Should I try to use the cash from the game I want to patent to patent the game itself?
I have a brilliant Idea. But I have nearly no money to immediately "get on with" the intellectual property protection process.
Is it safe to earn money from the idea and then use that money to protect the idea?
I spoke to Davison's patenting company before and they gave me a range of $3000 - $10,000 just for some of the initial steps. I went to them about a board game... not this new computer game idea I have. They said electronic games/toys can be even more expensive. I'm not sure if that encompassed video games though.
If I develop a game and everyone "knows" I made it first & in hand I had something that parallel's (if not greatly exceeds) a "poor man's patent" is my idea safe?
Here's a video of me stressing out about it and asking the same thing. I feel as though sometimes I convey myself more clearly (in some ways) when I speak (and use gestures)