I would like to know any details about filing for patents and especially from those who've had experience with such things. I need to know if it's possible to patent things for *cheap* (relativelly, I know patents can run up to $20K+). Also if it's possible to get some form of 'patent pending', ie. where somebody submits a proposal and then the patent is not completed until fully paid, but the pending can be done for cheap. THANKS!!!