Oct 22, 2019
Voting in Chicago? Yes, that should be "early and often." Patents? Not so much. Filing lots and lots of patents without the data to support the investment is not a good idea.
The best patents come later in the process.
As an investor, I will not finance the first patent for a startup because it represents the highest risk. I am comfortable to wait until we have more customer input, more product development, and more knowledge of the market.
You are much better off waiting to get a patent, than spend your money when 95% of the patents are worthless.