February Meeting


If funding is an issue for you and your business, you won't want to miss Thursday night's SDIF meeting. Rosalinda Delgado, Business Development Officer, of Accion will be speaking to the group. Accion is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through providing business support and loans from $300 to $75,000. To learn more about Accion, check out this video.

SDIF 2015 Invention Contest Final Results

Thanks to all that assisted SDIF hold this year's contest especially our host Coleman University. A special thanks to Terry Glynn for helping us on the spot.

Here are the results:

For best new Consumer Product (in order of results )

1. David Horrigan - REMIDI
2. Shane Cox - Qball
2. George O Flint - IR Skull Cap
3. Michael Kadie - Pocket Rocket
4. Dean McBain. - Outlet Cover
5. Rodolpho Brasolin - Boardable Rack
6. Anna Vasquez - Spotlight Iron
7. Houman Nikmanesh - Bixpy Aqua Booster
8. Joe Buttici - Pand - A - Choo

For best new Tech (in order of results )

1. Paul Sabadin - Blue Marble Wireless Irrigation System
2. John Baranek - Intruder I D Camera System
3. Martin Caspa - Solar Technology in Window treatment systems
4. Dean McBain - Selectively Enabled Control System
5. Michael Kadie - Battery Management System

Please read the article by by Michele Nash-Hoff In Industry Week San Diego's Invention Contest Showcases Innovative Products and Technology

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In my opinion: Trolls is a complete misnomer! Using this word is mindset branding to scare the unaware. An inventor without resources to manufacture products and bring to market themselves often waits & works for a license agreement. If someone infringes in the meanwhile they should pay the inventor their dues for their IP. HR.9 kills enthusiasm to invent and profit from your own ideas, a cornerstone of American society and turns it into fear of frivolous lawsuits to bury their ideas by some big corporation with the resources to easily financially bury the independent small inventor. Another part of this horrible bill punishes the investors that back start-ups which chases them away from investing in new ideas, further stifling our economy. None of the papers that reference the "devastating impact"/$29b loss article searched for the facts which there are none to support this claim. Post grant review period makes issued patents worthless and the USPTO unofficial because it voids the entire premise that an issued patent has been examined properly by what was once the best authority on the planet. By allowing deep pocket big corporations to frivolously challenge small inventors to redo everything at their expense and punish investors if the case loses is unAmerican. Over 70+% of these small inventor cases are now losing in court to big corp.