I spent the weekend in Reno meeting a friend’s uncle (we’ll call him Uncle Ted). He’s doing some inventing and that’s something that’s always interested me. I had thought about getting patents a couple of times, but I’ve never had the $10K that the lawyers have always asked for. In talking with him, it seems as if a little leg work can cut $7K from that estimate.
Ted’s wisdom didn’t stop there. He’s working with China to manufacture his invention. It’s no surprise, but it would be a whole easier to invent things if it were possible to manufacture in the US or a country where the first language was English.
I have to say, it’s good to be back. I didn’t enjoy the 10-hour round trip drive – especially as much of it was traffic.