posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 07:26 PM
well isn't a patent written down.
a recipe can be copyrighted and can't be used without your permission.
and you don't have to be so specific.
write your invention down on paper and copyright that so you have legal precedent that your idea was first and you don't divulge sensitive info that
could be used in china for example, who don't give a flying squirrel about american patents.
its all about who can prove their idea was first so you can sue.
if i write a publication describing my invention and copyright it, a person can't just take my idea, use the information, mass produce it and
start selling it as his own.
how it works could be easily found out by taking it apart and duplicating it afterwards relatively easy.
there's no need to give away everything with a patent.
how many patents just sit there with DOD taking what they need and classifying it top secret in the interest of "national security".
and you won't see a penny.
edit on 28-12-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)