Re: selling an idea

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 12:26:05 MST

At 12:25 PM 1/28/01 -0500, you wrote:

> > The "seal it in an envelope and mail it to myself" trick is more or less
> > useless. I know of NO (zero, zip, nada) court cases where it has held up.
> >
> > Try this: take a plain envelope and mail it to yourself unsealed. The
> > post office doesn't care. Now you can put anything you want into it
> > any time in the future and have it "date stamped" today.

You can (could?) mail a "disclosure document" to the USPTO to establish a
date of creation. Perhaps this is no longer true?

Chuck Kuecker

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