Yesterday I received in the mail the official patent document (the Letters Patent) for US patent number 7966159 and earlier this year I received the Letters Patent for Australian patent number 2005262259.
Thinking of the invention was very easy. Building a prototype to demonstrate proof-of-concept has required some work due to the need to develop original algorithms. Gaining patents has been challenging, particularly in the US where the patent examiners are tough judges of novelty. Now the fun part starts; getting the invention out into the hands of those who can benefit from it.