I just looked into what it would take to get a patent for my spindle boxes. Yikes! Legalzoom.com was recommended to me so I checked out their website. Even discounted, it would cost me $1130 to file for a patent. Damn! Owning a patent would be so very cool but there's no way I can toss out more than $1100 for one. Jeez! Now I'm all disappointed.