Answered on Nov 16th, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Typing a description and having it notarized to protect an invention is a MYTH. Contact a patent attorney as soon as possible in order to avoid losing important rights to your invention. A patent attorney can help you determine a proper course of action, including explaining the pros and cons of filing a provisional patent application, a regular utility patent application, and/or possibly a design patent application. Waiting too long to get an official filing with the US Patent Office can result in some or all of an invention becoming public domain.