest speakers range from successful inventors, to patent attorneys, to marketing experts, and even representatives from the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office). There is a $5 entry fee for non-members to attend these speaker events, but members of Inventor's forum get to enjoy free admission.

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Inventors Forum 'Members Only' Assistance Meeting

Urban Workshop

Come to the Inventors Forum meetings where inventors, product developers, and innovators in their fields assist each other in next steps along the way to bright new ideas. The Members Only meetings are for members to present their ideas and get feedback from the other attendees. Each presentation has a 10 minute time limit, so if you want to present, please be ready to present your idea clearly and concisely and let us know what help you would like from the group. There is a $5 entry fee, collected at the door at the time of the event. Cash preferred. Non-Members are not allowed to attend these meetings because members present new ideas and need to be protected by an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) which each member agrees to and signs before becoming a member. Non-Members can come to the meeting, fill out a New Member form, and become a member, on-the-spot for only $50 per year.

Inventor's Forum Special Guest Speaker To Be Determined - Open to Public

Speaker To Be Determined The Inventor's Forum guest speaker series features guest speakers from a wide array of industries and disciplines, but all are related to one thing, developing your invention idea to bring it to market. Scroll down to see some of our past and tentative future speakers. This is a Public Meeting. Inventors Forum membership is not required, but for non-members there is a $5 fee, paid at the door the evening of the event. members are FREE! If you aren't a member, we would love it if you joined! Membership is only $50 for the entire year. Become a member now! http://www.inventorsforum.org/join-us If you join and become a member, you can attend our members only meetings that provide more specialized and detailed support for developing your product ideas. Our members only meetings are held on the last Friday of every month at "Urban Workshop" in Costa Mesa. Please visit our website or stop by a meeting for more information on becoming a member. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.inventorsforum.org/ FUTURE SPEAKER SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 11th - Dan Jenkins, technology entrepreneur and start-up advisor, specializes in branding, packaging, pricing and merchandising. OCTOBER 9th - Stephen Key - Author of "One Simple Idea" and co-founder of "Inventright", Leading Authority on the Invention Licensing process. https://www.inventright.com NOVEMBER 13th - Success Stories Please check our website for updates or changes For a list of our past events and speakers, click here: http://www.inventorsforum.org/events The Inventor’s Forum is a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT group. We are a group of Product Developers, Business Professionals, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Patent Attorneys and creative people volunteering to help would-be inventors objectively evaluate their invention's validity, network with friends, and to assist inventors with proceeding intelligently!

Inventors Forum 'Members Only' Assistance Meeting

Urban Workshop

Come to the Inventors Forum meetings where inventors, product developers, and innovators in their fields assist each other in next steps along the way to bright new ideas. The Members Only meetings are for members to present their ideas and get feedback from the other attendees. Each presentation has a 10 minute time limit, so if you want to present, please be ready to present your idea clearly and concisely and let us know what help you would like from the group. There is a $5 entry fee, collected at the door at the time of the event. Cash preferred. Non-Members are not allowed to attend these meetings because members present new ideas and need to be protected by an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) which each member agrees to and signs before becoming a member. Non-Members can come to the meeting, fill out a New Member form, and become a member, on-the-spot for only $50 per year.

Inventor's Forum Special Guest Speaker DAN JENKINS - Open to Public

DAN JENKINS - TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR AND START-UP ADVISOR, SPECIALIZES IN BRANDING, PACKAGING, PRICING, AND MERCHANDISING. The Inventor's Forum guest speaker series features guest speakers from a wide array of industries and disciplines, but all are related to one thing, developing your invention idea to bring it to market. Scroll down to see some of our past and tentative future speakers. This is a Public Meeting. Inventors Forum membership is not required, but for non-members there is a $5 fee, paid at the door the evening of the event. members are FREE! If you aren't a member, we would love it if you joined! Membership is only $50 for the entire year. Become a member now! http://www.inventorsforum.org/join-us If you join and become a member, you can attend our members only meetings that provide more specialized and detailed support for developing your product ideas. Our members only meetings are held on the last Friday of every month at "Urban Workshop" in Costa Mesa. Please visit our website or stop by a meeting for more information on becoming a member. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.inventorsforum.org/ FUTURE SPEAKER SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 9th - Stephen Key - Author of "One Simple Idea" and co-founder of "Inventright", Leading Authority on the Invention Licensing process. https://www.inventright.com NOVEMBER 13th - Success Stories Please check our website for updates or changes For a list of our past events and speakers, click here: http://www.inventorsforum.org/events The Inventor’s Forum is a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT group. We are a group of Product Developers, Business Professionals, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Patent Attorneys and creative people volunteering to help would-be inventors objectively evaluate their invention's validity, network with friends, and to assist inventors with proceeding intelligently!

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