About the UIA

The UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources to and creating opportunities for the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service leaders. We are the largest inventor member organization in the US, and support nearly 100 affiliate inventor associations.

Meet the UIA team, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the UIA to remain the nation’s leading inventor education organization. Our Executive Committee and Management Team work together to provide responsive programs and services to the independent inventor community and our Board Members serve to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the UIA in support of our mission and needs.

The UIA mission is to empower inventors through education, access, and advocacy.


UIA membership is 100% free!