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I am far from an IP specialist in my practice, but I know enough to tell you that telling others your thoughts on a subject without first publishing them provides you no legal rights. So you are right about giving something away which perhaps you shouldn't. Especially if you expect to receive credit for the ideas from whoever develops and writes about them in professional journals and the like. I will be away from the computer until Sun. p.m.
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Would any dated, notarized and possibly sealed (from the public) presentation do, especially considering that general dissemination could compromise research (yes, it really could). You are doing well with me (not your average client, Eh?If you need more compensation that is fine within reason.
Hopefully credit someday for saving lives, a book, modifying "CPI" type training for elementary school Teachers. And I could just use something for retirement - not that I've done badly, but the tragedy I mentioned has lasted most of my lifetime. No need to elaborate. I need to know how to proceed without being compromised. IF you can offer such sufficient detail, I assure you I can (and will) pay for it. You have been helpful, I assure you.
Hello again. Thanks for your patience. Generally, a copyright occurs as soon as you publish something. That simply protects you from someone copying your ideas and claiming them as their own. Some people (I'm told, since this is not what I work in) mail it to a Journal or Newsletter or even a newspaper as on op-ed piece. On-line blogs could be used. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091006111601AAji2nk But you don't wish to make the information public for security reasons, so you might have to mail it to a trusted associate by certified mail, and also mail it to your self, keeping the post-marked envelope unopened forever. Also, if you have created a specific item that you wish to charge for or to license the use of and make money from it, then you will probably want to formally register a federal copyright. Here is another very general article on the subject. http://horizon.unc.edu/projects/resources/intellectual_property.asp . There are many websites that discuss IP protection. One suggestion I have is that you should obtain confidentiality agreements from anyone you intend to discuss this project with, before engaging them in such discussion. See: http://www.startupnation.com/business-articles/910// For whatever it's worth, my good friend, a clinical psychologist with over 40 years experience, read your first e-mail and replied: "This might be too good to be true." From her, I would call that encouraging. I don't know if this is getting you where you need to go. I hope it's useful. I'll stand by and I hope this information is helpful and that you will enter a positive rating. I thank you for submitting your question to Pearl-Just Answer. We appreciate your business. If you need clarification or additional information, please send me a Reply and I will be happy to explain further. Please consult a local attorney to verify the accuracy of this information according to your state's laws.