San Diego Inventors Forum
October 2015
 
Greetings! 
 
Protecting your idea is one of the most important steps in successful inventing, and tonight SDIF member and patent agent, George Levy, will present Patents & Intellectual Property 101.  George's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A.  If you're a new inventor, you don't want to miss this meeting!

Thursday, October 9 - Doors open at 6:30 for Networking
Conference Center at AMN HealthCare, 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
Meeting starts at 7:00  
$10 includes a snack and drink (correct change appreciated!)

SDIF - The Place to Be
SDIF monthly meetings are the ideal place to get help on all aspects of inventing as well as make new contacts. Unlike other inventors' organizations, we have no costly annual dues or membership requirements. All you need is a desire to learn about the world of inventing and to network with like-minded people. Whether you're an inventor or a service provider to inventors, SDIF is the place to be the second Thursday of each month!

 
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SDIF News
Thanks to Leslie Wagner who has come aboard as SDIF Treasurer!

Our Membership Drive starts tonight. Regulars can pay $10 monthly at the desk or become Members - 1 year for $100.

Membership Benefits
Discount 2 months off regular price
Monthly admission to local meetings
Subscription to Monthly Newsletter
Free Webinar & new videos link
1 free listing for Members New Product Showcase
2 Seats at the 2016 Contest
 
SDIF member, Grazyna Krajewska of AmberDot, LLC, is building our new SDIF website which has new features and easy navigation.  New website features coming:

Members Products Showcase - $25 to place an ad for your new product for a full year.

Donations to SDIF can now be accepted! :) Please make checks out to SDIF.
Sponsors & Inventor Stories Wanted
SDIF Sponsors wanted!!!
-Platinum Sponsors - $2500-On banner and introduced at contest, Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website, and on monthly Agenda
-Gold - $1000- Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website and monthly agenda
-Silver -$500 - post in newsletter, website and monthly Agenda
-Bronze -$100 - post in newsletter & website

Nationwide webinars are planned!  Stay tuned for more information.

Stories wanted!!!

Send us yours or Become an "Inventor of the Month"!
Time onstage (10 minutes) to pitch your product and get feedback.
Help motivate other inventors, come tell your story.

THIS MONTH'S "INVENTOR OF THE MONTH"
Josh Rifkin The Hairball™ | All-in-one grooming system that fits in the palm of your hand!

Thanks to last month's "INVENTOR OF THE MONTH" Marvin Jay Rosenthal for showing us his Enforcer Leash™ http://www.enforcerleash.com/
 
Help Wanted
SDIF is looking for a news editor.  In addition to the regular monthly newsletters, we often have special announcements and need help getting those posted.  You will be added as a Contributor and mentioned at meetings' end when we thank all that help SDIF.  Experience with Constant Contact a plus.  Please email Adrian if you are interested.  
Calling all Teen Inventors!
Here's a great opportunity for teenage inventors!  Read all about it!
SDIF Videos
Thanks to our volunteer videographer, Sidney Wildesmith, you can now watch online videos of all the SDIF presentations for the past year.  
Sidney, you're the best!  


Hope to see you tonight!         

Adrian Pelkus  

Adrian

Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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Resources for Inventors
Development Council

The mission of the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network is to provide superior business consulting and education that results in entrepreneurial success and economic growth and prosperity for California. Over the last five years the network has assisted more than 12,000 business owners raise capital, increase revenue and create jobs. Under the guidance of professional consultants, our clients have generated more than $41 million in capital infusion into the local economy.


Consulting is complimentary to businesses that are ready to grow and is available in a private setting at one of four centers and six outreach locations. The SBDC offers guidance on how to reduce the cost of operations, increase sales and market share, financing, money management, exporting internationally, marketing and online marketing, patent and technology commercialization, and market research. To learn more about these valuable resources, visit their website or contact Carol Wiley at 619.216.6690 or cwilry@swccd.edu. 


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SDIF is a member of the United Inventors Association is the Inventor Industry's national membership foundation dedicated to inventor education and support.  Learn more...
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CONNECT Springboard offers free guidance and development to life sciences, clean-tech, high tech and consumer product companies in all stages of development, ranging from concept, technology transfer to start-up. Contact: Steve Hoey, Director, Springboard Program & Innovation Research at shoey@connect.org or by phone at 858.964-1308   Learn more...

SCORE can help you start a new business or improve your present business. For more information about the SCORE San Diego's free small business counseling and the low-cost workshop series, call 619.557.7272 or visit their website

San Diego Inventors Forum Sponsors

 

A-Squared Tech Adrian Pelkus, CEO 
760.591.9608 
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Sheppard Mullin  
Amy J. Romaker Director of Client Service Teams 
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130-2006 
858.720.8900 | main
858.720.7403 | direct
   
Leslie Wagner
Leslie F. Wagner
Intellectual Property and Licensing Consultant
858.442-5758
leslie.wagner@ymail.com 
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Patents and Ventures
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         Patent Agent
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