21 Mar 2013
The wheel is long gone - the paper clip too – and the light bulb ….
“Damn damn damn”, but there seems plenty of ideas to be had … to patent … but a thing to consider is whether and when to file ….
Here is why: A patent can be thought as the grant of a 20 year monopoly for telling the world about how to do something. There is a clear trade here between the inventor and society.
So ….. without doubt … sometimes it is better:
- not to patent …. or
- just use it …. or
- file a bit later…. but
- all the above have some risk ….