- Brown Belt
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- Location: SoCal
First of all, that product was NOT an air conditioner, it was a fan. Secondly, it was probably something that already existed and some smart entrepreneur thought to capitalize on the exposure the kid's unit got on AI. I wonder if it made any money?
You go at your own risk to a show like AI. If you have a provisional patent application, that is good. You will still need to have a regular patent application filed within 12 months to benefit from the provisional. Also, your provisional must encompass any changes that are made to your product during the show, otherwise it is worthless. You ever heard of opening a can of worms? For anyone who does not win the 1 million, I just can't think of a valid reason for going on the show.