- White Belt
- Posts: 5
- Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:19 am
- Location: Barefoot Bay, FL
Again, you have to recognize this show for what it is... entertainment.
I have been asked many times why I don't pursue the patent process. Well, maybe I'm not a "real" inventor! I have never created a product that revolutionized anything. And I've always felt that many patents are just to easy to get around by simply changing this or that. And then there's the ridiculous amount of money for patents, attorneys, searches, etc.
No... I've always believed that the best way to bring a product to market is hype, publicity and being faster than the other guy! This show allows me to do just that. Now I do have to actually make it on the show (since I'm auditioning this weekend), but have reasonable hopes of making it to the top 70 in Tampa and thus, based on editing, being able to show my product to a national audience. If I fail to make it to the top 6, I'll try to parley any publicity into a sale to a manufacturer or the possibility of finding OPM, which abounds for those that can get recognition.
I agree with you when you suggest "real" inventors should avoid this show. Many are incredibly analytical, boring, dull, "engineer"-types, that could never deal with the "reality" of making the creative process entertaining and interesting. And AI requires it. But I don't think you should knock the show simply because it's not for you. It's perfect for my product, personality and sensibilities.
I promise to reveal my audition experience next week.