I just recently learned that it takes years for a patent to be approved (which is utterly ridiculous).
So is there a way to sell and or license out your invention while your application is waiting for a decision?
This of course assumes that your invention is indeed marketable and worthwhile.
After you submitted your utility application and you are waiting for a decision, is it OK at this point to tell other people about your invention?
Can they try to submit an identical application at this point?
What if the start to manufacture your invention after you submitted your application?