I have developed a new technology in the field of 3D positional audio. I have a working prototype.
I've been working closely with a company specialising in acoustic simulation, and they have offered to co-author an academic paper for presentation at an acoustics conference.
I like the idea of this, as I have never published an academic paper.
But I have another option: I have just been introduced to an investor who has the necessary know-how and financial resources to to put a patent on the technology.
So I am considering inviting him to go 50:50 on a patent.
My question is: Will publishing invalidate the patent?
The submission deadline for the paper is in a fortnight. Is it possible to set the patent wheels in motion, so that the paper can be delivered detailing a "Patent Pending" technology?