Since our founding in 1987 by Don Costar, the organization has gone through several incarnations and changes. However we have always been: --- Helping the world and innovation, one inventor at a time... okay maybe more than one...in parallel... not series....
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization focused on helping the independent inventor with the Invention Process Steps that are commonly packaged and sold by "for profit inventor service companies". We understand that many inventors do not have much of a budget or even resources to conceptualize, design, prototype and patent their inventions. As a group, we can all work together to pool our resources and share our experiences so that we can as individuals achieve more with less.
Our Mission is to be the leading local forum for independent inventors to socialize and acquire education, assistance, and networking in the innovation process.
The organization has monthly meetings open to the public which are listed in the adjacent calendar and on our meetup.com site. All activities are guided by officers of the Executive Board and through Committees.
New Patent Legislation - There are several new bills before Congress to reform patent law. This article at PatentProgress.org provides a convenient listing and review of each bill.
NIA has moved- We have a new meeting location, day, and time. Our monthly meeting is now at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum at 490 S. Center St., Reno, NV 89501. We now meet mid-week in the evenings; the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5 PM to 8 PM.
Display Your Invention - All Northern Nevada Inventors, if you have an invention that has progressed to the prototype stage, we want you to display it in the new NIA Inventors Exhibit at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org