Welcome to the Southern California Inventors Forum, one of the largest inventors’ groups in the United States. We were formed over 20 years ago as a small group of inventors, and are now a 501(c)(3) non-profit. With over 500 members, we help inventors learn how to research, develop and protect their inventions. We offer valuable support and insight into ways to profit from their inventions through building their own business or licensing their inventions.
Next Inventors Forum Speaker Series Event: October 12th Applied Innovation (The Beach) - 5141 California, Irvine, CA
Next Inventors Members Only Assistance Event: September 30th Urban Workshop - 365 Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Speaker - Stephen Key - Licensing Expert Author of One Simple Idea
How to Overcome Obstacles to Your Inventing Success
Every invention is different, but the roadblocks product developers face in bringing their ideas to
market are not. How will you motivate others to support your vision? How will you connect with
the right people at the right companies? Do you really need a patent? What about an NDA? For
the past 15 years, Stephen Key has been teaching creative people from more than 40 countries
how to profit from their ingenuity. During this presentation, he will outline the obstacles that
most frequently trip up inventors who want to license their ideas and describe his strategies for
overcoming them. His presentation will include concrete tips you can begin implementing
immediately, including pull-through marketing technique, win-win negotiation strategy, and why
a $65 provisional patent application is all you need to license your idea.
Connect with Stephen:
Amazon Author Page: htom/Stephen-Key/e/B004EHJINU
Inventors Forum SPEAKER SERIES
Open to non-members @ UCI’s Applied Innovation (The Cove) in “The Beach” meeting room.
WHERE: 5141 California St, Irvine, CA – 2nd Floor – The Beach
WHEN: 2nd Friday of the month – Meetings begin at 7:30 PM with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early to network with other inventors. The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.
Inventors Forum Members Only (last Friday of the month Jan-Oct) @ Urban Workshop, Irvine, CA (see venue)
Inventors Forum Speaker Series (2nd Friday of the month Feb-Nov) @ UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine, CA (see venue)
NOTES: 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.