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Auditions for American Inventor Start March 2007

Think you may have an invention idea worth millions? Then, you should audition to become the next American Inventor and win a million dollar licensing deal.

According to the official American Inventor television show's official website, the Auditions for American Inventor are scheduled to take place starting March 2007, in the following cities:

LOS ANGELES

SAN FRANCISCO

CHICAGO

NEW YORK

ORLANDO

HOUSTON

These auditions venues are going to be confirmed at a later date so please check back here at AmericanInventorSpot.com to get the latest information.

According to AmericanInventor.tv, the tealty television show competition is open to individuals or teams of inventors. The product must be something that can be sold in a retail outlet. Inventors can come with a sketch, a prototype or even just an idea. To fill out an application for the auditions, go to the AmericanInventor.tv website and register there.

For all the details on the American Inventor television reality show, make sure to come to the best website for the American Inventor show, here at AmericanInventorSpot.com.

You can come and discuss the latest information and see the tips from the Finalists of Season One of American Inventor on AmericanInventorSpot.com. Make sure to join in the discussions on the auditions in our FORUMS.

Comments
Feb 1, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

It said that anyone that

It said that anyone that aditioned in season 1 can come to the aditions for season two with a new invention.

Feb 1, 2007
by Erik "The Pitch Coach" (not verified)

last season contestant trying out for second season

that's untrue, the contestant from last season can't try out for the second season of AI

Feb 2, 2007
by Michelle
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I think to clarify what Erik

I think to clarify what Erik Thompson said, the finalists for Season 1 were told that they cannot try for Season Two. I think merely trying out last year does not disqualify you from trying out this year.

Thanks,

Michelle

Feb 2, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

This year they are asking

This year they are asking how many inventions? I can't believe there are no limits like last year- there were two only allowed. They also stated that they don't want to see the same invention you showed last year, but who would know? After last seasons finalists one would like to mention that their invention saves lives! I didn't mention this about mine last year and didn't go any farther. I was in Washington and saw only two that made it from there- the 76 year old lady with the chucks, and the other was the (made fun of) guy with the cup holder. My impression was that if you wanted a free trip to CA- the better chance would be to have something that showed insanity or silliness.

Feb 2, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

shocked

I was able to print the participant application and the eligibility requirements today from AI. I'd been waiting for this for months. Prior to this day, I had read last years application and it appeared I would meet all of the qualifications. Today after printing the ELIGIBILITY document,I couldn't read it fast enough.I was truly exited and couldn't wait to make copies and start filling the blanks on the actual application. However,when I got to page three of the four eligibility pages #12 my jaw hit the floor and I sank in my chair. READY for a runon sentence? It basically states that no matter what I do, if I sign the participant application and during the process of meeting w/producers or if I'm lucky enough to get before the judges and ultimately you do well, any one of there affiliats that they list can basically copy my idea in exactness and market it any way they please with no recourse for me the inventor. In other words they can simply still my idea give it another name and market it any way they choose with no mention of me the invetor benefiting in any way. I or any of you are giving them permission to still your idea if you sign that application and hand them your idea. Unless someone can read it differently and convince me I'm reading it incorrectly, there is no chance I plan to go to any audition. Read the document carefully before you respond. If you decide to go anyway, Good Luck!

Feb 2, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

answer

If an inventor advanced to the top12 in season 1 they are ineligible in season 2. Any other inventor who participated inseason 1 other than desribed above is eligible to again participate in season 2 with a new invention so long as all the eligibility requirements are met.

Feb 2, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Hi Shocked: Could you post a

Hi Shocked:

Could you post a copy of the section which says that? I would like to see whether your interpretation is correct.

Anyone?

Thanks,

Michelle

Feb 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Shocked

On page three of the "American Iventor" Season 2 Eligibility Requirements

Page 3. #12

Each Inventor must also specifically acknowledge that, separate and apart from this Program, Producer, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Peter Jones TV Ltd. and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates have been, will be and are currently in the process of designing new products, developing new business plans and methods for conducting business, and engaging in various avenues of research and development, and agree that Inventor will not at any time seek any legal remedies against any of these entities for their independent development, acquisition, manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale, or distribution of any product, service, method that is are may appear to be similar or identical to the Invention submitted by the Inventor.

Feb 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Shocked

This is only if they have already known about your idea before you present it. They will have to present proof (dates & affidavit when necessary). This proof is only necessary if they are currently, or plan to market the same invention. This is why it is recommended that you have at least a provisional patent first before presenting it- it only costs $100.00. A $10 disclosure document has been discontinued as of 2-1-07.

Feb 4, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Bobby Amore- Tonerbelt suit

Mr. Amore could shed some light for "SHOCKED" also since his invention was already on the market at the time he presented itto A.I.. He just posted on 1-24-07 (Everyday Edisons). As I understand it Denise Austin filed for a suit against the Tonerbelt. I think Bobby had an earlier Patent date however. Can Mr. Amore jump in on this posting and help us out? What became of this situation?

Feb 5, 2007
by darthjareth

Retail outlet question

A friend and I have developped something to create electricity from heat. I don't really want to go into to many details. It is small and would require no more work to install than a hot water heater. Would that qualify for the show? It would be sold at stores like Lowes or home depot. I know last season they had several Items that would only be sold at specialty stores. I have been worried about this clause since I've thought about trying out.

Feb 5, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

electricity form heat

Sounds like a great idea, unless it's like an already on the market solor panel. The market would be in the auto industry where engines produce high heat. This could recharge the batteries of a HYBRID car.

Feb 5, 2007
by Savoia (not verified)

SHOCKED

Dear Shocked: Don't give up yet .... the fact is that "if someone sees or hears about your invention and attempts to 'steal' it by claiming it as his or her own invention (when in actuality, a rare occurrence), there will probably be a lawsuit or other proceeding in which the true and first inventor must be ascertained. In such a proceeding, the side with the earliest, best and most convincing evidence will win." Having dealt in the filed of law for the past twenty years and being confronted with a very similar situation, I learned (from the court) a very easy way (that is extremely inexpensive) to protect your idea. Take all writings and make five additional copies. Then seal the envelopes and mail all five envelopes to yourself. BUT, when you get to the post office, make absolutely sure you go up to the desk and have the clerk use their "date stamp" otherwise the "cancel stamp" to stamp all the around the flap. Then mail the five envelopes. Why? Once you receive all five envelopes, one you will open and keep with the other four (4). The other four will have been stamped to prove the seal has not been tampered with. Too, each envelope will bear the mailing date which no one in any court is going to challenge. IF by chance your invention or a facsimile thereof appears, you can seek the advice of a lawyer who will (before taking the case) open envelope #2. Once he/she has ascertained that this is what is truly in the contents, they can sue. Envelope #3 is given to the party that is attempting to steal your idea. If they don't give up there, envelope #4 is what is opened by the judge to authenticate once again the mailing date and that the envelope has not been tampered with. If that date supercedes anything they have to prove that they designed the "property" earlier, they are screwed .... not you! Trust me, I've gone through it already. However, you need to also realize that once you go public with your "idea" you have one year to either do something with it or lose it. Unless of course you filed a patent. So check with patent lawyer to make sure. I hope the information helps.

May 12, 2008
by Anonymous

Audition to American Inventor tv show?

I have yet to hear anyone give information as to how to get an audition for the show. If some knows, please let me know details. Thank you. Barbara

May 22, 2008
by Anonymous

auditions

did anyone hear when the next auditions are for the next show,please let me know Tommy