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About Inventors Forum

We are an organization of inventors and those who help inventors.  We invite you to join us.

Mission Statement

Inventors Forum is dedicated to assisting and educating early-stage inventors and to providing the environment necessary to safely bring new products ideas to the marketplace. 

What We Are

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation operated by volunteers for the benefit of our members and, through our seminars, the general public.  We are not an invention submission company nor are we an invention development company.  

What We Do

We help our members move along a well-regarded set of invention development steps to place themselves in a position for commercial success.  We do not benefit from such success and never take ownership in our member's creations or businesses.  Members are drawn from the ranks of professional inventors, engineers and scientists, small business inventors and the general public at large. We provide a monthly seminar series at the Eureka Building located at 1621 Alton Parkway, Irvine California 92606.  It is open to the public.  We also provide a monthly series of Member's Assistance Meetings open only to our members. These private meetings are designed to provide hands-on help to them as they take their inventions through the early stages of the invention development process.  Each Inventor is unique and will have their own unique path.  After exploring their options and objectively evaluating the market viability of their invention, Inventors may choose to pursue the legal protection process.  If they are ready to move into a serious commercialization effort, they can be guided to develop a professional business plan, to make effective commercial contacts or to seek venture capital if needed.  Generally speeking, we can guide them at whatever phase of development they are in, helping them smartly proceed with their ideas. 

Through its own activities and those of its associated organizations, Inventors Forum provides professional, qualified expertise to innovators seeking commercial opportunities via new product and process development.

Open Public Educational Meetings:  Held on the second Friday each month from January through November.  For topics and dates and location, see "Meetings" in the menu bar at the top of the page.  Registration starts at 6:30 PM.  The seminar runs from 7:00-9:00.  Networking follows.  Non-members $5.  Members enter free.

Private Members Assistance Meetings:  Held on the last Friday each month from January through November. Registration starts at 6:30 PM, the meeting runs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Sharp. Networking continues outside after.  Only Members are permitted at this meeting and the door fee is $5 for members.  At this meeting, members present their inventions and get suggestions from other members.  All attendees sign documentation (NDA), that they will keep what they have seen in confidence to protect the inventor.  This meeting is strictly "Members Only" but you can join The Inventors Forum by arriving a little before 7:00 PM and paying the membership fee and filling out our membership form. $50/year or $25/year for seniors.

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