Annual Membership Dues:
Seniors (65+), disabled and students: $25.00
Chapman University Students: $15.00
Note: If you sign-up on-line the day of a meeting, please bring a print-out of your membership application.
Requirements: You must be 18 years of age, legally responsible, and sign the confidentiality agreement upon joining and thereafter at each meeting you attend. Members must be of good moral character. The Board of Directors reserves the right to reject applicants, or dismiss any member with a prorated refund, for any reason.
Inventors Forum Confidentiality Agreement: As a member of Inventors Forum, I know that Inventors Forum conducts members only meetings, and at those meetings, any member may stand up and present his or her confidential invention and show the prototypes of the invention. When an inventor makes the presentation, the purpose is to obtain the advice and experience of the other members, acting as a focus group. When I attend those meetings, I agree that the inventor making the presentation does so in exchange for my promise that I will not reveal to non-members, or exploit, the disclosures made by that inventor, at least for a time period of TWO years from the date of the disclosure. I know that TWO years is the usual time for the inventor to obtain patent protection. Further, I agree that any suggestions I make to the inventor during those meetings becomes the property of the inventor making the presentation. Thus, the suggestions, technical information, and other help that I give to other members at those meetings is given freely without expectation of payment, and without my becoming a co-inventor of the invention. I am at least 18 years of age.