Inventor Associations are a great source of help for inventors who want to patent an invention. Associations can be found at the national, state, or local level.
- A good starting place for identifying inventor associations is the United Inventor's Association ,a non-profit organization. "The mission of the UIA is to provide leadership, support, and services to inventor support groups as well as to other organizations and individuals interested in continuing America's role as the World's leader in innovation and invention."
- Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) libraries may also have information on state and local inventor organizations (see the PTRC Library Directory.)
California Inventors Association
Idea to Market Network
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
Orange County Patent Law Association
San Diego Inventors Forum
Connecticut Inventors AssociationsInventors Association of Connecticut
Michigan Inventors AssociationsInventors Council of Mid-Michigan
Grand Rapids Inventors Network (GRIN)
Oregon Inventors AssociationsSouth Coast Inventor's Group