Pittsburgh Area Inventors Unite – come learn, protect, evaluate, and share !



I sincerely thank Patent Attorney Stanley Ferrence for his excellent presentation on October 28, 2021. I am sorry that more did not tune in.  His slides are below, however there was much more of value to inventors than what was in the slide as came out during the Q & A. His firm stands out among patent attorneys for there involvement in defending patent owners against counterfeits including especially online sales. 

You should check out their website: FerenceLaw.com

Pgh Inventors Club Presentation – 10-28-21

Always check back a day or so before any listed meeting dates for updates.

Our usual November meeting date falls on Thanksgiving, and our December one would be during the busy holiday season.  So, I will be trying for a combined November/December meeting in early December. 

For phoning in to meetings, the numbers are:  (605)472-5315, with our code as 796610.   If a Zoom meeting, then try the phone-in number with the link.

Topics for Future Meeting:  Got any suggestions? email: PghInventor@gmail.com

I recommend subscribing at InventorsDigest.com.


As usual, send me any suggestions for topics

If you have  an invention idea you would like to discuss in private, I will be glad to meet with you and sign a secrecy agreement (NDA). Just email PghInventor@gmail.com     

Also, check out articles now at:


Got a topic you want discussed? Email it to pghinventor@gmail.com   

For calling in to meetings, the numbers are:  (605)472-5315, with our code as 796610.  

 Please email me with any future agenda topics – pghinventor@gmail.com.

Link to speakers in May: 


As we get back to meeting at the library, you must for now enter and exit downstairs at Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Dr, 15146 via the rear entry – park near dumpster.


  If needed for finding us, my cell is 412-527-6921


Enter Here


Rear Door and Lot

Cannot make it to our meetings?  A popular inventors club, the San Diego Inventors Forum (SDIF), is willing to share videos of their speakers and have put them here:


In case you did not notice it, our web address is now


Email: pghinventor@gmail.com


 Cannot get there?  Consider calling in – email to coinventors@gmail.com .

I have created a new tab – Local Inventor Spotlight  –  check it out and let me know if you want on there – or have other suggestions.

  Do you participate in any Meetups that may interest inventors?   If so, please post it to the Blog. 

And, in case you were wondering, there is not cost to join or attend our club meetings

Check out the Links and Library tabs.
These are places I will be putting articles that I think may be of interest to some inventors.  .

Link of the Month:        



Let’s keep those inventive juices flowing !!!


 Feel free to post a comment with any questions or issues regarding inventing, and we will see if any members have an answer.

Mailing Address:  130 Hidden Valley Rd,  Monroeville, PA 15146

Comments on: "Home" (5)

  1. Members, and others, are invited to post a question that a club member may be able to answer, such as where to get help making a certain type of prototype, or where they might be able to buy something or other.

  2. Iris & Others,
    I have done some part time work for James Ray and Associates and would recommend them as one to consider, but getting a couple of quotes is not a bad idea.
    (see http://www.AP-Patents.com)
    I suggest that in checking out for a patent attorney or agent, you look at their body of work over the past 2 years or more to see what sorts of patents that they have been successful in getting allowed. Go to http://patft.uspto.gov/ and on left side click on Quick under patents. Then in “term” box type in the firms name, then in Field 1 select Agent or Attorney – then click on Search. You can see the titles and numbers for patents starting with their most recent. You can click on each one if you want to see more. Design patents that start with a D should not even be counted – they take no skill other than for the draftsman doing the Figures.
    As for provisional patents, if you have the time, moderately good computer skills, and patience, you might consider doing it yourself. James Ray and Associates charges about $1100, so it comes down to how much do you value your time, and how many more might you do in the future. There is no point in doing first-class drawings for a provisional – things might change within the year before filing a utility application. I frequently discuss these matters at our monthly meetings, if you can make one.
    Founder, Pittsburgh East Inventors Club

  3. Rodney Norris said:

    Hello, I plan on attending the next meeting 9/26/17. But I have several large-scale inventions. I have 11 small electronic inventions as well. I don’t just have ideas. I do what I can to actually produce them and or working prototypes. I am looking to team up with likeminded people to form a company with to produce inventions be them mine or others. I have come to realize that 100% of zero dollars is still zero dollars! By Teaming up with others that can assist in the production of inventions maybe we all could add to the wallet. If you’re of entrepreneur spirit, even if have no clue on your own invention… this may be your chance! Hopefully we find some reasonably skilled individuals. Example…. Anyone know someone reasonably proficient in Blender Cad/animation? I have an animated depiction of one of my inventions that needs to be edited to be more reflective of the actual design of the invention for presentations. Another is the need for someone to help with configuring / cooling of Li batteries that drive SEVERAL electric ducted fans. And people to help build working ¼, ½, and or full-scale prototypes.
    If Clean abundant water, Super-fast and efficient space flight, Mars/Lunar Habitats, Flying Transport, and Storm/Hurricane prevention, (Yes, it is possible! I have animation of device), If any of these things interest you, or you know someone it would, or just want to help to ride on the coattails of others, LOL…. Please contact me. Totally willing to share in everything with those who would help/join me!

    Rodney Norris
    South Park Resident
    Cell 706-513-2209

  4. The windshield wiperdiaper and the Wiperglove

  5. If you have not seen the film, “Flash of Genius” with Greg Kinnear,as the inventor of intermittent wiper blades for vehicles, it is AWESOME to see what this depiction of an inventor went through.

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