Of Patents and Publicity

A project log for An IOT Device That Tells Dad the Stove is Off.

An Internet of Things Device to Let My Aging, Disabled Father Know that the Stove is Off, and Ease His Paranoia...

Dave NghiemDave Nghiem 06/18/2015 at 23:080 Comments

So, I just had my 3rd interview with a large regional newspaper. Also got talked about in the Philadelphia Inquirer, but those guys didn't even bother to talk to me, or read the information materials I sent them. So, not surprisingly, the article is full of inaccuracies, like me winning the 5k grand prize, which most definitely didn't happen.

Philly tech-sters bring home honors

Still, publicity is publicity, and it's an essential component in any kind of crowd sourced campaign, and if there's one single thing I'm good at, it's getting my mug in the press.

As for the device, I met up with patent attorney friend, and we've been doing searches on my implementation. More on that coming up later. In the mean time though, this blog establishes me as an author of prior art, should it ever arise.

But on to technical details!