Tuesday, February 10, 2009
And We're Filed!
The patents are officially filed! It felt good seeing the acknowledgment with my name in there as an inventor. I always wanted a patent. So now we're officially patent pending. While our title is fairly vague, the application itself is concise enough to explain exactly what we're doing.
We now will have protection for the next 12 months. This allowed us to delay the filing of the full fledged patent app, where we'll have to be even more detailed, draw even more pictures, and ensure that our claims are all covered. That's what patent lawyers will be for.
We launch Monday with an alpha/beta launch. We have been privately alpha testing but this release will be a bit bigger, including friends and family. We're excited. The economy isn't cooperating. I'll be happy to share with you what it's like looking for money in times like these!