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Official Westpoint Home Broad Home Fashion Live Product Search (LPS) Q & A

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Do you have any questions about the Westpoint Home Broad Home Fashion LPS? Ask here. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll ask the search sponsor.

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John, this goes for all searches, we would love to see the deadline of the search under the title for a quick reference for us late submitters.

Thank you
Chic

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Hi John,

After the search ends how soon do you start working on invention submissions? It seems rather quite on the 1st West Point heated blanket and towel search. The search ended on Oct. 1st or was it extended?

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Great suggestion Chic. I’ve talked about our upcoming redesign in the past. We’ve already implemented your suggestion in the new design and it will go live when we launch the redesigned site.

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Yes John, it is rather quiet!

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John, I’d like to know more about the westpoint “generate heat without ac” search. The search was extended until October 1st. Where is it now?

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I’m a little confused as to what is an appropriate product. On one hand, it says don’t limit yourself, then it gives a pet bed, which can be a fashion accessory for your home I suppose, and it involves fabric. On the other hand, it seems to be specifically about bed, bath, kitchen—mainly fashionable/decorative/personal-style-type accessories/home accent products.

I believe my product idea could be a fashion statement I suppose for a different area of the home, mainly the laundry room, and I believe it is entirely marketable at many of the retailers they have listed on their site, just not bed, bath, kitchen, and to some probalby not a fashion statement, although it might not hurt to market it that way – the things people buy these days! lol. This product category could really use some livening up.

I’m just trying to figure out if it fits here in this product search or not. It is my dream product, one that I wish I could buy right now, as many other moms do, but it isn’t out there right now.

If I give it a shot and submit it here, does that prevent me from presenting it anywhere else (outside of EN) even if it is not selected for this particular search?

I hope I asked this appropriately, as it is late and I should be finishing my work!

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The Westpoint Home Heated Blanket Search indeed ended on Oct. 1. We are currently evaluating submissions and will move the submissions through the next two levels as a group. The evaluations have taken longer this time because the technical aspects of the challenge are more complex than other searches.

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Chrissy,
Good question. It sounds like your submission is appropriate for this search. It is safe to add laundry room to the list: Bed, Bath, Kitchen…

Also, if you submit your product idea and it does not make it to “Finalist”, then you can opt out of the idea database at anytime. If you make “Finalist”, then you must wait 6 months before you can opt out.

I encourage you to submit your idea. Good luck!

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Okay, thank you.

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One more question…..I’ve looked on the FAQ for the live product search page and ran a search and had a looksee on the forums for the answer…..what is the best way to submit your idea with the application? Pictures, hand drawings? Are there actually instructions to follow? Or will those magically appear to me once I become a Gold Member to participate?

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The FAQ’s don’t go into detail, since they can not tell you what you want them to know. I have included writting info, “brochure” info, pictures, Sketchup files, anything that it takes for you to get your information across.

When you submit your documentation, it does have a specific list of questions such as “discribe…”, “are there any others?”, why is yours better?", etc etc… Pretty much think about all the info listed on a peatent, without the limitation of a patent. Heck, you can submit a short movie (2min max) showing your product in action.

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Hi John. I have an idea for an untapped licensing opportunity, and dozens of relevant product ideas to go along with it. Target is currently carrying some toy, game, and stationary items involving this relatively new storybook character. I have contact info for the licensing rep, the author’s rep, and I have the ideas. Now, I just need to put the pieces together with the manufacturer. It’s mainly girls bed, bath, and accessory items. Would this line be something to submit for this particular LPS?

Thanks for this thread!

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Chic, you read my mind! I’ve asked for the same thing. Sweet. I hate having to scroll through all of the search info, hunting for the due dates!

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Hi all – Is it just me or did everybody lose the dashboard for this search??? There is nothing on Innovation Station either. I know I haven’t missed the deadline as I printed up the information and it has an October 22 deadline. But it is kind of hard to work on an entry that isn’t where I left it!!!

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John,
We need your help! Our dashboards have disappeared is this a website glitch or a glitch with West Point Home?

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My product ideas are still in my Database as incomplete submissions, so they are not totally gone. I am really glad I don’t have to start the process over for them cause I don’t think I could remember everything I already wrote.

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Cheryl,

I’ll check on the dashboard issue.

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The dashboard has returned. FYI: This search will close on Oct. 22.

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Hi John,
Just wondering if the first Westpoint challenge for the heated/no ac is moving along. Now, I love Christmas colors but prefer to decorate my dashboard in green.Whoever came up with a “novel petbed product” must be either crazy (like a fox) or a genius!lol Have a good one

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We are evaluating the Heated Blanket submissions. You will not see any movement on those dashboards until Monday.

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Thank you John

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John can I add additional drawings to my West Point heated blanket/towel submission? I though I saw where I had till Sunday night.

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John,

Protectable doesn’t necessarily mean patentable, right? I’m not exactly sure that my idea is patentable (maybe a design patent), but it could probably be trademarked. Are they specifically looking for patentable ideas? Thanks!

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Margaret, I had posted this answer somewhere else, but I’ll repeat it. I asked this same question from Louis when I saw him last month at the meet and greet. I was wondering this same thing- as I had a great idea (and it’s perfect for WestPoint) but wasn’t sure how protectable it was. I mean how much bedding stuff can be patented after all? He said that if you have a brand new idea, one that is not out there at all, and Westpoint could be the first to market (and ideally saturate the market I’m guessing) then they would consider that as well. But the idea must be really unique! Good Luck with your idea.

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Thanks Holly! Like you said, how innovative can bedding be? My idea is kind of an extension of a product line they already have. And I was thinking it could probably be trademarked, not so sure about the patent. I guess I’ll submit it anyway and leave it up to the professionals :).

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The movement is on the Craft dashboards- not the bed and bath.

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Hello John,
On 10-21-08 at around 4pm PST, I tried to submit my idea for the WestPoint Home product search, but there was no longer a link to it, and even when I tried to click on the “Last Chance” advertisement for the search, the link wouldn’t work. Could you please re-enable the link until the 10/22 deadline? Or just let me know if I’m mistaken… Thank you for your help,
Maritza

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Same problem here. I can’t get in…deadline hasn’t passed yet. I have one entry I would like to submit.

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ditto. (I posted to the official EdisonNation.com thread)

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Maritza, Leigh, Kurt & Becky, are you still having problems submitting to WP Home? My dashboard is fine at 09:00 EST, Oct. 22. I’ll let the web team know there has been a problem.

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John I’m having problems as well. I can edit text but can’t upload drawings. I have been trying since last Sunday to upload drawings to the heated blanket and towel search. I just assumed it was closed.

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Tom,
I followed Eddie’s advice and used IE vs firefox and it worked for me.

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Chic,

I am using Firefox. My wife has Internet Explorer on her laptop I’ll give that a try. Thanks for the tip.

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Tom, the search is still open. I’ve notified the web team and will give you an update when I have one. In the meantime, if you find a solution, via a different browser for instance, please let us all know.

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I just got my WP Home submission in, with an upload and it did just fine. I use Explorer. John- thanks for getting the WP link back up again :)

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maritza's Avatar

Yes, it seems to be working now. Thank you, John.

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I was thinking maybe the Westpoint 1 submissions have been waiting longer for the colder weather so they can HEAT things up for us! Okay it’s corny I am delirious. Anyone with any ideas how many submissions they are looking at on Westpoint 1 ? I don’t know what my problem is but I only seem to have ideas on the limited type of challenges. Maybe the other side of my brain isn’t hooked up right! Good luck everyone!
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John,

I was able to upload the drawings by switching from Fire Fox to Internet Explorer. In the past I was able to use Fire Fox to upload drawings. It took forever to upload this time my browser must have been slow. They have added some upgrades for fire fox since then maybe that has something to do with it not working now.

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I hope the West Point dashboards and results go as smooth as the Springs Creative did.

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Me too Chic, except I hope I actually make it through this time :).

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I’m sorry that the dashboards for both of the Westpoint Home Searches have been quiet. There are a few reasons for the lack of attention focused on these searches. First, we were asked to present to Springs Creative this week and all of our attention was directed to making this presentation. Second, Westpoint Home asked us to present the results of both the Heated Blanket Search and the Home Fashion Search at the same time and we are scheduled to do that on November 6. As that time approaches, you will see a lot more activity on those dashboards as we conclude our research and prepare for that meeting. Thank you for your patience.

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Thanks for the info John!

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Thanks for the info John. Nice to know I can relax and not have to check that dashboard every hour (this does become a little obsessive doesn’t it?)! How apropo – November 6th is my birthday. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get I get a nice little green present from EN/WPH that day (or shortly thereafter!)!

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Thanks for the timeline, John. Helps keep some of the obsessive dashboard checking in control.

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I am a happy girl! My dashboard has moved I am at G4! Is everyone else moving??? What a way to start the week! Thank you Thank you Thank you
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I’m happy for you Candice. I hope mine move
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon. LOL

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Thank you, I figured since mine moved everyone else would have moved at the same time, but we know they are on the job!!! Good luck Its funny your little cat face reminds me of my daughter who passed away. It reminds me in a good way and her name was also Toni.
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Wow, I am glad when you look at my avatar
it makes you feel good and think of your
daughter who is in heaven with all the
other beautiful babies that God watches over.
I love my name. My initials are TLC. :)

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Thank you Toni and you are totally right. She will always be with me and is probably reading this over my shoulder right now!

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Hi Candice, My Westpoint broad search hasn’t moved yet, has yours? The only movement I had was on the Westpoint heat search (G4). :)

Hi Toni :)

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Hi Sally, I have been on G3 forever :) Hope to
see some movement after Halloween. Don’t expect
much movement this week.

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Hi Sally, I should have put that my movement was on Westpoint 1 (heat) thats the only seach I am in.Now did you go to G4 today? That is great to move up after waiting. They may be working WP1 and then scoot over to WP2. Sounds like there weren’t alot of WP1 compared to other searches. I could be way off, wouldn’t be the first time!
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Yes, I went to G4 today, then to Red 5 now:( Oh the pain of seeing red. That’s all for me today! Good luck to everyone else that is still in it:)

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Sorry Sally :(

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It has taken me until now to come back here AFTER the red light district hit my board last night. All night thoughts through my mind,why,,,why,,,was I dumped. Even a abusive boyfriend would tell you that!!!LOL I didn’t sleep much. Those are some questions that should be addressed by EN and I sure hope they let us in on it. At least we can be happy our ideas and products aren’t tied up any longer. My friend who was a finalist on Spencers 1 Doc Hoffman will be tied up until his 6 months sentence is up! LOL Good luck everyone.
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Candice,
Welcome to the party

Chic

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Chic,
I didn’t even get a invitation

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That RED light was your invitation :o)

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Hi all, this is probably a stupid question but here goes… I submitted two ideas for the broad search, one with media and the other without as I hadn’t had time to work on the prototype. I now have an almost completed prototype and need to know if I can still submit just the photos even thought the deadline is past. Thanks.

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Carol,
Go to your idea data base and click edit button to add or edit your submission

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Thanks Harry – I do know how to add something, I just wasn’t sure if we could add something after the deadline.

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Chic,
Silly me! I always overlook the obvious.Stinkin red light. All that goes through my mind is the old song,RoxAnne,you don’t have to turn on the red light!"

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I just got green lights up to 6. Anyone else? I am soooo excited.

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Congratulations, Marie!

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That is great Marie!

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Congrats Marie! Mine went green on 6 today too. I’m giddy!

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Congrats to you to Bridget!! On my G6 status it said PASSED UNIQUENSS. Do they all say that or are there other catagories.

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Mine said the same thing.

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Hi John…i just got referred to you..with my question..i submitted an idea last month for the Westpoint Broad Home Fashion…it stayed at the research and design for about 2 weeks so I sent an email asking about the time frame for the dashboard and you all wrote me right back and said you would have an answer in about 24 hrs…well in 24 hrs I was up to stage 6 the final IP…by that evening I was back to stage 1. I know there must be some mistake..but could you check it out for me and let me know.. I would really appreciate it.
Thanks,
Barbara

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Hi John…just checking back with you to see if you were able to find out what is going on with my submission…please let me know what is happening…I am getting very nervous.

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Barbara,
I apologize for the error. I believe this was one of the “issues” associated with the updated site. Please email me directly if you have any more issues with Live Product Search.

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Thank you!!Thank you!!!John…I am back where I was..at least I am still green YEA :-)
Have a great evening

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I’m afraid to look…..someone tell me when they’ve decided!

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We know it will be today, tomorrow by the latest!

Ladies, I hope we stepped it up for this LPS. Last one had 3 men choosen! Maybe because this one is for the home we will have an advantage, and it will be all ladies chosen? Sorry Guys :-)

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G6 here on WP Broad. Hoping for a favorable decision. Go women!

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Hey now….good luck to everyone men, women, and undecided.

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Don’t get me wrong…I’m happy for anyone who is able to beat the odds and reach success in this field. It just would be nice to see some more women represented among those ranks.

Best wishes to Mike and other men who are still in it as well :)

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Good luck G7’s today is your day

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I’m G6 for Westpoint Heat. I think the ‘passed uniqueness’ means there are no IP issues – no patent infringment.

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I’m a finalest….I so happy..:-)

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Congrats Barbara!

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Congratulations, Barbara!!! Good to hear that there is some movement today and that someone on EN received good news :)

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Congrats Barbara! Glad somebody is green.

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Thats Great Barbara!!!!!

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Congratulations to Everyone :))

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Good for you Barbara!
Now you can stop hiding behind that brown curtain! ;)

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Me too – I’m a finalist too! Wow. For the ‘Heat’ search.

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You Rock Chere,
And if everyone will please check out page 19 in the December issue of Inventors Digest you will find a couple of EN “Rock Stars” made the wish list story!

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Thanks Cheryl. I still haven’t seen that in print yet. Do you already have your magazine?

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Yes I do!

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Now that the shock has worn off – Congrats Barbara.

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Okay – it came while I was gone. It’s cool we are both there. :)

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Hi, John:
How does the exclamation point on the dashboard work? If it goes green does that mean that the product was picked up for licensing?

I’m assuming that after your presentation tomorrow, some will go red (ie. the ones that WP Home rejects outright). But, the ones they take to consider further will result in a holding pattern on the dashboard for a while before the ! is filled in.

Is that about right? Thanks!

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Hello Finalists,

I want to send my Congrat to Chere and Barbara both for making the cut as the top finalists. Now that the excitement is in the air, I thought to also share that the idea I have entered for Broad Westpoint Search also made to the finalist stage so that makes three of us so far.

Good luck to all that entered the contest. Keep inventing as it only takes one success product to start thinking about retirement. :-))

Michael

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Hi everyone,
After a few days of not checking, I just found out that I’m a finalist in the WP Broad search!

Not sure what happens next or when, but the excitement is fun.

sherree

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Hi John,
Are you able to tell us how many people entered/were selected as finalists?

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Thank you all for the congrats..I had to go out right after I got the news so I didn’t get to respond right away to your well wishes. This is soooo exciting. I will try again with my pic Cheryl :-)…I just didn’t seem to be able to get the picture I picked out to download for some reason. I guess I could work on that to get rid of some of my nervous energy tonight LOL
Thanks again and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Also thanks Leigh for asking my question…I hope John gives us an answer on that soon. TTFN TATAFORNOW

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Sherree, you have such self control! Congratulations to all the finalists!

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Barbara, are you a finalist in the West Point Heat search or the West Point Broad search?

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It is the broad search. Did you guys make it?

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OMG all these lucky finalists. Congrats to
all of you. ::)) Enjoy the excitement.

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good luck all G7’s for tomorrow’s presentation

I got my money on Chere and Holly (friends for life)

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I second that… thank you EN for representing our ideas! and Greg… thanks for the moovalous visualization.

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Thanks Chic, if only your vote counted at WPH :)

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Chic – luv ya too.

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Cow running out of patience?

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I do feel empty and lost – not getting the brief on how many ideas were going to WPH. We get use to things very quickly around here. Hopefully we will get a nice brief when they return home with good news!

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Holly, no word either on how many entries are
going to Spencers?

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Hey Greg…just play some soft classical moosic to calm your anxiety!

Becky

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COW-WA-BONGA

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tic…toc…tic…toc

Surprisingly enough, I am very calm and just patiently waiting. Hope everyone else is calm too and having a great night.

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What’s MOO !

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wonder if e-mails have been sent out already???

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Hey Toni – don’t pick on Greg too much….we don’t want a Mad Cow on the loose!

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Carol, you mean a MAD MOOOOOOOOOOO! LOL

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In Hawaii, that would be a MAD MOOOOO MOOOOO!!! hehehehe

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To someone, this maybe a long weekend

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

not if the selected e-mails have been sent out.

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Seriously – do they send out emails? before or after red lights hit? And is that for those ideas definitely chosen or just being held for further consideration?

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Does anyone know if there will be only one winner in the Westpoint Broad Search? Or does Westpoint have the option of picking up several products if they want? (sorry if this has been answered before/elsewhere… I didn’t see it)

sherree

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They can take as many as they want. EN considers it a success if they pick up at least one.

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There are no limits to how many they’ll pick.

Anyone else feel like they’re trying to train us to be a little less demanding of instant gratification??? :)

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Thanks for the info, Holly.

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Sherree, there is no limit to the number of ideas that may be selected. This is posted on each search. Springs Creative had 3 chosen. I’m hoping that WPH picks at least that many too.

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Actually it was Spencers Gag that chose 3. We sure are looking desperate- stalking our dashboards tonight!

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Sorry, you’re right Holly, it was Spencers. Too much refreshing today seems to have addled by brain.

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No news, yet? Well, then, time to consume mass quantities!!

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Well I guess I’ll be the first to post a R8. Good luck to all still in it. I’m going to the bar!!

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The idea has to have merit to have gone this far – good job Marie.

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Sorry to hear that, Marie.

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Marie, sorry to hear that news :{

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Marie,
have one for me, I got two red 8’s yesterday :(

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Sorry to hear that Cheryl -but as you pointed out to someone else it’s not the end of the road just yet.

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We have just recently updated your dashboards for the Westpoint Home Broad Fashion Search. The presentation went very well. WP Home is still reviewing 18 submissions for selection. They will have 45 days from the presentation to make their final decision. We will keep your dashboards up-to-date. Thank you for your patience.

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Do those numbers include the ‘Heat’ entries too??

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No, the Heat search is a separate search.

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They were presented at the same meeting.

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I’m still green for heat.

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My apologies…apparently I never opened a forum topic for the Heated Blanket Search. In addition to the Broad Home Fashion results posted below, there are 9 submissions still being considered for the Heated Blanket Search. Same 45 day waiting period applies.

Should I open a new forum topic for the Heated Blanket Search or post news for both searches here? I’ll go with whatever the first 2 of 3 replies would like me to do.

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I, too am curious if the West Point Heat submissions are included in the 18 mentioned above.

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Yeah Greg! moooooooove over Julie ;)

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Which ever is easier for you John – we know you are a busy man.

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Suck up ;)

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LOL

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my vote: keep it here, please

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Thanks for the update, John. I am sooo pleased to still be green. Wipppeee!

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Well, I’ve still got 3 green – 2 on broad and 1 on heat….. I think I’m in shock!!!

John, just out of curiousity, can you tell us how many ideas were presented to WPH for each search? Thanks

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That’s great news you guys… good luck to all!

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Congrats to those of you still G on 7 and sorry to hear about the reds. :~(

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I had to go to the fourth page to find this thread to bring it back up! Any news? How many days to go?

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The 45 days ends on a weekend so we may hear something Friday but I’m counting until Monday and that is 17 days from now, Dec5.

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Hello Everyone,

I am curious how many still standing on G7 for Broad? Does any one has any idea? I know there were a few that got R7 but didn’t keep track who still has the G7. Thanks.

Michael Diep

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Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a bit earlier than that, Chere. Figure with the holidays coming and the deadline, they would go ahead and get things wrapped up. We’ll wait and see, I guess. :)

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18 are still in consideration by WPH.

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Hello Holly,

Are you saying 18 for Broad WPH are still in?

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Hi Michael,
A little further up in this thread John provides the numbers of sumbmissions that are still being considered by WPH after their presentation and initial set of red lights (for both the broad and heat searches). 18 for Broad, 9 for Heat. I am not aware of anyone from those two groups who have been red lighted since the presentations. It’s my understanding we will all find out at the same time – our deadline is 12/21/08 – 45 days from the presentation. Tick, tick, tick.

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Sorry, but I don’t have any updates. There are still 18 still in consideration for Broad and 9 for Heat. Their deadline is 12/21, but since that is a Sunday, let’s call it 12/22. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.

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Sorry, but I don’t have any updates. There are still 18 still in consideration for Broad and 9 for Heat. Their deadline is 12/21, but since that is a Sunday, let’s call it 12/22. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.

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Sorry, but I don’t have any updates. There are still 18 still in consideration for Broad and 9 for Heat. Their deadline is 12/21, but since that is a Sunday, let’s call it 12/22. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.

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Sorry, but I don’t have any updates. There are still 18 still in consideration for Broad and 9 for Heat. Their deadline is 12/21, but since that is a Sunday, let’s call it 12/22. I will post an update as soon as I have more information.

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Geeze John, we heard you the first time! ;)

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Holy smokes! ;-)

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LOL! Cheryl.

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Hi John,
Is there any indication when WPH is looking to wrap things up?

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i.e. before the weekend (on Friday) or after (on Monday)

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I have a couple of questions as I really am not understanding a concept or two- After being a finalist for season 3, we submit our ideas into a main edison nation database- but when lps come into play, then we have to submit these again-with the 25.00 fee? If these submissions are in the edison nation database, do they just sit in the database or when a retailer is interested in a product, are the products shown or brought up or does the inventor have to re-submit the idea again? I am just asking because I don’t quite understand and while I believe this is a valuable service, I need some clarification. Also, if the product that we (my sister and I) submitted is perfect for the westpoint search that ended (or has it- I was reading the above posts) will our entry into the database be shown to them- if the product fits their criteria? And for the submissions and showing the retailers, is there some protection afforded to the intellectual property of the inventor? Sorry I have so many questions but I was just thinking about this and I have an idea for the new search that was just posted. (not the one where we were chosen as finalists for season 3) so I do understand about that submission and fee. I hope I have asked these questions clearly and John, that you may understand them. Thank you so much in advance for your response.

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Couple quick responses for you: you only pay once, unless you opt out and then change your mind later and want to opt back in. If you enter the idea into an LPS, but are not chosen, then if you wish, the idea will go into the database where it waits for an appropriate LPS. No one but EN goes looking through the database. Hope this helps some.

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Bridget,
Westpoint Home’s deadline is Monday, Dec. 22. I will post their selections as soon as I have them.

LLL,
You only have to submit a concept and pay the $25 fee one time.

You may opt out and then later opt in without paying an additional $25. However, if your Gold membership status lapses, you must pay $25 to resubmit your concept.

FYI: When you opt out a concept, the concept is not available to Edison Nation for any Live Product Search. You should choose to opt out a concept if you pitch it to another company on your own. When your idea is opted in, Edison Nation can lock it up for up to six months by moving it to the finalist stage of any LPS. If your idea is then selected, you are compelled to assign its rights to Edison Nation. Please review the legal agreements for more information, http://www.edisonnation.com/files/Live_Product_Search_Innovator_Agreement.pdf & http://www.edisonnation.com/files/Exhibit_A_-_Live_Product_Search_Assignment_Agreement.pdf

Once your concept is submitted & opted in, you may submit it to any LPS at no charge. You can then track its progress on your dashboard. We also search the database for relevant submissions for each new search. However, I recommend that you submit to relevant future searches because it is possible that our search could miss your idea.

Every concept submitted (casting call concept, LPS concept…) should be in the database. To confirm, go to “Dashboard”, click “Live Product Search” and scroll down until you see “My Ideas”. You should see every idea that you’ve submitted, either under “My Idea Database” or under “My Opted Out Submissions”. Notice, that there is a button beside each idea to either opt in or opt out. The only time that you cannot opt out is when an idea is in the finalist stage of an LPS.

Finally, as Mike pointed out, only members of the Edison Nation Evaluation Team have access to and look at the concepts in the database. We present only the ideas that have made it to the finalist stage. Furthermore, we have agreements in place with each search sponsor that protect the concepts presented.

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Thanks John!

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thank you for your response and Happy Holidays to all!

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oops, John, if the deadline for Westpoint Home is dec. 22, how can I submit our product for them? We know that our product will have an appeal for Westpoint and will fit many of their criteria. Thanks again.

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LLL, the deadline for submission for WestPoint Home was in Oct. The 22 Dec deadline, is for WestPoint to pick which ideas they want to pursue. Sorry but you are too late for that particular search. I’m sure there will be others in the future.

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thank you, I guess I was just reading it wrong!! (next time I hope to submit on time!)

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LLL, WestPoint Home will be sponsoring searches in the future. Stayed tuned!

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Ok John, what’s the story with WPH? Is everything posted that will be posted till Monday?

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Holly – I read in another thread that John is out of the office today, Friday.

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Maybe Matt will tell us?

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I don’t have any updates for Westpoint Home today. And I am out of the office today. Have a nice weekend!

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I just received an email from Matty W. that he got
a Red 8 on WestPoint. Has anyone else received
red or green.

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Toni, I received my Red 8 on Friday. I posted it on the Improved LPS updates along with a few other folks. Sorry to hear about the R8 for Matty W.
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Thanks Randy my bad. Sorry you were reded. :(

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Yeah, me too Toni. BIG OLE RED X. Bummed but moving on. Are you still G7?

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

Hi Bridget – sorry you received red x. Yes still
G7 on Spencer’s Lite. Thanks for asking. :))

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Isn’t anyone else anxious to hear the results for WestPoint Home Broad search and Heat search?

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I am anxious for you Holly :)) When will they
let you know?

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Anxious but hopeful.

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You are STILL waiting? Ahhhhhhh! Haven’t they tortured you enough? lol BEST OF LUCK to those of you still in the running!

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Sorry guys, no updates on either Westpoint Home search. I don’t think I will have any news until after the New Year.

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Just my luck. I’ll be in the remote jungles of the Amazon for 2 weeks in the beginning of January with no internet access. I’m sure that is some sort of payback for all the bad things I have done in my life- arranged by EN specially for me :-)

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Sounds terrible Holly.

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Well Holly, you could always cancel your vacation.
ahahahahahahaha NOT :))

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Don’t think I haven’t already considered that! :-)

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Yeah right!

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Hi Guys!
Happy New Year!
I was redded Friday the 19th. My guess is all those who haven’t heard are millionaires in 2009!
Congrats! Here’s to a whole bunch more creativity paying off this coming year… Our prayers are with you all as you work at making peoples lives better- don’t even think about giving up! And to the Everyday Edison crew for better contacts, more investmentment money,and a lot more staff to process the avalanche of great stuff on the way…
Blessings,
Dave

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Any news yet?

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Just checking in from Iquitos, gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. My friends are tired of me trying to find a cyber cafe to check my dashboards :-) Next time I check in I will be 50!
Sure would like a nice birthday present from EN :-)

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Happy Birthday and have a great trip, Holly! Hope you get a nice surprise when you get back.

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I’m jealous Holly. Wishing you a wonderful birthday, regardless!

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Happy Birthday Holly

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HOLLY ;))

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