File patents early and often. At least the patent attorney will make some money.
We look at this advice and poke holes in it.
Every word in a patent hurts you.
There is a huge tradeoff when you file patents. Are you getting a good bargain? Are you giving away too much and getting too little in return?
The specification is the long-winded explanation of your invention, where you tell the world how to build your product, what your next several versions will be, and all your R&D secrets.
This is the part that you GIVE AWAY – not what is “protected.”
Your protection is the Claims – that hard-to-read section in the back. You only get protection for what is in the claims – this is what you RECEIVE – this is your protection.
Giving away your most valuable secrets while getting nothing back is not a smart thing.