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Organizations for Independent Inventors

Below is a list of independent inventor groups across the United States. Many groups keep up-to-date schedules of regularly occurring meetings and events for their local areas. Visit an individual group's website for more information. 

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United Inventors Association

Alabama

Invent Alabama
866.745.6319

Alabama Inventors Clubs
256.229.5551

Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association
www.cpcinventorsassociation.weebly.com

Attorneys General
State House
11 S. Union St.
Montgomery AL 36130
ago.state.al.us

Alaska

Alaska Inventors & Entrepreneurs Inventors Institute of Alaska
907.376.5114

Attorneys General
907.465.3600
P.O. Box 110300
Diamond Courthouse
Juneau AK 99811-0300
www.law.state.ak.us

Arizona

Inventors Association of Arizona, Inc.
azinventors.org

TechShop Inventors Club
Meets Fridays 9 a.m.
249 E Chicago St.
Chandler, AZ 85225
602.303.6272

Attorneys General
602.542.4266
1275 W. Washington St.
Phoenix AZ 85007
azag.gov

Arkansas

Arkansas Inventors' Network
arkansasinvents.org

Attorneys General
800.482.8982
200 Tower Bldg.
323 Center St.
Little Rock AR 72201-2610

California

Inventors Alliance
inventorsalliance.org

Inventors Forum
inventorsforum.org

San Diego Inventors Forum
sdinventors.org

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Patent Clinic
www.tjsl.edu/clinics/patent-clinic

Attorneys General
916.445.9555
1300 I St. Ste. 1740
Sacramento CA 95814
ag.ca.gov

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Inventors Association
rminventor.org

Attorneys General
1525 Sherman Street
Denver CO 80203
coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

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Connecticut

Inventors Association of Connecticut
inventus.org

Connecticut Invention Convention
ctinventionconvention.org

Attorneys General
860.808.5318
55 Elm St.
Hartford CT 06141-0120
ct.gov/ag

Delaware

Delaware Entrepreneurs Forum
302.652.4241

Attorneys General
302.577.8338
Carvel State Office Bldg.
820 N. French St.
Wilmington DE 19801
attorneygeneral.delaware.gov

District of Columbia

Inventors Network of the Capital Area
dcinventors.org

Attorneys General
202.724.1305
John A. Wilson Building
1350 PA Ave NW Suite 409
Washington DC 20009
occ.dc.gov

Florida

Edison Inventors Association, Inc.
edisoninventors.org

Tampa Bay Inventors' Council
tbic.us

Inventors Society of South Florida
inventorssociety.net

Attorneys General
850.414.3300
The Capitol PL 01
Tallahassee FL 32399-1050

Georgia

Inventors Association of Georgia, Inc.
www.GaInventors.org

Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association
www.cpcinventorsassociation.weebly.com

Attorneys General
404.656.3300
40 Capitol Square SW
Atlanta GA 30334.-1300
georgia.gov/02/ago/home/0,2705,87670814,00.html

Hawaii

Hawaii International Inventors Association, Inc.
808.523.5555

Attorneys General
425 Queen St.
Honolulu HI 96813
hawaii.gov/ag

Idaho

Inventors Association of Idaho
208.255.4321 x223
See www.inventorsassociationofidaho.com for meeting place directions

East Idaho Inventors Forum
208.346.6763

Attorneys General
Statehouse
Boise ID 83720-1000
www2.state.id.us/ag

Illinois

Illinois Innovators and Inventors
P.O. Box 58
Edwardsville IL 62025
ilinventor.tripod.com

Chicago Inventors Organization
chicago-inventors.org

INVINT
Innovation Viability Network
Central Illinois
invint.org

Attorneys General
312.814.3000
James R. Thompson Ctr.
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago IL 60601
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

Indiana

Indiana Inventors Association
765.674.2845

Inventors Council-Wabash
219.782.2511

Attorneys General
Indiana Government Center South
5th Floor
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis IN 46204
in.gov/attorneygeneral

Iowa

Iowa Inventors Group
iowainventorsgroup.org

Drake University Inventor Program
515.271.2655

Attorneys General
515.281.5164
Hoover State Office Bldg.
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines IA 50319
IowaAttorneyGeneral.org

Kansas

Inventors Assoc. of So. Central Kansas
316.681.2358

Mid-America Inventors Association
913.371.7011

Inventor's Club of KC
inventorsclubofkc.org

Attorneys General
785.296.2215
120 S.W. 10th Ave. 2nd Fl.
Topeka KS 66612-1597
www.ksag.org

Kentucky

Central Kentucky Inventors Council
ckic.org

Attorneys General
502.696.5300
700 Capitol Ave. Capitol Building Suite
118 Frankfort KY 40601
ag.ky.gov

Louisiana

Attorneys General
225.326.6000
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge LA 70804-4095
ag.state.la.us

Maine

Attorneys General
207.626.8800
State House Station 6
Augusta ME 04333
maine.gov/ag

Maryland

Inventors Network of the Capital Area
dcinventors.org

Attorneys General
410.576.6300
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore MD 21202-2202
www.oag.state.md.us

Massachusetts

Inventors' Association of New England
inventne.org

Innovators' Resource Network
irnetwork.org

National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance
nciia.org

Attorneys General
617.727.2200
1 Ashburton Place
Boston MA 02108-1698
mass.gov/ago

Michigan

The Entrepreneur Network
tenonline.org

Inventors Council of Mid Michigan
inventorscouncil.org

InventorEd.org
inventored.org

The Flint and Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce
thegrcc.org

Attorneys General
P.O.Box 30212
525 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing MI 48909-0212
michigan.gov/ag

Minnesota

Inventors' Network
inventornetwork.org

Minnesota Inventors Congress
235 S. Mill St.
P.O. Box 71
Redwood Falls MN 56283
minnesotainventorscongress.org

Attorneys General
651.296.3353
State Capitol Ste.
102 St. Paul MN 55155
www.ag.state.mn.us

Mississippi

Society of Mississippi Inventors Assistance
mssbdc.org

Attorneys General
601.359.3680
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 220
Jackson MS 37205-0220
www.ago.state.ms.us

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Missouri

Inventors Association of St. Louis
inventorsconnection.org

Attorneys General
573.751.3321
Supreme Ct. Bldg.
207 W. High St.
Jefferson City MO 65101
ago.mo.gov

Montana

Montana Inventors Association
406.586.1541

Blue Sky Inventors
406.259.9110

Attorneys General
406.444.2026
Justice Bldg.
215 N. Sanders
Helena MT 59620-1401
doj.mt.gov

Nebraska

Lincoln Inventors Association

Attorneys General
402.471.2682
State Capitol
P.O.Box 98920
Lincoln NE 68509-8920
www.ago.state.ne.us

Nevada

Nevada Inventors Association
nevadainventors.org

Attorneys General
775.684.1100
Old Supreme Ct. Bldg.
100 N. Carson St.
Carson City NV 89701
ag.state.nv.us

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Inventors
603.228.3854

Attorneys General
603.271.3658
State House Annex
33 Capitol St.
Concord NH 03301-6397
doj.nh.gov

New Jersey

National Society of Inventors
nsinventors.com
609.799.4574

New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum
njef.org

Attorneys General
609.292.8740
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market St. CN 080
Trenton NJ 08625
www.state.nj.us/lps

New Mexico

New Mexico Inventors Club
505.266.3541

Attorneys General
505.827.6000
P.O. Drawer 1508
Sante Fe NM 87504-1508
nmag.gov

New York

Inventors Society of Western New York
inventny.org

Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club 
631-415-5013

Inventors Association of Manhattan
www.manhattan-inventors.org

Attorneys General
518.474.7330
Dept. of Law, The Capitol 2nd fl.
Albany NY 12224
oag.state.ny.us

North Carolina

Inventors' Network of the Carolinas
inotc.org

Attorneys General
919.716.6400
Dept. of Justice P.O.Box 629
Raleigh NC 27602-0629
ncdoj.com

North Dakota

Northern Plains Inventors Congress
ndinventors.com
701.281.8822

Attorneys General
701.328.2210
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck ND 58505-0040
ag.state.nd.us

Ohio

Inventors Connection Greater Cleveland
440.941.6567

Inventor's Council of Cincinnati
inventcincy.org

Attorneys General
614.466.4320
State Office Tower
30 E. Broad St.
Columbus OH 43266-0410
ohioattorneygeneral.gov

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Inventors Congress
oklahomainventors.com
405.348.7794

Attorneys General
405.521.3921
State Capitol Rm. 112
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City OK 73105
oag.state.ok.us

Oregon

Portland Inventors Group
503.288.4558

Micro-Inventors Program of Oregon
mipooregon.org

South Oregon Inventors Council
541.772.3478

Attorneys General
503.378.4732
Justice Bldg.
1162 Court St. NE
Salem OR 97301
doj.state.or.us

Pennsylvania

American Society of Inventors
americaninventor.org

Pittsburgh East Inventors Club
inventionburgh.wordpress.com

Attorneys General
717.787.3391
1600 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg PA 17120
attorneygeneral.gov

Rhode Island

The Center for Design & Business
401.454.6108

Attorneys General
401.274.4400
150 S. Main St.
Providence RI 02903
www.riag.state.ri.us

South Carolina

Inventors Network of the Carolinas
portal.inotc.org

Attorneys General
Rembert C. Dennis Office Bldg.
P.O.Box 11549
Columbia SC 29211-1549
scattorneygeneral.org

South Dakota

South Dakota Inventors Congress
605.688.4184

Attorneys General
1302 East Highway 14 Suite 1
Pierre SD 57501.8501
state.sd.us/attorney

Tennessee

Inventors' Association of Middle Tennessee
615.681.6462

Tennessee Inventors Association
tninventors.org

Attorneys General
615.741.5860
500 Charlotte Ave. Nashville TN 37243
attorneygeneral.state.tn.us

Texas

Alamo Inventors
alamoinventors.org

Houston Inventors Association
inventors.org

Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association
austininventors.org

Texas Inventors Association
www.txinventors.com

Attorneys General
512.463.2100
Capitol Station
P.O.Box 12548
Austin TX 78711-2548
www.oag.state.tx.us

Utah

Utah Inventors
utahinventor.org

Attorneys General
801.538.9600
State Capitol Rm. 236
Salt Lake City UT 84114-0810
attorneygeneral.utah.gov

Vermont

InventVermont
www.inventvermont.com/

Attorneys General
802.828.3173
109 State St.
Montpelier VT 05609-1001
www.atg.state.vt.us

Virginia

Inventors Network of the Capital Area
dcinventors.org

Virginia Inventors Forum, Inc.
www.virginiainventors.org

Attorneys General
900 E. Main St.
Richmond VA 23219
oag.state.va.us

Washington

Inventors Network
503.239.8299

Attorneys General
1125 Washington St. SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia WA 98504-0100
atg.wa.gov

West Virginia

West Virginia Inventors Council Inc.
304.293.3612 x 3730

Attorneys General
304.558.2021
State Capitol Complex
Building 1 Room E-26
Charleston WV 25305
wvago.us

Wisconsin

Inventors Network of Wisconsin
920.429.0331
Attorneys General
114 East State Capitol
P.O.Box 7857
Madison WI 53707-7857
www.doj.state.wi.us

Wyoming

Attorneys General
State Capitol Bldg.
Cheyenne WY 82002
attorneygeneral.state.wy.us

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Australia

Inventors Association of Australia (Federal), Inc.
www.australian-inventors.asn.au

United Kingdom

British Inventors Society
www.thebis.org