Top IP Law Firm Nominates San Diego Inventor of the “No More Geysers Riser” for Coveted Connect MIP Award

Continued drought conditions inspires technology solution by California irrigation expert and handyman-turned-inventor

Fairfax, VA 9/17/2009 12:10 AM GMT (TransWorldNews) The patent pending water-saving device that remedies broken sprinklers called No More Geysers is an early nominee in this year’s annual CONNECT MIP Awards. Twenty three years ago, a group of forward-thinking business leaders faced down serious economic challenges by starting an annual event that recognizes innovative entrepreneurs in the San Diego area. They wanted to acknowledge technological innovation that demonstrates a positive and significant impact on society and quality of life. Nominee Chris Eader, inventor of the patent pending water-saving technology says, “We are so honored to be nominated by a leading global law firm such as Fish & Richardson. We believe that their nomination will accelerate our effort to help Southern California face its growing water-shortage crisis.”


Chris Eader has worked for years trying to find a solution to the common problem of a single broken sprinkler head that can waste 100 gallons of water in 10 minutes. That quickly adds up thousands of gallons of scarce and expensive water flowing where it shouldn’t. In his years as a handyman and irrigation system installer, Eader often had to deal with this challenge. Out of necessity, he invented his automatic broken sprinkler head shut off device, No More Geysers Riser, to stop the mess and waste of broken sprinkler heads


John P. Schnurer, of Fish & Richardson said, “Winning an award of this caliber is a huge acknowledgment for any company but even being nominated is significant in this highly competitive economy. My hat’s off to innovators like Chris Eader whose creative ideas help protect our environment and improve our economy in Southern California.”


CONNECT is a non-profit organization that works to create and sustain the growth of innovative technologies and life science businesses in San Diego. CONNECT is widely regarded as the nation’s most successful regional program linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. CONNECT’s 22nd annual Most Innovative New Product Awards luncheon and exhibit will be held Friday, December 11th at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.


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