The process of seeking a patent is anything but quick. The wheels of government turn slowly, if it all, and the patent process is no different.
We've hoped that the path to earning a patent award of our Pterofin designs would be quicker, but it's been a time and resource-consuming process of back and forth between us, our patent attorneys and and the US Patent Office. Fortunately, a just-announced program will hopefully finally help us achieve that goal.
The government recently debuted a pilot program called P3. While the nomenclature may not be inspired, program itself is in that it allows entrepreneurs a little more leeway in navigating the patent process. It gives us an avenue where we can actually interact in real-time with officials, answer their questions, have our own questions answered, and hopefully clear any hurdles and get that final approval we've been seeking for so long.
We appreciate the supporters who have joined us on the journey as we try to bring a clean energy source to everyone. As we continue to pay the ever-mounting legal fees that this process generates, we ask that you share our plans with other like-minded individuals who believe in simple solutions to help people and the planet. Together we can change the world.
Ted and TedX talks are renowned for bringing in some of the best minds in the world to discuss all sorts of topics that are life and world changing. This year's TedX San Juan Island event is no different, as some fantastic speakers will gather September 17 to discus quality of life.
Quality of life is a topic at the forefront of what we do, as the technology we're working on developing is intended to improve life for people throughout the world. From someone in American looking to bolster their self sufficiency to someone in the developing world trying to gain access to clean water, our simple designs are meant to make life better.
One of the speakers is our own Jarrod Lyman, a recent addition to the Pterofin team who is helping with social media. We don't want to spoil the speech for you, but his talk will focus on many issues that we are striving to address.
One of the most difficult parts of creating a new company is spreading the word about your vision and getting others to follow along on that journey. Wallace has an inspiring vision, but Pterofin isn't the vision, it's the vehicle that drives us to the scenic viewpoint that overlooks that vision: a world where everyone has access to clean water and efficiently generated electricity. The TedX event will allow us to bring more people along on that trip.