Talking to my super smart social enterprise lawyer buddy, Robert Wakulat with Wakulat Dhirani LLP, he suggested I consider a patent to protect my invention. With the help of Heer Law, in a few short weeks I was the proud owner of U.S. provisional patent application number 62/185,797 for a "FEEDBACK COLLECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD".
20 pages of legalese and black & white numbered figures to prove that I was the first person to ever make a non-electronic apparatus for collecting opinions in a quantitative manner from a group of people and such and such.
Pretty cool. I guess I'm a real inventor now, just like I said I wanted to be when I was six years old.
Next I need a slightly more catchy name than "FEEDBACK COLLECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD".