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Directory of Inventors Groups

Are you an inventor looking for advice or resources? This directory lists inventors groups across the country, organized by state.
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Eureka! You've got the next great idea -- a patent, maybe even a prototype. You can't get your product to market? Welcome to the club. Literally.

There are scores of inventors like you -- including Arthur Battaglia, the inventor profiled in the July 2002 issue of Inc magazine. And like him, you might find valuable advice and resources at one of the inventors groups across the country.

Most groups hold regular meetings, some require membership, and the level of formality varies. But the common thread is that they aspire to help inventors bring their ideas to fruition.

Note: We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this directory is correct and current. We do not endorse any of the groups listed. If you know of a group that should be added to this directory, please E-mail jennifer_redmond@inc.com.


National Organizations

InventNet Forum
10531 Royal Oak Way
Stanton, CA 90680
fax: 714-844-4366
info@inventnet.com
www.inventnet.com

National Congress of Inventor Organizations
Steven Gnass
P.O. Box 93669
Los Angeles, CA 90093-6690
213-878-6952
fax: 213-962-8588
ncio@inventionconvention.com
www.inventionconvention.com

United Inventors' Association of the USA
Carol Oldenberg
P.O. Box 23447
Rochester, NY 14692
716-359-9310
fax: 716-359-1132
uiausa@aol.com
www.uiausa.org


Alabama

Invent Alabama
Bruce Koppenhoefer
P.O. Box 382438
Birmingham, AL 35238-2483
205-663-9982
fax: 205-250-8013
brucek@quixnet.net
www.inventala.org


Arizona

Inventors Association of Arizona
Linda Anderson, Executive Director
3104 East Camelback #344
Phoenix, AZ 85016
520-751-9966
888-299-6787
fax: 602-912-9455
linda@kangaring.com
www.azinventors.org


California

Idea to Market Network
P.O. Box 12248
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
800-ITM-3210
info@ideatomarket.org
www.ideatomarket.org

Inventors' Alliance
Andrew Krauss, President
P.O. Box 390219
Mountain View, CA 94039
650-964-1576
fax: 650-964-1576
president@inventorsalliance.org
www.inventorsalliance.org

Inventors' Alliance of Northern California
4321 Caterpillar Road
Redding, CA 96003
530-243-2400
fax: 530-243-2400
info@inventorsnorcal.org
http://inventorsnorcal.org

Inventors' Forum of San Diego
Greg W. Lauren
11292 Poblado Road
San Diego, CA 92127
858-451-1028
fax: 858-451-6154
enovex@aol.com


Colorado

Rocky Mountain Inventors Congress
P.O. Box 36233
Denver, CO 80236
303-670-3760
fax: 720-962-5026
rminventor@yahoo.com
www.rminventor.org


Connecticut

Inventors Association of Connecticut
Frank Poluszny
Fairfield County, CT
203-622-0149
iact@inventus.org
www.inventus.org


Florida

Edison Inventors' Association Inc.
Gary Nelson, President
P.O. Box 07398
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
941-275-IDEA (4332)
941-267-9746
drghn@aol.com
www.edisoninventors.org

Tampa Bay Inventors Council
David Kiewit
P.O. Box 1620
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727-866-0669
tbic@patent-faq.com
http://patent-faq.com/tbichome.htm


Illinois

Illinois Innovators & Inventors
Phil Curry, Publicity Chairman
P.O. Box 623
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-656-7445
invent@charter-il.com
http://ilinventor.tripod.com

Inventors' Council
Don Moyer
431 S. Dearborn #705
Chicago, IL 60605
patent@donmoyer.com
www.donmoyer.com


Kansas

Inventors' Association of South Central Kansas
Richard Freidenberger
2302 Amarado
Wichita, KS 67205
aledarich@networksplus.net
www.networksplus.net/aledarich


Massachusetts

Innovators' Resource Network
Dave Cornier, Karyl Lynch
c/o Pelham West Associates
P.O. Box 137
Shutesbury, MA 01072-0137
413-259-2006
info@irnetwork.org
www.irnetwork.org

Inventors' Association of New England
Chris Holt
P.O. Box 335
Lexington, MA 02420-0004
978-433-2397
meeting hotline: 781-229-6614
crholt@aol.com
www.inventne.org


Michigan

InventorEd Inc.
Ronald J. Riley
1323 West Cook Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
810-655-8830
fax: 810-665-8832
rjriley@inventered.org
www.inventored.org

Inventors' Clubs of America
Carl Preston
524 Curtisi Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-332-3561


Minnesota

Inventors' Network
Bill Baker
23 Empire Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-602-3175
www.inventorsnetwork.org

Minnesota Inventors Congress Inc.
805 East Bridge St. Box 71
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
507-637-2344
800-468-3681
fax: 507-637-8399
mic@invent1.org
www.invent1.org


Mississippi

Mississippi SBDC Inventor Assistance
Bob Lantrip
612-915-5001
800-725-7232 (in Mississippi only)
fax: 662-915-5650
msbdc@olemiss.edu
www.olemiss.edu/depts/mssbdc/invent.html


Missouri

Inventors' Association of St. Louis
Robert Scheinkman
P.O. Box 410111
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-432-1291

Mid-America Inventors' Association
Carl Minzes
8911 East 29 Street
Kansas City, MO 64129-1502
816-254-9542
816-221-3995


Nevada

Inventors' Society of Southern Nevada
Penny J. Ballou
3627 Huerta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89121
702-735-7741
fax: 702-435-1597
inventssn@aol.com


New Jersey

National Society of Inventors
Sheila Kalisher
94 North Rockledge Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039-1121
973-994-9282
fax: 973-535-0777
www.nationalinventors.com


New Mexico

Albuquerque Inventors' Club
Albert Goodman, President
P.O. Box 30062
Albuquerque, NM 87190
505-266-3541
fax: 505-266-3541 (please call first)


New York

New York Society of Professional Inventors
Daniel Weiss
P.O. Box 216
Farmingdale, NY 11753
b.cicio@att.net
www.geocities.com/nyspi2001


North Dakota

North Dakota Inventors' Congress
Michael S. Neustel
Neustel Law Offices Ltd.
2534 South University Dr. Suite 4
Fargo, MD 58103
701-281-8822
800-281-7009
fax: 701-237-0544
neustel@patent-ideas.com


Ohio

Inventors Convention of Greater Cleveland
David Hitchcock
P.O. Box 360804
Strongsville, OH 44136
216-226-9681
fax: 440-543-0354
icgc@usa.com
http://members.aol.com/icgc/ic_other.htm

Inventors Council of Canton
Frank Fleischer, President
303 55th Street NW
North Canton, OH 44720
330-449-1262
president@inventorscouncilofcanton.org
http://inventorscouncilofcanton.org

Inventors' Council of Cincinnati
Andrea Brady
121 Bradford Drive
Milford, OH 45150
513-831-0664 x2
fax: 513-831-6328
cintiinventors@aol.com


Oregon

Blue Mountain Community College Inventors' Group
Jill Pursel
2411 NW Carden
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-6233
fax: 541-276-6819
jpursel@bmcc.cc.or.us
www.bizcenter.org


Pennsylvania

American Society of Inventors
P.O. Box 58426
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-546-6601


Tennessee

Inventors' Association of Middle Tennessee
Marshal Frazer
3909 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37215
615-269-4346

Tennessee Inventors' Association
P.O. Box 11225
Knoxville, TN 37939-1225
865-539-4466
fax: 865-869-8138
bealaj@aol.com
http://uscni.com/tia/


Texas

Texas Inventors' Association
Barbara R. Pitts, Mary R. Sarao
7414 Avalon Drive
Plano, TX 75025
972-312-0090
fax: 469-241-9408
mary@asktheinventors.com
www.asktheinventors.com


Washington

Whidbey Island Inventor Network
Matthew Swett, Sarah Birger
P.O. Box 1026
Langlely, WA 98260
wiin@whidbey.com
www2.whidbey.com/wiin

Note: The source for much of the information in this list is United Inventors' Association

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