San Diego Inventors Forum
November 2015
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Is licensing your invention your strategy?  If so, don't miss the November SDIF meeting when Leslie Wagner, licensing expert will be our speaker on Licensing 101.  Many of you have met Leslie at our front desk but may not know about her licensing expertise.  Thanks, Leslie, for everything you do for SDIF--we appreciate you more than you know!

Thanks to SDIF member and patent agent, George Levy, who presented Patents & Intellectual Property 101 at our October meeting. 

This month our Inventor of the Month will be Andrew Yaros of Trio Hygiene Systems. Thanks to last month's Inventor of the Month Josh Rifkin The Hairball™ All-in-one grooming system that fits in the palm of your hand!  

Thursday, November 12 - 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!

SDIF Members on Kickstarter
Can you help these SDIF members get funded?

T-Rex recently built a phone charger that goes in your cigarette adapter. Unlike other phone chargers, this one has a battery inside so if you ever need more power in your phone you can pull it out and take it with you and it will keep charging your phone.

The Kickstarter went live Monday Nov 2 and Michael needs all the help he can get. You can help by going to his Kickstarter page.  

Thank you from Michael Tyrannosaurus Kadie aka T-Rex aka KD

Roth J. Weinstein is launching a campaign for his product, Revtekroller. It's a revolutionary fitness project. The RevTek Roller will forever change how quickly your body recovers and maintains its posture.  Please check out the RevTek Roller Kickstarter campaign. 

Allen Young's Behold makes it easy to always be prepared to fix a flat. It mounts just like a water bottle cage. Years in the has been years in the making, Behold is a better way to carry your emergency essentials. Please go to the Behold Kickstarter page and support Allen. 

Special Offer for Kickstarter Contestants
Thinking of starting a Kickstarter campaign?  How will you let people know about your Kickstarter initiative?  Here's an offer that's too good to pass up!

From now through December 31, Judith Balian of Excoveries and Constant Contact can offer you a free mobile-friendly email template with your branding, an email list upload, and free online training.  Contact Judith for details.    760.346.8848

SDIF Memberships
SDIF now has memberships.  Regulars can pay $10 monthly at the desk or become members. One 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
CNBC's Make Me a Millionaire Inventor
Suzanne Sullivan is part of the casting team for Season Two of CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. They are currently recruiting inventors of all kinds to get their inventions seen by potential investors and industry buyers. The products or inventions should be in the development phase and/or need some sort of improvement if it's almost finished.  Learn more on the CNBC website. 

Download a flyer about this opportunity. 
Packaging Expo in Anaheim - February 2016
Looking for packaging solutions for your invention? Each year WestPack brings together the packaging community for fun, education, and sourcing. Last year's event featured thousands of exhibiting suppliers representing the best in packaging including machinery, printing and labelling solutions, packaging design solutions, and much more. 

Expert presentations were given by speakers representing Amazon, Autodesk, Berlin Packaging, Cama Group, Emerald Packaging, IBM, Paper Pak Industries, Samsung, Smart Planet Technologies, Sonoco, Toyota, TricorBraun, WestRock, Zebra Technologies. 

This year Westpack is providing full-day educational conferences for both health & beauty packaging and beer & spirits packaging. 

Through November 13, the event's new single-click registration will automatically waive the $95 expo fee. Learn more and sign up.
New SDIF Website
SDIF member, Grazyna Krajewska of AmberDot, LLC, has built our new SDIF website which has new features and easy navigation.  New website features include:

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!
Newsletter Help Wanted
SDIF is someone to create additional emails as needed.  In addition to our 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 everyone who helps.


Writing ability
An eye for design (fonts, sizing, etc.)
Knowledge of Constant Contact would be a plus (but we have the template)
A little knowledge of HTML would be helpful 

Training provided.

Please email Adrian or Judith Balian if you are interested.  
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!  

Wishing you an inventive day and hoping to see you on Thursday!         

Adrian Pelkus  


Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum
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Resources for Inventors
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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 

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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...

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 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 
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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 
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858.720.7403 | direct
Leslie Wagner
Leslie F. Wagner
Intellectual Property and Licensing Consultant
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Patents and Ventures
        George Levy
         Patent Agent

Inventions into Income  
Product Development
Ben Gage 
  Sidney Wildesmith -Video 
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Consultant / Interim Manager
"Assisting Business in Taking Ideas to the Marketplace"

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