Patents and OpenMoko
earlc8451 at clarkstate.edu
Fri Feb 8 00:30:13 CET 2008
This method is called "The poor man's patent" and is not legal. Below is a web page that may be of some help and describes this patent method as an "Urban legend" It also has documentation on getting things patented.
>>> "Steven Milburn" <steven.milburn at gmail.com> 02/07/08 5:35 PM >>>
As a first step, get anything you think is patent worthy documented and
dated. In the US, a common practice is to write up your concept and mail it
to yourself in a sealed envelope. You don't open the envelope until you
need to and you do it with a lawyer present. The postmark on the envelope
holds up very strongly to prove the date of the material.
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