Prior 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.

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

Speaker for Tuesday - April 9th, 2019

Featured Speaker: Mark Nathan - CEO - Dynamic Play Network

Dynamic Play Network has taken years of knowledge and experience in building companies and brands from inception to success, harnessing that know-how, helping inventors and small companies to stand-out in their respective industries!
Specifically, we will offer help in a variety of ways:
New Product Concepts
Product Development
Factory Sourcing
New Product Introduction
Procurement of Global Sales
Company Restructure
Business Management
Mark will be discussing what you need to know in order to bring your product to Retail.
Don’t miss this Valuable meeting of information.
Visit  to learn more about the Dynamic Play Network

Speaker for Tuesday - March 12th, 2019

Featured Speaker:

Mukesh Patel is an entrepreneur, advisor-investor, a people connector, an idea innovator and a professor.  Mukesh is an globally invited speaker and among other things was the founder of JuiceTank, a startup incubator here in NJ.

Mukesh is the Director of Development for the newly established Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic which operates on both the Newark and Camden campuses. 
The Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic provides qualified startup entrepreneurs and early stage small business founders with select legal services and support that are FREE at this time. The potential services include: pre-venture activities, business planning, entity selection (e.g., whether to incorporate, form a partnership, create a limited liability company); negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements, capital structure, valuation and finance, intellectual property and ongoing entrepreneurial and business activities.   
Don't Miss this Opportunity of getting FREE Legal Services.
You can learn more about Mukesh at

Q & A Meeting for Tuesday - January 8th, 2019

Q & A Meeting where we will have an open forum to address each member that has questions about their idea and to be given advice by the group.

Please take some time to consider the questions that you want to ask about your invention process and then write them down and bring them to the meeting where we will address them.

Speaker for Tuesday - December 11th, 2018

                                   Robert Paradiso - Patent Attorney

Robert Paradiso is a Registered Patent Attorney with Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland N.J. and is also an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School where he teaches Patent Prosecution and Claim Drafting. In over 20 years of practice, Robert has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patents to issuance in the U.S. and abroad in diverse technological areas ranging from mechanical devices to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.  He also regularly advises on design around strategies, freedom to operate and litigation matters.  He is recognized by Chambers USA (2012-2018) as a "phenomenal" lawyer and "practical, strategic thinker" who "is very good at thinking outside the box and looking at every angle and advising on how to best move forward."

Robert will be conducting an Intellectual Property Overview seminar discussing the patent process, strategies to overcome patent office rejections, and general considerations in the development of patent assets.

Listing of Our Previous 2016 - 2018 Meetings:

Speaker for Tuesday - November 13th, 2018

John Sinisi of Design Circle Inc.

John will speak about what licensors typically need to see in order to license an invention, and what the typical steps are to get your invention from concept to production.


Speaker for Tuesday - August 14th, 2018

Member John Humbert will speak to us about the journey of his product idea, from conception to retail and the ups and downs he encountered along the way.


Speakers for Tuesday - July 10th, 2018

Two special short presentations by Gene and Clarance - on Scammers and how they try to take advantage of you.  

Speaker for Tuesday - June 12th, 2018

Brian Fried - Inventing Secrets Revealed!

Brian Fried (, President of Inventor Smart ( expert inventor, author, radio and tv personality, licensing agent, invention speaker and founder of inventors clubs will help you move your idea to the next level. He will share his experiences bringing his inventions to retail through manufacturing and licensing to earn royalties.


Speaker for Tuesday - March 13th, 2018

Jeremy B. Kestler

Jeremy will share his experience bringing his invention, the LaundraPak™ over-the-door laundry backpack, to market. He was one of 15 inventors featured on QVC's Product Search Showcase. He sold LaundraPak through 75 college bookstores,, and Mr. Kestler was also a semi-finalist in the Staples® Invention Quest and licensed a patented athletic apparel product to Bike Athletic Corporation.


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 don't want to miss.


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


General meeting for Tuesday - October 10th, 2017

General meeting 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.

General meeting 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.

General meeting 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 Meeting

David 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.