The patents office rang me today! My patent has been approved! ......I am sooooo excited..... my new design has been 2 years in the making and it really simple and yet bloody brilliant. And now it is protected!
In my industry it is essential that you protect your intellectual property. The days of just having a sense of what is proper and respecting the hard work that goes into research and development seem to be a thing of the past. So I have had to take the time and spend the money to get my idea patented, otherwise I am pretty sure it would be copied. It just doesn't seem fair that someone else benefits from all my hard work, testing, re-testing, re-thinking etc. not to mention the money spent getting the patent!
anyway....celebration time.....patent approved....one stop closer.... now to get the patterns ready for the Sydney team! I am so excited, I can't wait.