New Director at the USPTO!
Senate Schedules Andrei Iancu Confirmation Vote for February 5!!
Inventors rejoice to hear a professional with real world experience is becoming Director of the USPTO.
Reason expects changes soon to remedy the catastrophe left by the previous Director.None too soon as our patent system has withered and our economy is suffering as a direct consequence.Our future still has a chance!
Club leaders from across the country are organizing a visit to the USPTO and look forward very much to meeting Mr. Iancu April 17th.
Quirky is Back, Let’s Start Inventing!
New President Gina Waldhorn gives us the run-down.
“Quirky’s back and ready to make invention accessible again. Listen to meet Quirky’s new President Gina Waldhorn and find out about Quirky’s comeback, how their new business plan works and how it’s different from the old one. Quirky is a community-led invention platform dedicated to developing innovative products through collaboration and partnership. Anyone can participate on Quirky.com either by submitting their own product idea, or by collaborating to enhance existing ideas. Quirky pays a royalty to all community members who help bring inventions to market.”
Want a MakerBot?
I’m delighted to announce SDIF is discussing a special deal for inventors from MakerBot.
We would like to know how many of you may be interested.
Please send me an email so we can judge the possible quantity buy/discount we can acquire.
US Inventor Petition
Recently I thanked Stephen Key for his and InventRight’s support of the US Inventor petition! Here is the post from Stephen himself
Here again is the link for the petition:
Please add you name today and help save American Inventors!
Protect patented innovation!!
See you Thursday February 8!
Please check your schedules
and let us know if you would like to assist us, when, how and with what.
Find us on Meetup!
Web Admin assistant, Sponsors & Inventor Stories Wanted
Help!! We need a back up admin for the website. Please contact us asap!!
SDIF Sponsors wanted!!!
-Platinum Sponsors – $2500-On banner and introduced at contest, Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website, and on monthly Agenda
-Gold – $1000- Speaker of the Month, post in newsletter, website and monthly agenda
-Silver -$500 – post in newsletter, website and monthly Agenda
-Bronze -$100 – post in newsletter & website
Nationwide webinars are planned! Stay tuned for more information.
SDIF needs stories about and by inventors! We are calling for volunteers to help gather and write stories or folks to send theirs. Contact Adrian if you’re interested.
Send us yours or Become an “Inventor of the Month”!
Time onstage (10 minutes) to pitch your product and get feedback.
Help motivate other inventors, come tell your story!
SDIF Memberships save time in line
SDIF now has memberships.
Regulars can pay $10 monthly at the desk or become members. One year for $100.
Membership Benefits· Discount 2 months off regular price
· Monthly admission to local meetings
· Subscription to Monthly Newsletter
· Free Webinar & new videos link
· 1 free listing for Members New Product Showcase
· 2 Seats at the 2017 Contest
Stay inventive San Diego!
|Its another incredible year ahead for inventors!|
A new focus on startup entrepreneurs is sweeping the nation.
There are more opportunities than ever to make your product known.
This could be a great year for you to get your idea out there, we are here to help.
From capturing your concept to making it to the market.
Inventors help inventors.
Welcome to the San Diego Inventors Forum!
Wishing you an inventive day and hoping to see you on Thursday!
Adrian Pelkus, Chairman
San Diego Inventors Forum Website… (Information on our meetings and directions)
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