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Old 13th March 2011, 11:38 PM   #61
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Just a question ,I don't know if this is OT or not. If I invented a new type of loud speaker( say a 6" woofer because that's the size I decided to make it.) would the patent apply to all sizes of woofers mids and tweets that the technology was applicable to? Or would I have to have working models for all imaginable sizes? As well since my day job sucks balls and I am just the little guy, I once heard that you could mail the invention back to yourself ( thru registered mail) and that would qualify as proir art)???? Maybe?
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Old 14th March 2011, 01:38 AM   #63
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I actually read the whole thread before I posted (being sick in bed) so I was trying to pre-excuse myself just in case. What better place to inquire than where the experts are?
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Old 14th March 2011, 01:54 AM   #64
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I guess a patent is only worth something if someone else really want to buy it from you, at your price

if you want to use it yourself, maybe best to just keep shut about it, and not tell anyone

product ought to sell well because of superior quality, due to your invention
and not because you tell your customers about your patent
but sure, we know how it works
we buy dreams, promisses, and patents
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Old 14th March 2011, 02:01 AM   #65
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there seems some strong opinion against patent usefulness until you've got the money to defend

if nevertheless you do have a "valuable" idea then there is the ~ $100 "provisional" route that gives you a defendable priority date and a year to find someone wanting to license the tech to front you the full patent application costs/fees

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Just a question ,I don't know if this is OT or not. If I invented a new type of loud speaker( say a 6" woofer because that's the size I decided to make it.) would the patent apply to all sizes of woofers mids and tweets that the technology was applicable to? Or would I have to have working models for all imaginable sizes? As well since my day job sucks balls and I am just the little guy, I once heard that you could mail the invention back to yourself ( thru registered mail) and that would qualify as proir art)???? Maybe?
If written properly you can cover any speaker size you want. For example you could say.

Claim 1: A loudspeaker comprised of blah blah blah (you could insert the size by saying "A loudspeaker comprised of ... having a radial diameter of 0.25-100").
Claim 2: A loudspeaker as discussed in claim 1 with part 1 of your invention
Claim 3: A loudspeaker as discussed in claim 2 with part 2 of your invention
and so on.

Or you could include it in the definitions:
A loudspeaker is an electromechanical device which converts an AC voltage into sound. The device is comprised of a cone, coil, blah blah blah and has a radial diameter of 0.25-100".

If you do patent the design, don't forget to include things like cone depth (flat versus well cone like), dust cap design, cone shape (square, oval, round, etc.)
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dunno is it mentioned already , or not ;

one of possibilities is making sort of Diyaudio GPL ( as Linux boyz are using) ;

I'm lazy to type everything , but meaning of GPL is easy to find on line
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Old 20th June 2011, 06:44 PM   #70
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The GPL would be here:
The GNU General Public License v3.0 - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

Also, along similar lines is Creative Commons:
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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.
I don't know why they're so specific with "digital creativity" (actually this is just me being a pedant), as I have some analog circuitry I might want to release under such a license, as no doubt others here do too.
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