2017 - April Meeting

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The subject of our April meeting will be “19 Mistakes Inventors Make” - Avoid these and stand a better chance.

Thank you to our special March guests; Enventys Partners and Edison Nation CEO, Louis Foreman who presented "You have a great idea, what's next?"  and to Enventys Partners President Roy Morejon who spoke about crowdfunding as a means to get a new product to market.

We also welcomed back serial entrepreneur Josh Rifkin as March Inventor of the Month who  presented Scratch N' Squeak . He is launching a Kickstarter campaign on Monday (March 13) and will be offering ball launchers at a deep discount, for $12 for the first 150.                                         

Congratulations to our January Inventors of the Month - the Zapf sisters, inventors of Curly Petz for exceeding their Kickstarter goal.

Problems with New Patent Law

Inventors depend on strong intellectual property laws to defend their innovations.

As we have seen this year the patent laws have become so weak the independent inventor can no longer count on an issued patent to protect his right to profit from the labors of their mind. This strikes at the heart of what our founding fathers knew was the way to make the country great and made a foundation Article in the US constitution.

We American Independent Inventors must stand and demand our rights be  restored. Our nation needs us to create the new ideas and subsequent new jobs to continue to grow and thrive. The present patent laws must be revised to bring back the confidence a patent brings to both the inventor and investor.   Here is one of many articles from IP-Watchdog  

2016-Invention Contest - And the Winner is ...

Our annual invention contest, the most popular SDIF meeting of the year, took place on Thursday, August 11.  Thank you to the inventors showing their creations, to the audience for voting and to Coleman University for hosting this event.

Best of the best out of ten contestants are:

First place: Greg Wawrzyniak - PaintWell Caddy  Paint tray

Second place: Dean McBain - True Iris Biofusion ID system

Third place: Dan Garcia - Sipsee Personal bottle top

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