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Welcome to the UIA

About Us: The UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers.

Our Mission: Empowering Inventors through Education, Access & Advocacy

How We Help Inventors

Education & Events

Free Inventor Resources.  The UIA maintains an Inventor Resource Room with free and helpful documents, articles, and videos all about inventing and product commercialization processes covering how to develop, protect, fund and commercialize ideas. and a listing of upcoming inventor trade shows and events.

UIA Events. We proudly work with trade show organizers to create inventor exhibitor areas at some of the largest trade shows nationwide. Visit our Resource Room for details on upcoming inventor trade shows and events.

Latest News & Updates

Join the UIA to receive our free UIA newsletter for information affecting independent inventors, resource updates, articles from industry leaders and decision-makers, and to be notified of upcoming educational seminars and events – most of which are provided at no cost to our members.

Tell Us More About You and What You’re Looking For.  Our goal is to deliver relevant information tailored to your preferences and interests, so let us know what you’re looking for. Updating this information helps us deliver the latest news, trends, and events that matter to you. Give us your feedback via these surveys.

Industry Access 

Professionals & Partners. Through our educational seminars and trade show program, we create opportunities for inventors to network with companies who are actively searching for new products and/or offer services to that can help move an invention forward. We proudly work with trade show organizers to create inventor exhibitor areas at some of the largest trade shows nationwide.  Visit Our Resource Room for more information on events.

Fellow Inventors. With the UIA-affiliated inventor clubs across the US, UIA members can meet local innovators who have been through the inventing, patenting, manufacturing and marketing processes.  View our list of UIA-affiliated Inventor Clubs to learn more.

Support Our Cause

The United Inventors Association of America is registered as a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization. Contributions to the UIA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The UIA’s federal tax identification number is 43-1582960.

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