NO. We have made our firm decision.
The arguments are strong from both sides.
PRO-PATENT 'if we patent ArtResin, we will increase our valuation 2X and any buyer would run away if we didn't have one because we would leave them vulnerable.'
'Also, a patent protects you for 20 years until it is open for use.'
ANTI-PATENT logic says: "We don't want to show our exact formulation to anyone, with precise mixing percentages and details about the details... why would we do that?
We worked hard for it. ArtResin is the best because we worked really hard on it. Furthermore, this is how the chemical industry works! You don't get a patent or you expose yourself!"
'But it will protect you. That is the point of a patent'. Someone could just copy it. Reverse engineer it. Figure it out.'
"Go ahead and try."
Rebecca and I created ArtResin because no one else had.
No one had solved the problems we solved.
- A WAY safer epoxy resin.
- A hardener that is clearer than the resin - like water!
- A hardener that doesn't yellow in the bottle for a very long time.
- A cured clear epoxy resin with two different UV light stabilizers to slow yellowing from the onset.
So if we don't have a patent for it, that's fine. I want to see someone else make a product like ours - so we can compete, and all push to keep improving.
We do not live in fear of being copied because at the end of the day, when someone steals from us, we only get better.
Dreamers, Inventors, Creators and Artists! Solve the unsolvable. Do what other said cannot be done. Throw off all limitations and just do it!
Make things better. And work hard to do that!
There is no better feeling.