If you are serious about an idea and want to see it turned into a completely fledged invention, it is important to obtain some form of patent protection, at least to the 'patent pending' status. With no that, it is unwise to market ideas for inventions or encourage the notion, as it is simply stolen. Far more than that, businesses you method will not get you critically - as with out the patent pending standing your idea is just that - an idea.

1. When does an notion grow to be an invention?

Whenever an thought becomes patentable it is referred to as an invention. In practice, this is...