Who do you trust?
The automatic response is “No one.” Regardless if you have an idea that’s new or a spinoff of something that’s out there already, you should know that telling your idea to others could result in the possibility of theft. I will give you an example, Let’s say you invite your good friend out to lunch. Well while you are in a crowded place, you are unable to hold back your excitement and tell your friend your idea. Although you trust your friend, do you know and trust others around you who may eavesdrop on your conversation? There are many factors you will have to take into consideration when you start inventing. When you have a digital journal that you can keep track of all your ideas. The digital journal automatically logs the date and time of your entries, you will have a solid record of your concept. Imagine how beneficial that would be. This journal could help provide you with documentation if there was theft of your idea. Now, you do need to know there is a law called “first to patent.” Which means whoever files for a patent first, can be granted the patent rights; That is IF the patent office thinks it fits all their requirements. This digital journal is something that you can take to an attorney. They may be able to let you know if you have a case to fight the theft. You will have documentation that you were the one who came up with the idea and shows that you were actively working on it. Please keep in mind that your best bet is to keep a journal of your design. Record keeping is critical and being able to use that when you file for your patent, can make all the difference. Fortunately, our digital journal is a simple and convenient way to do just that.