Sign Ups for American Inventor Now Open

American Inventor provides an update to inventors interested in auditioning which says :

Thank You for Your Interest in American Inventor!!!

We would like to inform you that our website has been updated (please go to

You will be able to register for our open casting calls by clicking on the sign in page of our website. After filling out the information and selecting a city that you would like to attend you will then be able to access and download all of the new forms and applications for season 2 of American Inventor.

*Please note: in the event that you decide to attend a different city you may re-register for the new city of preference at any time.

We will start traveling to our audition cities during the third week of March 2007. We look forward to seeing you and your invention at one of our open calls around the country soon.

Feb 7, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Application help

Is there anyone online who can help with the application? I have filled out, but I want to make sure I don't miss anything. Or wrongly answer a question that will disqualify me.

I only have one shot and it starts with the application.

Feb 7, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

If you have a specific

If you have a specific question, it may make sense for you to post about it on our forums. A nujmber of the applicants (and last seasons finalists) check in there regualrly and they may be able to provide you with some great advice.

Good luck


Feb 7, 2007
by Jim (not verified)

What does one give up to American Inventor

So, you go on American Inventor and win! YEAH!!!

Now, what do you give up? What is the AI cut in your invention?


Feb 8, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

appl. & royalties

For the application- do the best you can. The main questions- how to contact you and have you told anyone else about it, and what protection you now have are the main ones. Even then I believe they don't look too closely and other inventions is really not any business of theirs unless you are presenting them to them. Otherwise N/A.

For the royalty % the winner got as I understand it an unbelievable 25%. But is only good if it makes it to the market- which it has not yet or maybe never unless all bugs are solved? The word ace got a minimum 5% even though it was patented. As a rule patented gets 10%, but Ed's patent had been around a while and will run out sooner. The word Ace is not on the market yet either! The stipulations last season wass the invention must be able to hit the market within 3 months. Mine could have, but never made it past the first audition.

Feb 12, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Application help. I formed a Company

When I came up with my concept, I jumped the gun and formed a company to sell the product. I always kept 100% rights to the product. I gave stock away to future partners for prepayment of services (i.e. financial, legal, etc)

I could not raise the money to get the product produced so I closed the company. I have the dissolution paperwork of the company and simple signed statements from my former partners stating the concept is solely owned by me.

Do you see a problem with the application process here?

Thanks for the insight!

Sep 7, 2007
by ComputersNext (not verified)

Immediately help needed, any

Immediately help needed, any one there? I am looking for your response ... thanks