Here it is: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7366595

Here it is: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7366595

Six months before I had the idea, this guy filed it. It was “it”.

Then I realized, “Well, a good idea is a good idea is a good idea whose time had come. He just beat me”. —- after a week or so of feeling deeply disappointed and angry first.

I saw a million dollar idea, so did he. After that, I realized that ANY good idea I have… SOMEBODY OUT THERE already thought it, most likely. Thousands of people probably thought it. Perhaps millions.

So I changed how i look at things. Now, I view them as my employees in a fictional corporation. Thomas Edison ish. That way, when I see “MY GREAT IDEA” out there I can be relieved to see they finished my project for me.

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I’m lucky. I only had hand-drawn sketches and descriptions. I had the name of a patent lawyer BUT FIRST, I wanted to look for myself.I didn’t want to find it and I didn’t at first. But when I looked at “pending review” or whatever early stage 1 was just after filing filter, I saw it. Read EVERY WORD. Shit. Identical, like totally.

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I was going all in. I had the income at the time (back then, don’t even think about trying unless you have at least $55k/yr income – now it’s up to $72k/yr minimum income to go from an idea to a product, which is at the low-end of middle-class USA 2019)Glad in retrospect. This guy worked for a big corp. I did too but mine wasn’t supporting me.

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It was 1000 years ago now, back when windows 2000 was king and Microsoft Office 2K was the shit. My boss thought Enron was a “good investment” and that the Dow is sure to hit 30000 by 2001.
 
lol
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