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I am Daniel Davies. I also possess a birth certificate in the name of Daniel Morgan, the name I used for all my intellectual property right applications here in New Zealand.
I chose the 30th of July, 2001 (my 35th birthday!) to share - with anyone interested - my design of a little crimp-in line type touch-sensitive electronic switch that may stop your car getting stolen. It's a simple, passive little gadget, both in what goes into it and how it operates, which is partly why I've been so reluctant to use it commercially - as I know that it can be very easily duplicated and hence, difficult to protect intellectually.
I first thought of something like this in 1993 when I developed some prototypes (< 20) - see NZ provisional patent application # 247161, filed on March 15, 1993.
After a bit of field testing, in late 2000 I decided to apply myself to my wee project once more, despite my misgivings about the ease with which my design may be 'stolen'. I went to see a reputable patent attorney and enquired as to the eligibility of patenting my original plans. He asked me if I had ever sold any of that model - to which I replied "No." I left my original application with him and asked him to apply the proper wording. He responded by sending up a more professional version of my first, which I reviewed before having him submit it as my second NZ provisional patent application # 507236 - along with an application for the G-Spot trademark, NZ # 623934.
I then asked for two of my guinea pigs to write out testimonials to relate some of their experiences with my prototype G-Spot units - I thought they might come in handy when trying to market this product. I showed these to the patent attorney when seeking other advice and he advised my not disclosing them - if I still wanted the patent. That was when I 'clicked' that I would be better off (financially) lying about, or not disclosing the age of, my product to anyone who wanted to invest in it's patent rights.
Over the next four months I applied myself to improving as many aspects of my original design as possible and the latest design is as simple, affordable and easy to re-produce as I could make it, while still ensuring it's long term operational reliability and safety. I also achieved my aspiration of having the whole package able to be crimped in-line with existing wiring in a vehicle. This significantly speeds up installation time and improves the ability of the installer to physically conceal the unit.
As you can see, I've had a while to contemplate how to use my knowledge to make this product more widely available. Because it is a very simple product to duplicate and since the parts and materials are very economical, I thought, "Wouldn't it be neat if it could be used in schools eg technical colleges for educational purposes?" It would certainly make a nifty little gadget quickly available to those who can least afford the inconvenience of a missing vehicle - parents of older students in schools and the students themselves - my target market. I'd also like to think it may make going to school a bit more fun and worthwhile for the students and perhaps students could raise funds for their school with them?
Well, that little thought grew and, after many mouse clicks, computer crashes and hours wearing out the seat of my pants out in front of my computer, my rather chunky, antiquated Animated Instructions for creating and testing a G-Spot SS-1335 evolved. Like me, they're a bit rough around the edges, but I trust I've made the process clear - had no complaints yet so I assume I've done something right?
Like everything else I've done with regards to my idea, I've tried to keep my Terms and Conditions of use as simple as possible too.
If you can help in having these pages and the instructional animation translated into other languages, I would be very interested in working with you towards that.
The 'G' is for 'God Blesses Everyone!'
(a.k.a. Daniel Morgan)
P.S. This website was previously published at http://www.maxi-web.net/danz/ but for unknown reasons that desisted, hence it's new home.
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