The Journey of An Inventor and Patenting Your Ideas – Part One: Submit Your Idea

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Around September 2018 I decided it was time for me to officially start my journey as an inventor. This was something I’d thought about for a long time. What I mean by “start my journey” is, I really actually took the first big step or leap you could say by submitting an “invention disclosure” via the process for disclosing inventions at the aerospace company I’ve worked at for about the past 15 years.

It was much simpler than I originally thought. In fact I was way overthinking it as I tend to overthink lots of things. Without getting into the details (i.e. can’t disclose it since it’s company info), I basically had worked on a project as a “co-inventor” of some really groundbreaking technology yet no one at our company nor in the industry had any type of patent on the books for this exact type of invention after I did a cursory look out there on the web.

All I had to do was submit some of the design documents of the project and fill out a form and the invention disclosure was done. And guess what, after a few more steps, the patent was filed with the US Patent Office in December 2019 (okay, it took more than a year to get actually filed with the office, but I will explain a little more on that in this post or possibly later).

This article I found here outlines some great points I wish I had known before I started this journey:

I think I will leave it at this for part one of my “The Journey of an Inventor” blog post series. Maybe I’ll update this post later or add more blogposts in the series. It’s a journey afterall. An adventure. It’s going to be a long, wild ride. Sometimes boring, sometimes exhilirating. But in the end, very rewarding. Thank you for reading.


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