You have stopped yourself from seeking patent protection because you did not think you would be able to go through with it. Was it because you thought it already existed or because you are not an expert in the field?You do not have to be Mark Zuckerburg to develop a mobile app, Stephen Hawking to develop improved rocket propulsion, or Manoj Bhargava to develop an energy blend that will revolutionize supplements. Your high school diploma, mass communication degree, or Ph. D in nuclear physics holds no bearing on your ability to be able to identify a problem, develop a solution, and seek protection for the novel and non-obvious subject matter.
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act favors the individual who files their application first.
Do not hesitate. Resources are all around to help you in the initial stages of seeking patent protection. Our office number is (858) 263-7554 and we are available to discuss your options. I hear it all the time, clients talk to me about things seen in daily life that they thought of a long time before it ever existed. Patenting procedures in the United States allow for establishing protection and subsequent further development through a provisional patent application.
Dozens of cliche phrases come to mind, such as, “You miss 100% of the shots you never take," and they are true. Would you rather move forward with your original idea to impact the world, or sit back and wait for someone else to come up with it? Everything has not been developed yet. We are in the age of innovation and it's not slowing down, you might as well catch up. Problems are presented on a daily basis and if you have ideas for a solution, someone else could benefit from your innovation.