Inventors NorthWest

Integrating Central Oregon Innovation into the Great Northwest

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"Trying to understand how to get a patent started on a device I made, or at least get patent pending status"
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Cody Sumner McGriff posted a status
"Changing the world with one great idea to product or business to profit at a time!"
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Melissa Gray is now a member of Inventors NorthWest
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Robert Kieffer is now a member of Inventors NorthWest
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George Mendoza is now a member of Inventors NorthWest
Dec 26, 2012



Inventors NorthWest Meetings

Inventors NorthWest meeting is held the second Monday of every month in Audubon Room at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend OR 97701 at 6:00 PM. The Environmental Center is one block south of McMenamins. 


Febuary Meeting

Our speaker this month will be Clark Johnson, Business Development Officer for the State of Oregon.  He will be discussing how the State of Oregon supports start-up companies and will be handing out printed materials with time open for a Q & A afterwards. 


Also, please bear in mind that as we begin the New Year we will be collecting dues for 2012, as noted below.  The funds are vital covering the overhead and other costs of Inventors NorthWest. 


We look forward to seeing you all there!



About Inventors Northwest 

The purpose of Inventors NorthWest is to be a catalyst for people to develop ideas into products, and integrating them with local commerce for the purpose of increasing the economic base of Central Oregon and the Northwest. As the newly elected board of directors focuses on refining a strategic plan, we are asking for all in attendance at the meeting for input as to how we can help you the most. This will be an ongoing discussion and process in meetings to come.

Remember, meeting attendees have signed a nondisclosure agreement so as to create a safe environment for discussing your idea.

Annual Dues

Inventors NorthWest meetings can be attended by anyone, we will be collecting annual dues to cover 2011 at the door, now $40 per member, $50 per couple. $100 per business entity, (multiple employee/ members). These minimal dues are essential to cover increases in facilities expenses, tax filings, banking fees, website maintainence, and to help fulfill plans for future growth.


INW Board Members - Elected for 2012/2013 Term


Brett Mills - former Vend Venture Conference (BVC) winner
and President, RES Equine Products ,Inc.
Nolton Johnson - Inventor, prototype builder, Inventors Group founder and Machine Design Company owner.
Erich Spieth - head of the Entrepreneurial Center, COCC, in Redmond
Faye Phillips - Incumbent Board Member and local Realtor® with John L. Scott
Carlos Lovizzaro - Bonanza Ventures CEO and Incumbent Board Member
James Harkin - Inventors Group Member and Inventor

Heather McKinnon - Development.


Inventors NorthWest is an approved member of United Inventors Association.





New COCC Class Offering, Invent Something 3 Replies

COCC is offering a 2 evening noncredit class called "Invent Something" An idea is just a problem statement, an invention is a solution to that problem. Learn hoow to take your idea and get it to…Continue

Started by Karl Wagner. Last reply by Levi Holiday Dec 21, 2011.

Amazing Inventor 2 Replies

Check out this video, this guy has way too much time on his hands!! …Continue

Started by Karl Wagner. Last reply by James Harkin Sep 28, 2011.

Inventors NorthWest "I've Got This Idea" Document 1 Reply

"I've Got This Idea" This is a document that was created…Continue

Started by Rick Francis. Last reply by Rick Francis Apr 25, 2011.

Words of Inspiration

It is not the critic who counts - Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,…Continue

Started by Karl Wagner Apr 11, 2011.

Nominations Open For INW Board of Directors 3 Replies

Attached is a Word file for Board of Director positions with associated duties.Continue

Started by Karl Wagner. Last reply by Rick Francis Mar 15, 2011.

Inventors Northwest Visits MIPO 2 Replies

On Thursday, 28 November, the board of Inventors NorthWest visited MIPO, Micro Inventors Program of Oregon in Portland. They had several hours of discussion with the MIPO director. Those discussions…Continue

Started by John Hunter Herrick Jr.. Last reply by Rick Francis Dec 20, 2010.



Formerly known as Central Oregon Inventors Group, COIG

Blog Posts

Trade show for all !

Vision Plastics, Inc. is proud to annouce we will be exhibiting at the PLASTEC West show in Anaheim February 8-10. If you haven't attended this show this is a must do. This is 8 shows under one roof. If you are looking for any sourcing needs they can be found here.

You can use the Promo code : XG for free…


Posted by Denys Sanftleben on January 7, 2011 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

“PockeTweez – Best Tweezer on the Planet” According to The Family Handyman Magazine

The Family Handyman Magazine recommends “The Best Tweezer on the Planet” in their 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Check out their great website for lots of handyman information. Here’s the article: What’s a carpenter’s best friend, folds up, is made from stainless steel, and hangs out on a keychain? The PockeTweez folding tweezers! Your weekend warrior will… Continue

Posted by Rick Francis on December 7, 2010 at 10:31am

"PockeTweez Puts Better Squeeze on Splinters" according to Woodworkers Journal

Inventors North West members and visitors can read about it at their site online. Just a note, when you post information and articles on this site you can include links to your website like I'm going to do below as an example.

Check out these sites for information about removing… Continue

Posted by Rick Francis on September 22, 2010 at 1:30pm

Custom Auto Electric in Bend Adding New Feature to it's Services

Custom Auto Electric, one of the businesses owned by Karl Wagner is now providing electronically drawn schematics with the vehicles that come in for a complete new electrical system.

Posted by Karl Wagner on September 18, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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