2018 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

Speaker for Tuesday - February 13th, 2018

Andrew Garchik - Design Point 3D Printing

1. Brief DesignPoint/Markforged Introduction

2. Markforged 3D Printers – Materials, Printers, Software

3. Real Life Use

4. Metal X

If you have a need for inexpensive prototyping, or just have an interest in 3D Printing, then this is a presentation you dont want to miss.

A Special Give-Away for the first 12 attendees!


Listing of Our Previous 2016 - 2018 Meetings:

Speaker for Tuesday - January 9th, 2018

Patti Singer - Social Media Consultant

How to use social media to promote your business. Social media best practices. How LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to connect you to the right people and propel your business forward. How to use Twitter to connect with and engage with industry leaders, investors and people of influence.


Tuesday - December 11th, 2017

Because of the Holiday Party schedule at Costas, its not possible to have a speaker this month. We will be having an open forum meeting for you to bring your questions and share ideas with the group.

Speaker for Tuesday - November 14th, 2017

Konstantin (Konny) Caploon, Esq. - Strategic Licensing
Konny is a seasoned attorney with 16 years of outside and in-house experience, as well as 3 years of prior engineering experience. In-house roles have included being general counsel for Biomet Bone Healing, a division of Biomet, as well as head intellectual property counsel responsible for managing the IP of three divisions of Biomet, namely Biomet Spine, Biomet Microfixation and Biomet Bone Healing. Outside roles have included providing guidance to various sized companies as well as individuals. Legal counsel is provided with strategic vision, pragmatism, financial sensitivity, and vigilant attention to the client's goals and concerns.

The Caploon Law Firm, PC


No Speaker for Tuesday - October 10th, 2017

No Speaker for Tuesday - September 12th, 2017

TBA - We are awaiting confirmation of our next speaker.  If they do not confirm, we will have an open forum meeting for you to bring your questions and share ideas with the group.

No Speaker for Tuesday - August 8th, 2017

TBA - We are awaiting confirmation of our next speaker.  If they do not confirm, we will have an open forum meeting for you to bring your questions and share ideas with the group.

No Speaker for Tuesday - July 11th, 2017

TBA - We are awaiting confirmation of our next speaker.  If they do not confirm, we will have an open forum meeting for you to bring your questions and share ideas with the group.

Tuesday June 13th, 2017

Jack Licata - President, Fast Bags Corp.

Jack Licata invented BagUps® while stationed in the Air Force as a Nuclear Missile Launch Officer. Once a month while assigned to the squadron office, he was required to take out the trash at the end of the day. “I found the whole trash bag changing operation to be inefficient, mundane, and degrading. I wanted to make life simpler and easier for anyone who ever had to do this job”

Hear how Jack started with just an idea, and the steps he took to bring his idea to Reality.  Important Lessons every new inventor should know.

Tuesday - May 9th, 2017

Steve Silbiger - Chief Marketing Officer TOP DOG DIRECT

Steve Silbiger started Plymouth Direct in 1997, as a result of years of experience in the TV direct response industry. Today, he has joined with NPI, Inc. to form Top Dog Direct.


Tuesday - April 11th, 2017

Patent Attorney - Emmanuel Coffy

Mr. Coffy is a registered Patent Attorney and ex-Patent Examiner. His practice emphasizes patent application preparation, prosecution, and enforcement in the electronic arts, including Business Methods Patents and Design Patents. Mr. Coffy has extensive experience in digital technologies, computer networks, and information technologies as well as device physics, which includes semiconductor applications.


Tuesday - February 14th, 2017

Damien Jackson & Vanessa Bouchereau-Vincent

Mass Mutual Financial Group

Financial pitfalls for inventors:

  • Funding
  • Money Management
  • Incorporation
  • Investment
  • Protection


Tuesday October 11th, 2016 - Edith G. Tolchin

An Authority on all things relating to New Product Safety

China Sourcing and Manufacturing for the past 35 years

Owner: EGT Global Trading ( since 1997

Contributing Editor for Inventors Digest

Former Business Columnist for the Times Herald-Record NYC

And the Author of three non-fiction books, her Newest:

Secrets of Successful Inventing: From Concept to Commerce


Tuesday September 13th, 2016 - Dean Dooley

Director of New Product Development at Rocket Response TV

Have you ever wondered how the DRTV (Direct Response Television) industry works?


Tuesday July 12th, 2016 - James Naylor

“How to avoid failure when bring inventions to Market or Licensing”

Entrepreneurs and inventors are not short of new business ideas or the courage to bring them to market. Unfortunately, eventually 90% will crash and burn. Although there are no success guarantees, successful entrepreneurs know how to improve their chances.


Tuesday June 14th, 2016  - Ellen Smolko

The 5 Keys to Developing a Winning Marketing Strategy


Tuesday May 10, 2016  - Jon Teeple

Cimquest Presents - Stratasys 3D Printers
Take your 3D CAD designs from on-screen to in-hand with Realistic 3D Models / Prototypes.
Test form, fit and function. Print assembly tools on the fly or manufacture small quantities of production parts. It’s all possible with Stratasys 3D Printers. Consumer-product designers, automotive manufacturing engineers, dental labs and countless other professionals use Stratasys 3D Printers. Our technology is changing and accelerating design and manufacturing worldwide.

Tuesday April 12th 2016 - Saumya Ganguly

How to Drive Business Using LinkedIn

After over twenty years of consulting in the corporate sector (with PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, IBM, Cognizant Technology Solutions) Saumya got out of the business of making anonymous rich shareholders richer. Since last year, he has been working with small & medium businesses through his firm Obligent Consulting. Saumya helps businesses define & validate their business model and then helps them implement process, systems and tools to make them successful.

Tuesday March 8th 2016 Meeting - Jeff Gabriele

Jeff Gabriele is the Co-Inventor of Uneaks a patented customizable footwear, Co-Founder and CEO of its parent company Ingenuity Express Corp. and President of Gabriele Consulting Group Inc. Jeff managed all aspects of Uneaks development including, Concept Evaluation, Intellectual Property Protection, Prototype Development, Market Testing, Product Development, Financing, Sales, Licensing, Production, Marketing and Operations. 

Tuesday February 9th 2016 MeetingDavid Bulka

The Inventor of Clamp Champion



Tuesday January 12th 2016 - Darrell Fertakos

Creative talents, inventing, marketing, promoting businesses and selling products featured on TV.            ABC – American Inventor as NYC finalist, NBC Jay Leno Tonight Show- three times, CNN - Right On Your Money, CNBC- Big Idea, History Channel – Modern Marvels, Fox Business-Money, Discovery Channel- Pitchmen TV show and finalist to almost appear on Apprentice with Donald Trump and Shark Tank TV show. Named Modern Marvel by History Channel for creative talents and helped companies grow to appear on TV, Radio & News…Chosen in national search as finalist in The Next Great TV Pitchman search, after famous TV pitchmen Billy Mays passed.