(Assuming I have a very novel invention that has been ready for patenting (for months or more), in the US.)
Suppose I write a press release or conduct an auction (online/physical) or tweet or even blog (or even write on StackExchange/Quora/etc) or even write on Pastebin.com (Shrib.com?), an "offer for sale of the invention", perhaps:
I have a novel idea related to compression that has no prior art whatsoever. Selling for US 70 trillion dollars. Any takers?
I have a novel idea related to encryption that has no prior art whatsoever. Selling for US 70 dollars. Any takers?
Am I then required to file US patent application within one year (give-or-take) or lose the chance to win it forever? Even if no one ever replied?
What if instead I provide more descriptions/elaborations, but always short of actually leaking any part that is important?
Also and separately, what if instead I do not offer to sell the idea but merely offer to lend the document (such that the payer after signing a non-disclosure can read the idea for enjoyment of soul but not do anything about it)?
I'm very concerned about dorsey.com/newsresources/publications/client-alerts/2017/05/public-sales-remain-prior-art-after-aia:
..must file US patent applications within one year of any sale or offer for sale of the invention..
..or on sale..
..if the existence of the sale is public, the details of the invention need not be publicly disclosed..
..may still be triggered by secret offers to sell and public offers that do make the invention available to the public..