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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.  

Meet Kevin Prince, Registered Patent Agent,

this Friday, May 12, in-person or via Zoom!

Please come in-person (address below) if you are able,

or join by Zoom (info below) if you are not able to join in-person.

The Urban Workshop

365-A Clinton Street

Costa Mesa, CA  92626  

(The same location as our Member's-Only meetings.)

Everyone is invited! Kevin Prince will be at the

Urban Workshop, and will be hosting the same

seminar simultaneously via Zoom this Friday,

May 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM (PDT)! 

Zoom info below.

Seminar Title:

"The Average Joe's Guide to Patent Claims."

Most inventors know that patent claims are somehow

an important part of a patent.  But if you're a bit unsure

how they work or why they're important, then this

seminar will explain claims to you with

easy-to-understand language and examples.

Even if you don't plan on writing claims yourself,

it's important to understand the claims that are written

for you by patent attorneys and agents, and this

seminar will help you with that.  We'll even get an

opportunity to collectively write claims on some

everyday items so you can begin to see how

claims are created and made to be more broad

in their protection.  

Kevin Prince is a Registered US Patent Agent,

a UC Berkeley engineer, author of 

The Art of the Patent (a coffee table art book

featuring patent drawings), inventor, and co-founder

of Inventor's Forum in 1990, a non-profit inventors

assistance group in Orange County, CA.

He specializes in design patents, having obtained

over 2,500 design patents for his clients

around the world.

An inventor on five patents himself, Kevin has had

multiple successes in business, most notably selling

his portable computer accessories business

to a public company in 2000. He is also the past

president of GridArt, which manufactured a unique line

of art supplies that can "turn anyone into an artist."

GridArt products have been featured on QVC,

and have been sold in at Michael's, Hobby Lobby,

and various catalogs. 

Kevin Prince, Registered Patent Agent


6671 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Suite 210

Las Vegas, NV 89119

1-800-505-5610 ext. 33 direct

1-702-508-9007 FAX



Join us at 7:00 PM (PDT), Friday, May 12, 2023,

by clicking the Zoom link below! Or join us

in-person at the Urban Workshop in Costa Mesa!

Mark Schnose is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Note: Our MEMBERS-ONLY PRIVATE Meetings, where you can safely get

feedback from our knowledgeable members to move your ideas forward, meet at

The Urban Workshop: 365-A Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

on the LAST Friday of each month.

For our MEMBERS-ONLY PRIVATE Meetings (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 ($25) for seniors 65+,

full-time students and disabled.

We can take credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings.


The Loss of Inventor Rights – A Concise Description

For those new to the issue of inventors having lost the ability to stop large corporations from just taking valuable, patented technologies, here’s a quick rundown:

1. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB): The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created an easier way to invalidate (revoke) an issued patent. The PTAB is an administrative court with no jury and much less due process than a real court. Rather than a lifetime-appointed judge, a PTAB trial typically has three attorneys who are called Administrative Patent Judges (APJs). Since inception, 84% of the patents that go through a PTAB process get fully or partially invalidated (partially usually means the parts of the patent that matter).

When you attempt to stop a large corporation from infringing your patent, they will try to use the PTAB to invalidate your patent. If you win one PTAB attack, you can still be pulled into additional ones by the same or other infringers. According to the AIPLA (American Institute of Patent Law Association), a reasonable PTAB defense costs $400,000 to $800,000. Historically, the typical inventor would hire an attorney on a contingency basis to fight an infringer (where the inventor doesn’t pay much up front and the attorney gets a percentage of the verdict award or settlement amount). Today, it is extremely rare for an attorney to take any PTAB case on contingency.