Working on a project and found an element that can potentially be patentable. I do not want to go through provisional filling yet. Nor do I want to disclose it. Just thinking for now wherever or not to file a patent period. Have internal documentation with a timestamp of when I began working on this idea.
Can another company in the same space effectively block my team from moving further with the overall project if they decide to file (I don't think this idea is particularly original but definitely patentable?)