Meetings

Upcoming events

    • 03/27/2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1 University Avenue, Orange, CA Chapman University, Argyros Forum Room 202

    Inventors Forum holds 10 regular Member's Only Assistance Meetings (January through October)

    Bring the ideas that have been percolating in your brain, and give them a jump start!


    WHERE: March 27th in Argyros Forum, Room 202, Chapman University Orange, CA

    Maps & Directions: Map to Argyros Forum and a Chapman Parking Map is available under "Venue"

    WHEN: These "members only" meetings are held on the last Friday of the month and begin at sharp at 7:30 P.M. with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early (7PM to network with other inventors). The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

    FEE: Door fees are $5 for members. Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price ($25) for seniors 65+, full time students and disabled. Chapman Students are $12.50. IF does not take credit cards at the meeting. Please, no large denomination bills.

    NOTES: Everyone must sign a confidentialty agreemeent. Inventor presentations with feedback from the whole group are first. Inventors can then meet in smaller groups or network with other inventors where they can get specific help with their inventions.

    We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.


    The NORMS AFTER MEETING GROUP

    After meeting group meets at Norms at Katella and Tustin in Orange. Hangout, have a cup of coffee, or dinner, or dessert first... Get reacquainted with your fellow inventors.  

    Norms Address: 1550 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867

    We'll take a head count at the meeting to see how many will be coming.

    Norms is usually quite busy, so if you say you're coming please show up.


    • 04/10/2015
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Chapman University: Argyros Forum - Room 202, Orange, CA 92869
    How to License an Idea With or Without a Patent

    What does it really take to license an idea? Stephen Key has been teaching creative people how to license their ideas for more than a decade. During this presentation, he will discuss the latest strategy he has developed to license ideas with and without the protection of a patent. 

    Many of the products Key has licensed required no intellectual property protection whatsoever. But he also knows what it takes to protect a big idea. Key successfully defended his ownership of Spinformation in Federal Court. Spin formation is a rotating label innovation that has been featured on multiple products, is protected by 20 U.S. and international patents, and has received more than 13 industry awards.


    About Stephen Key

    Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, a renowned intellectual property strategist, and a successful entrepreneur. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have sold in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift. Stephen is the Chief Technical Officer of SpinLabel Technologies as well as a co-founder of InventRight, a company that teaches people how to license their ideas. His first book, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work, has been translated into five other languages. He writes a popular weekly column for Inc.com and is long-standing contributor to Entrepreneur.com.

    Please download your required parking permit under Venue at InventorsForum.org (Maps of the location, and parking areas are also available under "Venue")

    • 04/24/2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1 University Avenue, Orange, CA Chapman University, Argyros Forum Room 202

    Inventors Forum holds 10 regular Member's Only Assistance Meetings (January through October)

    Bring the ideas that have been percolating in your brain, and give them a jump start!


    WHERE: April 24th in Argyros Forum, Room 202, Chapman University Orange, CA

    Maps & Directions: Map to Argyros Forum and a Chapman Parking Map is available under "Venue"

    WHEN: These "members only" meetings are held on the last Friday of the month and begin at sharp at 7:30 P.M. with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early (7PM to network with other inventors). The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.

    FEE: Door fees are $5 for members. Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price ($25) for seniors 65+, full time students and disabled. Chapman Students are $12.50. IF does not take credit cards at the meeting. Please, no large denomination bills.

    NOTES: Everyone must sign a confidentialty agreemeent. Inventor presentations with feedback from the whole group are first. Inventors can then meet in smaller groups or network with other inventors where they can get specific help with their inventions.

    We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.


    The NORMS AFTER MEETING GROUP

    After meeting group meets at Norms at Katella and Tustin in Orange. Hangout, have a cup of coffee, or dinner, or dessert first... Get reacquainted with your fellow inventors.  

    Norms Address: 1550 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867

    We'll take a head count at the meeting to see how many will be coming.

    Norms is usually quite busy, so if you say you're coming please show up.


    • 05/08/2015
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92869

    Anurag Bist from Ashmar IP will be discussing the IP Strategy for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.  This discussion will cover specialized research reports that are available, why they might be beneficial to early stage startups, and how they can be used to create an intellectual package that increases the value of your business or concept acquisition.

Past events

03/19/2015 Develop a Winning Business Plan
03/18/2015 Top 5 Website Revenue Streams
03/13/2015 Shelly Ehler - ShowNo Towel
03/12/2015 Social Media Marketing
03/09/2015 Intellectual Property Fundamentals for the Startup
02/27/2015 February Member's Only Meeting
02/25/2015 Get Started OC
02/13/2015 Inventing 101 -- The basic steps to inventing and following through
02/10/2015 SCORE Workshop - Top 5 Website Revenue Streams Anyone Can Activate
02/08/2015 Anaheim Convention - 8 Manufacturing Trade Shows
02/04/2015 David & Goliath Marketing -FREE
01/30/2015 January Member's Only Meeting
12/25/2014 Warren Tuttle - the Ins and Outs of Licensing to Major Kitchenware Company
12/08/2014 Hardware Show N' Tell #4
11/14/2014 2014 Success Story Night
11/12/2014 Plastics Engineers - PLANT TOUR & DINNER
10/24/2014 October Member's Only Meeting
10/22/2014 Webinar - Startup Fundraising 101
10/18/2014 Silicone Mold Making Class
10/15/2014 Design 2 part Show
10/10/2014 Idea to Invention with author Patricia Nolan-Brown
10/02/2014 Lean Coffee Workshop with OCHackerz
10/01/2014 106 Miles Speaker Series - Chris Guillebeau's The Happiness of Pursuit Book Tour
09/27/2014 Urban Workshop BBQ Halloween Preview
09/26/2014 September Member's Only Meeting
09/26/2014 From Recipe to Retail: An Entrepreneur’s Workshop on Strategies for Success in Bringing a Food Product to Market
09/15/2014 Intellectual Property Fundamentals For The Start-up
09/12/2014 Inventing Tips from a Professional Inventor
09/12/2014 IF IP Entrepreneur Mixer @ Chapman University
08/29/2014 August Member's Only Meeting
08/14/2014 Western Plastics Trade Show
08/08/2014 Eric Karich & Cynthia Kirkeby on Branding, Trademarks, & Copyrights
07/25/2014 July Member's Only Meeting
07/25/2014 Urban Workshop Grand Opening
07/11/2014 Burke Franklin, author of Business Black Belt and creator of BizPlanBuilder
06/23/2014 Hardware Show N' Tell #2
06/13/2014 How to Get Your Product on Direct Response TV?
06/03/2014 Crowdfunding
05/30/2014 Member's Only Meeting
05/09/2014 The Life of a Patent Application - what to do when you get a letter from the USPTO."
04/28/2014 Hardware Show and Tell #1
04/25/2014 Member's Only Meeting
04/23/2014 Crowdfunding
04/15/2014 B Ready for Big Money
04/11/2014 "So You Have a Great Idea, Now What?"
04/09/2014 Web Marketing For Success
03/14/2014 Inventing 101 -- The basic steps to inventing and following through
02/28/2014 Member's Only Meeting
02/14/2014 Crowdfunding for Your Invention
01/31/2014 Member's Only Meeting
10/11/2013 Your Invention - It Matters What It Looks Like
09/27/2013 Member's Only Meeting
09/13/2013 Lean Market Validation
08/09/2013 Marketing and Advertising for Inventors
07/12/2013 Do Your Own Novelty Search (for patentablity)
06/14/2013 Get it made in Orange County!
05/10/2013 3 Keys To A Winning Invention
04/12/2013 "The Sourcing Lady" Sourcing from Asia for Inventors
03/08/2013 First-to-File and Submitting your own Provisional Application
02/08/2013 Inventing 101 -- The basic steps to inventing
11/09/2012 Success Stories !
10/12/2012 Stephen Key
09/14/2012 Free help for Inventors !
08/10/2012 Plastics for Inventors in a Nutshell
07/13/2012 Funding Your Invention
06/08/2012 Inventing on a Shoestring
05/11/2012 Seminar on Trademarks and other non-patent legal issues
04/13/2012 Patents 101 1/2 -- Three Topics in Patenting
03/09/2012 Rapid Prototyping. Speaker is Ken Burns of Growit3D based in Lake Forest.
11/11/2011 Kellie Oliver - Is a TV Shopping Channel Right for your Product? How do you do it?
10/14/2011 Success Stories, Minna Ha, Henry Adams, Mark Weber, Rich Ernst
09/09/2011 Do-it-Yourself Patent Search with Theo G. Kafantaris, JD
08/12/2011 Robert Price - Roadmap To Entrepreneurial Success
07/08/2011 Matthew Spark - Who are Patent Examiners and what do they really do?
06/10/2011 Chris Pegula - Started Successful Business from Scratch - Learned On-the-Job - All about Product, Brand, Perseverance and Customers
05/13/2011 Stephen Key - One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
04/08/2011 Warren Tuttle, UIA President - How to Work with Major Manufactures and Brands
03/11/2011 Ellsa Grossman - The business of invention: Assessing start-up feasibility
02/11/2011 Michael McEntee, JD - Inventing 101 - The five basic steps to inventing, and an overview of IF's 5-Star Method
11/12/2010 How I Did It -- An In-Depth Case Study of a Successful Inventor
10/08/2010 Success Stories
09/10/2010 Financing for Inventors
08/13/2010 Direct TV Sales Primer
07/09/2010 How to Find and Negotiate with a Licensee
06/11/2010 Market Research: Why You Need it & How it's Done
05/14/2010 Write & File Your Own Provisional Patent
04/09/2010 Do-it-Yourself Patent Research
03/12/2010 Rapid Prototyping
02/12/2010 Inventing 101 -- The five basic steps to inventing, and an overview of IF's 5-Star Method
11/13/2009 Success Stories
10/09/2009 Taking Your Invention Business Seriously
09/11/2009 Rapid Prototyping
08/14/2009 So you've got a great idea! Now what?
07/10/2009 Infomercials, QVC, and Direct Response TV
06/12/2009 Write your own Provisional Patent
05/08/2009 Branding and Social Media Marketing
03/13/2009 What Not to Do when Inventing
02/13/2009 MONEY SAVING TIPS AND TRICKS FOR INVENTORS DEVELOPING AND MARKETING THEIR INVENTIONS DURING THE RECESSION
11/14/2008 Michael L. Schack - Current Issues in Financing for Inventors
10/10/2008 Success Stories
09/12/2008 Terry Price - Cerritos College - Plastics for Inventors
08/08/2008 Salesmanship 101 -- Cold Calling & Other Sales Skills
07/11/2008 Write your own Provisional Patent
06/13/2008 Inventions – from Idea to Prototype to Production
05/09/2008 Rapid Prototyping
04/11/2008 What Every Inventor Needs to Know About Non-Patent IP (Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets)
03/14/2008 Patent Panel of Experts; Question & Answer Session
02/08/2008 The First Steps to Invention - Research

 

 

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