2015 Meetings

       2015 Meeting Information         

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at:  

Costa's Restaurant
120 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ‎  07204 
(908) 241-1131

Meetings are Free and Open to the Public.

Inventor Networking                  -   6:30 pm - 8 pm
New Member Orientation          -   7 pm
Meeting (usually w/a speaker)  -   Promptly at 8 pm - 9:30 pm

Our meetings are divided into three parts. The first part is from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and consists of Dinner and Networking with other members. During this time, members socialize, discuss and ask questions usually related to designing, patenting, producing or licensing inventions.

New prospective members should try to arrive by 7:00 PM, as we usually gather new members together then. This is when beginner inventor questions are usually asked and answered from 7:00-7:30 PM.

Starting at 8:00 PM, we usually have a speaker give a talk related to inventing, patenting, production or licensing products and that usually goes for about an hour.

Most members skip dinner at home or eat a light snack and then eat upon arrival. The food is quite good and consists of your usual Italian fare. The meeting location is provided compliments of the restaurant, so members are encouraged to support it by purchasing food and beverage during the early part of our meeting.

We rarely cancel meetings. If we do, it is because of severe weather, like heavy snow in the winter, notification will be posted on the home page and an email will be sent out to members that subscribe to our emails.

Click on the "DIRECTIONS" tab at the top of the page for directions info and a MAP

YES, we are meeting unless we post a cancellation notice on the HOME PAGE

Listing of Our Previous 2015 Meetings:

Tuesday December 8, 2015 - John Crombie

The presenter, John Crombie, has worked with hundreds of inventors to create and deliver solutions, teaching them how to be in a position to be chosen again and again as an industry development partner. By following a basic product creation roadmap, you will learn how to uncover opportunities in your knowledge area for value creation through industry partnering.


Tuesday September 8, 2015 - Mark Solley - On The Mark Productions

On The Mark Productions, has been in the business of creating corporate videos, commercials and infomercials for over 20 years. Many of Mark’s projects have generated over 40 million dollars in sales. His infomercials have won the Jordan Whiney award for Director of the year twice, and he has worked with celebrities such as Loretta Swit, Faye Dunaway, Tracy Bregman Wright, and Florence Henderson.

Along with companies such as The Bean, Oreck, Telebrands, SAN SIRO Coffee, Aventis Behering, and Multiple Corporate accounts.

Many of the shows he produced went on to become household names such as: Duralube, EZ Krunch, Sportsmans Dream, DuraShine, GS 27, Kitchen Wizard, SmartWrench, and many more.

Join us for an informative night to learn all about the world of Infomercials.

Tuesday July 14, 2015 - David Postolski, Esq.

David Postolski is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property attorney at Gearhart Law.            With over 15 years’ experience, David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies and emerging companies with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. David remains very involved in the creation of New York State's first federally approved patent pro bono program in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. David is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding raising capital, business formation, licensing, and reward and equity based crowd funding.


Tuesday June 9, 2015  - Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman of 3HTi will be speaking to us on Tuesday night.  He’ll be coming from a Tradeshow where he’s exhibiting at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC to present the:

The World’s First Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass 3D printer!


Tuesday May 12, 2015 - Leslie Wallant

Leslie Wallant, will describe the product development process emphasizing a product’s usefulness, problem solving, and aesthetics in regards to haptic experience. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of exploring many iterations, the “gear” process of development, the importance of collaboration and discussion of over use of “patents”.


Tuesday - April 14, 2015 - Sidharth Kapoor

"What do I need to do to get a Patent? Inside Perspective from a Patent Examiner"

Sid is a US Patent Attorney, currently working as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. As a Patent Examiner, Sid has prosecuted over 200 patent applications; primarily in the medical device technological area, which includes variety of medical devices and methods, including, but not limited to: stent delivery systems for performing angioplasty procedures, laparpscopic instruments for performing a gastric bypass surgery or simply removing targeted tissue, embolic filters directed towards treating atherosclerosis, and various other medical devices such as brain stimulation electrical leads, cochlear implants, and heart valves.

In addition to working as Patent Examiner, Sid has also worked as a patent clerk to Honorable District Court Judge Sheridan, where he provided his technical expertise on patent infringement cases brought before the District Court of New Jersey. This gave Sid great perspective on how patents are interpreted when being litigated in court, and what are some common pitfalls that can be avoided during the patent preparation and prosecution phase in order stand invalidity challenges by a competitor, and have the patent infringed.

Sid’s educational background includes a bachelors and masters in science in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology; and a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Intellectual Property from Seton Hall School of Law. Sid is admitted to practice before the State of New Jersey, State of Florida, and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Immediately following the presentation, we will have an open Q & A session.


Tuesday - March 10, 2015 - Susan Adamo Baumbach

Susan Adamo Baumbach is the Director of Product Development at bluebanana Group, LLC, a NYC-based Manufacturer/Distributor of As Seen on TV products.
Immediately following the presentation, we will have an open Q & A session.


Tuesday - February 10, 2015 - Steven Navazio

Arduino micro controllers are an incredibly powerful and easy to use (plug and play) suite of open-source computer hardware and software that is supported by a huge community of inventors and do-it-yourselfers that allows an inventor to interact with and control the physical world.  If you want to be able to unlock your door using the bluetooth on your cell phone or close your blinds automatically when the sun goes down, there are plug in modules that can help you do just that.  

In this presentation inventors Steven Navazio, the owner of www.kittronic.com will introduce you to the power of Arduino and you will be able to see just how easy it is to use and what they might be able to do with it as well some of Steven's own inventions.

Tuesday - January 13, 2015 - Scarlett Kelly

Scarlett Kelly of Allstar Products Group will give a presentation regarding Direct Response Marketing. Learn what it takes to work with Allstar, a leading consumer products company (most famous for launching the “Snuggie”), and the criteria necessary to launch your product on TV.  The presentation will focus primarily on Allstar’s history, successful product categories, and testing process.  Immediately following the presentation, we will have an open Q & A session.

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