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The Inventors Forum is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of Inventors helping Inventors for over 30 years. We are based in Orange County, CA.  


Join us online Friday night September 9 at 7:00 pm (PDT) for a seminar with Chris Landano, founder of Inventor Rescue, for his talk "Helping Inventors Identify Bad Invention Service Companies and Coaches"!

See Zoom link info below.


Chris Landano

Founder of Inventor Rescue


Bio:  Chris is a patented inventor of Trakbelt360, a tool belt like no other. This was his first invention which took him over 14 years from idea to a sellable product. Along the way he was scammed and mislead by people who claimed they could help him. Some claim to be “INVENTOR FRIENDLY.” Chris being naïve and trusting of these individuals, resulted in thousands of dollars lost, along with years of delay. During this time, Chris was able to stay laser focused and use his first-responder skillset to survive the many obstacles he faced as an independent inventor.


He not only managed to overcome all the obstacles and keep moving forward, but he was able to manufacture his invention, get some sales and get the product into the hands of companies for a potential licensing deal. Along the way, he crossed paths with companies and individuals who promised they could help develop his idea and market it to companies who would pay big money for this type of product. But thanks to his inventor clubs, which he attended monthly in the New York City metropolitan area, Chris learned about all the necessary steps on how to bring an idea to market, and most importantly, learned from fellow inventors, very experienced with the invention industry who warned him to “BEWARE” of all the scam companies and their deceitful tactics. I was scammed along the way by a few companies and individuals, but I consider myself lucky compared to all the stories I’ve heard from other inventors. Now, Chris manages two inventor clubs in New York City. He is also an inventor ambassador for the United Inventors Association.

Helping people is in my blood. I was a professional rescuer in New York City for over 20 years. What led me to launching Inventor Rescue was seeing and hearing all the gut-wrenching stories of inventors giving away thousands of dollars to bad companies, known to be bad guys within the industry. Being an inventor with a professional first-responder background from New York City motivated me to try and make a difference to help new and naïve independent inventors not get scammed by the dishonest and fake consultants and companies.         

I call these fakes master manipulators who should be ABSOLUTELY ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. They have been scamming inventors for so long, that they believe they are really helping people. Their clients believe it too. It’s usually not until months to years later that they realize they were scammed. Most choose not to come forward, but some brave ones do come forward and share their experiences. The bad guys have been pushing us inventors around for years like big BULLIES. If we come together, we can stop the bullying and change what’s become an industry standard of scamming and misleading inventors.


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July 4th and the 2nd American Revolution

Hello, John.

Today is momentous. Do you realize the overwhelming odds against America winning her independence from England?

Only a third of the colonists were even for the Revolution. Those fighting for our future were so minimally supported by the colonies that 2,000 of the 12,000 Continental troops died of frostbite or other illnesses from malnutrition. There were justified mutinies that George Washington, himself, stopped by sheer will.

Considering these conditions, and a string of defeats, lesser men could have considered themselves beaten. Not George Washington. He continued on, kept his goal in mind, and figured out how to win.

In his next revolutionary action, George Washington fired a shot across the bow of global aristocracies by granting the common person the exclusive right of ownership to his or her discoveries (Patent Act of 1790). This upstart, America, suddenly became the place where the common person had real opportunity, and the American Dream was born.

This key element of America, which made her so different than the rest of the world and enabled her leadership in innovation for 200 years, has been under attack. Big Tech got a law passed that created a new administrative court they and others can use to invalidate patents they're accused of infringing (Patent Trial and Appeal Board – PTAB).

That our lawmakers were so hoodwinked is one thing, but what came next is truly outrageous. Google got their former head of patent strategy appointed as Director of the US Patent Office (Michelle Lee). Ms. Lee was the person who set up the new administrative court, hired the judges, made the rules, and basically weaponized it. 84% of the patents that get reviewed by the PTAB now get invalidated. The patents invalidated aren't just tech patents, they're any patent on any invention with real value that a large entity wants to take (see USInventor.org).

Considering how basic inventors and patent-based startups are to America and the American Dream, wouldn't an effort to destroy them by multi-national corporations be akin to an act of war? Looks that way to me. Our fight to restore these key rights of American inventors and startups could be considered the Second American Revolution.

Before, it was the American Colonies being oppressed by England. Now it's American inventors and startups being oppressed by Big Tech. But US Inventor has been on the march and we are taking ground.

Join us! You don't have to pick up a musket, just call the offices of your US Representatives and Senators and tell them to co-sponsor and support Thomas Massie's Restoration of America's Leadership in Innovation Act, HR 5874.

If you're able to pledge some fortune, please do because we do need it to support our troops and our growing effort.

Have a great 4th of July and know that US Inventor is totally committed to the fight to restore our rights as American inventors and patent-based startups. I'm convinced that this is the most important cause of our time. We will not be stopped. Like General Washington, we will find and seize opportunities for success. Failure is not an option.

Thank you for your efforts and your support. Please forward this message to anyone you know who cares about the future of this great nation.

Best,

Randy Landreneau, President
US Inventor, Inc.

https://usinventor.org/ 


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Three-fourths of the Way Through 2022!

Join Us on Friday, September 30!


IN PERSON Inventor Support Meetings

continue Friday, September 30, 2022

and continue on every LAST FRIDAY

OF EACH MONTH.


AT THE URBAN WORKSHOP  

Address: 

365 Clinton St Suite A,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

JOIN US AT THESE IN-PERSON (MEMBERS ONLY MEETINGS)

AND BRING YOUR IDEAS AT ANY LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT.

  • Get Valuable Feedback from Many Industry Professionals on YOUR Idea!
  • Bring Your Experience and Help Our Local Inventors!


ALL IN ATTENDANCE ARE INVENTORS FORUM MEMBERS IRONBOUND

UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN PRIVACY.

NOTE EARLIER HOURS: 6 PM DOORS OPEN, MEETING STARTS 6:30 SHARP.

SOME LIGHT SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.


These PRIVATE Members Assistance meetings are held on the last Friday of each month. Door fees are $5 for members.

Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price for seniors 65+ and for

full time students, and disabled. We can take cash, checks or credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings.




ORANGE COUNTY INVENTOR’S FORUM is a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT group.  We are a group of Product Developers, Business Professionals, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Patent Attorneys and creative people VOLUNTEERING to help would-be inventors objectively evaluate their invention's validity, network with friends, and to assist inventors in proceeding into the marketplace as effectively as possible.

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