Originally Posted by tinitus
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
And if it's worth enough for them to buy/license a patent, they may run a credit check on you to see if you've got a few extra millions to spend in defending an infringement, and if not they'll go ahead and use your patent and not worry about being sued, or know they'll end up paying less in attorney fees than they would for a license.
But then getting a patent on something brings attention to it as something you think is valuable, and that you want to protect. Perhaps you should then NOT patent THAT thing, but rather something ELSE in your device that you don't really care of others infringe on, sort of as a red herring.* Let OTHERS figure out what is the actual unique and valuable part of your device...
"Claim 1: An amplifier consisting of an Operational Amplifier and two resistors, featuring a non-inverting characteristic, fixed gain and a high input impedance ..."
* This is my second DIYaudio post today mentioning red herring. I must like the phrase.