I have a great idea that I would like to protect, but I don't have the budget for a patent attorney at the moment. I was thinking to do it by my own.
I wanted to know if I try my best to define the invention to it's tiniest details, and make anyone who's trained in that field (computer applications) - capable of creating the invention, then I might have some basis for the non-provisional patent within this year.
Patent attorneys charge for a provisional patent filing as much as they do for a non-provisional patent where I live (non-US), so the costs are quite high.
How bad can this be if I go through an already filed patent and making matches to my own invention? Is this that stupid an idea?