If you are significant about an idea and want to see it turned into a totally fledged invention, it is vital to receive some form of patent protection, at least to the 'patent pending' status. Without that, it is unwise to market or market the concept, as it is easily stolen. Far more than that, companies you strategy will not take you critically - as without the patent pending status your idea is just that - an idea.

1. When does an thought turn into an invention?

Whenever an concept gets patentable it is referred to as an invention. In practice, this is not often clear-minimize and...