San Diego Inventors Forum
August 2016

It's here!  Our annual invention contest is coming up Thursday.  This is the most popular SDIF meeting of the year, and you don't want to miss it.  Come, enjoy seeing the inventors showcase their creations, and vote on your favorites. 
Thursday, August 11
Doors open at 6:30 for Networking
Hopper Hall, Coleman University
8888 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
Contest starts at 7:00   
$10 fee includes a snack and drink (correct change appreciated!)

SDIF is a fabulous resource for inventors, and it just wouldn't be possible without our sponsors. These are people who are often inventors themselves who provide services to our members. Please check them out below.
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!

Coming August 11 - Our Annual Invention Contest -  this Thursday!
Will your invention be one of the select few at this year's SDIF 2016 Invention Contest?  We'll be voting on the best of the best out of ten contestants. Here are the contestants:

Marvin Rosenthal
Law-Dog Leash
3 handled dog leash
Van Dexter Duez
2 pies baking device
Robson Splane
Pro Rise
Assistive product
Josh Rifkin
Bit Viper
Right Angle hand tool
Dan Garcia
Personal bottle top
Greg Wawrzyniak
PaintWell Caddy
Paint tray
Elie Gendloff
Liveavore Lettuce
Live lettuce
Tam Tram
New age eating utensils
Dean McBain
True Iris Biofusion
ID system
Alex Robertson
Pet light therapy device.

Once again, Coleman University has agreed to host this event. 


Coleman University

8888 Balboa Ave

San Diego, CA 92123

Starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

$10 at the door

Snacks provided.

Most Innovative New Product - A CONNECT Event
CONNECT is now accepting submissions for its signature event, The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards. This event is held annually in December to honor the celebrities of innovation along with groundbreaking new products that have launched within the past two years.

CONNECT has expanded the eligibility requirements and innovation categories for 2016. Read the full details at and nomminate your product (or a friend's) today!

Edison Nation Seeking Inventors

Have that idea that you have always wanted to pursue and see if you could get it to market?
Let Edison Nation show you what they can offer in support. All SDIF members need to do is go to, create a standard free account and then send an e-mail to
XPRIZE Competition Now Accepting Applicants
XPRIZE is pleased to announce the registration for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a global competition demonstrating how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world's grand challenges.

If you are interested in creating or joining a team, please visit their competition portal.
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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.

SDIF needs stories about and by inventors! We are calling for volunteers to help gather and write stories or folks to send theirs.  Contact Adrian if you're interested. 

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!

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

Its been an incredible year!

So many new concepts taking the road to market, all started here.

Come to the contest and see what's been happening in the local inventor community!

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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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 
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San Diego, CA 92130-2006 
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Leslie F. Wagner

Intellectual Property and Licensing Consultant

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Patents and Ventures
        George Levy
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Inventions into Income  
Product Development

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Akiko Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Registered Patent Agent

Emory Ludwig LLP
Business, Technology and Intellectual Property Law
600 West Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
619-752-0249 Direct | 619-752-2003 Fax
David Waller of Patent Success Strategies.  David is a long-time SDIF member who has helped many of our inventors get their patents.  Contact David at 858.768.1864.

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