Provenance and a Man in His Shed

I think I expressed myself well in the covering letter to go with my patent application ammendment. On a re-read it seems clear enough. However, my address as, the garden shed, down at the bottom of the path, somewhere in rural Brittany might not be as impressive as say “Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1.”

I am wondering if there is a subconscious bias against my credibility. A man in his shed {or grenier} has no power by association. Nor for that matter did I pay a five grand a pop patent attorney to draw up my application. If I had a big cheese university stationery and email address, would I be taken more seriously? If I had a top ten attorney from Holborn or Lincoln’s Inn Fields would that assist psychologically in the cutting of the metaphorical mustard.

I have direct experience of writing to people in universities about my idea. Out of a dozen or so emails only one, an Englishman, replied and I had to name drop in order to facilitate this. He did not remember me but we were actually “competitors” a bit, way back in the last century.  

I sign this the eccentric nut job in his garden shed…

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