I'm a Ph.D. student, and recently in my research I came up with an algorithm that would save the use of multiple transmitters to one transmitter. My co-supervisor believes it's a patent and he wants to file for one. Unfortunately, he was trying to get my work to himself till I made it clear that I will not share my my work and simulations. After that he told me he wants to file for a patent.
My main supervisor doesn't want to file for one "he is not interested". I'm sponsoring myself "I'm paying all the fees of my studies", so in that case can I file for a patent for myself?.