If you are critical about an thought and want to see it turned into a totally fledged invention, it is crucial to obtain some kind of patent protection, at least to the 'patent pending' status. Without that, it is unwise to promote or market the notion, as it is easily stolen. More than that, businesses you method will not take you seriously - as with no the patent pending status your thought is just that - an concept.

1. When does an concept turn out to be an invention?

Whenever an thought gets to be patentable it is referred to as an invention. In practice, this is not often clear-m... […]