Well I have just received a letter from the Intellectual Property Office in South Wales. The preparations for the publication of my patent application are complete and it will be published on 25th November. I have an “A” designated GB publication number. That publication makes for the record and it will start to have an online footprint which is indelible. It is a self-written application without any legal input and filed under my home address, a small village in rural Brittany. There is no corporate or commercial entity associated, and I am without affiliation, an amateur application by an eccentric. The address of this house will be linked to that application, for ever.
Whether this is but a tiny, tiny ripple or is causative of something more substantive, remains to be seen.
I have a little over six months to pay the ~£150 for substantive examination, if I don’t do this the IPO will assume it to be withdrawn.
I know that there is massive worldwide interest in quantum optics patents, someone will read it, if only the title and the abstract. I will appear as a data entry in some spread sheets about patents, this one will be down as filed in France, so it will add to the French tally of patent applications in this area.
I had considered filing the patent in Welsh, but it was pretty complicated so to do:
“Apparatus to Produce Entangled Photon Pairs”
“Cyfarpar i gynhyrchu parau ffoton”
I can’t stop it now, it is unstoppable.