So I created something and have been making it for my friends and they all suggest that I should protect and license it. So I thought why not? I have been selling it for about eight months to friends and from my readings here, I have up to 1 year to file.
Since I publicly disclosed my invention, does a provisional patent application give me an additional year to decide on a non provisional patent or do I have only 4 months left to file a non provisional since I disclosed it? I couldn't find that out in my readings and am confused which option to choose from.
It would be great to use my earnings to cover the cost and I have enough for provisional but if not I think this is a good investment and I can find a lawyer here in the process. Thank you