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Patent pending

Post by technovelist » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:16 pm

I just applied for a US patent and put the notice up on threemisses.com.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:34 pm

Noted.
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Re: Patent pending

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:27 pm

tech,

I've worked for companies that made it a point to file as many patents as possible. But I currently work for a company that simply keeps things secret and encrypts/secures code when necessary through hardware means.

I loved the patent bonuses and the recognition, but for keeping IP from getting stolen, keeping it secret seems to work out better.

Not saying it is possible in your case, just wanted to throw my experience out there.
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Re: Patent pending

Post by technovelist » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:45 am

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:27 pm
tech,

I've worked for companies that made it a point to file as many patents as possible. But I currently work for a company that simply keeps things secret and encrypts/secures code when necessary through hardware means.

I loved the patent bonuses and the recognition, but for keeping IP from getting stolen, keeping it secret seems to work out better.

Not saying it is possible in your case, just wanted to throw my experience out there.
That's probably what I would do if I were trying to make a lot of money by selling licenses for the library.
But what I actually want to do is sell the whole thing to a storage company like Intel, Micron, Samsung, or the like.
For that, I think a patent would be valuable.

Also, I can dissuade people from ripping me off to some extent at least with the "Patent Pending" mark without actually exposing any of my IP until and unless the patent is granted. Of course that won't be done for several years at least, assuming I don't petition for special status due to age.

Which I won't until I have a customer for the IP, in which case the customer will probably be happy to get the patent moved up to the front of the line.
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